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Kathleen Hanna’s Tees4Togo highlights the space between art and activism
Kathleen Hanna’s Tees4Togo highlights the space between art and activism
Kathleen Hanna led the charge of the riot grrrl movement and helmed pioneering bands, including Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin. Aside from being a trailblazer in the music community, she has also been a formidable political activist for over 30 years, taking a strident public stance against sexism, homophobia, transphobia and white supremacy...
25 films that capture the history of punk, riot grrrl and beyond
25 films that capture the history of punk, riot grrrl and beyond
A new wave of punk has taken the world and internet by storm. Recently, there has been a spike in movies about the feminist punk movement, and TikTok users have repopularized bands such as Bikini Kill and X-Ray Spex. In 2021, the history and legacy of riot grrrl appears across all social media platforms as veterans and new members of the movement educate and reeducate...
Cher Strauberry is breaking down stereotypes in punk rock—here’s how
Cher Strauberry is breaking down stereotypes in punk rock—here’s how
Growing up in California, Cher Strauberry was practically raised in her local punk scene. Surrounded by mosh pits since the age of 10, the 28-year-old is dropping her debut full-length, Chering Is Caring, in June. A lot of time went into the LP—three years, to be precise—and the singer believes it finally deserves to see the sun. From the w...
41 women empowerment anthems that should be played as loud as possible
41 women empowerment anthems that should be played as loud as possible
With Women’s History Month coming to a close today, it’s vital to carry these messages of intersectional feminism and empowerment throughout every day to come. These musicians aren’t only wonderful leaders in the music industry spanning over decades—they’re using their platform to spread messages of self-love and growth as well as sharing stories of hardship and navigating mistakes, which every yo
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
“Joan Jett doesn’t play rock ’n’ roll,” I wrote two years back, reviewing her SXSW showcase for The Austin Chronicle. “She is rock ’n’ roll.” It’s true. The individual born Joan Marie Larkin in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, embodies the music and spirit better than anyone this side of Keith Richards. As Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong put it in Magnolia Pic...
Here’s every riot grrrl reference you might’ve missed in Netflix’s ‘Moxie’
Here’s every riot grrrl reference you might’ve missed in Netflix’s ‘Moxie’
Amy Poehler’s Moxie is an impeccable homage to the riot grrrls of the ’90s and features numerous Easter eggs that highlight the importance of the women-led feminist punk movement. From Bikini Kill to Tacocat, the film is filled with iconic tracks, images and merch that defined an era of revolution. Moxie f...
10 essential alternative ’90s bands fronted by women you should know
10 essential alternative ’90s bands fronted by women you should know
The '90s were chock-full of absolute icons, and no, we're not referring to the Princess Diana Beanie Baby or JNCO jeans when we say that. From Nirvana to *NSYNC, pop and grunge ruled the airwaves. However, it seems like some women-fronted acts don't get nearly enough credit for all of their contributions to the music scene of the decade...
Miley Cyrus recruits Joan Jett and Billy Idol for a cover-filled set—watch
Miley Cyrus recruits Joan Jett and Billy Idol for a cover-filled set—watch
Miley Cyrus hasn’t been shy about showing off her love of rock especially around the release of her latest Plastic Hearts. By diving into the genre on her seventh LP, the singer has been having plenty of fun with covers in that realm. On Sunday, Cyrus headlined the TikTok Tailgate outside of Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LV. With a 20-...

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