All things riot grrrl and an everyday celebration of women in music. Run by two lovely ladies that can also be found HERE and HERE
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“Lady Gardens is a zine that is the result of my research and polling about female pubic hair maintenance, a response to what felt like an assumption that a bush was reserved only for gnarly women. It is heavily illustrated and contains both scholarly research and more candid commentary from females.”
“Even more than the records, the live experience of that band was so incredibly visceral. Like, I never didn’t cry at their shows. Most of my friends and I would have tears streaming down our faces when they played those songs. It was a really intense time, and they were marking this space for women to say that we are these total natural forces to be reckoned with; we’re sexual beings that are ready to battle for our own territory. There was a sort of cultural battle that took place at their shows, and that’s incredibly dramatic when you’re 20 years old. Everything is heightened to the most dramatic extreme…”
Like all the best bands, a lot of people were rubbed up the wrong way by “Her Jazz” and Huggy Bear/riot grrrl in general. The band demanded that women come to the front at their shows, told men not to violently mosh into them, and urged women to stand up for themselves. Faced with the prospect of female musicians becoming something other than eye candy for them to fawn over, male journalists quickly ushered in a backlash and the whole thing was over before you could say “face it you’re old and out of touch.”
There are a lot of reasons why you may have missed out on Sleater-Kinney, one of the greatest rock bands of the past two decades: Maybe you were too young, or too old. Perhaps you just weren’t on the same page, or the right place, or the appropriate state of mind. You were doing something else; it’s okay. Here’s your chance to catch up! All songs appear in reverse-chronological order. When you’re done with this, you can weep about the fact that you may never get to see these women in concert.
Sleater-Kinney “Turn It On” The Fox / Wilderness / What’s Mine Is Yours / Jumpers / Oh! / Light Rail Coyote / Step Aside / Sympathy / The Ballad of a Ladyman / You’re No Rock N Roll Fun / Start Together / Hot Rock / Burn, Don’t Freeze! / Get Up / One Song For You / Dig Me Out / One More Hour / Turn It On / Words + Guitar / Little Babies / Good Things / Call The Doctor / Anonymous / I Wanna Be Yr Joey Ramone / How To Play Dead