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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 will be put out on vinyl, CD, and digital formats for the first time ever. Bikini Kill Records will release the reissue in September, which will feature three previously unreleased… More »

By: 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. Hanna will be performing and lecturing at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston’s theater district tomorrow, and she will be introduced by Joyce Linehan, who is Mayor Walsh’s chief of policy… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 8, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Pussy Whipped Turns 20

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Q&A: Kathleen Hanna On The New Julie Ruin Record, The Legacy Of Riot Grrl, And The Illness That Derailed Her Entire Life

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 19, 2013 - 2:40 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

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 »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am

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 continuing to do interviews for the Who Took the Bomp? DVD and an in-progress documentary The Punk Singer so, of course, folks are continuing to toss her questions about contemporary… More »

By: brandon / June 20, 2011 - 3:42 pm