Music Hall OF Williamsburg Hosts Ari Up Tribute Show On Sun Jan 16th

On January 16, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg will host a birthday tributeto the late Slits frontwoman Ari Up, who died last year. The lineup includes various former Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Bruce Smith (also of Public Image Ltd.), andNeneh Cherry (yes, she was in the band). It also features Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, King Django, members of the Slackers, and writer Greg Tate. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s […]

Read More »

Vivien Goldman: The Slits’ Ari Up Flies Away Home…

From Ari’s friend, journalist Vivien Goldman (VivienGoldman.com): The loss of Ari-Up of the Slits is devastating not only for those like me who got to frolic and skank with her for three decades plus, but for music. A genuinely original free spirit, Arri at 14 showed us how to be a punk. In many ways, she was the soul of the movement, specially the Punky Reggae Party people. An incredible […]

Read More »

The Slits: A Tribute to Ari Up from Tessa, Anna & Hollie

A full statement will be forthcoming, in the meantime Tessa, Anna and Hollie have asked us to relay this message: We are devastated about our irreplaceable mentor and friend Baby Ari. Deepest felt condolences from Anna, Hollie and Tessa x x x to Nora Pablo, Pedro and Wilton. We are thinking of you constantly. We know we’ll meet again, Ari, our guiding star. Love forever Tessa bassie xxx Anna drummer […]

Read More »

Ari Up of The Slits R.I.P. (1962-2010)

Ari Up (born Ariane Forester), the German-born lead vocalist for seminal British punk band The Slits, has died at the age of 48 after a long battle with illness. Her immediate family has asked for privacy at this time and no public service is planned. She is survived by three sons, her mother Nora, and stepfather Johnny Lydon (also known as Johnny Rotten). Nora Forster and John Lydon released the […]

Read More »

New Photo Gallery: The Slits 2010

All photos copyright Angel Ceballos 2010

Read More »