I’ve been doing some research and have found some interesting articles and blogs to read. So, if you’re interested in doing more research on the Riot Grrrl genre and strong women performers, here are some links to guide you:
Kate Nash’s Girl Gang: the online community for today’s riot grrrls
This article written by Kate Nash, talks about how Tumblr and the internet have become “the teenage girls bedroom wall,” a place to express yourself. I think it’s interesting to see the impact of the internet and how it has become a new soundboard facilitating a more pro feminist scene.
She states, “We’ve realised the power of the internet, and the strength in working together.”
Latinas Are Leading The Riot Grrrl Revival
This article talks about how the Riot Grrrl movement and how Latina women have embraced and utilized the Internets connection through their use of Facebook groups to create a new Riot Grrrl revival and as a place to create a collective community. Pretty cool!!!
Why Alanis still matters
I’m a huge fan of Alanis, and seeing her inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame was a proud moment. This article talks about how Alanis’ music has truly stood the test of time. The article states, “The reason it’s important to recognize Morissette in 2015 is that, 20 years on, we can fully appreciate Jagged Little Pill’s legacy. Its wildly successful blend of Riot Grrrl feminism and pop hooks announced to the music industry—in that distinctive husky screech—that there was a mass market for female singer-songwriters.“Jagged Little Pill, is one of my favourite albums so finally seeing her inducted was an important moment for the rest of those she influenced and continues to influence. “Morissette is widely credited for helping to open the floodgates, ushering in a generation of mainstream female artists who sang about love very differently from Mariah Carey and Céline Dion. She paved the way for Fiona Apple, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne and Pink, many of whom cite her as a direct influence.” Amen to that. Check it out.
And if you’re not familiar with her, you should definitely check out her recent performance at the Hamilton Junos.
Alanis Morissette “Uninvited”, “You Oughta Know” & “Thank You” – Live at The 2015 JUNO Awards