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A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
In 1991, Anita Hill testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about being the target of sexual harassment from African-American judge Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The hearings were televised, and Hill’s lurid testimony sent bolts of shock and disgust across an America yet to become completely tabloidized. When...
WARGASM on creating their spiky brand of electro-rock in AltPress issue #402 cover story
WARGASM on creating their spiky brand of electro-rock in AltPress issue #402 cover story
WARGASM are taking a break from recording one of 2022’s most eagerly anticipated debut albums. When Alternative Press checks in with them, they’re at Chapel Studios in Lincoln, in the east of their native England — or, more specifically, sat on the sofa, where Sam Matlock is eating toast, and Milkie Way, fittingly given her name, is enjoying a bowl of cereal. It’s not the onl...
HE Creative are illustrating the evolution of the punk scene
HE Creative are illustrating the evolution of the punk scene
Don’t be fooled: HE Creative are doing exactly what you think they’re doing when you glance over their Instagram feed for the first time—creating a normalized space for punk rock, female empowerment, diversity and more. Designed in various shades of muted hues, HE Creative are using their creative design studio as a means to elevate the voices of the alternative community, whether that be musicia
Dave Grohl’s ‘From Cradle To Stage’ tours Dan Reynolds’ first music room
Dave Grohl’s ‘From Cradle To Stage’ tours Dan Reynolds’ first music room
The first episode of From Cradle To Stage is available now to stream via Paramount+. Released just in time for Mother’s Day, the six-part series explores the connection between musicians and their mothers. From Cradle To Stage was developed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl along with his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl. The ...
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...
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...
10 of the most ridiculous alternative music videos the scene has to offer
10 of the most ridiculous alternative music videos the scene has to offer
If there's anything the alternative music community knows how to do, it's goofing off. Seriously, just try to name a realm of genres better aligned with Razor scooters, stage pranks and off-the-wall music videos. While every day might as well be National Goof Off Day in our zany counterculture, March 22 gives us an opportunity to reflect on all the hilarity that abounds. Of cours...
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...

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