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Bikini Kill - 56% 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 - 45% 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

St. Vincent - 29% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Liz Phair - 25% 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

The New Pornographers - 24% 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

The Breeders - 23% 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

Speedy Ortiz - 22% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Quasi - 21% 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

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

Superchunk - 19% 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 Replacements - 19% 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

Babes in Toyland - 18% 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

Huggy Bear - 18% 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

Jenny Lewis - 18% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
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PJ Harvey - 18% match to Sleater-Kinney

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Polly Jean Harvey, 9 October 1969, Yeovil, Somerset, England. Harvey was the daughter of hippie parents who exposed her to art rock artists such as Captain Beefheart and folk singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan at an early age. After growing up on their farm in Dorset and playing saxophone with an eight-piece instrumental group, she wrote her first songs as part of the Polekat Read more


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