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Bikini Kill - 50% match to Sleater-Kinney

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

Le Tigre - 46% match to Sleater-Kinney

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

St. Vincent - 28% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Quasi - 24% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The members of US indie rockers Quasi are probably better known for the other bands/artists that they have performed with. Janet Weiss (24 September 1965, Hollywood, California, USA; drums) also plays with Sleater-Kinney, while Sam Coomes (vocals, guitar, keyboards) has played with Built To Spill, Heatmiser and Elliott Smith’s band. Formed during the early 90s in Portla Read more

Babes in Toyland - 22% match to Sleater-Kinney

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

L7 - 22% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Guitarist/vocalists Donita Sparks (8 April 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Suzi Gardner (b. 1 August 1960, Sacramento, California, USA) formed L7 in 1985, linking with Jennifer Finch (b. 5 August 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass/vocals, ex-Sugar Baby Doll) and trying several drummers, finally finding Demetra ‘Dee’ Plakas (b. 9 November 1960, Chicago, Illi Read more

The Breeders - 21% match to Sleater-Kinney

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 Replacements - 21% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop punk band was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1979, with Paul Westerberg (31 December 1959, Minneapolis, USA; guitar/vocals), Tommy Stinson (b. Thomas Eugene Stinson, 6 October 1966, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; bass), Bob Stinson (b. Robert Neil Stinson, 17 December 1959, Mound, Minnesota, USA, d. 18 February 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar) and Read more

Liz Phair - 20% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 April 1967, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Phair was brought up in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Illinois, by her adoptive father (a physician) and mother (an art teacher). It was a perfectly happy childhood, during which she befriended the actress Julia Roberts (a friendship later recounted in the song ‘Chopsticks’). Her first love was art, but at Oberlin College Read more

Pretty Girls Make Graves - 20% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Seattle, USA rock scene had become a ghost of its formal self by the late 90s, but several new bands from the area began to put it back on track in the early twenty-first century, notably Vendetta Red and Pretty Girls Make Graves. Specializing in punk sounds of yesteryear, Pretty Girls Make Graves was formed by Andrea Zollo (vocals), Jason Clark (guitar), Nathen Thelen (gui Read more

Pavement - 19% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Darlings of the 90s US independent scene, Pavement were formed in 1989 in Stockton, California, USA, by college drop-outs Stephen Malkmus (30 May 1966, Santa Monica, California, USA; vocals/guitar) and Scott ‘Spiral Stairs’ Kannberg (guitar). Later they extended to a five-piece by adding Gary Young (b. 3 May 1954, Mamaroneck, New York, USA; percussion), a venerable Read more

Built To Spill - 18% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An alternative rock trio formed in Boise, Idaho, USA, Built To Spill developed a considerable reputation for their energetic performances, strong songwriting and frenetic musicianship for a variety of independent labels before making the move to Warner Brothers Records in the mid-90s. Long-standing fans were divided about this development, though most were pleased that this tal Read more

Rilo Kiley - 18% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Former child actors Blake Sennett (22 September 1976, San Diego, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and Jenny Lewis (b. 8 January 1976, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals, guitar, keyboards), the two main songwriters in US indie pop outfit Rilo Kiley, initially met in the mid-90s in their native Los Angeles. After a few false starts the two began collaborating together and in 1998 Read more

Superchunk - 18% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Superchunk, formed in North Carolina, USA, are an energetic, prolific pop punk band who faced first acclaim and then derision as a reaction to the number of Hüsker Dü -influenced outfits of that time. Laura Ballance (22 February 1968; bass), Jim Wilbur (b. 22 December 1966, New London, Connecticut, USA; guitar), Jon Wurster (b. 31 October 1966; drums) and Ralph  Read more

The New Pornographers - 17% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This upbeat, harmony drenched indie group began to take shape when multi-instrumentalist A.C. Newman (Allan Carl Newman, 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), Daniel Bejar (b. 1972, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Neko Case (b. 8 September 1970, Alexandria, Virginia, USA; vocals) took their respective musical projects – Zumpano, Destroyer a Read more


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