We’re entering a time of ’90s nostalgia….and that means plenty of Riot Grrrl recapping. You know, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Team Dresch, Bratmobile, ect. But what about now? Where have all the grrrls gone? Who’s out there raising hell, standing up, refusing to be silent? Where can you find powerful female role models, speaking up for their rights, breaking the mold and doing things outside the box in 2011?
Well, thanks to the magic of tagging on Band Camp, I have found a few artists that I think carry the torch for Grrrls of the 21st Century. I am happy to introduce to you: The Cathy Santonies, QueenBee, Catherine Elms, the ovens, Räuberhöhle, Doll Fight!, Demimonde Slumber Party, and Lipstick Homicide.
Revolution Grrrl Style NOW!
If you can’t see their music players below, that means you don’t have Flash. Just click on their names for direct links to their tunes.
Photo via here.
Ahh! My lips are unsealed!
Ok. Calm down. It’s not like I have been wanting to see The Go-Gos on tour since high-school or anything….
Dreams do come true! And they are coming to Seattle!
So, in case you are not “in the know” yet, for The Go-Gos’ 30th anniversary of “Beauty And The Beat” they will be touring, releasing a special hot pink, limited edition vinyl, and just radiating general awesome all around. Plus, they are getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! About time!
This summer The Go-Gos will revisit all their hits for a new generation to “get the beat.” Speaking of this new generation, they are also involved in Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, featuring music and education workshops, much like Girls Rock Camps. If it wasn’t for groups like The Go-Gos, I may never have realized that I myself could pick up a guitar and make my voice heard. I owe much of my personal persona and guitar antics to Jane Wiedlin.
The Go-Go’s (Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin and Kathy Valentine) carry on the tradition of women in rock, both past and present. They pioneered catchy, surfy, and fun-loving rock n’ roll, with style and sass in the 1980s. Now, amidst all the current ’80s nostalgia, it is a pleasure to see them reuniting to tour.
Stay tuned via their website for more tour dates, special VIP packages, and when you can buy a vinyl reissue of “Beauty and the Beat.”
Tour Dates below:
|05/29/11||Hershey, PA||Hershey Theater|
|06/01/11||Morristown, NJ||Community Theater at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts|
|06/03/11||New York, NY||Irving Plaza|
|06/04/11||Atlantic City, NJ||House of Blues|
|06/05/11||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods|
|06/07/11||Westbury, NY||Theater at Westbury|
|06/09/11||Boston, MA||Bank of America Pavilion (w/ the B-52s)|
|06/10/11||Vienna, VA||Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Filene Center|
|06/11/11||Orlando, FL||Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage|
|06/14/11||Apple Valley, MN||Zoo Amphitheater|
|06/16/11||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theater (w/ the B-52s)|
|06/17/11||Highland Park, IL||Ravinia Festival (w/ the B-52s)|
|06/18/11||Kettering, OH||Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)|
|8/12/11||Vancouver, BC||Commodore Ballroom|
|8/13/11||Portland, OR||Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre|
|8/14/11||Seattle, WA||Woodland Park Zoo|
|8/16/11||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore|
|8/17/11||Los Angeles, CA||The Greek Theater|
|8/20/11||Temecula, CA||Pechanga Resort & Casino|
|8/24/11||Denver, CO||Ogden Theater|
|8/26/11||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|8/27/11||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|8/28/11||Austin, TX||Paramount Theater|
It’s yucky outside. Many of us are stuck indoors (or prefer it over going out in the chilly temperatures and/or rain here in Seattle.) It’s why we have so many book stores and coffee houses! Warmth and liquid motivation. So what better way to pass the time than to read about some of your favorite rockers!
There have been quite a few new memoirs released by my favorite Jukebox Heroines. Here are the latest, plus three re-releases with extra material.
Pat Benatar – Between A Heart & A Rock Place
Belinda Carlisle – Lips Unsealed: A Memoir
Cherry Vanilla – Lick Me: How I Became Chery Vanilla
Cherie Currie – Neon Angel: A Memoir Of A Runaway
Tina Turner – I, Tina: My Life’s Story
Loretta Lynn – Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter