Part of why I was so motivated to put myself through this time-consuming and frustrating experience is because I think it’s important for more women to be talking about music or anything at all. So many things in my life are male dominated, and I’m guessing they are for you as well.
Veteran Razorcake comic creators Liz Prince (Tomboy, the very funny autobiographical comics that come right before Rev Nørb’s column) and Amanda Kirk (Known as Nation of Amanda and mother of the happiest small human you ever did see) are hitting the big time with their new monthly comic book, Coady and the Creepies.
Bianca and Rhea team up to bring you totally awesome local music (Rhea) and random jams that sound good (Bianca), interspersed with stories about disappearing birds and the power of aggressive dancing.
Razorcake’s mission statement has always been that it provides consistent coverage of do-it-yourself punk culture. “We believe in positive, progressive, community-friendly DIY punk. We do our part.” And in that vein, so does Joe Bray-Ali—a grassroots activist running for Los Angeles City Council, District 1. If you simply swap out the punk for bicycles and politics, you essential have two very similar action plans.
Iron Chic isn’t a band that lends itself well to hyperbole; I just really like them. They’re a band that plays melodic and heartfelt punk music. It’s really fucking catchy. Triangulate Low Culture, Tiltwheel, and RVIVR and you’re in the vicinity. It’s emotionally honest, strident DIY punk.