Articles about 'Riot grrrl'

Grrrl, Interrupted

Cazz Blase speaks to DIY icon Karren Ablaze! about her illustrious career as riot grrrl extraordinaire and fanzine pioneer

Cazz Blase // 23 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Who Run The World? Girls!

Jojo Khor, videographer with Who Run The World, talks about the exciting new music company that wants to bring female musicians to the front

Jojo Khor // 25 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Black, proud and punk

Amy Squirrell chats about race, punk and DIY culture with Big Joanie, the all-female, black punk band

Amy Squirrell // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews

New review: The Culture Show

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show‘s Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women’s sex appeal and lingering concerns over...

Holly Combe // 6 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Girls: meet your punk foremothers

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Keep making the work

Sophie Mayer chats on Skype to Sini Anderson, American director of The Punk Singer, recent documentary about Kathleen Hanna

Sophie Mayer // 29 May 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New review: The Punk Singer

With great pleasure I’d like to announce that Sini Anderson’s 2013 documentary The Punk Singer will be screening in selected UK cinemas from Tuesday 13 May to 26 June. Kathleen...

Ania Ostrowska // 13 May 2014

Categories: Blog

The Punk Singer: How to Be a Rebel Girl

Inspired by Sini Anderson's documentary about the original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Sophie Mayer lays out six riotous rules

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New Review: What Kate did next

Kate Nash first entered public consciousness in 2008 with her keyboard led tale of a relationship gone bad, ‘Foundations’. Since then she has taken up the bass guitar and is...

Cazz Blase // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

What Kate did next

Kate Nash first entered public consciousness in 2008 with her keyboard led tale of a relationship gone bad, 'Foundations'. Since then she has taken up the bass guitar and is embracing her inner angry grrrl. Hayley Foster da Silva salutes the punk attitude evident in Girl Talk

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New feature: Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love’s status as an opinionated musician in her own right during her relationship with a high profile male rock star led to bad press and public...

Holly Combe // 27 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love's status as an opinionated musician led to bad press and public scorn. In the 2010s, Pussy Riot's feminist activities have resulted in them actually losing their liberty. Amica Lane considers these different consequences against a backdrop of Riot Grrrl politics and wonders how far we've really moved towards accepting women who rebel on their own terms

Amica Lane //

Categories: Features, Music

A cut above the rest

Although wishing at times for a more personal touch, Hayley Foster da Silva is impressed by the breadth of She Bop, the recently revised and updated third edition of Lucy O'Brien's history of women and the music industry, and is pleased to come away from the book with lots of new information

Hayley Foster da Silva // 31 January 2013

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

New Review: A cut above the rest

In December 2012 Holly wrote about Bristol synth pop act Gaptooth and her explicitly feminist single ‘Ladykillers’, a song that was so strongly worded that some radio stations wouldn’t play...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

New Review: Making a noise about women’s musical history

Hayley Foster da Silva thought she knew a lot about women musicians, but when she read Women Make Noise, a new book edited by Julia Downes, she was pleased to...

Cazz Blase // 11 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Making a noise about women’s musical history

Hayley Foster da Silva thought she knew a lot about women musicians, but when she read Women Make Noise, a new book edited by Julia Downes, she was pleased to discover that there was still a lot to learn and plenty of all-female musical talent to uncover

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Twelve and three quarter hours of free feminist music

Philippa has found a website offering hundreds of free riot grrrl song downloads, and just had to share it!

Philippa Willitts // 7 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Punk, grunge and riot grrrl women: Coming to a venue near you

Next month sees the official cinema release of the music documentary Hit so hard: The life and near death story of Patty Schemel The UK film distributor Peccadillo Pictures acquired...

Cazz Blase // 14 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Le Tigre – Get off the Internet

Le Tigre's call to activists to return to real life protest

Holly Combe // 7 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Helen Love – Formula One Racing Girls

This unusual indie pop track is the debut single by Helen Love, the Swansea punk-pop band. It was released in the summer of 1993. It isn’t very well known, and...

Cazz Blase // 4 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Girl Gang Film Season at the Star and Shadow cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne

This is a guest post by Julia Downes who goes by the moniker even clean hands cause damage as a queer feminist DIY culture organiser based in Newcastle upon Tyne...

Guest Blogger // 29 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: Beth’s back! The return of the Gossip

‘Move in the right direction’ is the second single from the new Gossip album A Joyful Noise Hayley Foster da Silva has reviewed the album and found herself listening to...

Cazz Blase // 22 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Beth’s back! The return of the Gossip

With a new pop album produced in collaboration with hit makers Xenomania, disco punks Gossip are back. While they may have moved on from Standing in the Way of Control, Hayley Foster Da Silva discovers that the band are still very capable of making you dance, and that their new album lives up to its title A Joyful Noise

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Flying the flag for women who rock

Wild Flag are a highly credible all-woman line-up with roots in some of the coolest bands in the last 20 years, but can they cut it live? Lydia Harris checks them out at Camden's Electric Ballroom and discovers that, yes, they absolutely do!

Lydia Harris // 23 February 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

Music paste up: Punk women in Manchester, Riot Grrrl in Russia, and Bradford 1 in 12 club under threat

Those of you who read and enjoyed the Punk Women series may have been wondering about what some or all of the women I interviewed for it have been up...

Cazz Blase // 13 February 2012

Categories: Blog

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