“Help a human out” with the return of Let It Bleed next month
Let's just get this out of the way: PERIODS. There have been a lot of strides made in the last few years regarding gender equality, but talking openly about menstruation is one of the last taboos that remains totally un-smashed. Reproductive healthcare in general is constantly threatened, "Whoa, someone's PMSing" is still mostly considered a relevant punchline, and like, do you know how much periods can cost? All this, combined wih a general sense of "Ew, icky," from more conservative corners of the Western world, means a lot of people with periods still feel the need to surreptitiously slide a [...]
Review + Photos: KERA at Cafe Du Nord
Kera (photo: Ria Burman) Noise Pop presented a double-whammy of a show on April 13, with Y La Bamba and KERA rock-folk-grooving Cafe Du Nord. Y La Bamba opened the full-house show with their sweet mix of folk and pop-rocking beats before KERA exploded onto stage with her unique presence and fun folk freak-outs. If you've yet to see KERA live, she is an energetic ball of groovy tunes, important messages, and Ace Ventura-isms — a complete joy.