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Bikini Kill



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Hometown: Olympia, WA (USA)

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Bikini Kill was a punk band of the Riot Grrrl movement formed in Olympia, Washington in October of 1990 (see 1990 in music). The group was infamous for its radical feminist lyrics and fiery performances. While occasionally collaborating (politically and creatively) with high-profile acts such as Nirvana and Joan Jett, Bikini Kill was well known for shunning major labels and the mainstream rock press. After four full-length albums and several EPs, the group disbanded in 1998.


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Videos: Kathleen Hanna on 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell'
Kathleen Hanna was a guest on last night's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell - which on an unrelated note was just canceled by FXX - discussing the intersection of feminism and punk rock during the riot grrrl movement,…
November 13, 2013
Media: Craig Owens: "Rebel Girl" (Bikini Kill)
Craig Owens of Chiodos has posted his cover of Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl." Proceeds from the cover will go toward the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, "an international 501(c)3 coalition of…
November 05, 2013
Media: The Julie Ruin: 'Run Fast'
The Julie Ruin, the current project from Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, are streaming their new full length in conjunction with online radio station Pandora. The record in question - Run Fast - is due…
August 27, 2013
Media: The Julie Ruin: "Ha Ha Ha"
The Julie Ruin, the current project from Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, have released their second single, "Ha Ha Ha." The song will appear on the band's upcoming debut full-length Run Fast, due out September…
August 07, 2013
Videos: The Julie Ruin: "Oh Come On"
The Julie Ruin, the current project from Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, have released a new video for "Oh Come On." Check it out below. The song will appear on the band's upcoming debut full-length Run Fast, due out…
July 11, 2013
Tours: The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill)
The Julie Ruin, which was founded by Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), has announced a first ever national tour as they travel to Fun Fun Fun in Austin, Texas. The band is planning a new full-length for release on…
June 27, 2013
Tours: The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna) announces 'Run Fast'
The Julie Ruin, which was founded by Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), has announced a new full-length for release on September 3, 2013. It's called Run Fast and follows up the self-titled debut released…
June 10, 2013
Tours: Bikini Kill launch label, reissue back catalogue
Seminal riot grrrl group Bikini Kill have launched their own label, simply dubbed Bikini Kill Records. The band will be reissuing their entire discography through the label-already available…
July 18, 2012
Tours: Ad Rock DJ's benefit for Pussy riot in Brooklyn
This week, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz DJ-ed at a Brooklyn benefit for Pussy Riot, the feminist punk collective jailed by Vladamir Putin for protesting the Russian leader's reign. The show was his first performance since the passing of his longtime bandmate and friend Adam "MCA" Yaunch and Ad-Rock played a riot-girl heavy set including songs by his wife -…
June 14, 2012
Tours: 'From the Back of the Room' documentary highlights women in punk
A trailer has been released for From the Back of the Room, a new documentary highlighting women within the DIY punk scene. The film features interviews with members of Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Blatz,…
July 21, 2011

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