Tag: punk rock

New Documentary on DC Activist Music Scene: “Positive Force: More Than A Witness”

New Documentary Chronicles DC Punk Rock Activist Organization “Positive Force” A new documentary film “Positive Force: More Than A Witness” has just been released that chronicles the great activist work done in DC for decades by the progressive activist organization Positive Force. The film also delves into the local DC activist music scene both past and present, and has rare […]

DC LIbrary Creates Punk Rock Archive

SPECIAL COLLECTION WILL PRESERVE DC’S PUNK HISTORY OCT 1, 2014 – In order to collect, preserve and to provide access for citizens to primary source materials that document the local punk rock history unique to DC, the DC Library has established a Special Collections to gather artifacts, documents, recordings and more. Local activist James Schneider has […]

Punk Rock Bassist Masturbates on Westboro Baptist Church Front Lawn

OCT 14, 2013 – Laura Lush, punk rock bass player for the band "Get Shot" that mixes music and pornography, masturbated on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest their hatred and unhealthy attitudes towards sex by the Westboro Baptist Church. In a statement Laura said, "The Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church are ridiculous and do nothing except spread hate and cause controversy. As a bisexual woman and a bass player of a ridiculous punk band, I want to spread my legs and cause controversy." If you are aged 18 or older, and are not a prude, watch the masturbation video below. WARNING: SEXUALLY GRAPHIC VIDEO!

The Riot Grrrl Collection

June 6, 2013 – A new book called "The Riot Grrrl Collection" is out featuring artwork, manifestos, fanzines and fiction, and details the girl punk rock movement of the 1990s. Girls would hand out zines and fliers at punk rock music shows, and an underground feminist movement came into being, exchanging art and fiction commenting on the male dominated society. It gave rise to such groups as Sleater-Kinney, and even now we see their influence in the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot. Check out a few pics from the book and a great article by Evelyn McDonald about it on the LA Times Jacket Copy.  (Picture: Carrie Brownstein/Credit: Eliah Hecht CC)