Founding members of the Riot Grrrl movement, Bratmobile came roaring out of the same early-'90s Olympia, Wash., music scene that spawned, among others, Heavens to Betsy and Bikini Kill, bands that, like Bratmobile, made up for what they lacked in musical prowess with backpacks full of inspiration and attitude. Their mix of punk, politics and feminist outrage encouraged hundreds of girls and young women to form bands, write zines, kick macho jocks in the nuts or otherwise make themselves heard. By the mid-'90s, however, Riot Grrrl had run its course as a cultural phenomenon, and all three bands had broken up. Nowadays, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna drops phat beats in Le Tigre, Heavens to Betsy's Corrin Tucker leads the unapologetically rocking Sleater-Kinney, and Bratmobile ... well, Bratmobile is back with the... More >>>