LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…One of the acts that I was most excited to catch was the youngest: The Linda Lindas. This quartet of 13 to 16-year-olds really took off during the pandemic. They’d been around for a few years getting tons of respect from some established peers like Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls), Alic Bag, and Bikini Kill, but they really gained some serious steam when their performance at the Cypress Park branch of the L.A. Public Library was streamed as an AAPI Heritage Month event.
Their performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy” really struck a nerve across social media, and soon they were seemingly on everyone’s radar. These young ladies had something to say (“You are a racist, sexist boy, and to have really take the joy, Fake dance, shoot and destroy. You are a racist, sexist boy”), and they preached it with kind of pure, youthful, fearlessness that slapped adults in the face. I loved it. I also loved their performance.
Theirs was THE punk performance of the weekend…. literally… it was like the only punk act on the bill. But it was also the grittiest and the most attitude-filled performance of the weekend, and I loved that it came from a group of multicultural, teenage girls. Their story is just beginning, but their future is looking bright, and I can’t wait to see how they grow…”