Playlist: Ma, It’s Called Punk Rock!

April 11, 2018

Grit is a global movement. There isn’t a lot of South Asian punk rock, but we like to thrash just the same. Pop culture has a tendency of being white-washed. Punk rock and DIY spaces have a history of sexual abuse and violence — especially towards those who identify as women and women of color. This … Read More

Saraswathi Jones, a New Nostalgia

January 26, 2017

Post-colonial punk and space for us all There’s been a recent surge in Indian musicians entering in musical spaces they haven’t always been welcome to. Saraswathi Jones, a.k.a. Tanya Palit Husain, is one of the first. The Boston-based musician says her musical talent was influenced by “older Bengali music my parents would listen to and, yes, … Read More