When Seagull VIP Kelly Kuvo presented us with a signed press photo of her former band the Scissor Girls, a Chicago-based band active in the '90s, she took our bathroom hall of fame to a whole new level. The Scissor Girls were art-punk heros to my riot grrrl set, but I didn't manage to meet Kelly until maybe '97, when she moved to New York, into the apartment across the hall from where Shaun and I were living in Williamsburg. We had some insane adventures together over the next couple of years. Ask Shaun to elaborate during your next hair cut as most of it is not suitable for a family blog.
Here the Scissor Girls are dressed as crust punks, or, I don't know, maybe an LA band, in keeping with their wry humor and persistent refusal to identify with or as anything:
And here, Kelly explains what the Scissor Girls are, or rather, are not:
But it is, predictably, in a cable access video that we can clearly see the intransigent beauty of one of the greatest bands ever. That's Kelly with the tonsure:
Read a book. xo Johanna for SEAGULL