Posts Tagged ‘Bikini Kill’

Does D.C. Really Need Two More Punk Retrospectives?

Backwards-looking sentimentality is anti-punk as anything.

Arts Roundup: Soprano Down Edition

Just a week from opening night, soprano Deborah Voigt cancels her appearance in Washington National Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde. [Post]
Black Cat's liquor license modification application moves to the ABC Board. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
So far, the heavily subsidized Fillmore Silver Spring has not opened its doors to Montgomery County events as promised—but [...]

Arts Roundup: Well-Trod Territory Edition

Washingtonian examines The Corcoran's crisis, its rocky history, and the atmosphere of distrust that's begun to take hold within its historic building on 17th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
Baltimore City Paper put Bad Brains' H.R. on its cover this week, and calls the new album the band's best in decades [Baltimore City Paper]
Coucilmember Vincent Orange's film incentive [...]

Arts Roundup: Disparaging Remarks Edition

Bad Brains' Into the Future is out today. Stream the whole thing at Spinner. [Spinner]
In a ceremony at the White House, Gala Hispanic Theatre's after-school program, Paso Nuevo, took home the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. [PDF via Gala]
Maxmillion Dunbar's new track, "Woo," gets Pitchforked. [Pitchfork]
This Mother Jones blogger thinks Joe Warminsky's positive review [...]

Arts Roundup: Fear and Loathing in Riot Grrrl Edition

In its early years, Bikini Kill survived hurled bottles and obscenities at shows across the country. When the riot-grrrl band played its first show in D.C., says singer Kathleen Hanna, "It was like they had been waiting for us." Read this history of Bikini Kill's struggles with fear, anger, and the asphyxiating force that its [...]

Arts Roundup: Trash Talk Edition

Arena Stage to host a memorial service for the late philanthropist Jaylee Mead [Post]
Dischord news roundup: According to the label's newsletter, Dischord will be the exclusive distributor for Bikini Kill's planned anniversary reissues. Also: There's a tune from a 6-song Rites of Spring demo floating around [Brooklyn Vegan], and you can now buy releases from Buildings, [...]

Bikini Kill Launches Record Label

Gearing up for its 25th anniversary (!!) in 2015, legendary riot grrrl band Bikini Kill has started its own record label, Bikini Kill Records. This fall, the label plans to roll out a 20th-anniversary edition of Bikini Kill's self-titled EP, originally released in 1992 on Kill Rock Stars (and produced by Ian MacKaye). Fans can [...]