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We need more shaming of people who molest others at shows (also, everywhere):

“Alright, listen up, you f*cking *ssholes,” Lewis said. “That f*cking girl right there is, like, 15 f*cking years old, and you f*cking pieces of sh*t are molesting her while she’s on the f*cking crowd.”

“Your f*cking mothers should be ashamed of themselves, you pieces of sh*t,” Lewis continued. “You should all be f*cking beaten down by everyone around you for being f*cking pieces of sh*t. If I f*cking see that sh*t again, I swear to God, I will point you out in the crowd and have everyone around you beat your f*cking *ss.”


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Curtis Mayfield - If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go


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The woman I am proud to be is not defined by whether I am wearing a dress or not. The woman I am proud to be is defined by her confidence, determination, dedication to her musicianship, and her freedom to express herself in whatever way is most authentic to her personal sense of identity.

I want to be seen for the artist I am and not for the dress I am wearing, or how my legs look in said dress, or how my sex appeal increases depending on my hemline, or how I make you uncomfortable when you can’t tell me apart from my brother. Listen to the careful poetry of my lyrics, the love I invest into the melody, and the attuned tight three-part harmony that speaks to the commitment and codependent trust of the band as a whole. Respect me. Respect us.

Emma Ayers, band member of the folk group, “June & the Bee.”

Read the full essay at “A note on freedom of gender expression”

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Members of June & the Bee. From left: Emma Ayers, Zoe Langsdale and Eli Ayers (Emma Ayers)


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Okay, yes, Lorde is ‘only’ 16 years old. But she is still a fully self-aware and competent human being. Yet so many of the interviews done with her by music industry wonks and pundits are unbearably patronizing, awkward, and condescending.

Like, they are either praising her as the “Next Big Thing” or telling her that she better not ‘go crazy’ like Miley Cyrus or Brittney Spears when she ‘grows up.’

Also, I love when Kennedy (yes, that Kennedy of MTV Rocks fame) tells her that “Royals” is like THE summer song of 2013 and just totally “feels” summer-y, and Lorde is like, “um, well, no, i mean i wrote it in the dead of winter, so … “


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Wu-Tang Clan Had a Sign Language Interpreter at Bonnaroo and She Stole The Show

There was plenty of talent to go around at last weekend’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival: Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Wilco, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Saget.

But none of the headliners could hold an environmentally friendly candle to the festival’s main attraction: An ASL interpreter named Holly.

Holly was assigned to interpret for the Wu-Tang Clan and R. Kelly, among other acts, and quite literally stole the show from underneath them.

As Stereogum puts it, Holly “didn’t just sign every word, but put back into it.”

http://gawker.com/wu-tang-clan-had-an-asl-interpreter-at-bonnaroo-and-she-516296364

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 … ain’t nothing to fuck with …


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Bob Dylan: “Julius & Ethel”

60 years ago today two members of the American Communist Party were executed by the federal government on charges of treason.

In 1983, musician Bob Dylan wrote this song to honor their memory and to decry the repressive political atmosphere of the U.S. during the Cold War:

Now that they are gone, you know, the truth it can be told;
They were sacrificial lambs in the market place sold —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

Now that they are gone, you know, the truth it can come out;
They were never proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

The people said they were guilty at the time;
Some even said there hadn’t a-been any crime —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

People look upon this couple with contempt and doubt,
But they loved each other right up to the time they checked out —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

Eisenhower was president, Senator Joe was king;
Long as you didn’t say nothing you could say anything —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

Now some they blamed the system, some they blamed the man;
Now that it is over, no one knows how it began —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

Every kingdom got to fall, even the Third Reich;
Man can do what he pleases but not for as long as he like —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

Well, they say they gave the secrets of the atom bomb away;
Like no one else could think of it, it wouldn’t be here today —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.

Someone says the fifties was the age of great romance;
I say that’s just a lie, it was when fear had you in a trance —
Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel.


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These 11-Year-Olds Are Metal As Fuck

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Their name is Unlocking the Truth. The Brooklyn-based band consists of three 11-year-old kids who write and create their own heavy metal music.

Rock on, little dudes!

Here’s their Facebook page.

Click Read More to see their videos.

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Hole - “Doll Parts”

Music video by Hole performing Doll Parts. (C) 1994 Geffen Records

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I still cannot listen to this song without falling to pieces.


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"Zombie," The Cranberries (Live 1995)

Uggghhh. I fucking love this song so damn much.


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Nirvana made an album called “Nevermind” but it turns out they only wanted some people to ignore it. (via I Hate When Rock Stars Complain About Their Fans. But Not When They Do It Like This.)

 … At this point I have a request for our fans.  If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us — leave us the fuck alone!  Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.
Last year, a girl was raped by two wastes of sperm and eggs while they sang the lyrics to our song “Polly”.  I have a hard time carrying on knowing there are plankton like that in our audience.  Sorry to be so anally P.C. but that’s the way I feel.
Love,
Kurdt (the blonde one)

Nirvana made an album called “Nevermind” but it turns out they only wanted some people to ignore it. (via I Hate When Rock Stars Complain About Their Fans. But Not When They Do It Like This.)

 … At this point I have a request for our fans.  If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us — leave us the fuck alone!  Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.

Last year, a girl was raped by two wastes of sperm and eggs while they sang the lyrics to our song “Polly”.  I have a hard time carrying on knowing there are plankton like that in our audience.  Sorry to be so anally P.C. but that’s the way I feel.

Love,

Kurdt (the blonde one)


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"Fuck you" Sign language performance

My name is Anna and this is my final for a college level sign language class. I am not deaf and still learning sign language and encourage others to learn sign language as well! Thank you so much for all the love


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SAM COOKE

SAM COOKE


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Listen to In the Fucking Band // January demo by tomboy.

If ya’ll wanna hear some dope-ass feminist-punk garage band awesomeness, you better tune your ear-holes to this new album.


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