Up Yours! on Radio Free Brooklyn
Up Yours!
Hosted by DJ Defiance. Up Yours! is a one-hour per week peek into the world of women & gender non-conforming folx in punk. This show is partially centered around the concept of riot grrrrrl and its duality of being a movement that was incredibly powerful to some and is still considered to be one of the strongest “alternative” movements in music but also suffered/suffers from a lack of inclusivity and often short-sighted nature. It will explore the the past, present, and future of punk and its many subgenres. It may also include some screaming.
Listen LIVE every Sunday at 8:00 pm
Category: Punk


About DJ Defiance

A former DJ at WOBC Oberlin, 91.5 FM, Oberlin College and Community Radio, DJ Defiance (named after a county in Ohio) has been angry for a very long time. She describes her favorite music as “anything that involves women having autonomy and screaming.” Born and raised in the East Village, DJ Defiance, who occasionally has been known to perform as a singer/songwriter, loves early sixties music, dollar bins at record stores, and radio.



Play Latest Episode


Play and Download Recent Episodes

Complete archive can be found at upyoursradiofreebrooklyn.podomatic.com

  • Episode 20: Everybody Wants to be a Punk
    by DJ Defiance on February 10, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    DJ Defiance brings you another week of femme punk jams, featuring music by Fire Party, The Von Tramps, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 19: US/UK Femme Punk
    by DJ Defiance on February 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    DJ Defiance brings you another week of femme punk jams, featuring music by Basic Bitches, Sharp Violet, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 18: Bots to the Front
    by DJ Defiance on February 10, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    DJ Defiance discusses Bikini Kill's recently announced shows and the ticket-purchasing process that left many fans shut out and angry. She further discusses the commercialization of punk and the economics of fame. Featuring music from Fea, Tuffragettes, Sister Munch, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 17: Is Canada Punk?
    by DJ Defiance on January 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    On this episode of Up Yours! DJ Defiance manages to discuss Canadian punk in some detail while only actually playing one Canadian punk song. Featuring music by Colour Me Wednesday, Mobina Galore, That Dog, Katie Ellen, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 16: New Year, Old Punk
    by DJ Defiance on January 14, 2019 at 2:55 am

    In the first Up Yours! of 2019, DJ Defiance discusses what's on the radar for the punk scene in the new year and plays music by Alien She, Crucial Features, Tweens, Moaning Lisa, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 15: New Year's Eve Eve
    by DJ Defiance on January 14, 2019 at 2:46 am

    In the last Up Yours! of 2018, DJ Defiance bids farewell to a surreal and challenging year with a smattering of punk classics. Featuring music by Noh Mercy, Dump Him, Great Grandpa, Maid of Ace, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 14: Rainy Day Punk
    by DJ Defiance on December 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    On a dark and rainy day in December, DJ Defiance discusses the connections between mental health and punk music. Featuring music by Squid Fishing, She’s the Band, Wimps, Cayetana, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 13: A Deeply Unlucky Episode
    by DJ Defiance on December 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    After a health crisis and the mysterious lack of recording of the actual thirteenth episode (recorded 11/18, and now forever known as the lost episode of Up Yours!), DJ Defiance returns with tales of woe, queer liberation, and Cleveland, Ohio. Featuring music from Bacchae, Womantra, Pink Section, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 12: Once I Caught A Fish Alive
    by DJ Defiance on November 2, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    On a not particularly spooky pre-Halloween Up Yours!, DJ Defiance discusses the nuances of genre, gender expression in punk, and the east coast/west coast/UK divide. Featuring music by Jayne County, Uzeda, Alice Bag, Gitogito Hustler, Bad Daddies, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 11: Another Victim of Matriarchy
    by DJ Defiance on October 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    DJ Defiance brings you another week of femme punk jams and discusses identifying with/in the riot grrrrl movement. Featuring songs by Kleveland, Miss June, Gouge Away, Shit Present, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 10: Please (Don't) Kill Me
    by DJ Defiance on October 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    DJ Defiance discusses the oral history "Please Don't Kill Me" and its beneficial yet myopic view of the punk ethos. She also insults Andrew Lloyd Webber (and his son). Featuring music by The Morgans, Baby Guts, Candy Suck, Crucial Features, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 9: Grrrls Wanna Be Her
    by DJ Defiance on October 15, 2018 at 2:15 am

    DJ Defiance and her special guests, Kathryn Dunn of Dunn Sunn (Saturdays at 2 on RFB) & Art Star Scene Radio (Saturdays at 7) and Elena jam out to some great punk tunes. Featuring music from Against Me!, Dream Nails, The Dollyrots, The Bomb Pops, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 8: Far Reaches of Punk
    by DJ Defiance on October 15, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Big thanks to Far Reaches of Dub's DJ Kinsound for guest hosting! Featuring The Pandoras, Frightwig, The Skirts, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 7: Up Yours! Birthday Show
    by DJ Defiance on September 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    On a very special episode, DJ Defiance plays some of her favorite non-punk music, including tracks by Frank Ocean, Small Dad, and more! Listen →

  • Episode 6: Don't Take it Personal
    by DJ Defiance on September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    DJ Defiance discusses the arrest of two members of Pussy Riot on September 9, 2018 and plays music from bands including The Frigidettes, Doll Skin, Cable Ties, and more. She also discusses the distinction between The Slits' version of "Adventures Close to Home" and The Raincoats' version.&nbs Listen →

  • Episode 5: V is For...
    by DJ Defiance on September 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    May the fifth be with you, as aired on September 2nd. Featuring music from X-Ray Spex, Mo-Dettes, Slutever, the Anemic Boyfriends, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 4: Full of Typical This & Typical That
    by DJ Defiance on September 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    In this episode, DJ Defiance plays songs by the Lost Cherrees, PantyChrist, Finally Punk, and more! Listen →

  • Up Yours! Episode 3: Punk Isn't Perfect
    by DJ Defiance on August 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    After battling technical difficulties, a cranky DJ Defiance discusses punk's treatment of racial and sexual minority communities and plays music from bands such as Mikabomb, God Is My Co-Pilot, Lucid Nation, and more. Listen →

  • Episode 2: Who Needs a Title?
    by DJ Defiance on August 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

    In the second episode of "Up Yours!" DJ Defiance admits to hastily judging Kathleen Hanna, explains the significance of anger, and plays punk & riot grrrl music from Argentina, Japan, the UK, and the US. Listen →

  • Episode 1: Burlesque Attitude, Nighttime Thrills
    by DJ Defiance on August 11, 2018 at 1:00 am

    In the first episode of DJ Defiance's new radio show, "Up Yours!" she discusses the difference between US and UK punk, uses the phrase "genre is a social construct," and plays a variety of artists including The Slits, X-Ray Spex, Slant 6, and Mitski. Listen →