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Sleater-Kinney Week – Day 2: Reading and Viewing Supplement

TO CELEBRATE THE RECENT RELEASE OF OUR 33 1/3 ON  DIG ME OUT, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF SLEATER-KINNEY WEEK BY AUTHOR JOVANA BABOVIC!

As I prepared to write about Dig Me Out, I did a lot of background reading about punk, riot grrrl, and popular culture in the 1990s. For readers interested in learning more about the broader cultural context in which Sleater-Kinney formed as a band, I’ve curated a list of books, edited collections, compilations, and documentaries that I found most interesting.

Reading

  • Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (2001)
  • Mark Baumgarten, Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music (2012)
  • Lisa Darms, ed., The Riot Grrrl Collection (2013)
  • Stephen Duncombe, Notes from the Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture (1997)
  • Gina Arnold, Exile in Guyville (2014)
  • Sara Marcus, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (2010)
  • Nadine Monem, ed., Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now! (2007)
  • Alison Piepmeier, Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism (2009)
  • Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose, eds., Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture (1994)
  • Daniel Stinker, We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet, the Collected Interviews (2007)
  • John M. Ulrich and Andrea L. Harris, eds., GenXegesis: Essays on ‘Alternative’ Youth (Sub)Culture (2003)


Viewing

  • Songs for Cassavetes, Justin Mitchell, 2001
  • Don’t Need You, Kerri Koch, 2005
  • From the Back of the Room, Amy Oden, 2011
  • Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC, Abby Moser, 2012
  • GRRRL: 25 Years of Riot Grrrl, Vega Darling, 2013
  • The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson, 2013

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