We preview founding Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon’s new memoir Girl in a Band. Gordon will appear in conversation with Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo at the UNM Student Union Building on Sunday, March 1.
During its heyday, Sassy was my favorite magazine. The alt.fashion and lifestyle rag of choice for young ladies of late ’80s and early ’90s offered everything from interviews with musicians and actors to advice to product reviews to DIY projects (see the pillowcase dress) to beauty how-to articles (see the self-bang trim) to recipes from Sassy staffers and rock stars, like Mike D, Evan Dando and Sonic Youth. Check out three “Eat This” entries on carrot cake, hard sauce and tuna tacos below.
Music has a long and storied history of serving as a medium for political messages. From folk to punk to electro, musicians with politics on the brain have turned up the mic and bared their souls to willing ears and open minds. Listen to 12 presidential and politically themed tracks below. And please don't forget to rock the vote, y'all.