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It must be weird to be a cause celebre before you’ve put out your first album, but that’s what happened with Bikini Kill. The band was, of course, at the center of riot grrrl, the ground-up feminist punk-rock movement that burned bright and fast, that applied feminist-studies ideas to the often-boneheaded hardcore scene and saw… More »

If you’ve been paying attention to music and/or pop culture for the past couple of decades, then Kathleen Hanna hardly needs an introduction. As a founding member of Bikini Kill and the creative progenitor of the Riot Grrl movement, Hanna helped inspire a generation of young women (and troubled gay boys like myself) to pick… More »

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We’ve put together a quick list of ten excellent songs from indie’s past (and from a few associated genres), all of which end in 120 seconds or less. These tracks throw their… More »

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Bikini Kill – “Ocean Song”

Bikini Kill are reissuing their 1991 debut demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now in a few weeks, and the reissue will include three previously unreleased…
Peter Helman | September 1, 2015 - 8:17 pm

Bikini Kill – “Playground”

Next month, the great American punk rock band Bikini Kill will reissue Revolution Girl Style Now!, the 1991 demo cassette that was the first thing…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Lollapalooza ’95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love Drama

Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for…
Michael Nelson | August 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Bikini Kill Announce Revolution Girl Style Now Reissue With Previously Unreleased Songs

Bikini Kill released their debut demo cassette, Revolution Girl Style Now!, in 1991, and now it's been announced that the band's early body of work…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 30, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Boston Mayor Proclaims 4/9 Riot Grrrl Day In Kathleen Hanna’s Honor

Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston has proclaimed 4/9 "Riot Grrrl Day" in honor of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Julie Ruin front-woman Kathleen Hanna.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 8, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Kathleen Hanna Slams Katy Perry, Jason Mraz

A couple of weeks ago Kathleen Hanna weighed in on Odd Future, if you remember those guys. The Bikini Kill/Julie Ruin/Le Tigre/riot grrrl icon is…
brandon | June 20, 2011 - 3:42 pm