Multcolib My Librarian Laural: Revisiting the history of riot grrrl

The Punk Singer
The Punk Singer A Documentary Film About Kathleen Hanna DVD - 2014 DVD 782.42166 PUNK All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 12 copies

Annotation:A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. This wonderful documentary inspired me to make this list.

F 'em!
F 'em! Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls By Baumgardner, Jennifer eBook - 2011 Click here for full text »

Annotation:From Jennifer Baumgardner, one of the leading voices of Third Wave feminism, comes this provocative, thoughtful, often funny collection of essays and interviews including an interview with Riot Grrrls' Kathleen Hanna.

The First Two Records
The First Two Records By Bikini Kill (Musical group) Music CD - 1994 CD Popular BIKINI All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Seminal Riot Grrrl band from the early nineties that started the Riot Grrrl movement. The song Rebel Girl was possibly the movement's theme song.

Annotation:This is an interesting article from Rookie Magazine about the Fale's University Riot Grrl archive with an interview with the archivist Lisa Darms.

Calculated By Heavens to Betsy (Musical group) Music CD - 1994 CD Popular HEAVENSTO Available in some locations

Annotation:Seminal Riot Grrl band from the early nineties-have a listen.

Girls to the Front
Girls to the Front The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution By Marcus, Sara Book - 2010 305.4720973 M3225g 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl--the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s and included incendiary punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile,Heavens to Betsy, and Huggy Bear.

Girl Power
Girl Power The Nineties Revolution in Music By Meltzer, Marisa Book - 2010 781.6408209049 M5288g 2010 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In the early nineties, riot grrrl exploded onto the underground music scene, inspiring girls to pick up an instrument, create fanzines, and become politically active. Rejecting both traditional gender roles and their parents' brand of feminism, riot grrrls celebrated and deconstructed femininity.

Slanted and Enchanted
Slanted and Enchanted The Evolution of Indie Culture By Oakes, Kaya Book - 2009 700.103 O116s 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon.

Cinderella's Big Score
Cinderella's Big Score Women of the Punk and Indie Underground By Raha, Maria Book - 2005 781.66 R147c 2005 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Cinderella's Big Score celebrates the contributions of punk's oft-overlooked female artists, explores the latent--and not so latent--sexism of indie rock, and tells the story of how these women created spaces for themselves in a sometimes limited or exclusionary environment.

Rock She Wrote
Rock She Wrote Book - 1995 781.6609 R682 Available in some locations

Annotation:Brings together music criticism, fan experience, and performers' first person accounts from more that 60 women writers for 1960s to the 1990s.

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This list is to help people discover the history of the riot grrrl movement. Riot grrrl was a radical feminist movement that shook the indie world in the 1990s.

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