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I need your support! [18 Apr 2008|03:00pm]

Hi everyone!

I entered a singing competition thinking I wouldnt make it and I'm a semi finalist!!! I made it this far it would mean a lot for me if you guys could go vote. It will only take a minute of your time. If i get enough votes, I can win a car and audition for objetivo fama :) PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!!


You can vote once a day and everytime you vote youre automatically entered in a raffle for 10,000 dollars... so please go vote as often as you can.
(its in spanish but its a little self explanitory)

I'm "Jessica from IL"

I'm also the only finalist from Illinois so please go represent :)
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Melissa York gets neck Surgury 3/21/06 ! [18 Mar 2006|10:04pm]

[ mood | melancholy ]

Melissa York gets neck Surgury 3/21/06 !
Body: Hey Guys-

If you didn't know, about a month ago she started having extreme pain in her shoulder and left arm, followed by weakness and some loss of control in her arm. After many visits to several different specialists and lots of asking around, surfing the web, and basically just agonizing over whether this is a good idea, they have come to the conclusion that it's her best option-- she could risk permanent damage in her arm if she waits too long.

Melissa will have to get major surgury on her spine for a ruptured disk in her neck (that's what happens when you drum like a tightly wound tin monkey! :), but seriously...
She has a ruptured disk in her cervical spine (neck) and has to get a discectomy and spinal fusion.
This surgery has a very high success rate and combined with physical therapy and body work after the surgery, she should pretty much be able to return to normal. They have been told that it takes about 6-10 weeks to recover (and about a year to get back to normal).

The Surgury will be taking place on Tuesday , March 21st and she will be returning home on the 22nd.

Because she is such a Bad-Ass Rock Star and has committed her life to Rocking for she doesn't have the best health insurance...

This is where you come in.

We are going to be collecting as much money for her over the next few weeks to help her with the burdening bills she will face.

Please let me know if you can help in any way...either a donation, you organizing a benefit in your town, or just well wishes...any thing would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks so much for your support of her and our band- we love you all!


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check it!! [05 Dec 2005|12:15pm]

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[22 Sep 2005|11:21pm]



Custom and band buttons available! Do take a look. :)
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[06 Sep 2005|10:36am]

PitchForkMedia has a new LT review up:


Live: Le Tigre
St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI: 7 August 2005
Story by Johnny Loftus

There's Le Tigre the band with the roller skate jams. They're girls aloud rocking pastel patterns and gawky synchronized choreo like the hosts of an all-indie "So You Think You Can Dance". Then there's Le Tigre the trio of culture war revolutionaries. They've thrown open the payload door of an unmarked van and are arming tattooed, enlightened, and misunderstood teenagers with blackjacks and sawed-off baseball bats. "I'm all out of Molotov cocktails, kid; here's a cat o' nine tails, instead." And finally there's Le Tigre at their most effective, as a trio of fun lovin' propagandists who rile with beats, sly wit, and a lyrical cocktail of empowerment and self-deprecation. Live, all of this is on burst mode; it's in your face no matter where you're standing. Which is sort of exciting. But on a recent Detroit stop it was also only sporadically effective, as it was difficult to digest the music simultaneously with the message. It was the sound of the underground gone over the top, just like Le Tigre-branded ringtones.

St. Andrew's would eventually teem with kids dancing for inspiration, and maybe thinking about identity and political hostility on the way to their respective afterparties. But first, jaggedly mismatched openers Be Your Own Pet and Electrelane pitted youthful hyperactivity against studied post-rock throb, and the result was a completely neutralized push. When Le Tigre finally hit the stage, it was with synthesizers and guitars, snazzy outfits and a significant multimedia quotient. Strong vocals made up for the tapering effectiveness of burbling keyboards meeting ragged guitar chords for yet another few minutes of mechanized punk, color of rayon pink. Kathleen Hanna's yowl is still one of the coolest and most distinct things ever, and live she's even more of a bull in the heather, her voice like a big yellow arrow piercing the smoke clouds and poking into your neck, demanding action from your feet. Or your brain? The trio's handcrafted videos were also sharp and clever, abstracting feminism, politics, body identity, pop culture oddities, and human interaction into a concise, colorful packages that more than made up for Le Tigre's occasional lapses into rote indie electronic generica.

No one else really seemed to think it was rote. Cadres of punk kids, straight dudes, tattooed goons, gays, lesbians, and aging fans of Pacific Northwest indie rock started hundreds of competing dance-offs to the sound of the band. That's exactly what kept happening, adding a "we can dance if we want to" vibe to Le Tigre's suggested revolution. But the dancing also seemed to override everything by the end of the night. Sure, "Hot Topic", "Keep on Livin'", and "Deceptacon" effectively melded pulse, pride, and demands to wake up and take control. But despite Le Tigre's energy and honesty, some of its sloganeering seemed to lose the crowd, who would come roaring back whenever the electronic rhythms cranked again. Maybe it was a case of preaching to the converted, and the converted, being so, were just there to get down. But there's a larger question of what it really takes to meld activism effectively with musical fervor in the oversaturated 21st century, to effort that ultimate beat-down of the cultural status quo at the hands of an alt.lifestyle army. Trigger your "Mediocrity Rules" ringtone into a live mic at the Republican National Convention, maybe.
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[21 Aug 2005|05:57pm]

hey.. if any of you are interested, i've got a rare butchies shirt on e-bay (rare as in, from mr.lady before mr.lady shut down). you can check out the auction here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5418850058

(x-posted.. uh.. a bunch. sorry)
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[15 Aug 2005|12:20pm]

What happened to the Mr Lady Records website?
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LE TIGRE in CLEVELAND, OHIO on AUGUST 6, 2005 [14 Aug 2005|02:46pm]

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Pictures from LE TIGRE at Peabody's in Cleveland on August 6, 2005 after the cut.

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[09 Aug 2005|07:32pm]

Hey! I just joined. I adore mr lady records. I like what they're about and I like some of the bands as well. I really like this community and glad that it was made. ♥
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[21 Jun 2005|11:15pm]
calling all sarah dougher fans!

(cross-posted here&there.)
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mod: feel free to delete if not allowed. thanks:) [04 Jun 2005|11:02pm]


(cross-posted to a few other communities)
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[19 May 2005|08:02pm]

hey everyone. i'm sure you all know that the butchies are taking a break from playing with eachother. and they are playing prob their last show in nyc tomorrow night at the knitting factory. it would be really awesome if anyone who lived anywhere close to the city came down to the show to rock out with them one last time. PLUS my band is actually opening up for them. so if you guys can, come down to the knitting factory in nyc tomorrow night. doors are at 10:30. and i think its only 10$. any other questions feel free to ask!
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[19 Feb 2005|10:30pm]

does anyone know where to find current sarah dougher tour dates?
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[25 Jan 2005|09:19pm]

Hello. My name is Greta & I just joined. I joined because I love MrLady Records & especially Le Tigre.
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[10 Dec 2004|10:09am]


Tonight - Watch The Butchies on VH1's "My Coolest Years: In the Closet"

12/10 at 10:00 PM EST, and then again at 12:00 AM EST

x-posted everywhere!
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THE BUTCHIES ON TV! [03 Dec 2004|06:35am]

WHOA! from </b>TheButchies.com</b>

Set your recorders... we are gonna be on VH1!

Watch us on VH1's "My Coolest Years: In the Closet"

12/9 at 11:00 AM EST, and then again at 4:00 PM EST
12/10 at 10:00 PM EST, and then again at 12:00 AM EST
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[27 Oct 2004|07:56am]


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[25 Oct 2004|02:27pm]

We drove into Boston from Amherst, about an hour away. We had planned to get to the show by 5:00, but evidently we were the only people in Massachusettes who didn't know the World Series was going on. Once we finally got into the city, we saw all these masses of people and police around, and we asked someone if there was a game or something and they looked at us like we were insane.

We got to the Avalon at about 6:30 and Cannonball Jane was already playing. Which I thought was weird cause the tickets said doors at 7:00, but then someone told me they wanted to get the show out early because of the impending pandemonium of the end of the baseball game.

I liked Cannonball Jane, and the singer's saddle shoes. I wasn't so moved that I bought their record, but it was a good opening act.

Then, GRAVY TRAIN. AMAZING. They were so fucking awesome. Their dancing was so tight. They opened with "Hella Nervous" and everybody went nuts. By the end of the set, the two boys were stripped down to their underpants, and actually less than their underwear at some points. Their performance was so insanely high energy that it really seemed like they should be headlining their own tour. I don't like to admit it, but Le Tigre's choreography seemed a little slow in comparison.

Which is not to say that Le Tigre wasn't awesome, because THEY WERE. They came out in new outfits, different from the last two tours. They opened with a song off the new record, and actually played quite a few songs from the new record. I didn't think I'd want to hear those, but most of the new stuff was really awesome live and made me like the new album a lot more than I initially did. When they introduced "You're a Mess," they said it was about loving your friends enough to tell them when they are fucking up or as Johanna put it, "Like backstage, when my weave was coming out and I didn't know, JD told me, and Kathleen helped me put it back on."

Kathleen said some really good and interesting political things. She was talking about how some artists/musicians have been saying that it might actually be a good thing because so much amazing protest/oppression art will come of it, and how stupid that idea is. She said, "If you need bad times to make good art, then fuck you! You suck!"

The old songs were fucking awesome as always. "FYR" was a highlight. They finished with "Deceptacon" and did "I'm So Excited" for the encore. A really good way to finish. The audience was going nuts, and there was so much energy. It was really awesome to see them on the first night of the American tour.

This was my sixth time seeing LT, and it was as awesome as ever. It made me excited about the new record, and just about fucking living. AWESOME.
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[22 Oct 2004|09:20pm]

Hey!Does know about the exclusive le tigre remix cd with tko and the peaches remix of new kicks?and if so does any one know:
1.where can i get it?
2.do you have a copy you are willing to sell?
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[23 Sep 2004|04:21pm]

WARNING: This post is somewhat of a spoiler for the new album, so if you don't want to know what it sounds like til you get to hear it for yourself, stop reading here!


My sister got her hands on a promo pre-release copy of "This Island" and sent it my way. I felt like I was cheating or something by listening to it today, but I couldn't hold back! I've already pre-ordered it through Insound, though, so I don't feel TOO bad.

On the first three songs, "On the Verge," "Seconds," and "Don't Drink Poison," Kathleen's vocals are thrashier than on most of the first two albums. Almost Bikini Kill eraish at points. Somehow, though, they're also more polished than on the other records. It's sort of hard to describe, but not a bad thing. The first couple tracks are going to grow on me more, I think. I didn't feel an immediate affiinity with them.

The rest of the album feels a little more accessible and you can see how the album could become more commercially successful than the other records. "TKO" and "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo" feel anthemic, particularly TKO.

"New Kicks," I don't really dig. I appreciate the idea for the song, and what it's going for, but as far as musical structure, it doesn't move me. I wasn't huge on "Dyke March" either though.

My favorite songs on the record are "Viz," "This Island," and "Punker Plus." "Viz" kicked my ass at the last couple shows I saw and I was glad it translated so well to the record. "I'm So Excited" is amazing too, and I was bopping around the room to it. I'm glad it's on the record so I don't have to listen to it on a shitty bootleg anymore.

I really dig the artwork and photography for the record. It looks great.

And, my sister had this to say: "Alltudemic: more 80's influenced than ever!! the album they were afraid to make in the first place!"

So, that's my two cents. Can't wait for the tour!


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