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nprmusic:

The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour is back … and so is the chorus of disappointed woman metal fans who feel they deserve better. At what point does does embracing and celebrating one’s sexuality go from empowering to exploitative? Do you think it is fair to condemn the women who choose to take part?
Ugh … speaking of A Little Bit Better! I reject reducing music to sex and reducing people to sex. There is nothing wrong WITH sex, but it’s only a very small part of a whole identity and, as a physiological function, makes as much sense to define people and art with as “Chicks Who Poop Good Tour.” (I’m really hoping that one takes off!) I would also reject “Chicks That Kick Ass” even though that, at least, implies some kind of talent beyond good genes. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until everybody gets it: Gender is not a genre. Theme tours based around femaleness are awful, to me, because they reinforce the TOTALLY WRONG AND SILLY idea that “female” is a legitimate genre or quantifier of creative style.
Though well-intentioned, I dislike all-woman tours and fests run by feminists for their focus on gender, too. I don’t want a “special place” in the world. I want a human-sized piece of the general space.
Read: In-depth interview with Jucifer’s Gazelle Amber Valentine. 
Photo: F. Mullin

#ChicksWhoPoopGoodTour

nprmusic:

The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour is back … and so is the chorus of disappointed woman metal fans who feel they deserve better. At what point does does embracing and celebrating one’s sexuality go from empowering to exploitative? Do you think it is fair to condemn the women who choose to take part?

Ugh … speaking of A Little Bit Better! I reject reducing music to sex and reducing people to sex. There is nothing wrong WITH sex, but it’s only a very small part of a whole identity and, as a physiological function, makes as much sense to define people and art with as “Chicks Who Poop Good Tour.” (I’m really hoping that one takes off!) I would also reject “Chicks That Kick Ass” even though that, at least, implies some kind of talent beyond good genes. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until everybody gets it: Gender is not a genre. Theme tours based around femaleness are awful, to me, because they reinforce the TOTALLY WRONG AND SILLY idea that “female” is a legitimate genre or quantifier of creative style.

Though well-intentioned, I dislike all-woman tours and fests run by feminists for their focus on gender, too. I don’t want a “special place” in the world. I want a human-sized piece of the general space.

Read: In-depth interview with Jucifer’s Gazelle Amber Valentine

Photo: F. Mullin

#ChicksWhoPoopGoodTour

Broken Format Mixtape, No. 8: Athens Night (Pulaski St.)

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1. PHOSPHORESCENT “Sunday Morning Coming Down (Live on WUOG)”
2. PACIFIC UV “Static Waves”
3. THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL “Define a Transparent Dream”
4. WELCOME HOME, NEMO “Give U My Lovin’”
5. COL. KNOWLEDGE & THE LICKETY-SPLITS “Comin’ on Fast”
6. THE LATE B.P. HELIUM “The Weeping Soul”
7. SEA OF DOGS “Foreign Streets”
8. THE GOOD SHIP “The Maco Light”
9. DRIP “Disappeared”
10. CINEMECHANICA “The Professor Burns Vegas”
11. JUCIFER “Code Escovedo”
12. SORRY I BROKE YOUR SCEPTRE “Pentiligy”
13. THE ROCK AND ROLL SUMMER “Flavor Beach”
14. THE GERBILS “Glue”
15. HIRO NOODLES “Yellow Light Truck”
16. SMOKEDOG “Reverberation”
17. MAKING PLANETS “Three Steps Shy”

Photo: Fans at what would become Little Kings for Pylon’s “secret” reunion show on August 5, 2004 (by Lars Gotrich).