BitchTapes: LA Woman

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I grew up on punk and alternative music and given that my introduction to feminism came from Riot Grrrl, I was strongly attracted to woman-fronted bands and so many great bands came out of Los Angeles, including X. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I would seek out music that sounded more like the Los Angeles that reflected my upbringing and my community, which was predominantly Latino. Los Angeles' Los Abandoned was my gateway drug. 

For the Maps & Legends issue of Bitch, I wrote about of my favorite LA bands in an article called “Riffs of Passage—Three L.A. bands with more than music on their mind.” Here's a mixtape to accompany that article.


LA Woman from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.


Ice El Hielo - La Santa Cecilia

Wargasm - L7

Me Quieren En Chile - Los Abandoned 

We Got the Beat - The Go-Go's 

Bloodletting - Concrete Blonde 

Illegal En Estyle - Pilar Diaz

Violent Girl - The Bags 

Imaginaries - Quetzal 

Fade Into You - Mazzy Star 

Cherry Bomb - The Runaways 

La Bamba Rebelde - Las Cafeteras 

Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not - X 


by Tina Vasquez
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Tina Vasquez is a writer and editor from the Los Angeles area. Follow her on Twitter @TheTinaVasquez.

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