Bikini Kill reunited as guests at The Raincoats’ show at The Kitchen last night
The Raincoats appeared at NYC’s historic non-profit performance arts space The Kitchen on Thursday (11/2), Friday (11/3) for a live Q&A with Jenn Pelly, who recently published a 33 1/3 on their classic 1979 self-titled album. At both of the book events The Raincoats’ Gina Birch and Ana da Silva performed songs in addition to the Q&A and showing rare short films.
Then on Saturday (10/4) there was a special “The Raincoats & Friends” benefit featuring “performances, video tributes, viewings of Ana and Gina’s student films, and much more.” The Raincoats performed and were joined by Palmolive (also of The Slits) who drummed on their debut album but left the band before the album’s release. There really was “much more,” as Bikini Kill reunited, briefly, to perform “For Tammy Rae”! It was their first time playing together in 20 years. Check out some pictures and videos…
literally only @jennpelly could get bikini kill to reunite AND SHE DID
— Quinn Moreland (@quinnmoreland) November 5, 2017
Did I just see Bikini Kill play? (Yes.)
— Molly Neuman (@mollydneuman) November 5, 2017
Not to brag but I just opened for Bikini Kill and The Raincoats at The Kitchen
— jenn pelly (@jennpelly) November 5, 2017
Bikini Kill played "For Tammy Rae"!
— Travis Hallenbeck (@dream_froth3) November 5, 2017
Here’s 2 blurry, sneaky pictures of Bikini Kill briefly reuniting to play “For Tammy Rae” pic.twitter.com/LOpwrCYdVO
— kate wadkins (@kwadkins) November 5, 2017
After Friday’s Q&A The Raincoats surprised us with a set of music. They were absolutely brilliant. Witnessing this in such an intimate space was beyond description. #theraincoats #thekitchennyc #nyc #ADITLinNYC #anadasilva #ginabirch #palmolive #fairytaleinthesupermarket #adventuresclosetohome #punk #punkrock #postpunk #avantgarde #experimentalpunk #ukpunk
Wow. Played in one of my favorite bands + shared the set with two drummers who got me inspired in the first place: Palmolive + Tobi. And an early version of Bikini Kill played For Tammy Rae. Jenn Pelly really pulled so many worlds together with her book, much like the band she wrote it about. New York was sich. #theraincoats #bikinikill #palmolive #theslits