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  Splendid: Departments: &: Kill Rock Stars Video Fanzine III
It's unfortunate, but not entirely surprising, that the qualities that have endeared the Kill Rock Stars/5 Rue Christine axis to indie music fans are the same qualities that hold them back when it comes time to make a video.
So, although Kill Rock Stars Video Fanzine III is consistent with the general vibe of the label's catalogue, fans should not feel even a little two-faced if they find that it just doesn't do it for them.
Kill Rock Stars and 5RC are disproportionately endowed with talented musicians, but only the most obsessive of the labels' followers -- the people who actually own Gravy Train!!!!'s discography in full -- should even consider tossing down money for this mediocre DVD.
www.splendidezine.com /departments/&/krsvideofanzine.html   (1111 words)

 slumber party :: motorcityrocks.com
Rock and roll is not always raucous, angry and ear-jarring.
Slumber Party rock out, but with a mellow and soothing sound that makes them a great listen after a few drinks in the wee hours of the morning.
The band was formed in 1998 and was signed to the indie giant Kill Rock Stars two years later.
www.motorcityrocks.com /slum.htm   (112 words)

 Kill Rock Stars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kill Rock Stars is a record label founded in 1991 by Slim Moon and based in Olympia, Washington, United States, though it will be moving some of its operations to NYC and Portland in 2007.
In 1997/98, the 5RC label was formed as a sister label to Kill Rock Stars; it releases generally harsher-sounding and more challenging indie rock than KRS.
In October of 2006 Slim Moon, the owner, announced he would be departing Kill Rock Stars to work as an AandR representative at Nonesuch Records, a Warner Music Group subsidiary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kill_Rock_Stars   (652 words)

 >>>Indiepop.it: Kill Rock Stars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Caratterizzata da un alto livello etico, la Kill Rock Stars è esplicita sin dalla ragione sociale: "il sistema che crea le rock stars vuole farci credere che non abbiamo altre scelte al di fuori di quelle che ci mettono a disposizione, ma senza che si preoccupino di darci delle buone scelte.
E' diventato chiaro quando ho provato a liberarmi della busta che conteneva questa doppia raccolta targata Kill Rock Stars.
La prima trilogia (Kill Rock Stars / Stars Kill Rock / Rock Stars Kill) รจ andata in archivio con un discreto successo, e la seconda giunge qui al suo episodio di mezzo dopo "Fields and Streams", uscita due anni or sono.
www.indiepop.it /bands/krs.htm   (343 words)

 DOA - Bloomington - Kill the Rock Stars We Were
Kill the Rock Stars We Were contains 14 tracks and over 56 minutes of music that is an amalgam of alternative, metal, post-rock, punk, pop, and indie rock.
Sometimes only one of these influences dominates within a short and sweet song, sometimes a few of these will be intertwined into a dynamic tune, and occasionally a 10-minute epic rocker will include a complex mix of elements from all of these.
Kill The Rock Stars We Were is best suited for listening in short bursts with selected tracks dependent on your mood.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewID=6458   (663 words)

 Kill Rock Stars Video Podcast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kill Rock Stars is an independent record label founded in 1991 by Slim Moon and based in Olympia, WA.
Originally intended to release spoken word seven inches under the \'wordcore\' moniker, it quickly expanded to become a punk rock rock and roll label thru the release of a compilation, some rock seven inches, and albums and EPs.
Kill Rock Stars is dedicated to releasing high quality meaningful recordings in a manner that is fair and respectful to the artists.
www.clickcaster.com /podcast/view/39421   (647 words)

 kill_rock_stars - Kill Rock Stars Community - Pictures
Below is information about the "Kill Rock Stars Community" community on GreatestJournal.
This community is for fans of the record label: Kill Rock Stars.
, grl, grls, gurl, gurls, heavens to betsy, huggy bear, independent, indie, juliana luecking, julie ruin, kathleen hanna, kill rock stars, kill rock stars records, killrockstars, krs, krs records, long hind legs, lung leg, mary lou lord, mary timony, matrimony, mecca normal, miranda july, mix tapes, mr lady, mr.
www.greatestjournal.com /userinfo.bml?user=kill_rock_stars   (357 words)

 Kill Rock Stars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But then the Pacific Northwest's unique feminist punk rock scene exploded, and with it, Kill Rock Stars, which put out albums by every riot grrl band worth its salt.
Today, it is not only a top label for independent spoken word and feminist punk, but a home for numerous brilliant experimental, garage, pop, and acoustic artists.
Sleater-Kinney's celebrated trio of rock and roll cult heroes/goddesses conducts cathartic punk exorcisms (gender hierarchy, political inequality, consumerism) and baptisms (female empowerment, humanity, humor) with unflagging exuberance and passion.
www.epitonic.com /labels/killrockstars.html   (521 words)

 NowOnTour - Tracks And Fields Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is a two-disc album of trash gleaned from the archives of Kill Rock Stars, or so it would seem.
I like indie rock just as much as the next hipster, and I own my share of Kill Rock Stars records, however I found this compilation very mediocre overall.
Rather than whetting the appetite of someone trying to get acquainted with the Kill Rock Stars sound, this compilation is too disjointed and incohesive for the listener to draw any type of conclusion about whether Kill Rock Stars is offering him or her anything at all.
www.nowontour.com /reviews/record/00448.php   (378 words)

 journal.nonesuch.com: Kill Rock Stars' Slim Moon Leaves KRS for Nonesuch
Kill Rock Stars and Nonesuch might not seem like they have much in common.
One label is known for launching pioneering riot grrrl bands (Bikini Kill, Bratmobile), experimental outfits (Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu), and indie rock titans (Sleater-Kinney, the Decemberists).
But the pair just got a lot tighter with the announcement that the founder/head honcho of Kill Rock Stars, Slim Moon, will leave his position at KRS sometime this fall to work in AandR for Nonesuch.
journal.nonesuch.com /journal/2006/10/kill_rock_stars.html   (180 words)

 Punknews.org | About Kill Rock Stars
Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Bangs, Stereo Total, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Xiu Xiu, Born Against, The Decemberists, The Gossip, Imaad Wasif, Mika Miko
The singer-songwriter is also set to release a new track on a forthcoming Kill Rock Stars compilation.
The Gossip have set a January 11th release date for their new LP Standing In The Way of Control on Kill Rock Stars.
www.punknews.org /label.php?topic=91   (962 words)

 Amazon.com: Kill Rock Stars: Kill Rock Stars: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Between Bikini Kill, Infamous Menagere and Nirvana, you really get a sense of what was going on during the early 1990s.
Bikini Kill's recording of feels blind is more restrained than appears on the CD compliation of their first two albums, but it's airyness conotates a search for spirituality and contemplation in a hectic world.
Bikini Kill is always a must along with Witchypoo and Bratmobile, but when you add the element of Heavens To Bety's "My Red Self", it's the salt of the recipe which is a much needed dose to eat it up.
www.amazon.com /Kill-Rock-Stars/dp/B000003725   (635 words)

 Kill Rock Stars - Salon.com
The riotous debut offering from this electropunk outfit is a send-up of old-school hip-hop, '90s diva house and classic surf rock.
The Canadian avant-garde folk duo's tenth album, "The Family Swan," pairs deliriously intense vocals with sublime guitar work.
Listen to a 1991 recording from the Kill Rock Stars "Wordcore Volume 1" 7-inch that featured spoken word by Slim Moon and Hanna.
dir.salon.com /topics/kill_rock_stars/index.html   (180 words)

 Bikini Kill - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
By the following year, Riot Grrrl was receiving constant attention in the media and Bikini Kill were increasingly referred to as leaders of the movement.
This is the LP sleeve for KRS 260 - Bikini Kill's Reject All American.
Download, listen and watch Bikini Kill music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/bikini-kill/44904/main   (136 words)

 Billboard Bits: Twilight Singers, Baby Bash, Kill Rock Stars
It is unknown as of yet what will be happening to Kill Rock Stars' artist roster, but a label spokesperson says the indie has planned to scale back for a while now.
Moon formed Kill Rock Stars in 2001, and the label soon became associated with the riot grrl punk movement, thanks to early releases from Bikini Kill and Bratmobile.
In recent years, Kill Rock Stars has seen two of its biggest acts leave for other labels, with Sleater-Kinney going to Sub Pop to record its final album, "The Woods," and the Decemberists recently jumping to Capitol.
www.billboard.com /bbcom/search/google/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003190820   (442 words)

 kill rock stars
This is the album where the band really started to flower and cement their status as the best leftfield rock band out of America and features so many cla...
Kill Rock Stars boss Slim Moon apparently put ‘The Sound the Hare Heard’ together as a reaction to his love of singer-songwriter music, so here we have 21 tracks from artists on KRS and beyond which reflects the current state of this field.
Now, a few months later we finally have the vinyl version from US super-indie label Kill Rock Stars and I have to say it was worth the wait.
www.boomkat.com /label.cfm?l=1278   (1724 words)

 Kill Rock Stars - Video Fanzine II
A PREVIEW OF KILL ROCK STARS - VIDEO FANZINE II Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Kill Rock Stars - Video Fanzine II to receive a rating.
Kill Rock Stars is revered by punk and indie fans as one of the best independent record labels in the world.
Hounsou's got a busy December: not only is he starring in the political thriller "Blood Diamond" with Leonardo DiCaprio, but he also plays Ajihad in "Eragon."
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/kill_rock_stars_video_fanzine_ii   (397 words)

 Kill Rock Stars Video Podcast
Mary Timony defies Rock N Roll convention in such an unusual and unexpected way, sidestepping blues tropes and usualities in a manner that’s not self conscious or contrived but genuinely idiosyncratic; completely natural.
In their lyrics, they eschew the angst and introspection common to modern rock, instead favoring a storytelling approach, as evidenced in songs such as “My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist” from the 5 Songs EP and “The Mariner’s Revenge Song” on Picaresque.
For this album, they ditched their former “chipmunk rap” sound and moved on to a sound that is a mix of bubblegum, punk, rock n roll, comedy, new wave and pure pop.
krs5rc.com /podcast   (1271 words)

 VH1.com : Bikini Kill : Artist Main
The point band of the early-'90s riot grrrl movement, Olympia, WA's Bikini Kill exploded onto the male-dominated indie rock scene by fusing the visceral power of punk with the impassioned ideals of feminism.
It was more than a revolution it was and explosion of sound, erupting from the ghetto streets in London and the Lower East Side of New York.
Listen here for the vital punk rock artists and tracks from the '70s and '80s that are the foundation of today's power-violence practitioners.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/bikini_kill/artist.jhtml   (242 words)

 eBay - kill rock stars, Records, CDs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Mae Shi "Terrorbird 12"..deerhoof, kill rock stars
WNICO Bon Voyage 1997 Japanese punk Kill Rock Stars
KILL ROCK STARS FANZINE 2005 / Original Sealed /Brand N
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=kill+rock+stars&...&krd=1   (547 words)

 Rock Stars Kill - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rock Stars Kill is the third permutation of the compilation series that the label inaugurated with its first full-length comp, Kill Rock Stars (Stars Kill Rock appropriately being the middle of the trilogy).
The dozen and a half cuts here represent a potent snapshot of punk rock circa 1994 and include tracks from such indie rock luminaries as the Boredoms, Helium, Rancid, the Spinanes, Cupid Car Club, Free Kitten, Kathleen Hanna, the PeeChees, and Pell Mell among the cast of highlights.
As important to the package as the cuts contained herein, though, is the manifesto typed on the back cover by KRS' Tinuviel.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,200198,00.html   (246 words)

 Paste Magazine :: News :: Slim Moon To Leave Kill Rock Stars For Nonesuch (Page 1)
They are just a small portion of hundreds of bands that got their start on the renowned independent record label Kill Rock Stars, started by Slim Moon in 1981.
The logo of the letters “KRS” or a just a big, yellow star were indications that any band on that label were going to be pretty darn good.
Moon told Pitchfork he didn’t make the change due to unhappiness; rather, he just wanted to “push himself to a whole new frontier” without going to a major record label.
www.pastemagazine.com /action/article?article_id=3355   (229 words)

 indieville: review: various artists - tracks and fields
Tracks and Fields is the second in a trilogy of compilations from long-running Olympia label Kill Rock Stars, following in the theme of the Kill Rocks Stars / Stars Kill Rock / Rock Stars Kill comps that came out in the 90s.
This is an extensive compilation that brings together the various styles of Kill Rock Stars' extended family, offering much more than your average homogeneous indie rock affair.
While it's a bit erratic at times, this deviously inventive collection of songs will easily find a spot in your heart, and, of course, your CD player.
www.indieville.com /reviews/tracksandfields.htm   (258 words)

 Various Artists Kill Rock Stars CD
KILL ROCK STARS contains songs by bands who either hail from Olympia, Washington or who played at the Olympia Pop Festival in August, 1991.
NME (4/23/93, p.31) - (8) - Excellent - "...There is more going down on KILL ROCK STARS than the accepted `let's-make-a-record' mentality....[it's] an exciting force that's almost worth dying for.
Remember to focus your comments on Kill Rock Stars CD.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1122589/a/Kill+Rock+Stars.htm   (286 words)

The "Remixes" disc has Gold Chains, Xiu Xiu, Warbucks, Cherry Point, Son, This Song Is a Mess But So Am I, Kid 606, and Grouper remixing a Xiu Xiu song each, and To Live and Shave in La remixing the whole of Xiu Xiu's recent "The Air Force" album.
Here's an mp3 for their "Untitled Pt.1" and here is an mp3 of "Up Dark Mountains," which is one of the 45 rpm songs from the lp playing at 33rpm.
They also made a music video for "Air It Out" starring female body builder, Queen Bee that you can download here or watch on youtube...
www.5rc.com   (619 words)

 killrockstars - MOG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tours Dates For Kill Rock Stars Bands/Alumni Including:The Advantage, The Decemberists, Deerhoof, Erase Errata, The Gossip, Laura Veirs, Xiu Xiu, And Many More
And just because we’re nice guys over here at Kill Rock Stars we’re even gonna give you an mp3 for “Standing In The Way of Control” at the bottom of this post, no thanks needed, we do it because we love you.
Besides running away from the heat (or slowly crawling to find some shade) you also have the short opportunity to participate in The Kill Rock Stars Summer Sale (like the ending alliteration?).
mog.com /killrockstars   (590 words)

 Pitchfork: Kill Rock Stars' Slim Moon Leaves KRS for Nonesuch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pitchfork: Kill Rock Stars' Slim Moon Leaves KRS for Nonesuch
Bither touched on Moon's future duties, stating, "One of the reasons I think bringing someone in to work with us is to just add another voice to that dialogue.
"But essentially his job will be about what he's done in some respects at Kill Rock Stars, which is finding great artists.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /article/news/38909/Kill_Rock_Stars_Slim_Moon_Leaves_KRS_for_Nonesuch   (2079 words)

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