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Babes in Toyland - 100% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hardcore rock trio spearheaded a new wave of US female bands at the turn of the 90s. Their origins can be traced back to 1987, when Kat Bjelland (Katherine Bjelland, 8 December 1963, Salem, Oregon, USA; vocals/guitar) moved to Minneapolis. Previously, she had played in a band, Sugar Baby Doll, with Courtney Love (later of Hole) and Jennifer Finch (later of L7) in San Fr Read more

Lunachicks - 65% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Legend has it that New York’s Lunachicks were rescued from a life of street gangs, drinking, idolatry and terrorism against humanity by being discovered by Sonic Youth, who recommended the all-female band to Blast First Records so vociferously that the Lunachicks’ 1990 debut, Babysitters On Acid, was barely recorded before it was let loose upon an unsuspecting public. Read more

Hole - 58% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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US alternative rock band fronted by the effervescent Courtney Love (Courtney Michelle Harrison, 9 July 1964, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals/guitar). An ex-stripper and actress, who had minor roles in Alex Cox’s Sid And Nancy and Straight To Hell, and participated in formative line-ups of Babes In Toyland and Faith No More in an incarnation that only reached the Read more

Betty Blowtorch - 55% match to L7

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hard rocking US band was formed in Los Angeles, California by Bianca Butthole (Bianca Halstead, 5 May 1965, d. 15 December 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; vocals/bass), who along with future Betty Blowtorch guitarist Sharon Needles played in the early 90s outfit, Butt Trumpet. This group issued a lone album, 1994’s Primitive Enema, for the Chrysalis Records. But Read more

Bikini Kill - 51% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Pioneers of the 90s radical feminist musical movement named Riot Grrrl, USA’s Bikini Kill were widely perceived to be the transatlantic cousins of UK band Huggy Bear - an impression confirmed when they joined that band for a 1993 shared album that was one of the movement’s most celebrated documents. Hailing from Olympia, Washington, and featuring the haranguing voice Read more

Mudhoney - 39% match to L7

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mudhoney, forged from a host of hobbyist bands, could lay claim to the accolade ‘godfathers of grunge’ more legitimately than most - whether or not they desired that title. The band, named after a movie by cult US film director Russ Meyer, was formed in Seattle at the start of 1988 by Mark Arm (Mark Thomas McLaughlin, 21 February 1962, California, USA; vocals), Ste Read more

Bratmobile - 37% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bratmobile, comprising Erin Smith (guitar), Molly Neuman (Washington, DC, USA; drums) and Allison Wolfe (b. 9 November 1969, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; vocals), was formed by a trio of veteran US fanzine producers in the early 90s. The female members had previously published Girl Germs, a pioneering organ that helped to spearhead the Riot Grrrl movement, while the Washington-b Read more

Veruca Salt - 34% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chicago, Illinois, USA-based indie rock quartet formed in 1992 around singer/guitarists Nina Gordon (Nina Rachel Shapiro Gordon, 14 November 1967, USA) and Louise Post (b. Louise Lightner Post, 7 December 1966, St. Louis, Missouri, USA), eventually joined by bass player Steve Lack and Gordon’s brother, drummer Jim Shapiro (b. 19 March 1965, USA). ‘We started off pl Read more

The Gits - 25% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sleater-Kinney - 23% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This potent feminist punk rock band was formed in 1994 in Olympia, Washington, by Carrie Brownstein (27 September 1974, USA; guitar/vocals) and Corin Tucker (b. 9 November 1972, Eugene, Oregon, USA; guitar/vocals). Tucker had previously played in the Heavens To Betsy, who only released one album but were an integral part of the radical feminist ‘riot-grrrl’ movemen Read more

Screaming Trees - 21% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A hard-drinking rock band from the rural community of Ellensburg, near Seattle, USA, the Screaming Trees blended 60s music (the Beach Boys being an obvious reference point) with psychotic, pure punk rage. Not to be confused with the Sheffield, England synthesizer band of the same name who were also operational in the mid-80s, brothers Gary Lee Conner (22 August 1962, Fort Ir Read more

The Distillers - 20% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Guitarist/vocalist Brody Dalle (Melbourne, Australia) paid her dues on the local punk rock circuit with an obscure band, Sourpuss, before relocating to America in 1998. Shortly after arriving, she found a kindred spirit in Detroit, Michigan-based guitarist Rose Casper. Soon thereafter, the other pieces to the Distillers puzzle neatly fell into place, as Kim ‘Chi’ F Read more

The Breeders - 19% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Restless with her subordinate role in Boston, USA guitar band Pixies, bass player Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; guitar, vocals, synthesizers) forged this spin-off project with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The name Breeders, a derogatory term used by homosexuals to describe heterosexuals, Read more

The Donnas - 19% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The adoption of a shared moniker clearly alludes to a Ramones influence, but this all-female four-piece band from Palo Alto, Northern California, USA can also lay claim to influences ranging from AC/DC, Kiss and a whole host of other big-haired arena rockers. Donna A (Brett Anderson, 1979, California, USA; vocals), Donna C (b. Torrance Castellano, 1979, California, USA; drum Read more

Le Tigre - 18% match to L7

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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In the wake of Bikini Kill’s split during the late 90s, singer-songwriter Kathleen Hanna took little time to get back in the ‘Riot Grrrl’ ring with Julie Ruin, and soon afterwards, Le Tigre. While the former project proved to be a one-off, Le Tigre was a more permanent and exciting proposition which applied electronica’s cut-and-paste aesthetic to the raw pu Read more


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