LA based band L7 crashed into the music scene in 1985 and led the Riot Grrrl movement of the ’90s. Riot Grrrl is an underground feminist, hardcore punk genre out of the Pacific Northwest. Bands of the movement often wrote about issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality and empowerment. Many bands that come out of this subculture credit L7 as being their main influence. Fans have come to know and love the heavy, catchy, riff-oriented guitar grind and growly lyrics of this iconic band.
The name L7 refers to the 1950’s slang term for “square,” the total opposite of what the band embodies. L7 does more than sing – they have also starred in John Water’s “Serial Mom,” and “The Beauty Process,” directed by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic. All while forming Rock for Choice, a women’s rights group supported by bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
L7 is bringing their in-your-face, kickass show to The House of Blues in Houston, Texas on July 15.