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CIVL Shuffle: GRLGRMS edition

Alicia Williams is the host of GRLGRMS (Wed 8-9PM)! On this show you can hear FemCon from any genre, here are some selections that you will enjoy!

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By Alicia Williams (CIVL DJ) – Email

Print Edition: November 9, 2011

Alicia Williams is the host of GRLGRMS (Wed 8-9PM)!  On this show you can hear FemCon from any genre, here are some selections that you will enjoy!

Bikini Kill – “Thurston Hearts the Who”

The song I am reviewing is a review of Bikini Kill read out by Kathi Wilcox. Bikini Kill is the most intense grrrl band I’ve ever heard, and the lack of credit, and the negativity they got in the 90’s was ridiculous! Most of the time you can’t understand the review over instrumental distortion, chorus, and terrifying screams. You’ll love it!

Terror Bird – “We Were Monsters (Human Culture)”

I’m going through this mega-huge pop phase right now, and what I like most about indie pop is swearing. I’m a big fan of casual swearing, and to hear it in an anti-love song over a dark pop beat is the ultimate! Terror Bird is like a basic but better and more powerful, version of Siouxsie!

Blondewich – “Boom Boom (More Ham Than Sandwich)”

This song is a cover of The Granny Smiths. (Is it a cover when original members are in the ‘covering’ band?) The original is very pop-punky. This version is slower, almost droning on to create a better version. The yelling at the end is painful and heartfelt, like every good love song should be.

You Say Party! We Say Die! – “The Gap (between the rich and the poor) (Hit the Floor)”

Do you remember how fun this band used to be to see? The Gap has the most anarchistic message out of any of YSP! WSD!’s songs. Becky yells the whole song out, but unlike the other songs reviewed here, her voice isn’t terrifying or painful. It’s strong and confident.

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