Topic: Bikini Kill

This Is Your Life: Kathleen Hanna

By Cortney Harding on 09.03.13

Kathleen Hanna has a 20-year-long career of writing smart, incisive, political music, yet she still runs up against the stereotype that she's "that riot grrl chick." If she is, then Dylan was just "th...

In Praise of Moms Who Rock

By Tobi Vail on 05.04.12

I grew up with a rock 'n' roll mama. Even though my dad was the one who played in bands, it was my mom who saw the Beatles (twice!) and the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis, and it was my mom who woke u...

Getting The Band Back Together

By Tobi Vail on 03.30.12

Few things spawn more ire from idealistic fans and music journalists than the rock reunion. Naysayers cynically view the trend as an attempt to cash in on the past. In a recent book interrogating toda...

It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

By Tobi Vail on 02.01.12

When I was 16, Calvin Johnson (K Records) asked me to drum for Beat Happening on their upcoming U.K.tour. I asked my parents if it was OK for me to drop out of high school and go on tour. My dad said...

20 Overlooked LPs from the Grunge Era

By Kevin O'Donnell on 09.27.11

When Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was released in 1991, it changed the face of rock music forever and helped pave the way for road warriors like Pearl Jam (who are celebrating their own 20th an...