was the editor of [[Hit It or Quit It]], a [[Riot Grrrl]] zine . She is a former columnist for [[Punk Planet]]. A native of Minneapolis, MN, Hopper grew up in the affluent Kenwood neighborhood. She currently lives in Chicago. |+|
'''Jessica Hopper''' the editor of [[Hit It or Quit It]], a [[Riot Grrrl]]zine is .
A native of , Hopper grew up in . She currently lives in Chicago.
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became famous at the age of 16, after appearing in ''Newsweek'' and ''L.A. Weekly''. This was followed by articles in ''Seventeen'', ''City Pages'', and ''The Minneapolis Star-Tribune'' (where her mother worked as an Assistant Managing Editor). |+|
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|−|Jessica Hopper was a member of Minneapolis Riot Grrrl, but she and the other members of the organization had a falling out as the result of statements that Hopper had made to members of the mainstream press. Hopper was criticized for acting as a spokesperson for Riot Grrrl, which had, at that time, declared a media blackout. | |
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|−|While in high school, Hopper interned at Amphetamine-Reptile Records, and wrote zine reviews for [[Cake]]. She played bass in the Andromeda Strain. |+|
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|−|Hopper has worked as a publicity agent for The Alkaline Trio, and other rising alternative acts. Her public relations company, '' Hopper PR'' (formerly Hyper PR), was founded in 1997. |+|
|−|Jessica Hopper continued to publish Hit It Or Quit It on an irregular basis after moving to Chicago . |+|
|−|Her writing has also appeared in '' Venus'' , [[Bust]], ''Spin'', '' The Village Voice'' , '' Pitchfork'' , and ''The Chicago Reader''. |+|
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Jessica Hopper is the editor of Hit It or Quit It, a Riot Grrrl-affiliated music zine which began publishing in 1991 and is still published sporadically. The most recent issue, #19 the "Men In Rock" issue, was published in 2005.
A native of Indiana, Hopper grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She currently lives in Chicago.
From 1995 until 2004 Hopper worked as the publicist for dozens of indie, electronic and punk bands, notably At The Drive In, The Promise Ring and The Gossip. In 2004, Hopper quit publicity and spent several months touring as the bassist in the Milemarker side project Challenger with fellow zine-editor Al Burian of Burn Collector fame.
Her writing has also appeared in The DaCapo Best of Music Writing 2004, 2005 and 2007. Her 2003 Punk Planet essay Emo: Where The Girls Aren't was widely reprinted, including in the DaCapo series and was called "influential" by the New York Times. She regularly contributes music criticism to Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune , Spin, LA Weekly and ANP Quarterly and selects the music for the public radio show This American Life. Her book The Girls' Guide To Rocking will be published in June 2009.