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INTERVIEW: How Team Dresch is Living the Dream

Before Team Dresch performs their 1995 anthem “Hate the Christian Right” at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer last week, singer and guitarist Jody Bleyle pulls a longtime fan from the crowd on stage.  As the queercore legends get ready to rip...

LIVE REVIEW: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Rickshaw Stop

The No Wave scene of 1970’s New York City was altogether bowel borne, the sickened spasm of a nihilist made nervous by the violent void of the Lower East Side. It was a pocket of time and space that...

LIVE REVIEW: Honduras @ The Knitting Factory

Minutes before the band gets on stage, I watch the crowd come together. For some reason at Knitting Factory, it’s always a mix of people you wouldn’t imagine listening to the artists playing that night, trickling in from the bar or...

LIVE REVIEW + ARTIST PROFILE: FRTNK

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LIVE REVIEW: Xiu Xiu @ Glasslands

As the driving force behind experimental art rock outfit Xiu Xiu, Jamie Stewart has been known to push boundaries. Constantly reinventing himself (and his music), Stewart’s eccentric and sometimes violent themes are what ties the project together most readily, his...

LIVE REVIEW: Bombay Bicycle Club @ The Wiltern L.A.

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LIVE REVIEW: Landlady @ Death By Audio

Landlady are more like the upstairs tenant making an excessive racket than the curmudgeonly old woman banging on the ceiling with a broom handle from downstairs that their name suggests. That being said, it would hardly be out of character...

LIVE REVIEW: The Jane Shermans @ Mercury Lounge

I’ve been wowed at Mercury Lounge on many an occasion, but seeing The Jane Shermans’ forty-five minute set last Monday easily topped the list of performances in the tiny venue that have blown me away. Powerhouse frontwoman Eulene Sherman owned...

LIVE REVIEW: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ MHoW

Philly’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah recently saw a change in lineup after the departure of three of its members, but do not fret, they are back as a duo and as good as ever. The band now consists...

LIVE REVIEW: The Muffs @ Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice CA

These days, it seems no one is impervious to nineties nostalgia, least of all Burger Records, who release Whoop Dee Doo on July 29th, the first album of new material from grunge-pop aficionados The Muffs in ten years. The three-piece, consisting of...

LIVE REVIEW: Kan Wakan @ Mercury Lounge

Sincerity is a trait I never tire of, and Los Angeles-based orchestral pop ensemble Kan Wakan exude it in abundance.  Forming in 2012, the band is impressively far along for its youth.  They’ve received excessive praise from LA’s KCRW,...

LIVE REVIEW: Spanish Gold @ Mercury Lounge

Some nights, there is absolutely nothing better than heading to a small concert venue in one of your favorite neighborhoods and being blown away by a band you’ve never heard before. This is what happened at Mercury Lounge on...

LIVE REVIEW: Death In June @ Webster Hall

  It’s not so much that you want to be bathed in goat’s blood; it’s just that you begin to expect it after a certain amount of time. I anticipated nothing short of a riot on my way to...

LIVE REVIEW: The Menzingers @ Webster Hall

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LIVE REVIEW: Chelsea Wolfe @ The Apollo Theater

“Thanks to everyone who listened and was respectful. And to those of you that talked through the whole performance: that was fucked up.” These parting words from Chelsea Wolfe, spoken in a rather resigned tone before she played the...

INTERVIEW: A Chat with Grrrl Fest Organizers

Here at AudioFemme, we’re all about making spaces for women in the music industry, whether that’s as music makers or behind the scenes – booking and promoting shows, running sound, shooting bands, and, of course, bringing you top-notch journalism...

LIVE REVIEW: Willie Watson Record Release @ Bootleg Theater

Three years ago I went to a concert in San Pedro, California. I had bought my ticket to see a British folk band, which shall remain nameless to keep focus of this article on the brilliant voice of Willie...

LIVE REVIEW: Yoni Wolf & Serengeti in Santa Cruz

Best known as the lead singer for the emotionally evocative, genre-defying project WHY?, Yoni Wolf’s musical journey is as long and storied as his lyrically emotive catalogue. Beginning with Apogee, a live improvisational group formed with college acquaintances Doseone, Mr. Dibbs, and his...

LIVE REVIEW: Chad VanGaalen @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago

With his Lynchian aesthetic and fondness for romanticized macabre, Albertan singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen performed a simultaneously tender and surreal set to a buzzy crowd at Chicago’s Empty Bottle last Thursday. On tour with fellow Canadians COUSINS and Bry Webb...

LIVE REVIEW: The Haxan Cloak @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago

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LIVE REVIEW: Young Magic Album Release @ McKittrick Hotel

The making of Young Magic’s 2012 debut Melt was as international an affair as the band itself; Isaac Emmanuel was born in Australia, Melati Malay in Indonesia, and though the two met and started making music in Brooklyn, they’ve rarely been...