Feisty, fun and ferocious, all-female quartet The Red Stains have been kicking up a storm on Manchester's DIY scene with their no-nonsense take on postpunk, glam, new wave and riot grrrl
. Their sound is ramshackle, meandering and determinedly lo-fi - but, proving that charm will always overcome technical prowess, it's hard not to be seduced by theirfreewheeling, girl-gang energy.
Moors and Cyrus chose to echo the slogan-centric methods of feminist groups like Femen, Riot Grrrl
and Guerrilla Girls, "women who fight for their freedom but put their physical body in harm's way to achieve the goal," said the director, who clarified that a French phrase in the video translates to "the flesh heroism."
While L7 didn't quite fall under the hyper-politicized riot grrrl
banner of their contemporaries, their very existence--as a four-woman hard rock band in the dude-heavy grunge era--felt like an intensely radical act.
Brave New Words is hosting a special diva themed edition of its legendary monthly open mic night and, from Monday, April 22 to 27, The Stove Cafe is being made over into The Riot Grrrl
Studio, paying homage to the iconic movement.
Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl
. (Black Dog & Leventhal, $35, 416 pages, ISBN 9780316558877).
The "Riot Grrrl
Manifesto," published in a zine put out by feminist punk band Bikini Kill in 1991, plainly stated the case for reclaiming the word: "BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak."
Keen lovers of DIY and the Riot Grrrl
scene, they met at a house party and formed the band, despite two of them having never played instruments before.
With Paul's ability to consciously change appearance and gender, these interlope into as many subsets of queer culture, college life, and one night stands as are available, all while demonstrating their inexhaustible knowledge of riot grrrl
music and running fashion commentary.
When a spirited new girl moves to town and the Big Man on Campus tries to shut her down, Viv looks through the Riot Grrrl
box of keepsakes her mom has hidden and decides enough is enough.
TUESDAY KATE NASH The 21st century riot grrrl
and star of the hit US series Glow comes to Edinburgh's Queen's Hall.
pioneer Kathleen Hanna is in her Manhattan apartment looking at the Empire State Building through the bars of her window, which is kind of a metaphor for what the former Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman has gone through.
Goulding (2015) notes, "Asian American grrrls and other women of color have a rich history of zine-making; however, their contributions have been less emphasized in both scholarly literature and the larger Riot Grrrl