Tatiana Tenreyro

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Tatiana Tenreyro is a pop culture journalist who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has written for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Bustle, BrooklynVegan, Impose, Uproxx, Paste, Noisey, Bandcamp, among others. You can reach her at [email protected]


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This year's American Music Awards are coming up this weekend, featuring a great lineup of artists, including Christina Aguilera's tribute to Whitney Houston, BTS' awards performance debut and Selena Gomez's return to the stage after her kidney transplant, as well as showings by P!nk, Lady Gaga, and more.

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Girlpool brought their tour to Brooklyn's Warsaw for a sold-out show on Friday (6/9) in support of their excellent new album Powerplant . Like when we caught them during SXSW, main Girlpool members Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker were joined by a drummer and a second guitarist...

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Tatiana Tenreyro is a writer who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She currently resides in New York and studied at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She has written for BrooklynVegan, UPROXX, Impose, Noisey, Remezcla, among others. Her topics include pop culture, racial issues, body image, relationships, and feminism.

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of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes is a highly accomplished musician. Each album he releases contains lyrics that represent a part of his emotions-heartbreak, depression, bitterness, whimsy, and joy. He attracts a large amount of fans due to his sincere, personal lyrics combined with catchy and danceable tunes.


The Improbable True Story of How 'Clerks' Was Made

In 1992, Kevin Smith wasn't sure what his path in life was. He had dreamt of writing for Saturday Night Live, skipping Shakespeare and psychology classes at The New School to sit around at 30 Rock, hoping that Lorne Michaels would notice him.

Why Sarah Jessica Parker's New Movie Is So Much More Than Your Average Weepy Drama

She often plays complex women who deal with the consequences of their mistakes. But Sarah Jessica Parker's new film Here and Now , currently out in theaters, VOD, and digital, presents a particular challenge. Parker plays Vivienne, a gravely ill woman who sets out to make amends when her world begins to spiral.

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Frankie Cosmos's "Vessel" Steers Greta Kline to Wiser Shores

For the last five years, Greta Kline has used her Frankie Cosmos project as a way to explore her emotions. So it's fitting that the album on which she shares her most intimate, painful memories has a title that hints at the idea of music as a vehicle for exploration: .

How Downtown Boys Became One of the Most Vital Voices in Punk Today

Six years ago, some of Victoria Ruiz's friends and her mother flew from San Jose, California to Providence, Rhode Island to watch her perform as frontwoman of the punk band Downtown Boys for the first time. Ruiz was overwhelmed. She had performed in musical theatre before as a child, but this was different.

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Japanese Breakfast Finds Human Intimacy on "Another Planet"

Michelle Zauner first introduced the arrival of Japanese Breakfast's sophomore LP, Soft Sounds From Another Planet , with a short, mysterious video that hinted at an intergalactic theme. Fittingly, she had initially set out to write a sci-fi concept album about a woman who, after falling in love with a robot and experiencing heartbreak, enlists in the Mars One project.

Waxahatchee's 'Out In The Storm' Is A Breakup Record Created To Uplift

On a late Sunday afternoon in May, the Crutchfield twins, Katie and Allison, performed in an intimate, mostly-full room at Milk Studios as part of Vulture Fest for an audience filled with familiar faces (including recent tour mate Kevin Morby) and fans. This wasn't like any other show they've recently played.

Getting to Know Teri Gender Bender: A Bitchtopia Interview

I first discovered Le Butcherettes after attending a Bosnian Rainbows show almost two years ago. I decided to go because I knew Omar Rodríguez López, the guitarist from Mars Volta, was part of the band and wanted to check it out. Teresa Suarez---who goes by the stage name of Teri Gender Bender--- is frontwoman of Le...

Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The TVD Interview

When Kip Berman formed The Pains of Being Pure at Heart back in 2007 with friends Alex Neidus and Peggy Wang, he never expected the band to reach such a level of success. It's been seven years since their self-titled first album came out, and although Alex and Peggy are no longer part of the band, The Pains ...

of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, The TVD Interview

of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes is a highly accomplished musician. Each album he releases contains lyrics that represent a part of his emotions-heartbreak, depression, bitterness, whimsy, and joy. He attracts a large amount of fans due to his sincere, personal lyrics combined with catchy and danceable tunes.

Bitchtopia's Interview with Chastity Belt's Julia Shapiro

After hearing about Chastity Belt for more than a year, I finally succumbed and checked them out a month ago. It like love at first sight---or first listen. Their lyrics are sarcastic, yet relatable and they're genuinely talented musicians. Looking at how successful they are now, it is difficult to believe that before 2010, they...

Spanish band Hinds talk debut LP, the Madrid scene, opening for The Libertines, and more (in a BV...

by Tatiana Tenreyro Madrid garage rock band Hinds' singers/guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote initially started out as a duo in 2011. They eventually started recording, posting tracks like "Bamboo" and "Trippy Gum" under the name Deers which attracted international attention. They became a quartet in 2014, adding bassist Ade Martín and drummer Amber Grimbergen.

Bitchtopia's Interview with Siri, the Feminist Porn Star

It's not often that we hear about porn in a positive light, much less in a feminist way. Siri, an award-winning porn star, was able to answer our questions about feminism, the porn industry, and her involvement with The Unslut Project. 1. What made you decide to become involved in the porn industry?

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A Raw Conversation with Le Butcherette's Teri Gender Bender

Image by Monica Lozano Teresa Suarez, who goes by the moniker Teri Gender Bender, has been performing as the frontwoman for Le Butcherettes for nearly a decade. The Mexican-American singer has used her position as a musician to communicate the importance of feminism and the attention we must give to unfortunate circumstances that women experience.

Getting to Know The Coathangers: A Bitchtopia Interview

The Coathangers is an Atlanta-based band made up by Meredith Franco (Minnie), Julia Kugel (Crook Kid), and Stephanie Luke (Rusty).What makes them stand out from other similar bands is the fact that they switch instruments during their songs and easily combine aggressiveness with playfulness. Their lyrics are blunt and relatable and it is evident that...

an interview with Lucy Dacus ++ watch her NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Richmond-based singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus released her great debut album No Burden earlier this year, and has kept extremely busy since. Today she shared her NPR Tiny Desk Concert video, where she performed her lead single "I Don't Want to Be Funny Anymore", "Green Eyes, Red Face,"and "Direct Address" off her debut album.

Bristlr: The Feminist-Friendly Dating App For Beard Lovers and the Bearded

I have a thing for beards, so when I heard about this new dating site and app called Bristlr, I was intrigued. It was not until I heard that it was supposed to be more feminist friendly that I decided to actually try it out. Although I have no intention of dating anyone right now,...

Getting to Know Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki: A Bitchtopia Interview

Deerhoof recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and the avant-garde indie band are still as strong as ever. Despite living in separate cities, the band is tight knit and constantly collaborating. Satomi Matsuzaki, the band's frontwoman, joined the band while she was living in San Francisco and heard the band was looking for a female vocalist---the...

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Violet Chachki Becomes First 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star to Front Women's Lingerie Campaign

RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 winner Violet Chachki wowed fans and judges with her incredible, high-fashion and pinup-inspired lingerie looks on the show. Naturally, she's making drag history becoming one of the first drag queens to front a women's lingerie campaign. The line is the perfect fit for Chachki, called Bettie Page Lingerie, from English brand Playful Promises.

Sigur Ros livestreaming 24-hour "Slow TV" event

Sigur Ros had been live streaming a looped video teasing something coming today at 21.00 GMT (5 PM EST), with text that reads "sigurrosrouteone begins 21.00 GMT." The wait is finally over. They're broadcasting a 24-hour 'Slow TV' trip around Iceland's coastal ring road, Route 1 in celebration of the Summer Solstice/the longest day of the year.

Of Montreal share video for "It's Different for Girls"

Of Montreal have a new album, Innocence Reaches coming out on August 12 via Polyvinyl and they've just shared the video for first single "It's Different for Girls." Directed by Stephen Winter, it's a colorful dance party and you can watch it below.

Seth Bogart (Hunx) touring this summer

Seth Bogart, aka Hunx of Hunx and His Punx, released his self-titled solo album earlier this year under his own name and now he's touring in support of it. That tour hits Brooklyn for a show at Rough Trade on July 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Jenny Lewis' band NAF (Nice As Fuck) share "Door" video

Jenny Lewis/Erika Forster/Tennessee Thomas supergroup NAF (aka Nice As Fuck) recently released their excellent self-titled debut album and now they've shared the video for lead single, "Door." The video pays homage to East Village shop The Deep End run by band member Tennessee Thomas, which closes this weekend.

Foals played Panorama, playing free iHeartRadio Theater show tonight

Foals are currently on their world tour in support of last year's album What Went Down. That tour brought them to Panorama this past Saturday (7/23), where they played a set on the shorter side, stacked with new tracks, along with a couple of great older ones like "Olympic Airways" and "Spanish Sahara."

Watch This Stunning Live Performance From the Only Tijuana Band That Played Coachella

Tijuana shoegaze trio Mint Field, composed of 20-year-old vocalist/guitarist Estrella Sánchez, bassist/vocalist Andrés Corella, and vocalist/drummer Amor Amezcua, formed just two years ago. It's quite a feat for any indie band to be invited to play Coachella, but when Mint Field were asked to play this year, it was a big deal: they were the first indie band from their region to play the festival.

watch The Julie Ruin perform "I Decide" on 'Late Night w/ Seth Meyers'

Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin were on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday night (7/12), where they played "I Decide" off their great new LP Hit Reset . They also recently shared their video for "I'm Done," where Kathleen sings karaoke to her own song, telling off internet trolls.

Balún releasing 'Prisma Tropical,' playing Shea with Ela Minus

Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican transplants Balún are releasing their first full-length album in seven years, Prisma Tropical , sometime this year via Good Child Music. Even though the band has moved from the island's DIY scene to Brooklyn, they've kept their Caribbean roots, combining dreamy electro-pop with elements of dembow and Puerto Rican folk, and sticking to singing in their native language.

Rostam releases solo song; PWR BTTM opening for Ra Ra Riot

by Tatiana Tenreyro photo: Vampire Weekend at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend has released a solo single, "EOS", along with its video. It's a beautiful track about loss, accompanied by a choir that completes it.

case/lang/veirs release new song "Best Kept Secret"

Last month, Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs announced their collaborative album case/lang/veirs , which is out on June 17 via ANTI-. Today they shared a new song, "Best Kept Secret" via their Lenny Letter ( Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner's feminist newsletter) interview.

Cyndi Lauper turns North Carolina show into an LGBT benefit

After some musicians canceled their North Carolina shows amid the controversy over the state's extreme anti-LGBT law HB2, Laura Jane Grace recently announced that she won't cancel Against Me!'s North Carolina show and will play it as a form of protest. Cyndi Lauper also said she would not cancel her show.

The Coathangers share "Squeeki Tiki" from new LP

Atlanta garage punks The Coathangers are releasing their new album Nosebleed Weekend on April 15 via Suicide Squeeze. Today they released a new single called "Squeeki Tiki." It's an upbeat breakup song where co-frontwoman Julia Kugel sings "I'm alone again and I like it" with the company of an unlikely instrument: a dog chew toy.

Frankie Cosmos and Ava Luna playing Liz Phair and Serge Gainsbourg cover sets for 33 1/3...

The 33 1/3 book series is presenting a Northside showcase featuring cover sets by Frankie Cosmos and Ava Luna at Rough Trade on June 11. Frankie Cosmos is playing songs from Liz Phair's iconic Exile in Guyville (which should suit her style well) and Ava Luna are playing songs from Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 pervy masterpiece Histoire de Melody Nelson...

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Thanks to Ian MacKaye, SLC Punk! got Minor Threat on its soundtrack for free

1999's SLC Punk! is an artifact from an era when low-budget indie movies were passed with all the hushed reverence of contraband. This is only fitting for a movie about characters from Salt Lake City's punk scene, living their lives in defiance of their hometown's restrictive culture. SLC Punk!

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Interview | Teri Gender Bender - the girls are

Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender talks to TGA about the incident that changed the course of her career, and how the best way to fight the feminist cause is by loving what she does Guadalajara, 2009: something is happening tonight.

Animal Collective Are Debuting Their New Album At The Baltimore Airport Right Now

Over the past week, Animal Collective have been teasing their new album, which they finished recording back in July, on their Instagram account. Their latest dispatch featured the cryptic hint "ItsintheAirifyoucanFindit" and today, through a series of a few more Instagrams, it's been revealed that the Baltimore-Washington International Airport is currently playing the new record on a loop.

Album Reviews

stream Mothpuppy's 'Cool & Pretty'

Baltimore's current DIY music scene is thriving, with great new bands like Post Pink to Snail Mail popping up all the time. Here's another new one to add to the list: Mothpuppy , featuring former Snail Mail members Ryan Vieira and Shawn Durham.

Modern Baseball streaming new album, 'Holy Ghost'

Modern Baseball are releasing their highly anticipated third album Holy Ghost via Run For Cover on May 13. The wait is finally over and you can stream it now via Bandcamp. This LP deviates a bit from their previous albums, but it's not any less excellent.

Jenny Lewis' band NAF (Nice As Fuck) release debut album (listen)

The Jenny Lewis/Erika Forster/Tennessee Thomas supergroup NAF (aka Nice As Fuck) made their surprise debut a few months ago, and they've been keeping most details of the project off the radar. Last week, they shared their first single, "Door," and today they surprise-released their self-titled debut album.

The Julie Ruin streaming new album 'Hit Reset'

Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin are releasing their anticipated album Hit Reset on July 8 via Hardly Art. The wait is now over and you can stream it below via NPR.

stream Post Pink's 'I Believe You, OK' EP

It's no secret Sister Polygon has great artists and Baltimore post-punks Post Pink are no different, bringing a similar radical energy to labelmates Priests and Downtown Boys.

listen to Margo Price's LP 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter'

Country singer Margo Price is releasing her debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter via Jack White's Third Man Records next week (3/25). This is Margo's first solo album, as she used to be the front woman of Buffalo Clover.

stream Tacocat's new album 'Lost Time'

Seattle punks Tacocat are releasing their album Lost Time via Hardly Art on April 1. If you've been anticipating this album as much as I have, you're in luck. The wait is over and you can stream it now below.

Modern Baseball drop surprise EP (stream it), announce new album 'Holy Ghost' for 2016

by Tatiana Tenreyro photo: Modern Baseball at Best Buy Theater in July (more by Mimi Hong) Modern Baseball announced a new six-song EP today titled MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast featuring Modern Baseball and the whole thing is already here streaming. It's officially out tomorrow via Lame-O Records but you can head below to listen now (via Spin).

Leggy streaming new EP 'Dang,' touring (dates, listen)

by Tatiana Tenreyro photo: Leggy at Indie Pop Prom 3 in 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Ohio garage rockers Leggy released their latest EP Dang today via Manic Static, and it's an excellent follow-up to last year's EP, Nice Try .


A Timeline of Lil Peep's Career

How Lil Peep went from Soundcloud rapper to being dubbed "the future of emo." Emerging rapper Lil Peep, whose real name is Gustav Ahr, passed away on Wednesday night (Nov. 15) at 21 years old. Here's a timeline of how Lil Peep went from Soundcloud MC to rap star.
10 Songs About Coping with Mental Illness

In the past few years, there has been a heightened awareness of mental health issues within the music industry, with artists ranging from Kid Cudi to Modern Baseball using their music as a platform to openly discuss their battles with depression and anxiety.
10 Best Uplifting Breakup Songs

Breakups are tough. It's difficult to move on from the past and start from scratch-an experience that is so universal, yet so personal. While there is a plethora of songs that allow you to wallow in sadness thinking about it, there aren't as many that celebrate relationships ending or look at that change with a positive lens.

All You See In Me Is Death: The Importance of Latina Feminist Rock Bands

Le Butcherettes at Riot Grill Fest in 2015. Photo by Leslie Kalohi Growing up in Puerto Rico as a teenage feminist misfit, I didn't have many iconic rock figures to look up to, or at least any of my gender. At the peak of my teen angst, Kurt Cobain was my everything.

Why I'm Not Boycotting Game of Thrones

Warning: this article contains spoilers and content that can be triggering to survivors of sexual assault If you're a Game of Thrones fan or have been on social media sites in the past week, you probably know about the most recent disturbing scene from the show.

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My Life as a Latina Feminist

While growing up in Puerto Rico, I barely had any knowledge on feminism. I was always told that I should grow up to be an independent woman with her own career, yet that was the extent of any feminist ideals that were discussed in my household.

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Living with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Although I've had my period since I was 10 years old, it took me almost a decade to realize my PMS and period were not normal. I always noticed that my cramps were very intense prior to my period. I also experienced extreme mood swings, felt lightheaded, lacked energy, and experienced some of the symptoms of depression.

False Accusations of Rape Are Not a Representation of Actual Assault

Around two months ago, Joanie Faircloth admitted that she falsely accused Conor Oberst of rape. During that time period, Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity, was accused of sexual assault on Tumblr by a former classmate who goes by the name of Magz.

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Being Puerto Rican Outside of the Island

After studying abroad in England for 10 months, I recently moved back to Maryland to finish my senior year of college. While I'm glad to be back to finish my final year of college, I can't help but dread the unavoidable ignorance expressed towards my ethnic background.

Normalizing the Acceptance of Rape

Total Sorority Move (TSM), a site dedicated to sorority girls, published an article recently called Stop Crying Rape. In the article, the author, an ex sorority girl, shames survivors of sexual assault for reporting their assault: Faced with our poor decisions of the night before, we had no excuse but to take them all back....

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Body Shaming of Latinas

I have never been skinny. There is a common misconception that Latinas get a free pass to be curvy or larger, yet my experience as someone growing up in Puerto Rico has been far from that. I grew up being an awkward, chubby girl and was teased for being bigger than my female classmates.

I Am Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

During my teenage years, I desired to be a manic pixie dream girl. A manic pixie dream girl (or MPDG) is the female character in television and film who is quirky and makes the male protagonist fall in love with her and his own life. Although I was quirky, I longed to be the type...

My Latina Identity

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico to a Cuban father and a blonde, blue eyed, half-American mother (it's very I Love Lucy-esque). My childhood was no different than any American's. I grew up in a fully bilingual household and learned both English and Spanish around the same time.

A Halloween Guide: Why Some Costumes Are Scary For All The Wrong Reasons

It's the 21st century and I wish I could say that people know better and wouldn't dare to wear a costume that would offend or poke fun at other people's religions, ethnicities, races, and hardship. However, last Sunday, costumes of Ray Rice (in blackface, no less) and a battered Janay Palmer headlined in the news....

The Importance of Realistic Female TV Characters

xoJane recently published an article titled Hey Broad City, A Woman Doesn't Have To Be A Hot Mess To Be Funny. It was labeled as an "unpopular opinion," and rightfully so. In the article, Emily Gaudette complains about the way that Abbi and Ilana's characters present themselves in Broad City as not having their love lives...

Show/ Festival Reviews

Jenny Lewis' band NAF played Rough Trade (pics), playing 2 NYC shows tonight

Jenny Lewis/Erika Forster/Tennessee Thomas supergroup NAF (aka Nice As Fuck) played a sold-out Rough Trade show last night (7/31) ahead of their two bigger Bowery Ballroom shows tonight (8/1). Instead of using the stage, the band set up on the floor as they've been known to do, making Rough Trade feel even more intimate.

Priests celebrated new LP 'Nothing Feels Natural' @ Brooklyn Bazaar (pics & review)

Priests kicked off their tour in support of their debut album Nothing Feels Natural at Brooklyn Bazaar Saturday night (1/28). It was a record release show as well (the album came out the day before) and singer Katie Alice Greer told the crowd they were gonna play it in full, with a few older songs in between side A and B.

TVD Live Shots: DC 101's Kerfuffle Festival at Merriweather Post, 5/3 - The Vinyl District

PHOTOS: RICHIE DOWNS | On Saturday, May 3, radio station DC101 had their annual DC101 Kerfuffle at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The lineup consisted on a mix of up-and-coming bands and big names. The lineup-featuring 311, Semi Precious Weapons, Foals, SOJA, and Cage the Elephant, among others-was the best way to kick off the ...

Modern Baseball played an intimate surprise set at Shea (pics)

by Tatiana Tenreyro Modern Baseball @ Shea Stadium - 10/17/15 After playing FADER Fort on Friday night, Modern Baseball played a last-minute noon set at Lame-O Records' CMJ showcase at Shea Stadium on Saturday (10/17). Probably because of the short notice and early set time, Shea was actually not packed for Modern Baseball, who usually play much larger venues.

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