the runaways

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...
15 metal artists who went solo and blew audiences away even more
15 metal artists who went solo and blew audiences away even more
Whether it’s a less than amicable split with their former band or an unfulfilled urge to pursue a different path of musical creativity, the biggest names in the metal world have tried going solo at one point. However, it takes a certain caliber of artist to hold up a career under their name alone, whether it’s a long-term departure from their status quo or a temporary break to fill a career gap. M
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...
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...
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...
15 punk guitarists of the ’90s who paved the way for the genre’s future
15 punk guitarists of the ’90s who paved the way for the genre’s future
Welcome to Alternative Press’ pick of the 15 best punk guitarists of the ’90s. One notable difference between this list and the other two we’ve compiled is the inclusion of several women. Punk did much to democratize rock ’n’ roll in the ’70s, with many pioneering all-female (the Runaways, the Slits) or mixed-gender lineups (X-Ray Spex, Talking Heads). But only one ’70s female punk guit... Read Mo
30 classic discographies to immerse yourself in while at home
30 classic discographies to immerse yourself in while at home
While everyone is self-isolating, we’re all looking for ways to fill our time. Why not spend it digging into some of the classic bands you’ve always been meaning to learn about but haven’t been able to? With the amount of spare time everyone has, sitting down and listening to an iconic band’s entire discography is completely possible without missing out on anything, so we’re offering up a list of

Load More Articles