Bikini Kill Announce Reunion Shows!

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Seminal early 1990s Seattle Punk band Bikini Kill has announced to three reunion shows taking place in Los Angeles and New York. The shows are at LA’s Hollywood Palladium on April 25 and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on May 31 and Terminal 5 on June 1. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at 9am PT/12pm ET with AmEx presales for the NYC shows starting Wednesday (1/16) at 12pm ET at the links below. Classic Bikini Kill lineup members Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, and Kathi Wilcox on bass, with Erica Dawn Lyle on guitar. The band last played together in 2017 when Bikini Kill made a surprise, one-off reunion appearance at The Raincoats’ event at The Kitchen. The various members of the band have stayed busy with other bands (The Julie Ruin, Le Tigre, gSp) and more. Hopes are high for more shows in the future. Continue reading

Joan Jett To Appear At “Bad Reputation” Film Premiere In New York

Joan Jett, rock music’s iconic 1980s flag-bearer is the subject of a new documentary, Bad Reputation. At the debut screenings in New York City, Joan herself will participate for a one-night screening special event and Q & A at the acclaimed IFC Film Center. Tickets are moving fast and available at the link below. Joan is an iconic rock and punk icon, whose 40+ year career dates back to her stint in the influential teen band, The Runaways. With her backing band The Blackhearts, Joan Jett continues to tour and entertain fans of all ages, including an appearance at this summer’s final Vans Warped Tour! Directed by acclaimed music video helmer Kevin Kerslake (Nirvana, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden) and stars Billie Joe Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus and more. Bad Reputation has already been revered as an Official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, and San Francisco Int’l Film Festival. Continue reading