Editors' pick

Girls to the Front


Editorial Review

It's hard to imagine a musical movement today being as strictly underground while making as much of an impact as Riot Grrrl did in the '90s. From Bikini Kill's self-released "Revolution Girl Style Now!" cassette to the breakthrough success of Sleater-Kinney, the movement helped bring gender equality to the male-dominated punk rock scene. Sara Marcus's new book, "Girls to the Front," chronicles the vibrant period, and she'll talk about it with D.C.'s own punk archivist, Mark Andersen. There will also be performances by bands such as Trophy Wife and the Gift that carry on the genre's legacy.