Pussy Riot: “Show Them Your Freedom!”

Pussy Riot: “Show Them Your Freedom!”

Aug 8, 2017

If you followed the news coverage of the 2012 arrest and trial of three members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk collective, then you know that Nadia, Masha, and Katia are not the only women in the group, even if they are the most famous. Pussy Riot is one part punk music, one part performance art, and one part guerrilla feminism. Members refer to the...

It’s Oh So Noisy: The Icelandic Punk Museum (Pönksafn Íslands)

It’s Oh So Noisy: The Icelandic Punk Museum (Pönksafn Íslands)

Jul 31, 2017

You don’t walk into Pönksafn Íslands; you descend into it. The new Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavík is located in a former public toilet: 0 Bankastræti in the city centre.   As I descend into Pönksafn Íslands on my second day in Reykjavík, curator and famous Icelandic punk Svarti Álfur Mánason is rocking out, noisily and messily, at the bottom...

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Jul 28, 2017

I’ve been obsessed with Hurray for the Riff Raff for years, in love with their bluesy bayou folk and with frontwoman Alynda Segarra’s brilliant songwriting. But in the indie folk band’s newest album, The Navigator (2017), Segarra draws on Puerto Rican protest music too. The Navigator is a political concept album about a Nuyorican girl (quite like...

The Venus Flytraps: We Met in a Dream

The Venus Flytraps: We Met in a Dream

Jul 27, 2017

The Venus Flytraps (Cleveland, Ohio) chats with Women in Rock about animal language, biker bars, and wanting to do everything. Your first EP, Clamp Down, was released on Quality Time Records just last year. Congrats! When and how did you start playing together? In the spring of 2016, we met in a dream. Besides a mutual fascination with all things other-worldly...

An Interview with Joe Klug from Wussy

An Interview with Joe Klug from Wussy

Apr 7, 2017

We had the opportunity to sit down with Joe Klug, the drummer from Wussy, and ask him about his work with Cincinnati’s most beloved indie band, the role of indie music, and being a stay-at-home dad. How did you get your start playing with Wussy? Some years ago there was a benefit at the old Southgate House (I believe it was for Donna Jay’s dog “Bunny”)...