vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

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Afropunk 2014: Another Beautiful Weekend Orbiting Planet Brooklyn

Photo Credit: Sean Jamar

We’ve still yet to see the swimming pool. We’re not even sure the pool exists anymore, but Virago Magazine was thrilled to descend upon Planet Brooklyn’s Cosmic Freaks n’ Geeks Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Afropunk. If you’re not familiar, GET WITH IT, because Afropunk is one of the few places where burgeoning artists and seasoned veterans alike get to …

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The Allure Of The Foreign Exchange hosted by Killerboombox.com

The Foreign Exchange played the Middle East Downstairs last night to a very happy audience with extreme allure generated by their sultry sound and message of love. The core of the band: North Carolinian emcee Phonte (Little Brother) and the R&B and hip hop producer from the Netherlands, Nicolay. This power duo was joined by Zo – the Detroit born R&B artist …

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Combichrist hits hard at the Paradise Rock Club

Andy LaPlegua of Combichrist at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston , MA

Combichrist hits hard at the Paradise Rock Club   Combichrist: We Love You Tour The floor is packed with the devoted for the Combichrist We Love You tour. The boys on stage are kinetic. Beer spitting, pouring water on drumheads, and threatening the audience are all part of the southern charm of this Norwegian/Georgian ensemble. Floor toms are rolling around …

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Kathleen Hanna and The Julie Ruin Rock The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

Carmine Covelli, Sara Landeau, Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Kenny Mellman, of The Julie Ruin at the Sinclair, Cambridge, MA.

By the time we found a good spot at the Sinclair, the Screaming Females were almost done with their set. A three piece of formidable strength – Jarrett Dougherty is relentless on drums, King Mike handles the bass with ease and Marissa Paternoster delivers a ferocious amount of energy as lead singer and guitarist. This band is wicked loud, and …

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