The Motherload: Brutal Booty Claps And The Female Gaze in Mastodon’s Latest Video

When I heard that the booty quotient in Mastodon‘s video for “The Motherload” was off the charts, rivaling Nicki Minaj or Rihanna’s recent offerings, I was ready for a 21st century “Girls Girls Girls,” rife with cliché raunch and classic metal misogyny. What I saw completely took me by surprise. More shocking than the sheer magnitude […]

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Penumbra: A Dark Experimental Ballet

A dark, experimental ballet set to the music of En†er†ainmen†, Ecstatic Vision and Canada will be performed for one night this Saturday at Philadelphia’s AUX performance space. Curated by the artist collective Unraveled, Penumbra‘s two-hour choreographed dance piece will be surrounded by an atmospheric installation to create an evening of synaesthesia and sensual pleasure. We […]

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Lydia Lunch: Just Desert

Polymath provocateur Lydia Lunch has a storied artistic hysterie that should be required reading (and listening) for any radical humanist and sex positive feminist. Unlike some of her No Wave and punk rock peers, Lunch’s recent output just as easily reveals the mesmerically incisive bite that defines her iconic works from decades past. Her latest record, a […]

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