Posted in movies | music | tour dates on June 12, 2011

Kathleen Hanna at Planned Parenthood rally in February (more by Chris La Putt)
Kathleen Hanna

Feminist artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman-Leeson's documentary !Women Art Revolution made its theatrical debut at Manhattan's IFC Center on June 1. The film is still screening every day at 4:25 PM through June 16. The film features a score by Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), an appearance by Yoko Ono and much more. Get your tickets for the remaining days (and go see Wild Flag at Williamsburg Waterfront).

The movie is one example of how "the Riot Grrrl movement still inspires", as NY Times puts it. The article talks about the Kathleen Hanna tribute show that took place at Knitting Factory this past December and discusses the effect the movement has had on today's indie rock scene. Amanda Warner of MNDR said, "I remember it being weird if you saw a girl in a band, and now it's not weird at all, it's just totally normal."

That Knitting Factory show in December not only served as a tribute to Kathleen Hanna, but also the debut of her new band The Julie Ruin. The project formed as a revival of her late '90s solo project Julie Ruin, the moniker under which she recorded one album of the same name in 1998. The new band also features Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox and Kenny Mellman, Justin Bond's sidekick in Kiki and Herb. They are currently working on a debut full length. Details on the album are limited but Kathleen posted pictures from an overdub and mixing session for the album back in May.

Kathleen Hanna

A Le Tigre documentary titled Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (pictured above) chronicles the band's 2004 tour and is out now. You can purchase it on Amazon. Last week there was a screening at at Maysles Institute in Harlem which was accompanied by a Q&A with director Kerthy Fix and Le Tigre member Johanna Fateman. Joly was there and taped all 45 minutes of it. If you missed it, check out the Punkcast video below. AND, they do it again on June 26th at the Ace Hotel, complete with Johanna Fateman, Kerthy Fix, AND Kathleen Hanna for the Q&A. All screening dates are listed below.

Kathleen Hanna recently spoke to Spinner, to promote the movie and stuff, and they asked her about Odd Future:

Spinner: Have you been paying attention to the controversy with Odd Future and their homophobic, misogynistic lyrics?

Kathleen: No, not really. They don't seem that interesting to me.

Spinner: Sara Quin just spoke out against them and it created a bit of a media storm.

Kathleen: I feel like, if you don't want to listen to them, don't listen to them. If you do want to listen to them, do listen to them. I couldn't really comment about on exactly what their lyrics are about, because I haven't gotten that deep into it. But if people are writing lyrics that piss you off, hurt your feelings and make you feel like s---, don't listen to it. I don't think the best idea is to have a boycott. Just don't talk about them and they'll go away. The more you talk about them, the more attention they get. Tegan and Sara fans probably wouldn't even know this band existed if they weren't talking about them. I find the whole conversation kind of boring. There are so many great artists that are doing interesting things, that I don't want to focus on boring people.

CNN also recently spoke to Kathleen who discussed Katy Perry in that one.

Ironically (sort of, maybe), Odd Future recently complained that Australians were racist. Australians say no they are not.

Odd Future's lesbian member Syd tha Kyd, who famously responded to criticism that she associates with a sexist group by saying, "That's what I do. I slap bitches", is DJing at PS1 'Warm Up' on July 23. Gang Gang Dance also DJ and Laurel Halo, Miracles Club, and Lunice play live sets on the same date. No word on if any other members of Odd Future will be in town at the time.

Film trailers, dates and a mash-up of Tyler, the Creator's "Yonkers" and Tegan & Sara's "Call It Off" by The Jane Doze, below...

!Women Art Revolution Trailer

Mon, Jun 13 at: 4:25 PM
Tue, Jun 14 at: 4:25 PM
Wed, Jun 15 at: 4:25 PM
Thu, Jun 16 at: 4:25 PM

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour - release day Q&A

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour - "Deceptacon" (clip)

Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour - Film Screenings
06/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Damn These Heels Film Festival
06/18: Washington, DC @ Gold Leaf Studios
06/26: New York, NY @ Ace Hotel (Q&A w/ Johanna Fateman, Kathleen Hanna & Kerthy Fix to follow)
07/01: Davie, FL @ Geek Film Festival

Tegan The Creator (Tyler, the Creator vs Tegan & Sara)
Tegan The Creator (Tyler The Creator vs Tegan & Sara) by TheJaneDoze

Tegan & Sara -- 2011 Tour Dates
Sun 3rd Jul 2011 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Saskatoon, SK Canada
Tue 5th Jul 2011 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON Canada
Wed 6th Jul 2011 Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB Canada
Thu 7th Jul 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB Canada
Fri 8th Jul 2011 Theatre Junction Grand Calgary, AB Canada
Sat 9th Jul 2011 Theatre Junction Grand Calgary, AB Canada
Sat 30th Jul 2011 Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI United States



Comments (23)


way to go bv! keepin' the ads relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 11:43 PM

suck my left one

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:02 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:18 AM

I haven't seen Le Tigre perform live on stage, but I have watched too many performance videos on Youtube to say that they are one interesting act to watch. I love how energetic they get and how they encourage the audience to get psyched. Watching them live would be so amazing for sure.

Posted by P.A. Systems | June 13, 2011 1:35 AM

What planet that amanda warner lives on?
Jeez this clueless generation really believe they have invented all wheels! You are so full of it.

Posted by Me | June 13, 2011 1:37 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 7:46 AM

"Amanda Warner of MNDR said, 'I remember it being weird if you saw a girl in a band, and now it's not weird at all, it's just totally normal.'"

She makes it sound like women have only been in bands for the past 5 years or something.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 8:32 AM

The Tegan and Sara rant sent the Riot Grrl movement back a few decades.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 8:42 AM

Kathleen Hanna was asked about Odd Future and responded that it wasn't worth talking about and she didn't really care, and Brooklyn Vegan still bothers to post it like it's news. Thanks for the info!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 8:45 AM

There's probably more in common between Kathleen and Odd Future than Kathleen does with Tegan and Sara. For example, Kathleen obviously believes in the right to an abortion based on her Planned Parenthood support. Tyler, the Creator has lyrics about girls getting abortions.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 8:59 AM

"Just don't talk about them and they'll go away." - Kathleen Hanna

Most brilliant commentary on Odd Future yet, but posting here it kind of negates it, doesn't it, BV???

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:23 AM

Not a huge fan of Kathleen Hannah / Le Tigre but how the heck is trash MNDR being lumped in with riot grrl bands?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:49 AM

@1:35 I was lucky enough to see Bikini Kill in 1992 and Le Tigre in 2001. Both remain two of my all-time fave shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:52 AM

A woman who spent her whole adult life standing up for women and gay rights and now her solution is "ignore the problem and it'll go away?"

What the fuck happened to you, Kathleen Hanna?. Guess this is what happens when you marry a beastie boy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 10:32 AM

Is it wrong to want to eat hummus on your own ?
No, it's not wrong - but I must know
How can someone so young
Know the perfect fixings for hummus?

Hanna take a, Hanna take a bow
Boot the men of this world in the crotch, dear
And don't eat weiner tonight
COME OUT and find the grrrrl that you love and who loves you
Come out and find the grrrrl you love

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:09 AM

she scary, yo
always knew them beastie boys didn't have no ballz

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:16 AM

L7 = ultimate riot gals minus all the claptrap n posturing.

Posted by Blag the destroyer | June 13, 2011 11:29 AM

As always, Kathleen Hanna rules. And I say this as an Odd Future fan.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:14 PM

Yeah, because your a fucking poseur.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:29 PM

my my metrocard

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:42 PM

This story makes me want to have a tuna fish sandwich and chamomile tea

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:46 PM

All this Odd Future commenting in the douchiest ways possible (in this and any other article) makes me want to steer clear of them. As always, keep doin' the lord's work BV'ers!

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 6:23 PM

Odd futures shelf life is short. Even my opened container of sabra stays fresher then the odd future tunes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 12:24 AM

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