Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Gits

Have you heard The Gits? They were a really great Seattle band in the 90's, by way of my poor Antioch College. A documentary has just been released about them that I went and saw at the Clinton Street Theater tonight. Its all about the band, the grunge scene back in the day, and The Gits lead singer Mia Zapata, who was brutally murdered one night on her way home from a bar. Her death was unsolved for about 10 years and finally solved recently through DNA evidence. In the meantime, a bunch of bands got together to raise money for a private investigator, founded Home Alive- a non-profit that teaches women self-defense, and this documentary was made. Go see it if it comes to your town. totally inspiring and sad but in an inspiring way.

The Gits - Absynthe (live)

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