Sara Marcus pulls together the loose and distant strands of a cultural force that was part music scene, part movement. Vanity Fair says the book "is not only a historical rockument of the revolutionary ’90s counterculture Riot Grrrl movement, which birthed the DIY feminist punk scene, but also a rousing inspiration for a new generation of empowered rebel girls to strap on guitars and stick it to The Man."
By the time you read this short blurb, Susan Goldman Rubin will probably have written another book. The award-winning author has written 45 books for young people, many of them centered in the arts, some of them exploring Judaica, and some, like this title, both. Kirkus Review says Music Was It is an "impeccably researched and told biography."
César Alvarez ’03 (vocals and guitar), Eric Farber (drum set and objects), Sammy Tunis ’02 (vocals, melodica, and percussion), and Lorenzo Wolff (bass and backup vocals)
Joan Kurland (piano) ’77
Liz Allbee (trumpet and electronics) and Christopher Riggs (guitar) ’07