Female punk rockers the Red Aunts were a rough, raw, raunchy combo that arose during the California punk revival of the '90s. Both praised and dismissed for their garage-band amateurishness early on, the band crafted a grimy, scuzzy sound inflected with subtle strains of blues, country, and pre-Beatles rock & roll. That sound matched well with their lyrics -- the Red Aunts weren't really political or explicitly feminist; they just wanted to rock out, and many of their songs had a trashy sense of humor descended from avowed influences the Lunachicks. At least musically, they also earned numerous comparisons to the abrasive, grungy skronk of Babes in Toyland, though they didn't have quite the same sense of cathartic urgency. The more the Red Aunts recorded and toured, the better their musicianship got, and they were able to move from the short, enthusiastic blasts of their early records to more intricate and demanding songwriting.