Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Let's Get Metaphysical -- Doctumenting Kate Wadkins' documentation

Not so long ago, I blogged about how I worry sometimes that there isn't enough documentation of some of the amazing girl and punk bands I've been following. Leave it to one Kate Wadkins to allay my fears.

The new Maximumrockandroll features a two page scene report written by Wadkins herself, where she mentions Rock and the Single Girl favorites Each Other's Mothers, Cheeky, Taigaa, and a wealth of other bands I enjoy and just haven't had a chance to write about yet here. Wadkins is a musician who has played in a number of local bands and who is well-acquainted with what she calls the DIY punk scene. And I have to say, it's kind of amazing to see an insider's account of this community that's producing so much art and music that means so much to me both personally and professionally.

But don't take my word for it -- read for yourself! Kate has posted the article and some scans at her blog, ch-ch-ch-check it out!

It's going to take more than one person, and more than one scene report to capture and contextualize the art being produced by these women at this time, but I feel like this is a good start. To paraphrase Kate: this is the new international girl gang underground and it's not going anywhere.

***Special thanks to Anna, for posting about this and bringing it to my attention!


beverly said...

Let me run out and get some MRR.

jamie said...

WOOO! That is the best comment I could have possibly gotten, it makes my week!

KW HQ said...

Thanks for the shout out, Jamie! I am totally with you on the "there is not enough documentation" tip.