Hollywood Palladium | Los Angeles, California
Bringing raw woman power the stage, original riot grrrls Bikini Kill return to Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday 1st May 2019 for the first in another double bill, having instantly sold out their two shows earlier in the year! The irrepressible feminist trio will provide fans with a nostalgia-laden set of their cult classics, hooking new fans in along the way! Do not miss what is bound to be a historic show!
Front and center of the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s was American punk rock band Bikini Kill. The group was formed in Olympia, Washington, in October 1990 by singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail, and became known for its unapologetic, feminist lyrics, punk rock ethos and aggressive live shows, becoming a focus of considerable media attention. The group's members met while attending Evergreen State College in Washington, and accompanied many of their early gigs with self-made fanzines called Bikini Kill. The band's independent demo cassette, Revolution Girl Style Now!, was released in 1991, followed by the Bikini Kill EP (produced by Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi) on the indie label Kill Rock Stars in 1992. A split album with English riot grrrl group Huggy Bear followed in 1993 (Our Troubled Youth/Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah), and subsequently two more studio albums: Pussy Whipped (1993) and Reject All American (1996). In 1997, the group disbanded, but in 2019 they announced a limited series of reunion shows.