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Coffee Break: The Women of 90s Alternative -

Coffee Break: The Women of 90s Alternative

Bikini Kill
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by Jill Riley and Rachel Frances

March 16, 2023

The 1990s were a very formative time for rock music. Genres like grunge and punk-rock became mainstream, and women moved their way to the forefront. Bands such as Hole, Sonic Youth, Bikini Kill, and Garbage proved that women can be rockstars. It was the Lilith Fair generation and singer-songwriters like Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, and PJ Harvey were making a name for themselves. These influential women helped create the soundtrack of the 90s and paved the way for future generations of female artists.

For today’s 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from women of 90s alternative?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs Played:
Tracy Bonham – Mother Mother
Garbage – Stupid Girl
PJ Harvey – Down by the Water
L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
Liz Phair – Never Said
K’s Choice – Not an Addict