FROM THE LIBRARY: PSYCHIC CONFUSION – THE SONIC YOUTH STORY BY STEVIE CHICK

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Indie rock royalty Sonic Youth have been the subject of DIY music culture for decades. In Stevie Chick’s captivating insight, utilising interviews with the band and the people closest to them, he recalls the creation of the band and its resilience throughout decades against mainstream culture. Former Melody Maker journalist and founder of Loose Lips… Read more »

QLOWSKI – EMERGING FROM DARKNESS…

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Since the 1960’s, the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has traditionally been a city associated with counter-culture and progressive politics. It’s capital, the medieval city Bologna, is home of the oldest university in Europe and the region’s political activist history established Emilia-Romagna as the spiritual home of Italian student, feminist, anarchist and equality movements. Naturally then,… Read more »

The Ultimate Halloween Tracks: No Matter The Agenda, Only The Essentials With No Tricks Just Treats

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Featured Image: Charles Robinson With the leaves falling and nights getting shorter, Halloween or the affectionately named ‘Spooky Season’, is just around the corner. Classic tracks such as ‘Time Warp’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Thriller’, might be the usual candidates for the soundtrack of your ghostly evening. However, we decided to put together a list of the… Read more »

Anne Pigalle aka “The Last Chanteuse”

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Another one of the celebrated attendees at the Sex Pistols International debut in Paris, Anne Pigalle became one of the influencers in the French Punk Movement of the 1970’s. As a young teenager in her schooldays she had performed in an all-female punk band and formed friendships with notable punk figures in Paris. With a… Read more »

ALLEZ LE PUNK – Marie et les Garçons

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Formed in 1976 Marie et les Garçons were a French Punk / New Wave band formed in Lyon. The bands origins lie with a group of students in 1975, who left the Lycée Saint-Exupéry in Lyon to form a band called Femme Fatale – matching their rebellious attitude and music tastes. The original line-up consisted of… Read more »

ALLEZ LE PUNK – PETIT VACANT: PARIS,PROTEST,PUNK

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     PETIT VACANT: PARIS, PROTEST  “Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it.”       “It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.”       (Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle, 1967) No… Read more »

ALLEZ LE PUNK – STINKY TOYS

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  Stinky Toys were one of the great products of the French Punk movement. Hailing from Paris the band consisted Elli Medeiros on vocals, Denis Quilliard, Alias Jacno (a.k.a. Jan Colrth), Bruno Carone, Albin Dériat and drummer Hervé Zénouda. Elli Medeiros as the lead in the band marked the empowerment of women in music, especially… Read more »

FIRST GENERATION RIOT GRRRL

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Riot Grrrl emerged in the 1990’s as an international underground feminist movement with women creating bands to challenge the dominance of men in the alternative music scene and blow away the stereotypes built up around the punk movement confronting sexism head on. The term itself seems to have been first used by Jen Smith from… Read more »