Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hump Day Treat, Educational Listening edition

This week, Carrie Brownstein posted a fantastic piece over at Monitor Mix about last Friday night's Raincoats show in Brooklyn. Mary Timony and Softpower also performed, as well as Viv Albertine, on whom Carrie focuses in the review. (Head over there ASAP, there's a great video, which will no doubt make it onto this very blog at some time in the near future.)

I must confess, dear readers, that though I've read a great deal about them, I am basically unfamiliar with the work of The Slits. Which is kind of shameful for an individual who writes, in any capacity, about women in punk. But rather than lament this travesty further, I'm kicking off my own personal Slits education program with their iconic "Typical Girls".

1 comment:

Star Beat Music said...

I to am unfamiliar with The Slits music. I heard Marissa P. of Screaming Females cite them as an influence in an interview I did with her earlier this year. Now that they are touring I really need to check them out.

The Slits will be playing just a handful of U.S. dates in December. They'll be Highline Ballroom in NYC with Brooklyn's The Sundelles and Sisters on Dec. 14. More info here: