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Music, Reviewed The Affair

The Affair

As in any field of endeavor, certain cliches arise around women in music. If they're singing rock 'n' roll, those stereotypes include: tuff chick/wild woman out of control, naif/waif, tortured poet/grad student. Kali Holloway, frontwoman for New York City-based combo…
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Music, Into the Woods

Into the Woods

"One trend that I just really kind of can't stand," Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein tells me on the phone from her Portland home, "is when I turn on, like, the radio and hear a band and I honestly don't know…
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Music, Reviewed Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney

Despite what Greil Marcus and other critics might tell you, Sleater-Kinney is not for everyone. With a plethora of articles in the mainstream press, including a 2001 piece in Time that proclaimed the group America's best rock band, you'd think…
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Music, Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney

Next stop Woodstock Rockfest 2000, right grrrls? Hardly. If the widespread hubbub over last year's The Hot Rock left many wondering if the Portland-Olympia trio would soon outgrow its indie britches, this 13-song political opus will set a few minds…
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Suspicious Minds

The 1996 Musical Top 10 and Then Some -- because lists are fun. Top 10: 1) Sleater-Kinney, Call the Doctor (Chainsaw) Was there a gale-force wind, a nuclear reaction, a burning building, or a 12-car pileup all year long that…
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Love Sick

Today, straight-white-male punk "counterculture" is sold over the counter; phony rebel angst dominates glossy magazines and MTV. But packaging pseudo-feminist and apolitical-homo rock is a troublesome new development. When female writers rush to whiny Alanis Morissette's defense and refuse to…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday august 2 Female Trouble One fateful day, local comics Karen Ripley, Suzy Berger, and Annie Larson came together for a creative three-way. The result: Pussy Galore: An Estrogen Explosion, a potent mix of Berger's precise timing, Ripley's deadpan flair,…
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