Beck is still around and he's still Scientologist, but where are the rest? Friends, we're about to get obscure. Dust off your K Records, your Teenbeat, your Matador. @eatthelove and I are here to talk indie.
  1. Tanya Donnelly of Throwing Muses / The Breeders / Belly
    left music to become a doula- but just reunited Belly for a tour this summer! Joined the breeders on stage at a couple shows last year. Couldn't remember the lyrics to Happiness is a Warm Gun?????
  2. Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth
    divorced thurston, moved to LA, flourishing writing career. posts a lot of selfies with a-listers like amy poehler?? Kim forever. Her new music project released today! Glitterbust: https://burgerrecords.11spot.com/glitterbust-glitterbust-pre-order.html (thanks to KEXP for the tip)
  3. Mark Robinson of Unrest
    is an acclaimed graphic designer of book covers. Still runs Teenbeat Records.
  4. Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening
    still runs K Records. Currently in some trouble financially / dispute with Kimya Dawson over missing money. Was on the cover of the Stranger this week!
  5. Kim Deal of The Breeders / Pixies
    not playing with the pixies anymore. steadily releasing amazing 7"s under her own label, recorded analog, released analog. she calls it "all wave" production. Cared for her parents in Ohio. Still kicking ass.
  6. Molly Neumann of the PeeChees / Lookout Records
    became a chef! now works for Kickstarter. I'm a big fan!
  7. Evan Dando, I've witnessed firsthand:
    We saw him walk across the room before a Lemonheads show wearing shit stained pajama pants holding a roll of tin foil and asking audience members if he could wear their socks. He wasn't doing great. Still playing, and more miraculously, still sounding great. He twitters: http://twitter.com/Evan_Dando - He posted this photo. We are worried about his drug use.
  8. Maggie Vail of Bangs / Kill Rock Stars
    co-founded and works for a music platform tech startup called Cash Music
  9. Matthew Sweet, Anna Waronker, and Kay Hanley all write music for products of Hollywood
    Hansen; Paris Hilton; and Disney and Care Bears and Josie and the Pussycats respectively!! Anna is married to one of the members of Redd Kross, started a record label with her sister in law, a former Go-Go's member, release a couple weird solo records. I saw a that dog reunion show & they were awesome. they're currently recording new songs (??)
  10. Cheri Westrich of the Rentals
    who wrote every good rentals song uncredited became part of the cast of car enthusiast reality show Overhaulin'! I adore this woman.
  11. Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre
    still makes music, has late stage Lyme disease, is married to a Beastie Boy, and had a documentary made about her that is widely distributed and available on Netflix
  12. Jenny Toomey of Tsunami, the music label Simple Machines and a bunch of other side bands like Geek, Choke, Grenadine and Liquorice
    Jenny semi-retired from music in the 2000s after closing down Simple Machines with Kristin Thompson. She started a think tank/non-profit called The Future of Music that dealt with music, intellectual property rights and policy, law and health care. In Nov. 2007, she was appointed the Program Officer for Media and Cultural Policy in the Media Art and Culture Unit of the Ford Foundation and has since become the Director of Internet Freedom there. She recently released a 7-inch single in 2014.
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  13. Barbara Manning
    Former indie rocker Barbara Manning never had any huge hits but was hugely influential amongst the indie rock set. You only need to listen to Liz Phair's guitar work in her seminal Exile in Guyville to realize that Liz was basically imitating Barbara. After moving away from her hometown of San Francisco (I was at her farewell show!) to Germany, Barbara spent awhile bouncing around, eventually coming back to California. She now lives in Long Beach and teaches science in a public high school.
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  14. Mary Lou Lord
    Indie folk pop singer and professional busker Mary Lou Lord is probably better know for her "feud" with Courtney Love and her friendship (possible romantic entanglement) with Kurt Cobain. She also dated Elliot Smith at one point but all that doesn't take away from her own musical career, which culminated in a song being featured in a Target commercial! She took a break from music in 2005 for health issues but she recently returned and self-released an album in 2015 called Backstreet Angels.
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  15. Michelle Mae, bass player of The Make-Up and other Ian Svenonius outfits Weird War and Scene Creamers.
    Michelle Mae Orr is a DC based yoga instructor, modern mystical practitioner and spiritual advisor, ceremonial tarologist, and guide to the magical inner forces of being (mostly verbatim from her website).
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  16. The Sundays
    The Sundays released their last album Static and Silence in 1997. The couple Harriet Wheeler and David Gavurin basically retired from the music biz and secluded themselves from the world to raise their two children. But a couple of years ago, the editor for American Airlines inflight magazine American Way was able to get an interview from them and they said they WERE working on new music. Whether they ever release it is another story....
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  17. Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses
    Tanya Donnelly's step-sister and band mate in TM. Still making music as a solo artist and member of 50 Foot Wave. Author of several books including Rat Girl (a memoir) and Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt, about her friend and fellow musician who died in 2009.
    Suggested by   @ladyprofessor
  18. Justin Frischmann of Elastica
    Retired from music and became a painter. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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  19. Freda Love Smith
    The drummer and vocalist of The Blake Babies, Antenna and Some Girls is actually an author and journalist. She recently released a memoir and cookbook last year called Red Velvet Underground (I have it but haven't had a chance to read it yet). She currently is a lecturer and undergraduate advisor for the Northwestern University Department of Radio/Television/Film.
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