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#GoodGirlsResist with Alexis Frank and Frankie Aleppo

Like so many Americans, the most recent presidential campaign and election spurred me to action and to engage more deeply in the topics and policies than I had previously. And like so many, I was surprised and saddened at the election results, though my surprise was a symptom of how insulated I had allowed myself … [Read more…]

Auntie Bellum Weekend Mix #34

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There’s a good bit of country music on this week’s mix, and then there’s a 60s french pop cover, feminist hip hop, a brand new big number from a hero of the classic college charts, and some seriously mainstream pop – just to name a few. As always, this mix is my tribute to the … [Read more…]

One Nation, Under Grease

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Ugh. America. Am I right? This country has never been more off the rails. Some pundits are saying we have not been this divided since the Civil War. The Civil War, y’all. It is time to get back to our core values as Americans, back to what we know and to what will TRULY make … [Read more…]

Así Soy: A conversation with Vanessa Toro

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Vanessa Toro is a doer of many things. Vibrant and imaginative, she works a corporate job and is also the founder of two companies: Revel Forces: Parties for the People and Rabble & Rouse: Give All The Damns. I first read about her in an article about Signs of Solidarity ATL, a public art project … [Read more…]

Auntie Bellum Weekend Mix #33

Weird photo courtesy of Florida Memory Project.

While y’all are battling the crowds in Austin, I’ll be sitting here in Columbia, listening to these great bands. There’s some pretty serious pop here, some hard rock, punk rock, garage rock, and folk rock, more dance music than ever (like, four songs), and the best bad girl song I’ve ever heard. If you’re new … [Read more…]