The following is a list of notable bands associated with riot grrrl from the early 1990s to the present, mainly in the USA and UK.
With Sleater-Kinney, Babes in Toyland and L7 all back in action, we look back at the life and legacy of punk’s great feminist movement.
CD Version of the First Two Records
Bikini Kill were pioneers of the riot grrrl movement.
While grunge music ruled the beginning part of the 1990s, another underground feminist hardcore punk movement emerged. Known as riot grrrl, the music emerged from Washington D.C. and spread to the Northwest, in particular Olympia, Wash. and Portland. Melding indie rock with the aforementioned punk, the topic most riot grrrl bands tackled was feminism.
Riot-grrrl's righteous indignation of sloganeering politics produced a run of raucous, rocking records.
Sub Pop Records reissued the remastered catalog of the acclaimed American rock band, Sleater-Kinney on October 21st 2014.
Sleater-Kinney is another band that greatly influenced the riot grrrl scene.
In honor of the possibly most empowering musical collaboration ever, we compiled a list of our top 5 essential Riot Grrrl bands.
In celebration of the "Are you a Riot Grrrl?" story in the latest issue of Fem, I thought it would be pretty neat to compile a list of truly great riot grrrl songs to get all your DIY juices flowing. What makes an unforgettable riot grrrl song you ask?
Bratmobile - Cool Schmool - from the album "Pottymouth"
Bratmobile was a first-generation riot grrrl band.