Riot Grrrl + History of Rock Women-Style

Check out this great article and lecture video from Vanderbilt University on women in rock and riot grrrl.

Here’s a snippet:

“During the early years of rock ’n’ roll, female performers were held to a different standard than their male counterparts. As a result, they appropriated masculine characteristics in their sound and image to gain acceptance by the mainstream.
 
More than a half-century later, things have come full circle, with women artists now fully embracing – and even subverting – feminine stereotypes.
 
Jen Gunderman, a senior lecturer at Blair School of Music, traced this evolution through slides and sound clips during her Senior Day lecture “Rocking Gender: Stereotype and Subversion Among Female Pop Musicians” May 13 in Wilson Hall.”

From Vanderbilt University’s News Network

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Posted on May 25, 2010, in Pick Guards - Music Analysis and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Riot Grrrl + History of Rock Women-Style.

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