10 Great Books about Music by Female Writers

Sara Marcus, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

There was no more vivid demonstration of the ongoing interest in riot grrrl culture than the launch of this book at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn last year. We were lucky enough to get there early and get a seat at the bar; by the time author Sara Marcus got up to speak, the place was so packed that you could quite literally barely move a muscle. The book itself has enjoyed similar interest and acclaim, its exhaustively researched and vividly recounted history of the riot grrrl movement earning a string of good reviews and the wholehearted support of one Kathleen Hanna.