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  1. New Orleans breaks its boundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 6 | Colorado Springs Independent

    ... this past January at the New Orleans club of the same name, includes edgy eight-minute reconstructions of X-Ray Spex's "I Live Off You" and PJ Harvey's "Angelene." Other tracks more discreetly suggest the influences of Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson ...


  2. The Bad Plus, Kyle Craft and more new and noteworthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Colorado Springs Independent

    ... trio an arguably better band. Shopping, The Official Body (FatCat Records) - The UK's Shopping revived an X-Ray Spex art-punk style in its first two albums. But The Official Body turns up the percussion and dance sensibility to more closely resemble ...


  3. The Local: MudSex uses acerbic satire, punk rock riffs to skewer modern apathy on new recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Nooga.com

    ... Records imprint-but I would unreservedly recommend it for those who possess an affection for bands like X-Ray Spex and Black Flag. Joshua Pickard covers local and national music, film and other aspects of pop culture. You can contact him on Facebook ...


  4. 100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Katie TaftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | Denver Westword

    ... beautiful honesty that I think the world needs a little more of these days. Poly Styrene, front woman for the X-Ray Spex, and the original and forever Queen Riot Girl. I'd love to see a duet with Patti and Poly. And my dear old friend Brandon ...


  5. Laurence Jones - The Borderline LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | Music-News.com

    ... to change. Treading a line between grunge and punk and with vocals that reminded me at times of Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex) and touches of Souxsie she has some strength - and no bad guitarist either. I'll look forward to hearing more. Picture by ...


  6. Punk AF-D.O.A. Captures the Highs and Lows of Sex Pistols' US TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | The Stranger

    If you're looking for a persuasive artifact to demonstrate punk-rock's cultural vitality, D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage will leave you wanting. Lech Kowalski 's 1980 documentary about the Sex Pistols ' only US tour in 1978 captures some rough footage of the British punk icons onstage and their American fans, as well as spotlighting other major and minor figures in the movement, like X-Ray Spex, Sham 69, Generation X, the Rich Kids, the Dead Boys, anda Terry and the Idiots.


  7. Isabelle Frances McGuire's bread and butter is their artRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    ... piece into something else." The title "I'm a Clich" comes from the song "I Am a Clich" by 70s British punk band X-Ray Spex, whose lyrics often dealt with feminism and anti-consumerism. Relatedly, the setup at Prairie Gallery is somewhat spartan - a ...


  8. The 25 best albums of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | New York Daily News

    ... this year, thanks to Downtown Boys. The bilingual Rhode Island band, led by dynamo singer Victoria Ruiz, channels X-Ray Spex on "Cost of Living" as they seek to dismantle white supremacy in the Trump era, saxophone and all. Fascism fuels this band's ...


  9. The Local: Snarky channels ghosts of punk rock's past on new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Nooga.com

    ... clatter that addresses current issues and strives to shine a light on neglected topics. Just look at bands like X-Ray Spex and Bad Brains for a clear indication of the wide range of ideas that can be explored within the confines of punk rock. The ...


  10. Saturday's big acts at Clockenflap, from The Prodigy to StormzyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    ... Swans), and are led by a female singer who has drawn comparisons with punk singer Poly Styrene from British band X-Ray Spex. They normally play secret gigs in industrial buildings, so this is your chance to catch them on a large stage. Hello Nico ...


  11. Bikini Kill's message of female empowerment is more important now than ever5:14 pm - Nov 9, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | NME

    ... harassment and domestic abuse, but they would fight it with fury, rage and some of the best punk songs since X-Ray Spex's Poly Styrene first pickedup the mic and screamed about the dangers of consumerism. "I was bringing performance art into punk ...


  12. Post-Occupy and very angry: David Boring coming to ClockenflapRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    ... has invoked comparisons from some overseas critics with the late Poly Styrene from the '70s British punk band X-Ray Spex. Their song titles often surf the interface between Cantonese and English, while the content of the songs harvest the ...


  13. Vancouver Week in Widescreen: John Cho headlines the Vancouver Asian Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | The Georgia Straight

    ... Sex Pistols on its ill-fated tour of the US while also capturing concert footage of the Dead Boys, Sham 69, and X-Ray Spex among many others, as well as a notorious interview with Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungeon at their most lost. Screens Monday ...


  14. Wolf Parade, Prophets of Rage and Weaves with the new and noteworthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Colorado Springs Independent

    ... of Toronto's Weaves already was breaking molds as an African-American woman fronting an art-punk band recalling X-Ray Spex and Pink Section. But while a Springsteen influence can be detected on her band's second album, Wide Open really owes more to ...


  15. How Screaming Females Howled Their Way Into Our HeartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Phoenix New Times

    ... Corin Tucker comes close. Both have a similar fierceness in delivery. Another vocal predecessor is X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene, whose unhinged, bratty caterwauling on the classic sax freakout "Oh Bondage! Up Yours!" threatens to drown out ...


  16. Record Bin: How Sleater-Kinney used punk rock to break social stereotypes on "Dig Me Out"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | Nooga.com

    In the last half of the '80s and the first few years of the '90s, the art of punk rock was starting to find a hold in the minds of some young musicians. After a decade known for lightweight pop music and synth-based noise, these artists were looking to find a way to channel the squall and gravity of groups like X-Ray Spex and Dead Boys.


  17. Stream Downtown Boys Cost Of LivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | Stereogum

    ... produced the album, and its freewheeling, sax-laced attack recalls the primal urgency of ancestral punks like X-Ray Spex and Kleenex/LiLiPUT. The lyrics, many of which are in Spanish, address a world that's recently become even more dangerous and ...


  18. First Listen: Downtown Boys, 'Cost of Living'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | National Public Radio

    ... proper time." Leaping from switchblade riffs to angular hooks with agility, the band pays homage to punks past - X-Ray Spex, The Bags, Los Crudos - while soundtracking a future they hope will come. Cost Of Living was produced by Guy Picciotto of ...


  19. The Vapors - re-formed and heading to Blackpool's Rebellion FestivalRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | Lancashire Telegraph

    THE Jam were top of the hit parade with Going Underground and the Vapors at number three in the charts with their insanely catchy jingle, Turning Japanese, when they rolled into Blackburn for The Jam's Setting Sons tour days before Christmas, 1979. "It was brilliant, we were having the time of our lives, but I'll always dispute it when people say we were one hit wonders," said lead singer Dave Fenton who brings the re-formed Vapors to Blackpool's Rebellion Festival next month.


  20. The Universe is Lit, a Black and brown punk fest conceived by three Black women, kicks off this week.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | East Bay Express

    ... like Death, the Seventies all-Black trio of brothers from Detroit, celebrate staples like Seventies English band X-Ray Spex that was fronted by biracial female lead, Poly Styrene, and Bad Brains, the still-active all-Black band from D.C. with reggae ...