Donald Sterling Is Problematic in So Many Ways

NPR’s Code Switch blog has a good write-up of Donald Sterling’s obviously racist and rather delusional statements – and his history of racist bigotry: It’s not even the ugliest racial controversy he’s been at the center of. If you took all of Donald Sterling’s racial scandals together, you might have a hard time distinguishing him …

nprchives: A memo from 20 years ago, today. Key quote: “The internet is a collection of computer networks that is connected around the world…A code of ‘netiquette’ exists among users and within user groups, but otherwise, you pay your money, find your niche and take your chances.” via Johnny Kauffman at NPR 

Perfect Pussy’s Awesome Noise

Wednesday, middle of the week, time for some awesome noise. Perfect Pussy played their first show on a (inter)national stage recently when they were part of NPR Music’s SXSW showcase. Through all the noise, shouting, and feedback it is a really charming live performance. Especially the stage presence of singer Meredith Graves is undeniably amazing, …

Katie Presley from Bitch Media called Lowell “Canadian misandrist cheerleader” on NPR’s All Songs SXSW preview show, so of course I had to check her out. I like what I hear: The pop sensibilities of Lykke Li with the swagger of M.I.A. and a trace of Peaches’ attitude, especially in this hit “Cloud 69” Other …

In the midst of this joy, you never know what’s going to happen, and that’s why the joy is all that more precious. Ann Powers on the tragedy that interrupted the music at SXSW (via nprmusic)

Priests: Leave Me Alone

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1921307984/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/t=1/transparent=true/ I discovered this great, howling song via NPR All Songs Considered’s CMJ episode. I wanted to describe it as “Joy Division and X-Ray Spex formed a riot grrrl band,” but that would be hack and not really adequate for a band as political, radical, and anti-(music)-establishment as the band from Washington, D.C. [They released …