Riot grrrl

  1. Olympia's Music Scene Worth $88.3 Million a Year (Report)

    June 09, 2014 1:36 PM EDT Olympia, the capital city of Washington, the birthplace of riot grrl, K Records and a pit stop for Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, generates a pretty staggering amount of money via its historic and historically avant-garde music scene, according to a new ...

  2. JD Samson On NYC's Free Pussy Riot Event, The Riot Grrrl Movement, Band's 'Courage and Strength'

    August 14, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Members of Pussy Riot performing a punk prayer inside a Moscow's Cathedral in protest against Vladimir Putin. This Friday (Aug. 17) a final verdict is expected in the trial of Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, t ...

  3. Carrie Brownstein of 'Portlandia,' Wild Flag & NPR, to Pen Memoir

    April 03, 2012 7:48 AM EDT Carrie Brownstein, the multi-hyphenate of "Portlandia" TV fame, the bands Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney, NPR blogger and more is now somehow finding time to write a memoir for Riverhead Press. The New York Times reports that the indie-roc ...

  4. Maggie Vail Leaves Kill Rock Stars for Nonprofit CASH Music

    October 26, 2011 4:42 PM EDT Maggie Vail, whose name has been virtually synonymous with the Kill Rock Stars label for more than 17 years, has left the company and will be focusing fulltime on CASH Music , a nonprofit "that builds open source digital tools for artists and ...

  5. Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex Singer, Dies at 53

    April 26, 2011 11:30 AM EDT P oly Styrene , the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the band X-Ray Spex , has died at the age of 53. Styrene, whose real name was Marion Elliott-Said, had been suffering from cancer. A statement on the s ...

  6. Oscar Winner Audrey Mars Also Played with Mocket, Bratmobile

    February 27, 2011 11:30 PM EST Another musician won a significant Oscar, but not for anything musical. Audrey Marrs, producer of the Oscar-winning documentary "Inside Job," was keyboardist and bassist for several Pacific Northwest bands associated with the Riot Grrrl ...

  7. Slits Frontwoman Ari Up Dead at 48

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering British punk band the Slits, died Wednesday (Oct. 20), according to Sex Pistols' John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother, delivered the news about the 48-year-old singer ...

  8. The Best Ways To Expose Your Music?

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST What's the best way to get people to listen to your music? For her Monitor Mix blog , Carrie Brownstein at NPR posed the question to a group of industry folks -- musicians, label owners, managers, record store owners, journalists and others . ...

  9. Kill Rock Stars Signs Distribution Deal With Redeye

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Northwest indie label Kill Rock Stars (KRS), which lost its distribution when Touch and Go folded last month, has signed a deal with independent distributor Redeye. KRS will move its catalog, including records by Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, S ...

  10. Rhino Readies 'Stains' For DVD Release

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cult classic rock film "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" will be released on DVD on September 16, thanks to Rhino's new Rock 'N' Roll Cinema Series. The 1981 film stars Diane Lane and Laura Dern as misfit teenage ...

  11. Le Tigre Members Tour Behind New Project

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Le Tigre remains "on a long hiatus," says band member JD Samson, but that hasn't stopped her from teaming up with the group's Johanna Fateman for DJ-based project Men, which launches a month-long club tour tomorrow (Feb. 20) at ...

  12. Update: Kill Rock Stars Founder Jumps To Nonesuch

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Famed indie will downsize, move to New York. Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon is leaving the label for an A&R role at Warner Music Group imprint Nonesuch Records. The indie label will be moving its headquarters from Olympia, Wash.-to New York ...

  13. Sleater-Kinney Going On 'Indefinite Hiatus'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group will play five final shows this summer. Esteemed indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney is going on an indefinite hiatus and has no plans for "future tours or recordings," according to a statement released by its label, Sub Pop. The group ...

  14. Sub Pop Signs Sleater-Kinney

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed to Sub Pop Records and will begin recording its label debut Friday (Nov. 5) with producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Low). Acclaimed indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed to Sub Pop Records ...

  15. Le Tigre Inks With Strummer/Universal

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New album due in late summer. Politically minded rock act Le Tigre has signed with Strummer/Universal, Billboard.biz has learned. Run by former Capitol president Gary Gersh, Strummer/Universal is also home to the Mars Volta, the Rapture, Recover a ...