List of riot grrrl bands

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The following is a list of notable bands associated with riot grrrl from the early 1990s to the present, mainly in the USA and UK.

NB: some of these bands pre-dated the original riot grrrl era (e.g. Frightwig, Fifth Column, Mecca Normal, Scrawl), while others may be more accurately categorised as grunge - see also 'foxcore' - (e.g. L7, Lunachicks, Babes in Toyland, Dickless, Calamity Jane), queercore (e.g. Tribe 8, Team Dresch, The Third Sex, Sta-Prest, The Butchies, The Need), anarcho/hardcore punk (e.g. Spitboy), garage punk (e.g. Red Aunts), post punk/no wave (e.g. Erase Errata), digital hardcore (Lolita Storm) or indiepop (e.g. Angelica).

Other bands did not identify with riot grrrl during its first wave of the early 1990s but became associated via personal and artistic connections (e.g. 7 Year Bitch), or by fans and/or the media due to aesthetic and genre similarities (e.g. Hole, The Gits). On the same basis bands continue to be associated with or self-identify as riot grrrl up to the present day. However, the problematisation of riot grrrl, and of its status as music genre,[1] have led to the label being disputed.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

A list of notable bands that specifically self-identified as riot grrrl during the initial early 1990s period would be extremely small, potentially including only Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Excuse 17 and Emily's Sassy Lime in the US, and Huggy Bear, Linus, Pussycat Trash and Skinned Teen in the UK.

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