Score: 4.5
From 99 Ratings

Love Is a Mix Tape


  • Author: Rob Sheffield
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3763742 Bytes


“The happiest, saddest, sweetest book about rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever experienced.”—Chuck Klosterman Mix tapes: We all have our favorites. Stick one into a deck, press play, and you’re instantly transported to another time in your life. For Rob Sheffield, that time was one of miraculous love and unbearable grief. A time that spanned seven years, it started when he met the girl of his dreams, and ended when he watched her die in his arms. Using the listings of fifteen of his favorite mix tapes, Rob shows that the power of music to build a bridge between people is stronger than death. You’ll read these words, perhaps surprisingly, with joy in your heart and a song in your head—the one that comes to mind when you think of the l...

Score: 4.5
From 78 Ratings

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl


  • Author: Carrie Brownstein
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 11499558 Bytes


From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. 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. 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. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and...

Riot Grrrl

Riot Grrrl


  • Author : Nadine Käthe Monem
  • Publisher : Black Dog Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822034675561


Riot Grrrl Book Description :

Vivid documentation of the fierce music, renegade art...

Riot Grrrl

Riot Grrrl


  • Author : Jannika Bock
  • Publisher : VDM Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105134419147


Riot Grrrl Book Description :

"We're Bikini Kill. And we want Revolution Girl-style now!!!" In the early 1990s, a female youth movement named Riot Grrrl formed around the feminist punk band Bikini Kill. The band's singer, Kathleen Hanna, became one of the most visible and outspoken activists of Riot Grrrl, which gained momentum particularly in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. Jannika Bock looks at the beginnings of the youth movement and uncovers its reliance on Second Wave feminists and their works. In her analysis she traces Riot Grrrl's double allegiance: its indebtedness to feminism and the (male) punk scene, two seemingly opposing discourses. Culminating in a case study of Biniki Kill and their first CD Jannika Bock demonstrates how Riot Grrrl re-interpreted the pu...

The Riot Grrrl Collection
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Riot Grrrl Collection


  • Author : Lisa Darms
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558619098


The Riot Grrrl Collection Book Description :

Archival material from the 1990s underground movement “preserves a vital history of feminism” (Ann Cvetkovich, author of Depression: A Public Feeling). For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. 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. 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 networ...

The Riot Grrrl Thing

The Riot Grrrl Thing


  • Author : Sara Larsen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-03-30
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1931824800


The Riot Grrrl Thing Book Description :

Poetry. California Interest. Gender Studies. "To read THE RIOT GRRRL THING is to participate in what is, and can only be, the Riot Grrrl Thing--a condition of vivacious unlimiting. The brilliant Sara Larsen knows that thing firsthand; I can only know it imaginatively, linguistically, and in awed recognition of its exuberant, and it would seem ancient, power. Sappho did the Riot Grrrl Thing, and she was not the first, nor will Kathleen Hanna or Janis Joplin or Kathy Acker be the last. Every bad-assed magnificent spirit refusing to serve as amusement or servant does the Riot Grrrl Thing as she rambunctiously plies incessant skepticism and supplies wild altruism. Larsen's book is pissed off, playful, excessive, erudite, and free. Read it and feel the wh...

Writing a Riot

Writing a Riot


  • Author : Rebekah J. Buchanan
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Feminism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1433123916


Writing a Riot Book Description :

Riot grrrls, punk feminists best known for their girl power activism and message, used punk ideologies and the literacy practice of zine-ing to create radical feminist sites of resistance. In what ways did zines document feminism and activism of the 1990s? How did riot grrrls use punk ideologies to participate in DIY sites? In Writing a Riot: Riot Grrl Zines and Feminist Rhetorics, Buchanan argues that zines are a form of literacy participation used to document personal, social, and political values within punk. She examines zine studies as an academic field, how riot grrrls used zines to promote punk feminism, and the ways riot grrrl zines dealt with social justice issues of rape and race. Writing a Riot is the first full-length book that examines r...

The Riot Grrrl Collection
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Riot Grrrl Collection


  • Author : Lisa Darms
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558619098


The Riot Grrrl Collection Book Description :

Archival material from the 1990s underground movement “preserves a vital history of feminism” (Ann Cvetkovich, author of Depression: A Public Feeling). For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. 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. 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 networ...

Music  Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl

Music Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl


  • Author : Diane V. Silverthorne
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501330148


Music Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl Book Description :

Opening with an account of print portraiture facilitating Franz Liszt's celebrity status and concluding with Riot Grrrl's noisy politics of feminism and performance, this interdisciplinary anthology charts the relationship between music and the visual arts from late Romanticism and the birth of modernism to 'postmodernism', while crossing from Western art to the Middle East. Focused on music as a central experience of art and life, these essays scrutinize 'the musicalisation of art' focusing on the visual and performing arts and detailing significant instances of intra-art relations between c. 1840 and the present day. Essays reflect on the aesthetic relationships of music to painting, performance and installation, sound-and- silence, time-and-space....

Girls to the Front
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Girls to the Front


  • Author : Sara Marcus
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-09-28
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062013903


Girls to the Front Book Description :

“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story.” —Village Voice writer Vivian Gornick Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement—the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, altering America’s gender landscape forever. Author Sara Marcus, a music and politics writer for Time Out New York, Slate.com, Pos, and Heeb magazine, interweaves research, interviews, and her own memories as a Riot Grrrl front-liner. Her passionate, sophisticated narrative brilliantly conveys the story of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobi...

An Overview of the Riot Grrrl Movement  Including Bikini Kill  Excuse 17  the Butchies  and Zines

An Overview of the Riot Grrrl Movement Including Bikini Kill Excuse 17 the Butchies and Zines


  • Author : Ellen Marie
  • Publisher : 1770 Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1240199937


An Overview of the Riot Grrrl Movement Including Bikini Kill Excuse 17 the Butchies and Zines Book Description :

This book includes a description of the Riot Grrrl Movement as well as details on bands associated with the movement. Some of the bands included are: Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Excuse 17, Jack Off Jill, Free Kitten, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, L7, Fifth Column, and bands associated with Mr. Lady Records. The book also describes the philosophy of the Riot Grrrl Movement as well as its subculture. This book was created and put into distribution by a team of dedicated editors using open source and proprietary publishing tools. One of the advantages to the way we publish books is that our content is up to date and written by dedicated subject matter experts from all over the world. By adding a layer of screening and curatorial attention to this material,...