(UPDATE: This is an amended version of the listing posted earlier today, changing the language around the degree requirement.) We are looking for a new tenure-track journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University. Please contact Linda.Bannister@lmu.edu if you are interested. Full job listing:
Job Ad ASST PROF OF ENGLISH IN JOURNALISM Fall 2015
Great news to start a week that otherwise seemed likely to be full of zeitgeist doom and gloom: Sleater-Kinney have announced that they will be releasing their first album of new material in a decade, AND will go on tour. No Cities To Love will be released January 19/20 by Sub Pop Records; if it’s as good as the first single, “Bury Our Friends,” released today, it’s a doozy. Together Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss released some of the best albums of the late ’90s, early ’00s, taking the bristling energy of the Riot Grrrl movement to dizzying heights; if you don’t believe me, buy the Sleater-Kinney box set, Start Together, being released tomorrow.
Since 1995’s The Woods, Tucker became a mom and fronted her own band; Weiss drummed with Quasi and Stephen Malkmus and the Hot Jicks, and Brownstein reinvented herself as a comic actor on a little show called Portlandia. They got back together early this year, recording in secrecy. John Goodmanson, who recorded and produced most of those records, is back for No Cities To Love. The video for the new song features filmmaker and writer Miranda July, another early ’90s graduate of Olympia-area Grrrrl Studies. Check it out:
Last night, I heard a story about a young musician who was taken advantage of by her older, male collaborator — in the indie rock world, not a pop star like Kesha. If these charges by Kesha are true (and I’m going to guess they are; she’s filed a lawsuit, after all), they’re a sad testament to the state of the music business, 30 plus years after the Runaways.
Kesha Hopes Lawsuit Will Force Dr. Luke to ‘Get Out of Her Life Once and For All’ – Crime & Courts, Trials & Lawsuits, Kesha : People.com.
Girl rights advocate Malala Yousafzi won the Nobel Peace Prize, at 17 the youngest recipient ever. And pioneering rocker Joan Jett, along with her band the Blackhearts, was nominated for the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame again. Yesterday was a good day.
Of course I love Lorde: She’s a feminist, she’s from New Zealand, and she makes great music. I reviewed her show at the Greek last night for LAMag.com
KPFK has been producing great radio in LA since 1959. The listener-supported station has been digging through its vaults, unearthing interview gems. On Thursday, you can hear the voices of Anais Nin, Dr. Margaret Mead, Lily Tomlin, Judy Chicago, Audre Lorde and others at this benefit CD release party at the Feminist Majority Foundation. Good cause, food, location, and I’ll be there (I’m on the host committee).