If you’re obsessed with the riot grrrl movement, then you are likely a fan of Bikini Kill. The Washington-based punk band, known for coining the term’s unique spelling, did their part to speak out against misogyny, the patriarchy, and standing up for various feminist topics. Now, frontwoman Kathleen Hanna is telling her story in her upcoming memoir, ‘Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk.’ Set to drop online and in bookstores on May 14, the book will take readers on a journey from Hanna’s childhood to her days grinding on the road with Bikini Kill. Being in an all-girl… Read more »
When about thirty years pass, will Bikini Kill and Le Tigre lyrics still sound current, or is some actual progress too much to ask for?
Earlier this year, the Kathleen Hanna-led Le Tigre announced their first tour in 18 years. Last August, the band reunited for their first show in over a decade at This Ain’t No Picnic Festival and performed a massive 16-track set. On their upcoming tour, the band will be supported by a number of incredible acts including Dream Wife, Problem Patterns, Big Joanie, and Chicks On Speed throughout the UK and Europe. Read more: Foo Fighters Announce Six More Shows on US Headline Tour Following their UK and European dates in June, Le Tigre will return to the States and be… Read more »
Donald Trump is just one man. His legal woes are many and varied, including federal, state and civil. He should be screwed. Time will tell.
Sitting here in July, it’s important to reflect on the fact that Pride Month is now behind us, but the work that’s necessary is anything but. The reality is that Pride, AAPI Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month are useful in that they amplify issues for those that need them amplified. But if you’re a part of one or more of those communities, or if you’re a true ally, then every month is Pride, AAPI, Black History, and Women’s History. This writer chatted with Tegan and Sara a couple of weeks ago, and they were highlighting the importance… Read more »
New York four-piece, cumgirl8, has released their latest effort “cicciolina” and inked a record deal with 4AD ahead of their support dates alongside Le Tigre this summer. Inspired by the Hungarian-Italian former porn star turned politician Cicciolina Ilona Staller, the band shares, “Cicciolina is an Italian icon, porn star, and former politician that was elected to parliament in the 90s. She advocated for human rights and the eradication of nuclear weapons. Cicciolina said ‘make sex not war’ and used her divine power of femininity to troll the status quo while disrupting it from the inside. We feel her ideals are… Read more »
Basslines and Protest Signs is Brett Callwood’s column looking at the intersection of music and politics. This week talks about the return of the riot grrrls.
Basslines and Protest Signs is Brett Callwood’s column looking at the intersection of music and politics. This week talks about the upcoming midterms.
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Last night, Demand Justice hosted a moving livestream performance to pay tribute to the late great Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and to urge Senators to honor her dying wish, “that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”