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The Need relived

Discussing our excitement over the upcoming reunion show with The Need a few days before last Friday’s finale a friend commented that she was worried that they wouldn’t still have it. That they were (as we are) getting older, hadn’t played in awhile, and who knows what kind of skills they’ve lost in the lackadaisical interim (I’m exaggerating her comments here for effect).

But I needn’t have worried. Because last […]

The Need and Bangs reunite for Pacific Northwest benefit tour

The Need's Rachel Carns with bandmate Radio Sloan in the background in an old school Oly alleyway

It has already been a summer of reunions, but Kaia Wilson doesn’t have the market cornered on dyke rock revival. Avant garde/metal/punk/hardrock scrappers The Need and fellow OlyWa queercore riot grrls Bangs are back in the saddle for a special 3 day benefit in the Seattle, Olympia and Portland this Wednesday, Thursday […]

Tit-less, a benefit for Rachel Carns

Rachel Carns, the energetic and effervesant drummer for The Need, the always impeccably dressed with dark yet somehow not completely sinister eye makeup, has been bravely battling breast cancer. And, like most musicians, even Beth Ditto before she became a household name, medical bills from having little or no insurance are piling up.

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