Though Riot grrrl is often referred to in the past tense, those identifying as female from Portland Ore. C., continue to validate non-normative narratives through their music.
Though female-performed songs about repressive gender norms, equal rights, sex and body positivity can be traced as far back as turn-of-the-century Appalachia (thank you, Carter Family), it wasn’t until ‘60s and ‘70s, with second-wave feminism and artists like Patti Smith, Sioxsie Sioux, and The Raincoats, that “punk feminism” fully actualized.
So, on that note, here are eight current progressive, badass, female-driven punk bands from the region that you need to hear. Tacocat This pop-punk band out of Seattle just got some national attention following the writing of a new theme song for a reboots of the Powerpuff Girls television show, but when it comes to the PNW, Tacocat has ruled for a while.
The group began to get real attention when they signed with Hardly Art Records and released their clever, patriarchy-bashing album NVM in 2014.
That’s not really what it sounds like […]” NOTS – Rat King COMPLETE CRAP – Tomorrow PLAX – Boring Story PREENING – Circular Problem “Face it; you’re old and out of touch.” HUGGY BEAR – Pansy Twist Fred Cole of DEAD MOON in memoriam, comic artist Liz Prince, Finland’s ABORTTI 13, DIAGNOSIS? from Sweden, Cleveland’s PERVERTS AGAIN, Von Beat of the RALPHS from Texas, Australia’s BENT, Germany’s KENNY KENNY OH OH, COMPOSITE from Oakland, OXIDANT from North Carolina, and Japan’s ZAY.
Riot grrrl is the female-driven punk movement that arose during the early-1990s in Washington State in response to pervasive sexism, racism, classism, and homophobia in punk music and greater society.
OXIDANT from North Carolina wax poetic on powerviolence, anxiety, and social power, while Japan’s ZAY talks about defying expectations as a punk supergroup. Xylitol " data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="size-large wp-image-31270" src=" alt="Xylitol" width="465" height="310" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 465px) 100vw, 465px" / Dan’s 2017(ish) faves LIQUIDS – I Killed Donald Trump MOZART – Miserable Adult XYLITOL – Atrocity Man NAKED LIGHTS – Machine ÖTZI – Ghosts Shellshock PERMANENT MAKEUP – Blot Out the Sun THE UNITS -Cannibals KLEENEX – Turn The Table RAINCOATS – Fairytale in the Supermarket THE WHAT FOUR – I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy Dan’s 2017 reissues picks a trip back in time Y PANTS – What Do You Take Me For?
DER STAB – Tracers SCREAMING TREES – Straight Out To Any Place ACE OF CUPS – Stones THE WEEDS – Don’t Close the Door On Me Dan Plays Recently Reviewed DIRTY & HIS FISTS – Heretics GIRLSPERM – Hippies On Cocaine FLESH BAG – I’m Sick RADIATION RISKS – No Is the Way Outro song (RIP Prodigy): COLD WORLD – Cold World First set is an in-depth look at the modern malaise, fashion, capitalism and property and the night MARAUDEUR – Property to Property DENDÖ MARIONETTE – Celebration of Night UT – Sham Shack NICOLE CAMPAU – New Fashion Set two hurts, torments and is but a hellish baby TECHNYCOLOR – Bunker PATSY – Nazis Are So Plain MR WRONG – Baby Stimmen BDs – Teenage Hell LES OLIVENSTEINS – Fier De Ne Rien Faire HEAVY METAL – My Head Hurts Set three eats with Gary Panter, gets rich FLESH WORLD – Problem in the Youth Bulge HOW TO GET RICH IN ROTTERDAM – Dapper Dan GAUCHE!
All t-shirts are or less, all LP and CD bundles are at reduced prices, and EVERY ORDER comes with freebies (buttons, posters, trading cards – while supplies last)! “Most Americans support access to reproductive health care, including abortion; universal health care; and marriage equality and LGBTQ rights.But whatever the Pyranas had in tough, man-eating mystique, the Poodles had in style.The Poodles included Connie Clarksville in their ranks and I believe that Belinda Carlisle (later, of the Go-Go's) must have been operating as a double-agent between the Pyranas and Poodles.This year’s album, Lost Time nerds out over Dana Scully and Horse Grrls, while also coming down hard on rampant gentrification and calling out catcalling.One of the best things about Tacocat is that at live shows, lead singer Emily Nokes has no qualms screaming about UTIs and periods, and often calls out men in the audience who obviously have no idea what they’re in for.