Hollywood Palladium | Los Angeles, California
Rebel Girls get ready for the final Bikini Kill show of an exclusive four-show run, coming to Hollywood Palladium on Thursday 2nd May 2019! Back by popular demand, the feminist punk rockers, whose riot grrrl legacy influenced a generation of badass female performers, will tear the house (and the patriarchy) down with their pithy, mighty, classic tunes! A rare event that's not to be missed!
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.