Throwback Thursday: Riot Grrrl Movement!

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About a year ago I wrote an article for Fickle Magazine on the riot grrrl movement and how it still affects my life 20 years later. The movement came about in the mid 80s, and began with the feminist ideals that girls could be punk rockers too. Bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and other all girl groups from the Pacific Northwest and Washington, DC made this movement famous by taking back the power that girls held in the world of underground music. Eventually in the 90s this aesthetic turned more toward the grunge era with bands like Babes in Toyland and Hole, but still retaining the “riot grrrl” punk sound. However, they weren’t involved in the actual movement itself, a common misconception. Yeah, riot grrrls aren’t over.

Not only did the riot grrrl era include music but zines and printed publications played a huge part in getting the world out there. Self published works that praised more local scenes and encouraged the whole DIY attitude. Girls doing it for themselves. Last week one of the Facebook fans wanted to see a post on riot grrrls so here we are!

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MY SO CALLED 90’z ALT ROCK MIXTAPE via Killed By Synth

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It’s time for a new mixtape for the week and this one comes from Vanessa aka. Killed by Synth, an LA DJ with a passion for 90s music! Here is some info from V on this week’s mix:

“I’m a Los Angeles based dj and the 90’s are one of my fave decades for music. It’s always been prominent in my sound as a dj. So, I wanted to take a stab at doing an all 90’s Alternative Rock mixtape. Since I live for throwback remixes, I wanted to spice it up by accenting it with some cool remix versions of my fave tracks. Simply put — I wanted to showcase 90’s Alt Rock hits mixed and remixed. “

1. Nirvana – Lounge Act (z trip remix)

2. Hole- Celebrity Skin (Divide & Kreate remix)

3. Bikini Kill – New Radio

4. The Cardigans – Favourite Game

5. Beck – New Pollution

6. Elastica – The Connection

7. Garbage – Special

8. L7 – Pretend That We’re Dead (Phlipmode edit)

9. Republica – Ready To Go

10. Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

11. Julie Ruin – V.G.I

12. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

13. Weezer – Buddy Holly (Clubbed Out mix)

14. Blur – Song 2 (Mystique&Amro remix)

15. Nirvana – Rape Me (Jono Cary remix)

16. Breeders – Cannonball (Nhan & Taan remix)

17. Veruca Salt – Seether

18. Placebo – Every You, Every Me

19. No Doubt – End It On This

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Mother’s Day: Grunge Edition

Since today is Mother’s Day I thought it only fitting to profile some of the mothers of the grunge era. Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, and Kat Bjelland are all mothers from the times that I hold so dear.

Kat Bjelland and her son Henry

Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and their daughter Coco.

I also want to give a shout out to my mom! Thanks so much for being you and inspiring me to be the person I am today.

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