by riot_grrl April 29, 2010
Tegan and Sara are tampon rock
by Tasha Talbot August 25, 2007
A term coined in the late 1980's to refer to the (ahem) "sudden wave" of female folk musicians, including: Tracy Chapman, Michelle Shocked, Suzanne Vega, Toni Childs, Melissa Etheridge, The Indigo Girls, 10,000 Maniacs and others. Tampon Rock chicks were the spiritual mothers of both the Riot Grrrls and the Lilith Fair fems in the 1990s. Nowadays, the term has been re-"cycled" to refer to any folk-rock chicks who remind us of that original wave (mostly just Tegan & Sara).
by bingobastard June 09, 2018