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Kathleen Hanna with Bikini Kill in the 90s
Bikini Kill

Kathleen Hannah will be celebrated on December 11th at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, as a host of bands she has influenced will team up to perform songs from across her career. The show is a benefit for a forthcoming documentary on the Bikini Kill/Le Tigre member:

Kathleen is currently the subject of a documentary tentatively titled The Kathleen Hanna Project, a.k.a. Who Told You Christmas Wasn't Cool?, directed by Sister Spit alumni, Sini Anderson. ...The documentary explores exactly what makes people react so strongly to Kathleen Hanna's work... her personal motives and perspective on the scene she's been a part of for 20 years, "there's also a lot of context: the history, the musicians, the other people who were part of that movement." The film is also about perseverance in the face of personal attacks, even from those within one's own marginalized community. "Kathleen took an enormous amount of shit. She ate a lot of dirt along the way." And Anderson wants to know, "when people are so busy trying to take you down, how do you keep on creating?" -[The Feminist Guide To Hollywood]
Sini Anderson will also be filming the show for the documentary. Tickets are on sale.

Bands playing include Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Kaia Wilson, MEN (aka JD Samson of Le Tigre's new band), Bridget Everett, Care Bears on Fire, Hilly Eye, She Murders (featuring Kim Gordon's daughter Coco), Toshi Reagon, Making Friendz, Christy & Emily, and many many others including video performances by Caroline Polachek (Chairlift) and a dance performance by Emily Wexler. Full lineup is below.

Kathleen Hanna DJed the sold-out Raincoats show at MoMa on 11/20. Some videos below...

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The Raincoats at MoMa 11/20/10

The Raincoats at MoMa 11/20/10

Bikini kill - Rebel Girl

Le Tigre - TKO

Julie Ruin - Aerobicide

DECEMBER 11th at Knitting Factory
A benefit show of Kathleen Hanna covers to be filmed by Sini Anderson for...:
Rah! Rah! Replica!: The Kathleen Hanna Project a.k.a Who Told You Christmas Wasn't Cool?
Kim Gordon, Kaia Wilson, MEN, Bridget Everett, Care Bears on Fire, Hilly Eye, She Murders, Toshi Reagon, Making Friendz, Christy & Emily, Dan Fishback, Anna Copa Cabanna, The Fancy, The Roulettes, Schwervon! + friends, Love Tribe, The Awkward Turtles, Alison Clancy, Mindtroll, video performance by Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), dance performance by Emily Wexler

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Comments (18)

suck my left one

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 12:04 PM

Wait, how did I miss that The Raincoats played at MOMA? Damn my wife for not telling me about it.

Posted by Fortyver | November 23, 2010 12:32 PM

kathleen is actually performing with her new band at this show

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 12:40 PM

why the need for a benefit when your boyfriend is filthy rich? don't get it.

Posted by david | November 23, 2010 12:50 PM

why the need for a benefit when your boyfriend is filthy rich? don't get it.

Posted by david | November 23, 2010 12:52 PM

cringetastic!

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 12:59 PM

i think it's her husband, but either way, good question... he could singlehandedly fund the documentary

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 1:36 PM

yea, i admire kathleen hanna, but your money could go to better causes and Mr. Horowitz could pay for this doc!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 1:51 PM

Would anyone take a documentary funded by the subject's husband seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:12 PM

The documentary explores exactly what makes people react so strongly to Kathleen Hanna's work

^ "reacting strongly" isn't always the best barometer of greatness, in my opinion

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:13 PM

i don't think you're supposed to fund your own documentary.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:19 PM

yawn

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:36 PM

Worst. Movement. Ever. Now I need to throw a benefit to raise money to not release this.

Posted by daedelus | November 23, 2010 2:43 PM

Kathleen Hanna is a dumb cunt and any project she has been involved in, or inspired, sucks. The whole riot girrrrrl movement was a wash/joke. What band, besides Sleater-Kinney, is even worth listening to in 2010?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 5:04 PM

kathleen lives above ali baba hummus house on mcdougal.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 8:12 PM

Maybe she would have been taken better over the years if she didnt start fights when it wasnt needed as in many of her shows with Bikini Kill or acted like a drama queen.
I saw them open for Nation of Ulysses in maybe 1990 and she begged the small crowd to her call her a bitch out of the blue when people were into the show paying attention so someone finally does to play along to her act and says it and then she banged the person in the face with a microphone. She was hated by previous fans then for her "punk" act idiotic crap.

That wasnt feminism she spouted so much as a brand promoting narcissistic Ms.Hanna and her record label.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2010 2:41 AM

Wasn't her 15 minutes up back in '95?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2010 11:39 PM

Maybe she would have been taken better over the years if she didnt start fights when it wasnt needed as in many of her shows with Bikini Kill or acted like a drama queen.
I saw them open for Nation of Ulysses in maybe 1990 and she begged the small crowd to her call her a bitch out of the blue when people were into the show paying attention so someone finally does to play along to her act and says it and then she banged the person in the face with a microphone. She was hated by previous fans then for her "punk" act idiotic crap.

That wasnt feminism she spouted so much as a brand promoting narcissistic Ms.Hanna and her record label.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 12, 2010 2:07 PM

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