NPR’s The Mix Creates Playlist Honoring Ari Up

Leading up to what would have been Air Up’s 49th birthday, NPR’s The Mix have created a special playlist honoring The Slits lead singer and the female greats of post-punk. The station’s Anthony Fantano writes: “Ari Up, leader of the pioneering post-punk band The Slits, would have turned 49 on Jan. 17. She died of cancer last October (read All Songs Considered contributor Carrie Brownstein’s remembrance here). In honor of […]

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Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party Tribute – Williamsburg (Jan 16)

As reported by The Brooklyn Vegan: Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting a show on January 16th called “Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party” featuring appearances from members of The Slits, The Slackers, PiL, as well as Neneh Cherry and many others. Tickets are on sale. The Slits album, Trapped Animal, is available via the Narnack Records store.

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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 […]

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