The Slits' Ari Up passes away

Reports are coming through that The Slits' Ari Up has died at age 48.

As a (mostly) all-female act, the band trailblazed the role of women during the punk years of the late 1970s, showcasing an almost unique disregard for musical competence before pursuing an increasingly experimental career path heavily influenced by reggae and dub. The band broke up in 1982 before being reformed by Up in 2005.

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