At the beginning of this month, Mayor McGinn proclaimed February “Seattle Women Who Rock Month,” recognizing the work of the female musicians who were such a large part of the Seattle grunge music scene. The Mayor’s proclamation recognized that these women have been overshadowed by male-dominated bands and music retrospectives, in addition to their role in making Seattle’s music a part of a cultural phenomenon.
The proclamation came on the heels of the release of “These Streets,” a theatrical play and history project centered around women in the grunge era. These Streets runs at ACT Theatre through March 10, and tickets can be found here.
A blog post from KEXP takes a look at the Seattle women who contributed to Seattle’s music scene in the 1980’s and 1990’s including Goodness, The Gits, Fastbacks, 7 Year Bitch, and Bikini Kill.
KEXP also has posted a big collection of videos from women who rock, check them out!
Happy Women Who Rock Month, Seattle!