In this (the very first!) installment of “Read Band Books,” the Riot Grrrl movement takes center stage. Whether or not you’re familiar with Riot Grrrl culture, these gems will expose you to the ways of the feminist punk pioneers that shaped the movement:
Read this to familiarize yourself with the origins of the movement and to explore how Riot Grrrls first began fighting sexism and harassment at punk shows in the ‘90s.
Read this memoir to experience Carrie Brownstein’s personal account of the turbulence and passion of the Riot Grrrl Movement and her involvement in it as part of her band, Sleater-Kinney.
Read this for primary source material from the original Riot Grrrl zines, flyers, and artwork that helped to spread this feminist revolution.