Riot Grrrl


How ‘Her Smell’ Summoned the Real Sound of a Fake Iconic Punk Band

The inside story of Something She, the best fictional band in years.


Bikini Kill Are Reuniting

Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Tobi Vail will be joined by guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle for shows in New York and Los Angeles through the late spring.


How Feminist Zine Culture Has Evolved

From Riot Grrrl to a more inclusive and high aesthetic present, a new exhibition shows the changing faces of a century of independent print.


'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Is the Most Intimate Depiction of the Riot Grrrl Pioneers

Guitarist/vocalist Donita Sparks explains the trailblazing feminists' hands on approach to their long-awaited, emotional new documentary.


From Kittie to the White Swan: Mercedes Lander Is Still Here

The former teen metal prodigy-turned-heavy music lifer talks her new band, adulthood, riot grrrl, and touring with Slipknot.


[NSFW] Oneslutriot Makes Work for Our Anti-Capitalist, Feminist Future

The DIY punk scene meets radical feminism in this anonymous multi-disciplinary artist’s work.


Le Tigre Talk Clinton Support, Disabling the Comments, and Secret Feminism in 2016

"It's actually very disturbing to see the unacceptable hate speech emerging from Hillary's critics from the right and from the left."


Kathleen Hanna on Tokenism, Therapy, and Where Riot Grrrl Went Wrong

The leader of The Julie Ruin and Le Tigre sat down with us for a particularly hard-hitting episode of Q&As w/ KTB.


PREMIERE: Skux Emerge With a Riot in Mind on 'The Two Sides of She'

The collaboration between Ayisha Jaffer and The Death Set's Dan Walker is off to a flying start.


With The Julie Ruin, Kathleen Hanna Hits Reset

Hanna's most personal record yet is about "finally being able to write songs about my own personal anger, not just about my political anger," she says. "I've really had to relearn how to exist."


Hunger Makes Us Modern Fans: An Interview with Carrie Brownstein

The Sleater-Kinney guitarist's memoir releases this week so we sat down with the 41 year old legend to talk about her influence, the future, and Young Thug.


Listen to the First Song from Kitten Forever's New Album, '7 Hearts'

The instrument-swappin’, telephone-screamin’, Beyoncé-supportin’ three-piece is ushering in a new wave of Midwestern riot grrrl.