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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution By Sara Marcus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061806360
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - September 28th, 2010

Hindsight is 20/20, and looking back at the RiotGrrl movement of the 90s reveals as many flaws as it does strengths - it was a safe space for women tackling issues of sexuality, violence, and anger during a political period when teenage girl autonomy was the monster lurking under the bed of puritanical America. But only a safe space predominately for girls of a certain type (white, cisgender, straight.) Despite the shortcomings, the DIY culture it sparked continued on, and the doors it opened for women to scream their hearts out into microphones still reverberates today in bands that break the mold that Riotgrrl created. 

 


Review by Sarah C.

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Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 By Lizzy Goodman Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062233103
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 13th, 2018

For readers who remember what it is like to use the click-wheel on a first generation iPod, or watched Gideon Yago on MTV2, this book is for you. Exploring the rise and fall of the post-9/11 indie music scene that grew from the grimy grates of NYC and beyond, the oral history includes vibrant voices like Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, Interpol, and other bands that your cool older sister introduced to you back in middle school.


Review by Sarah C.