Gina Birch

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The 10 Post-Punk Albums Every Music Fan Should Own

    Thirty years ago this week, The Smiths released their self-titled debut. It arrived at a time when every bass groove, dissonant guitar and echo-ey drum machine rhythm that would become identified with late '70s and early '80s post-punk music was at its peak. However, this debut also represented a ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Rest of the Fest: One Last Look Back at 35 Denton

    It was four days facing the elements: Wind, rain, solar flares and, on Saturday night, slime. In between, there were late-night basement dance parties, close calls with golf carts, mysterious bruises, random introductions and the chance to catch music at every turn. 35 Denton feels like what SXSW p ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Ana da Silva on The Raincoats' Legacy

    When guitarist Ana da Silva met bassist Gina Birch in art school and started going to gigs in London in the late '70s, their fate was already sealed. The Raincoats' 1979 self-titled debut and 1981's Odyshape, both on Rough Trade, were products of that creatively and politically off-center time, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    35 Denton Releases Second Round of Bands, Including the Raincoats

    ​ North Texas music festival 35 Denton, which takes place March 8-11, may be young in age, but its lineup is far from novice. The fest announced today it will bring British post-punk rockers The Raincoats to Texas for the first since the band's inception in 1977. The female four-piece from Lo ... More >>