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Bikini Kill - 83% 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

Bratmobile - 81% match to Sleater-Kinney

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

Huggy Bear - 48% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brighton, England-based three female/two male band at the forefront of the ‘Riot Grrrl’ collective philosophy on female emancipation in the music industry. Riot Grrrl had origins in America, a subversive counter-culture dedicated to ‘cutting the tripwires of alienation that separate girls from boys’. In the UK, Huggy Bear were at the leading edge of this mov Read more

Quasi - 48% 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

Erase Errata - 41% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This all-female indie rock band was formed in 1999 by Jenny Hoyston (vocals/trumpet), Sara Jaffe (guitar), Bianca Sparta (drums) and Ellie Erickson (bass). Based in San Francisco, California, USA, the quartet had already completed work on a demo before choosing their unusual moniker. They made their debut on the Troubleman Unlimited label the following year, releasing a split s Read more

Pretty Girls Make Graves - 38% 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

The Breeders - 35% 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 Raincoats - 31% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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This female outfit epitomized the experimental approach that characterized much of punk’s aftermath on the late 70s UK music scene. The band was formed at Hornsey College of Art, London, in 1976 by Gina Birch (vocals/bass) and Ana Da Silva (vocals/guitar). Augmented by Vicky Aspinall (violin) and manager Shirley O’Loughlin, they were originally joined by Palmolive (b. Read more

L7 - 30% 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

Mirah - 29% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Born Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, Mirah came of age amidst the fervent Pacific Northwest indie rock scene, specifically finding a kindred spirit in Phil Elverum of the Microphones and Mt. Eerie. In 2000, she released her rough-hewn, self-recorded debut, YOU THINK IT’S LIKE THIS BUT IT’S REALLY LIKE THIS. Over the course of the ensuing decade, she would incorporate a wider r Read more

Throwing Muses - 29% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, by Kristin Hersh (7 August 1966, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar), Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/guitar), Elaine Adamedes (bass) and David Narcizo (drums), Throwing Muses added an entirely new perspective to the pop model of the late 80s. The band was formed by step-sisters (who had previously Read more

Babes in Toyland - 27% 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

Liz Phair - 27% 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

Dressy Bessy - 25% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Although they could neatly be classified in the alt pop category, this Denver, Colorado, USA-based trio also exhibit elements of 60s pop. The band formed during October 1997, when Tammy Ealom (vocals/guitar) and Darren Albert (drums) met at a local record store. Albert had recently moved to Colorado from Staten Island, New York, along with his bass player friend, Rob Greene, wh Read more

X-Ray Spex - 24% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the most inventive, original and genuinely exciting bands to appear during the punk era, X-Ray Spex was the brainchild of the colourful Poly Styrene (Marian Joan Elliott, 1957, Brixton, London, England), whose exotic clothes and tooth brace established her as an instant punk icon. With a line-up completed by Lora Logic (b. Susan Whitby, England; saxophone), Jak Airpor Read more


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