Dedicated to the pioneering women who made music during the late 1980’s 1990’s. And the bands of today they inspired Maybe some didn’t want to be called #Riot_Grrrls but along side those who did, they changed the landscape for women and girls and their influence is still felt today.
Cheesecake- Boston Riot Grrrl band live in 1991.
Denise Monahan vocals and Tess Basilio guitar formed Cheescake in early 1991. They were co workers at an Art Museom in Boston who bonded over L7 . “Shove” was a life changer for both of them . After Seeing the Lunachicks live they got their equipment and their shit together. They brought in Caitlin Bermingham on bass, Lara on rhythm guitar and Coleen on drums. The second show they ever played was the first Riot Grrrl convention in Washington DC in August 1992. They appear in the documentary “Not Bad For a Girl.” They also had a song on the second Stars Kill Rock compilation. They were the only riot Grrrl band in Boston and played live often opening for many touring bands like Slant 6, Tribe 8, and the Lunachicks among others. The band also played NYC and Washington DC regularly where riot grrrl was thriving. In 1994 Denise left Cheescake and formed Milkmoney. Cheescake continued as a four piece and released a CD “You’re Soaking in it “ . Their run was short but powerful and they are proud to be original riot grrls who helped start the revolution.
Milkmoney “ Leash ” November 1993 at TT the Bears Cambridge MA
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