The Riot Grrrl CollectionThe Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - While feminist bands like bikini kill and Bratmobile fought for their place in a male-dominated punk scene, their members and fans developed an extensive DIY network of activism and support. The riot grrrl collection reproduces a sampling of the original zines, posters, and printed matter for the first time since their initial distribution in the 1980s and '90s, and includes an original essay by Johanna Fateman and an introduction by Lisa Darms.
For the past two decades, young women and men have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. Feminist Press. Against the backdrop of the culture wars and before the rise of the Internet or desktop publishing, the zine and music culture of the Riot Grrrl movement empowered young women across the country to speak out against sexism and oppression, creating a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women's movement.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A MemoirRiverhead Books #ad - Before carrie brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Along the way, brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.
Accessibly raw, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, honest and heartfelt, a born performer and an outsider, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll. Hunger makes me a modern girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir #ad - With sleater-kinney, brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “america’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.
Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. Riverhead Books. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage.
Girl in a Band: A MemoirDey Street Books #ad - Dey street Books. New york times bestsellerkim gordon, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, marriage, independence, fashion icon, of music, and role model for a generation of women, motherhood, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, founding member of Sonic Youth, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.
Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. But at its core, music, art career, girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.
Girl in a Band: A Memoir #ad - The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. Feminist Press. Telling the story of her family, her marriage, the men in her life, her music, her move to New York City, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, and her band, her relationship with her daughter, her life in visual art, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir.
Gordon takes us back to the lost new york of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. Riverhead Books.
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of PunkGrove Press #ad - . Dey street Books. This 20th anniversary edition features new photos and an afterword by the authors. Utterly and shamelessly sensational. Newsday Feminist Press. Iggy pop, richard hell, the ramones, and scores of other punk figures lend their voices to this decisive account of that explosive era. Grove Press.
Resounds with authenticity. The new york timesno volume serves juicier dish on punk’s New York birth. Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time. Time out new yorklurid, disorderly, sometimes gross, funny, insolent, sometimes mean and occasionally touching . Tales of sex, drugs and music that will make you wish you’d been there.
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk #ad - Rolling stonea contemporary classic, Please Kill Me is the definitive oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements. Riverhead Books.
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991Back Bay Books #ad - Little Brown and Company. Dey street Books. This sweeping chronicle of music, drugs, politics, fear, loathing, and faith has been recognized as an indie rock classic in its own right. Feminist Press. Among the bands profiled: mission of burma, the minutemen, butthole surfers, Beat Happening, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Big Black, Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, Mudhoney, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr.
Riverhead Books. Grove Press. This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives reenergized American rock with punk rock's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, labels, and immensely influential.
Just KidsEcco #ad - Riverhead Books. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, art, rock and roll, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. Scrappy, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, committed to create, romantic, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.
Just kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Little Brown and Company. Winner of the national book award it was the summer coltrane died, devotion, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, and initiation.
Just Kids #ad - Ecco Press. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max’s Kansas City, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-Second Street, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. Grove Press. Dey street Books. Patti smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography.
Feminist Press. It serves as a salute to new York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists’ ascent, a prelude to fame.
We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political MovementPublicAffairs #ad - Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces. But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business.
Planned parenthood is under sustained attack, both on- and offline, and vicious attacks on women, women are still paid 77 percent-or less-of the man's dollar, are utterly routine. Andi zeisler, draws on more than twenty years' experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, watered down, a founding editor of Bitch Media, and turned into a gyratory media trend.
We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement #ad - Ecco Press. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Grove Press. Little Brown and Company. Publicaffairs. Feminism has hit the big time. Riverhead Books.
Witty, we were feminists once is the story of how we let this happen, fearless, and unflinching, and how we can amplify feminism's real purpose and power.
The Punk SingerMPI HOME VIDEO 28929872 #ad - Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with hanna and those who were part of the scene, including music legends Joan Jett and Adam Horowitz, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
Shrink-wrapped. Grove Press. Dey street Books. While her critics wished she would just shut up, her fans hoped she never would. Riverhead Books. In so doing she became both one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons and a cultural lightning rod. Feminist Press. So when in 2005 Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why.
The Punk Singer #ad - Kathleen hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. Publicaffairs. Ecco Press. Little Brown and Company.
Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out 33 1/3Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Dey street Books. Bloomsbury Academic. Little Brown and Company. Feminist Press. Grove Press. Dig me out was the band's third studio album, but the first one written and recoded with Weiss. The only instance where the band didn't have to put up much of a fight was when it came to their fans. Publicaffairs. Sleater-kinney's 1997 album dig me out is built on corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein's competing guitars, and layered vocals that teeter between an urgent, Janet Weiss's muscular rhythms, banshee-like vibrato and a lower accompaniment.
It inaugurated sleater-Kinney into a lineup that would span its two-decade career. This 33 1/3 follows the narrative of dig Me Out from its inception in Olympia to its recording in Seattle and its reception across the United States. The acclaim sleater-kinney received from their listeners in the late 1990s, and continue to receive today, speaks to a need for icons who challenged normative notions of culture and gender.
Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out 33 1/3 #ad - It's anchored in a short period of time – roughly from mid-1996 to mid-1998 – but it encompasses a series of battles over meaning that continued to preoccupy Sleater-Kinney in the coming decades. Shrink-wrapped. Ecco Press. Riverhead Books.
Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy RiotUniversity of Texas Press #ad - In revenge of the she-punks, she probes four themes—identity, love, money, and protest—to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. With her visceral style, history, goldman blends interviews, and her personal experience as one of Britain’s first female music writers in a book that reads like a vivid documentary of a genre defined by dismantling boundaries.
Little Brown and Company. A discussion of the patti smith song “Free Money, ” for example, opens with Goldman on a shopping spree with Smith. As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. Riverhead Books. Tamar-kali, describes the influence of her gullah ancestors on her music, while the late Poly Styrene's daughter reflects on why her Somali-Scots-Irish mother wrote the 1978 punk anthem “Identity, whose name pays homage to a Hindu goddess, ” with the refrain “Identity is the crisis you can't see.
Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot #ad - Other strands feature artists from farther afield including in Colombia and Indonesia and genre-busting revolutionaries such as Grace Jones, who wasn't exclusively punk but clearly influenced the movement while absorbing its liberating audacity. Bloomsbury Academic. Dey street Books. Ecco Press. Shrink-wrapped.