Women in Music in Books

A review of some ace reads about women in music, in books. First up Viv Albertine’s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys. Like most great reads, I was recommended this one. Like most recommends, who it was that recommended it is lost to the mists of time. But thank you. I loved this book. I had very little prior knowledge about who Viv was, what happened in punk in London during this period or what women in music were doing during this time. I accept this was poor scholarship on my part. I am duly now on … Continue reading Women in Music in Books

Feminists to the front! Bikini Kill at O2 Academy Brixton

By Reenie Dogface On June 10th, 2019. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to see live a band that shaped so much of who you are as a person, from your appearance to your musical tastes. None have inspired so many as Bikini Kill. They are the archetypal Riot Grrl band, who blend femininity, feminism and punk to inspire millions into political activism and music. After two decades they are back, and while it is joyous to finally see them perform live, it’s just as bittersweet that their feminist lyrics are just as relevant as they were in … Continue reading Feminists to the front! Bikini Kill at O2 Academy Brixton