riot grrrl

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...
10 bands that prove why Misfits endure, from Metallica to My Chemical Romance
10 bands that prove why Misfits endure, from Metallica to My Chemical Romance
Misfits are the very model of an influential punk band. Which was most likely not Glenn Danzig’s goal when he formed them in 1977 in his native Lodi, New Jersey, naming them for Marilyn Monroe’s final film from 1961. After initially being driven by Danzig’s distorted electric piano, Misfits became known for sludgy power chords pitched in the key of Black Sabbath set to Ramones-oid tempos and song
1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated the news. A quick perusal of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles of the year sees domination by several R&B (Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey) or hip-hop (Puff Daddy, Master P, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott) acts. Neo-country artists Shania..
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘00s. When we counted down that decade’s finest punk guitarists, we noted that the beginning of the new century was a turning point. The ‘90s began with Nirvana breaking down the door for punk-influenced alternative acts to become the mainstream music of the decade, peaked with Green Day cementing punk’s graduation to a significant commer
AltPress Weekly: Joey Jordison, All Time Low, Angels & Airwaves and more
AltPress Weekly: Joey Jordison, All Time Low, Angels & Airwaves and more
It's time for another AltPress Weekly. Each week, we highlight the things we want you to check out. We keep you in the loop about everything going on over at Alternative Press, along with all the music news that has us captivated. Of course, we also shout out the freshest music finds, from rarities and crate dives to brand-new releases and hits from your favorite artists...
Meet twin duo Softcult and hear their brand-new track “Spit It Out”
Meet twin duo Softcult and hear their brand-new track “Spit It Out”
Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn are the yin and yang to one another—and it has absolutely nothing to do with their coincidentally dark and light hair colors. The twins credit a creative “synergy” while working in tandem and have forged their own musical journey reminiscent of their influences, but with a more confident and optimistic perspective in relation to their output and creativity. Of course
The Linda Lindas release single “Oh!” with energetic new visual–watch
The Linda Lindas release single “Oh!” with energetic new visual–watch
Los Angeles riot grrrl band the Linda Lindas have completely solidified their place as one of the most unstoppable up-and-coming artists. Now, they have released long-awaited new material in the form of the single, “Oh!” Along with the track comes a high-energy, color-coded music video featuring the skateboarder, photographer and musician Ray Barbee. Read more...
9 artists that Alternative Press editors and writers are listening to right now                                               
9 artists that Alternative Press editors and writers are listening to right now                                               
Every month, Alternative Press writers and editors join forces to share their favorite rising artists. From raucous hardcore to mesmeric bedroom pop to anthemic indie rock and more, we know you are sure to find a new band to love. Your playlists are about to get even better with these additions...

Load More Articles