Friday, October 25, 2013


Here's a little hint about tonight's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. See you later! The Julie Ruin.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Josh helped me build a pedal board yesterday. Then we stopped at Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint. Support this Polish bakery if you are in the area. Its the best donuts, hands down.

More of Josh's pictures HERE.

By artist Emma Maatman for LA Record

The Julie Ruin. I'm the one in the lower left corner. Here's more on illustrator Emma Maatman!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Our Next Show: Music Hall of Williamsburg on OCT 25th!

My band The Julie Ruin will be playing this Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg, in yep, Brooklyn, where I once slung drinks and watched bands during lulls tipsy topsy. And that was only two years ago. Thrilled to be playing in that beautiful dome-like futuristic ballroom-ish stage area again and hanging with my sound-people friends, especially Josh W. My worlds are combining and its kind of weird.

In August I wrote on this blog about the DC band Priests and woo-hoo, we've asked them to open...and they said "yeah."

Check them out again HERE AT PRIESTS.BANDCAMP and scroll down my blog thingy here to see a video of them playing live.

Monday, October 14, 2013

We're playing the Olympia Film Festival Friday Nov 8th!

Olympia Film Festival! Opening night Swim Little Fish DETAILS HERE 

Its us, The Julie Ruin, plus very special guests Survival Knife and Hot Fruit.

Check out Hot Fruit here. I was glued the whole nine and thirty four.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kristeen Young tee

Proudly displaying my Kristeen Young shirt. Go see her, listen to her music, buy an album, buy the tee. She is THE REAL DEAL. She really is.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

La Luz

Since my blog's theme is on music and girl empowerment, here's La Luz in Spin Magazine. Listen to the surfy warmth HERE

Monday, October 7, 2013

MOMA - Designing Modern Women 1890-1990

CLICK HERE for the MOMA website 

Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014
Architecture and Design Galleries
Modern design of the twentieth century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women---as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ engagement in the modern world, from Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to April Greiman's 1980s computer-generated graphics, at the vanguard of early digital design. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unité d'Habitation housing project, furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean, and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era. The gallery's ‘graphics corner’ first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"The World Before Her" Documentary

I highly recommend this documentary which follows two groups of Indian girls ages 15-25. One group is training to become finalists for the Miss India pageant in Bombay, the other group learns to fight and defend in a fundamentalist Hindu girls camp.

You can see on DVD. Or when it airs on PBS or watch it ONLINE HERE.

She Shreds Magazine

SHE SHREDS, a guitar magazine dedicated to female guitarists. I did an interview with them a couple weeks ago, hope to see it in the next issue! Get a subscription and support them if you can. I purchased a subscription for myself and one for my 15 year old student (she loves to play surf and the new issue of surf guitar was a total treat for her).

Friday, October 4, 2013

And a little video we made on the road...

This was in Portland, mostly. The guy in the Guitar Center would not stop noodling.

Henry Rollins on my band The Julie Ruin

Read a nice snippet from Henry Rollins about our show at The Echo in in the LA WEEKLY