Entries tagged with: Kathleen Hanna
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
A day of being grateful for what they've got, overeating and subsequent afternoon naps, Thanksgiving is the start of a long weekend for many folks, but one that usually doesn't have the most options for things to do -- or bands to see. Weather's not supposed to be so great either. Still, we've rounded up ten musical things to do in NYC during Thanksgiving Weekend. Plus one you can do anywhere with an internet connection and love of making fun of bad movies.
Read on below...
by Klaus Kinski
Eugene Mirman w/ Bobcat Goldtwait (via Eugene's instagram)
Ladies and germs, today we find ourselves on the brink of Thanksgiving and a Nor'easter. I can't wait to see which one will be a bigger disaster for me personally. Regardless, before you pack your backpacks or your hobo-bandanas that you'll hang from the end of a stick and head out to see your friends and family, here's a quick comedy round up for you to enjoy.
Last night (11/25), Wyatt Cenac's Littlefield-based comedy residency Night Train celebrated its One Year Anniversary with an absolutely dominating evening of talent. The line-up included sets by David Cross, Michael Che, Ted Leo, Seth Herzog, Nikki Glaser, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Andy Wood, Michelle Buteau, and of course, Wyatt Cenac. Congrats on a successful year and a successful anniversary celebration, Wyatt! Check out the Littlefield calendar for more upcoming Night Train shows.
Speaking of Eugene Mirman, NYC semi-recurring-ish comedy staple Pretty Good Friends has a holiday show coming up at the Bell House on Tuesday December 17 and the announced guests so far include Eugene Mirman and the great Daniel Kitson. Last weekend Daniel Kitson began yet another massive residency St. Ann's Warehouse that is set to wrap-up on December 21 2013. A lot of those shows are sold out while a handful of others only have a handful of seats left, so get tickets now. Eugene Mirman also has some December dates with Klaus Hero Kurt Braunohler. Those are listed below.
And for Cod's sake, let's not forget that Union Hall is still a force to be reckoned with in terms of small-room huge-talent comedy bookings. Every Sunday night Creaghead and Company takes over the room and for a measly $7 brings us some of the biggest names and freshest talent in the biz. Tickets are only available at the door and the room fills up quick, but if you want to see comedians before they become superstars or comedians who can sell out places like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, this is the place to be.
One show on the Union Hall calendar that I am really looking forward to is the release party for comedy photography book Funny Business by the great Seth Olenick which is happening on December 21. The shindig will feature Seth Olenick, Brooke Van Poppelen, Max Silvestri, and "very special guests". While there, you will also have the opportunity to purchase the book. If you recall, we mentioned Seth's Kickstarter campaign back in February 2013 and I was so happy to see that he actually exceeded his goal. This is an exceptionally solid body of work by a fantastic portrait photographer.
Manhattan venue Joe's Pub has been programming some comedy into the calendar lately too. John Roberts, viral video master and voice Linda on Bob's Burgers, will be headlining the venue on Sunday December 15. Along with his many original characters, look for Roberts to bring his east coast everymom and star of the viral "Christmas Tree" videos "Margie" to life onstage. Tickets are on sale.
And while we're on the subject of Joe's Pub, tonight (11/26) the great Julie Klausner wraps up the 5-night run of her show TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN: An Evening of Cabaret with Julie Klausner. For tonight's evening of music and comedic banter, Julie welcomes Ted Leo. A handful of tickets are available.
Julie's incredible podcast How Was Your Week recently featured American musician, feminist activist, and punk zine writer Kathleen Hanna and is something I must insist you listen to immediately. Kathleen is the subject of a new documentary called The Punk Singer which begins its theatrical rollout on Friday (11/29). New Yorkers can catch the film -- which also includes appearances from Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Tavi Gevinson, Adam Horovitz, Kim Gordon, and Kathryn Wilcox -- at Nitehawk Cinema or the IFC Center. Hanna will appear in person for a Q&A after the 2:00pm screening at Nitehawk on Saturday November 30 and tickets are on sale. Click here for a full list of screening dates and cities.
Eugene Mirman dates are listed, along with John Roberts' "Christmas Tree" video, below...
Ad-Rock and Champagne Jerry
Kathleen Hanna isn't feeling well, so her husband Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock will be filling in for her as DJ at MoMA's Pop Rally event tonight (11/21). Kim Gordon's group Body/Head also performs and tickets are still on sale.
You can still catch Kathleen soon though, but on the big screen, when "The Punk Singer" opens in theaters on 11/29 (maybe you caught the documentary as part of Doc NYC). Ad-Rock is also featured prominently in the film, and even filmed a scene.
It's not all DJing, movies and bass playing for Ad-Rock these days though. The former Beastie Boy reportedly also raps a few verses on a forthcoming track called "Yo Kev" that he co-wrote with rapper and performance artist Champagne Jerry who he has been collaborating with lately.
"CHAMPAGNE JERRY also known as Neal Medlyn is, by far, the greatest rapper in the world. He likes snacks, books, sexual intercourse, and rhyming."If you don't know, now you know. Listen to "Tampa Realness" below - the track "was written by Champagne Jerry (lyrics) and Adam Ad Rock Horovitz (music) with additional production and mixing by Max Tannone. It is dedicated to the city of Tampa and all things neon, Four Loko, and teal. Adam wrote the beat on a plane to Hawaii, CJ wrote the lyrics on a bus in Brooklyn." Stay tuned for "Yo Kev".
"Tampa Realness" and "Yo Kev" will appear on Champagne Jerry's album For Real You Guys which is being rolled out one single at a time, and one monthly show in NYC at Joe's Pub at a time. The next show is December 7th and Ad-rock will be in the house, like he has been for many intimate shows at Joe's Pub in the past, sometimes with Bridget Everett who is also a Champagne Jerry collaborator, as is Carmine Covelli (who is in both Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin and Bridget Everett's band the Tender Moments) and Max Tannone (whose credits include Jaydiohead).
Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments next play Joe's Pub on 12/11 and 12/12.
Champagne Jerry music and videos below....
photos by Tim Griffin
Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
by Bill Pearis
Revenge of the Mekons
Doc NYC is a weeklong documentary film festival which happens at IFC Center and SVA Theatre from November 14 - 21. Amongst the many films screening that week, a number of them are music related. Revenge of the Mekons makes its world premiere at Doc NYC and dares to chronicle the nearly 40-year career of these punk-and-beyond legends. You can watch the trailer below. The premiere happens November 15 at the SVA Theatre (9:45 PM) and there will be a Q&A after the film with director Joe Angio and the Mekons band members, moderated by Greil Marcus. Tickets are on sale. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Details below.
Other music documentaries include:
The Punk Singer, which follows Kathleen Hanna from her self-imposed exile from music in the mid-'00s through the start of her new band, The Julie Ruin. It screens at the SVA Theatre on 11/16 at 7:15 PM (tickets). Hanna is expected to attend.You can check out the full list of music documentaries being shown here, and the entire slate of Doc NYC programming and schedule.
Death Metal Angola</em> which tells the story of a couple who raise awareness and funds for an Angolan orphanage by organizing the country's first-ever national rock concert. It screens at the SVA Theatre on 11/16 at 9:45 PM (tickets).
Trailers for most of the films mentioned above (minus the Hamlisch one), along with contest details, below...
photos by Wei Shi
The Julie Ruin / Priests
Talking to the audience like an old friend ("So, anyway, you guys"), [Kathleen] Hanna addressed a range of topics between songs, from the pressure of constantly being asked to give advice to young feminists ("I never know what to say") to candidly speaking about how her late-stage Lyme disease (an illness that had kept her from performing for many years) was causing her to forget a lot of her lyrics as she sang ("Every night is different!"). That candor and openness translates to the music as well, and the Julie Ruin's material is straight up: They aim to tell it like it is--and make you dance. [The House List]The Julie Ruin -- the current project of Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill), Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), Carmine Covelli (Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments), and Sara Landaeu (Girls Rock Camp) -- continued their victory lap of sold-out shows surrounding the release of their debut album, Run Fast, with another gig at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg last Friday (10/25). Opening the show was DC's Priests, whose flair for brash punk and feminist lyrics is in line with at least of a few of Kathleen Hanna's projects. Pictures from Music Hall of Williamsburg are in this post.
Body/Head at Union Pool in September (more by Adela Loconte)
We just recently posted some updates to the two-night Kim Gordon benefit at Issue Project Room (11/13-14), which take place in the midst of her band Body/Head's tour, but what we didn't realize is that there's yet another upcoming NYC show on Body/Head's schedule. This one happens a week after the IPR benefit at MoMA on November 21, as part of MoMA's PopRally series, which "features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions." Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and most recently The Julie Ruin, who played their second show ever with Body/Head) will be DJing. Tickets for the MoMA show are on sale now, and we're also giving away a few pairs. Details on how to enter to win are below.
Body/Head performs as a trio with no wave legend Ikue Mori at night 1 of the Kim Gordon benefit, and Kim performs in two separate duos (one with Jutta Koether, one with a TBA guest) at night 2. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 go on sale to the general public this Friday (10/11).
Meanwhile, The Julie Ruin next play NYC on October 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out).
Updated Body/Head dates are listed, along with contest details and a song stream, below...
photos by P Squared Photography
The Julie Ruin @ Bowery Ballroom 9/3/2013
She conceived the group as what she called her "dream band," with players from different walks of her life: on bass, her Bikini Kill band mate Kathi Wilcox; on guitar, Sara Landeau, an instructor at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, where Ms. Hanna occasionally teaches; on drums, her friend Carmine Covelli; and Kenny Mellman, Herb of the cabaret act Kiki & Herb, as a keyboardist and songwriter. They rehearsed casually around town and at Ms. Hanna's New Jersey home -- "I can't call it jamming, because I hate that; I don't jam," she said -- without considering where it would lead.With The Julie Ruin, Kathleen Hanna finds herself back on indie rock terra firma, but Tuesday night's album release show at Bowery Ballroom (9/3) , the band's other roots -- which might be summed up as the Joe's Pub drag-cabaret scene -- were proudly showing. Kiki & Herb's Kenny Mellman plays keyboards and their drummer Carmine Covelli also plays in Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments which also sports Hanna's hubby Adam Horovitz (who was at Bowery too, photo below) as a member. The Bowery show was hosted by everyone's favorite drag king comedian Murray Hill (who has also shared stages with Kathleen before).
According to Ms. Wilcox, "When she approached me to join the band, she was sort of like, 'We may never tour, we may never make a record, but we're just doing this now for fun, because I need to.' "
But Ms. Hanna arrived with some songs intact -- including one, "Just My Kind," written for Christina Aguilera -- and though she didn't have an overarching sound in mind, she knew what she liked. "I know I love sexy surf guitars, I know I love loud snare," she said. "I love really simple repeating bass lines, and I love weird mad scientist keyboard sounds."
Mr. Mellman, a musical savant and a voracious consumer of new bands, gave himself the task of keeping the Julie Ruin up-to-date. "The last thing I wanted was for it to start sounding like a '90s revival," he said.
- [NY Times]
Most people in attendance (a crowd that included Dave Hill and Kim Gordon) were probably too busy dancing and enjoying themselves to think about such things. While the show was a celebration of The Julie Ruin's debut album (out this week) and most of it was played, their set featured a number of Le Tigre songs. A picture of the setlist is below. The show was the kickoff to their tour and opening were sonic and cultural descendants, Swearin'. Photos from the show are in this post.
If you missed it, the tour finishes in NYC as well with a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 25. Tickets for that are still available.
More pictures from Bowery, and video of The Julie Ruin's performance one night later on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (aka last night), below...
The Julie Ruin at Union Pool last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kathleen Hanna's (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) new band, The Julie Ruin, who just played a tiny NYC show, will kick off their full tour, which begins in NYC on September 3 at Bowery Ballroom with Swearin'. That show has been sold out for a while now, but you now have yet another chance to catch the band in NYC later on in their tour at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 25. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (8/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/14) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.
Another of The Julie Ruin's recent NYC shows happened at Saint Vitus in June, and Pitchfork just posted a video of them playing "Apt. #5" at that show, plus an interview. Check that out, along with the list of tour dates, below.
The Julie Ruin at Saint VItus in June (more by Fred Pessaro)
Kathleen Hanna's new band, The Julie Ruin, are set to release their debut album, Run Fast, on September 3, and after releasing the punked up first single, "Oh Come On," they've just returned with the album's second single: a synthy rocker called "Ha Ha Ha." Check it out below.
The Julie Ruin's tour hits NYC for an intimate show at Union Pool on Thursday (8/8) and returns for a larger show at Bowery Ballroom (9/3) with Swearin' on the album's release date. Both of those shows are sold out.
Song stream below...
The Julie Ruin at Saint Vitus, June 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Ahead of a string of tour dates that include a sold out Bowery Ballroom, The Julie Ruin will play another show, this time at a much much smaller venue than their last! Look for the Kath-combo (Kathleen Hanna/Kathi Wilcox) to play a show at Union Pool on August 8 with support from Petal War. Tickets go on sale August 2 at noon, will set you back $15 a piece and are limited to two per customer.
As discussed, the flurry of activitiy is in celebration of the band's debut LP, Run Fast, due on September 3. Updated tour dates are listed, along with a stream of the album's first single, below.
The Julie Ruin at Saint Vitus earlier this month (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin will release their debut album, Run Fast, on September 3 via their own TJR Records (distributed by Dischord). The band played their second show ever in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Festival earlier this month, and they've since been announced for Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which goes down this November.
The band are promising more dates to come, and
while we're waiting on what may be a full tour announcement, they did just announce that they'll play another NYC show on their record release date (9/3) at Bowery Ballroom. The show will be opened by Brooklyn pop punks Swearin', which makes for a very good bill. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/28) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/26) at noon.
UPDATE: The Julie Ruin announced a full tour. All dates are listed, along with the also just-announed tracklist for their album, below.
All currently known Julie Ruin dates are listed, along with a stream of their single, "Oh Come On," below...
by Fred Pessaro
The Julie Ruin, Body/Head @ Saint Vitus, 6/13/2013
Pitchfork's first of two Northside showcases happened last night (6/13) and became perhaps the hottest Northside ticket of the week with the late addition of The Julie Ruin (featuring Kathleen Hanna as well as Bikini Kill bassist Kathi Wilcox), to the already hefty headliner of Kim Gordon's Body/Head. The Julie Ruin, who've existed since 2010, just announced their debut album and this was only their second show ever. Also on the bill: a crooning set from Majical Cloudz and industrial noise from Foreplay (mem Warthog, ex-The Men). Pictures from the show are in this post.
More pictures from Saint Vitus, including The Julie Ruin's setlist, are below
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: The Julie Ruin - "Oh Come On" (MP3)
As mentioned, in December 2010 Kathleen Hanna debuted her new band, The Julie Ruin (named after Kathleen's 1997 solo album, Julie Ruin) at the Kathleen Hanna tribute that took place at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Then, in December 2012, The Julie Ruin revealed their first song, "Girls Like Us," and now they've finally announced that their debut album will come out this year. The album is called Run Fast and it's due out on September 3 via The Julie Ruin's own TJR Records (distributed by Dischord). In addition to Kathleen, the band's lineup includes her Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox, Kenny Mellman (of the duo Kiki and Herb with Justin Bond), Carmine Covelli, and Sara Landaeu (who teaches at NYC's Girls Rock Camp). The album artwork is below.
"Girls Like Us" will appear on the album, as will the new single, "Oh Come On." "Oh Come On" hearkens more back to Kathleen's Bikini Kill days than her time in the dance-punk group Le Tigre, which is very welcome considering the excitement behind the recent Bikini Kill reissue and just the general obsession with the '90s that's been going on (PS: you can stream most of Bikini Kill's discography at their bandcamp). Kathleen sounds hungry as ever on the track, screaming through a filter of distortion as her bandmates provide not-distorted girl-group-style backing vocals and a killer guitar riff running through the track. Download "Oh Come On" for free above or stream it below.
The Julie Ruin are set to play their second live show ever (following that Knitting Factory show in 2010) at the Pitchfork showcase at this year's Northside Festival which happens at Saint Vitus on Thursday (6/13). They'll join the previously discussed lineup of Majical Cloudz, Body/Head (aka Kim Gordon and Bill Nace), and Foreplay. That show is sold out, but if you get there early, you can still try to get in with your Northside badge. Updated show flyer below.
Jane's Addiction at Williamsburg Park in August (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Phish @ MSG
* Kanye West @ Revel
* The Fab Faux @ City Winery
* Les Chauds Lapins @ Barbes
* Gordon Voidwell @ 92YTribeca
* Chrisette Michele @ BB King's
* Bill Carney's Jug Addicts @ Barbes
* Lucero, Hollis Brown @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Coldplay, Naturally 7 @ Mohegan Sun (CT)
* Juan Atkins, Brooklyn Bass @ Cameo Gallery
* Jane's Addiction, TAB The Band @ Terminal 5
* The Golden Palominos, Ida @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Punch Brothers, Jeffrey Lewis @ Bowery Ballroom
* Internet Xplorer, Getawolfpup, FAITH @ Glasslands
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub (early and late shows)
* Tiny Tusks, Clinical Trials, Aye Nako @ The Rock Shop
* Sky Picnic, Zoned Out, Spectral Radiation @ Glasslands
* The Disco Biscuits, Phutureprimitive @ Best Buy Theater
* My Morning Jacket, Floating Action @ The Capitol Theatre
* They Might Be Giants, Corn Mo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Prawn, Gifts From Enola, Gates, Caravela @ Public Assembly
* Trin Tran, Xaddax, Radioshock, Gila Monster @ Death By Audio
* Cinema Cinema, Hounds Basket, No Shoes, Bloom @ Muchmore's
* The Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion @ StageOne (CT)
* John Zorn's Annual End of the Year Improv Festival @ The Stone
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Mercury Lounge
* Resolution 15, Car Bomb, Bangladeafy @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ami Dang, Eola, Psychobuildings @ Shea Stadium
* Stumblebum Brass Band, Austin Thomas & The Loverboys @ Mercury Lounge
* Merchandise, Night Sins, Pharmakon, Shoxx, Herzog Rising @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Christopher Sheard, The Karma Exchange, Carl Banks, Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations @ Union Hall
* The Bouncing Souls, Barstool Prophets, Forgetters, Make Do and Mend, Wet Witch @ The Stone Pony
* Andrew WK, Raw Law, The Indecent, Atlas, Namesake, Kicking Spit, Policemen in Pickups @ Stanhope House (NJ)
Coldplay begin their three-night NYE run at Mohegan CT tonight, which hits Barclays Center on 12/30 and NYE, the latter of which is also with Jay-Z.
Kanye is on night 2 of his three-night run in Atlantic City.
Punch Brothers begin their three-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight with Jeffrey Lewis opening.
The Felice Brothers begin their three-night NYE run in CT tonight, hitting Maxwell's on 12/30 and Mercury Lounge on NYE.
My Morning Jacket wrap up their three-night run at the Capitol Theatre tonight with Floating Action opening.
The Bouncing Souls wrap up their annual holiday shows at the Stone Pony tonight. Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach's band Forgetters opens, along with Barstool Prophets, Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch.
They Might Be Giants begin their three-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.
Lucero wrap up their 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. They play NYE at Wellmont Theatre with The Hold Steady.
Jane's Addiction plays Terminal 5 tonight before their NYE show in Atlantic City.
Phish and The Disco Biscuits both continue their respective runs tonight too, and there are other NYE and NYE-related shows which you'll find in our New Year's Eve guide.
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Around this time last year, when thinking about anticipated records for 2012, we thought we'd be getting one from Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin (named after her 1998 solo album) and though it never happened, it's looking like 2013 might be the year it does. Kathleen just revealed The Julie Ruin's first new song, "Girls Like Us," which features lead vocals by Vaginal Creme Davis. You can stream that track below or download it for free at The Rumpus (via Pitchfork). This version was recorded to accompany T Cooper's book Real Man Adventures, but SPIN reports that a version with Kathleen's vocals will appear on the band's debut.
You can actually still donate if you want, but the official Kickstarter end-time was about two hours ago and "The Punk Singer: The Documentary about Kathleen Hanna" is already almost $20,000 over its original goal. Congrats to them and time to celebrate at Death By Audio tonight (10/27). Flyer above. More details (which include EX-TITUS Andronicus member Amy Klein), below...
Kathleen Hanna at Planned Parenthood rally in February (more by Chris La Putt)
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.
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?CNN also recently spoke to Kathleen who discussed Katy Perry in that one.
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.
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...
MoMA Nights with DJ Adam Horovitz and a Special Poster SigningListen to Hot Sauce Committee Part Two at hotsaucecommittee.com.
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:30-8:45 p.m.
MoMA is open late the first Thursday of the month, September-June, with a DJ, a cash bar, a prix-fixe menu in Cafe 2, and special Gallery Talks. In July and August, MoMA is open late every Thursday, with live music presented in two sets, at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m., in the Sculpture Garden.
Regular Museum admission applies.
On Thursday, May 5, MoMA Nights features activities and music in conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music 3.0, including a DJ set by Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a poster signing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with artists featured in the exhibition, such as Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre) and Def Jam Recordings creative director Cey Adams. (Posters are $20 each.)
photos by Chris La Putt
On Saturday, February 26, thousands of people came together in Foley Square, in downtown Manhattan, to stand up for women's health, and fight back against the recent Congressional attacks against Planned Parenthood and family planning funding.Nellie McKay and John Darnielle played two songs each at the event. Lots of politicians spoke. More pictures, videos and the full speaker/performer list by minute (the setlist), below....
The rally comes on the heels of passage of dangerous anti-choice legislation in the House of Representatives, which, if made into law,
would eliminate basic health care and education services for millions of Americans - and according to Department of Health estimates, 800,000 New Yorkers.
The Mountain Goats at ACL (more by Tim Griffin)
On Saturday, February 26, celebrities, elected officials, musicians and women's health leaders will join thousands of New Yorkers in Foley Square to rally and stand up for women's health.Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Turner, Christine Quinn, Kathleen Hanna, Chuck Schumer, and others will Stand Up For Women's Health Saturday (from 1-3pm) in Foley Square, across from the Court House in Manhattan. The rally, organized by Planned Parenthood, kicks off at 1PM and feature speakers and musical performances from Nellie McKay, The Mountain Goats, Maddy Wyatt, and more.
The rally comes on the heels of last Friday's passage of the Pence Amendment, a dangerous piece of legislation which, if made into law, would eliminate basic health care and education services for millions of Americans - and according to department of health estimates, 800,000 New Yorkers.
This Saturday, thousands from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, along with celebrities, musicians, non-profit organizations, and elected officials, will stand up for women's health, and encourage Senators to reject the Pence amendment, and send a clear message to members of Congress that attacks on women's health are attacks on all of us.
The Mountain Goats return to town in March as part of a tour that includes three shows at Bowery Ballroom. Two are sold out, but tickets are still available for the third. They also have an album on the way, All Eternals Deck, available for preorder on CD and LP (multiple vinyl colorways) with a bonus cassette-only album of demos (while supplies last).
Nellie McKay @ the Allen Room (more by Chris La Putt)
Nellie also has more upcoming shows. Besides a single date at Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV on April 24th, she is also doing another residency at Feinstein's at Loews Regency from March 22 through April 2nd and tickets are on sale for all nights (most nights have two performances).
The rally flyer & full list of advertised participants is below...
DOWNLOAD: MEN - "Off Our Backs" Lemonade Remix (MP3)
Talk About Body art
Men will welcome their debut LP Talk About Body on Feb 1st of the new year, via Iamsound, following it up with seven weeks of touring:
We tried to take all of your suggestions, and play in your hometowns, backyards, favorite clubs, and gay alleys.Those seven weeks will split time amongst the EU and US, with NYC getting a pair of shows: March 9th at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and April 7th at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets). Both shows go on sale at noon on on Friday, 12/10 (via the links provided).
If we aren't gonna make it to you this time, please please please take a winter road trip with your best friend, brother, sister, lover, mother, professor, or all by yourself. because we want to see YOU!!!! and we want to gather up all your amazing energy. build a huge strong tower with it, climb it, and then tear it down and dance on it.
Men recently dropped their single for "Off Our Backs" (from Talk About Body) on 12" and digital download. Check out the video for it below. The EP/12" also features the Lemonade remix of the track which you can download above and stream below. Men also have a few other songs streaming at their blog.
In related news, JD Samson of MEN's old bandmate in Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna, is keeping busy as well. She recently DJ'd at a Raincoats show that took place at MoMA and will be the subject of a documentary and a corresponding and sold-out tribute show on 12/11. In addition, Hannah will appear at Joe's Pub on Dec 15th as part of "Our Hit Parade: Special Decade Edition - The Top 10 Songs of the 90's!". She'll join Ad-rock of the Beastie Boys, Judy Gold, Alan Cumming, and others to perform the songs "as comically literal skits". Tickets are on sale.
And actually, Hanna didn't just DJ at MoMA that night with the Raincoats, she also joined them on stage for a Slits cover. Video of that, and video of her speaking this past October at Bruar Falls (courtesy of Punk Cast), is below.
MEN song stream, video, and all tour dates are below too...
Kathleen Hanna with Bikini Kill in the 90s
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...
VBS.TV & Dewar's Humbly PresentRSVP HERE. Soft Focus is a show on VICE's VBS.TV
Soft Focus with Ian Svenonius
A live taping of interviews with eminent musicians Ted Leo and Kathleen Hanna
Saturday, October 11, 1pm - 4:30pm
at Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street at 3rd Avenue
Followed by a Soft Focus Afterparty
At which Ian Svenonius will select and play records from his extensive collection of dusty 45s
at Lit, 93 2nd Avenue
5pm - 8pm
Ted Leo plays Webster Hall later that night.
The documentary film THE GITS has been confirmed for theatrical release on July 7 [today], the 15th memorial anniversary of death of lead singer Mia Zapata. For all you unfamiliar with the band of the same name, this is the story of the Seattle punk band led by lead singer Mia Zapata who was senselessly murdered with the band on the brink of breaking.The movie is playing at Pioneer Theater. This party is happening tonight:
While this is indeed a tragic story, THE GITS is a truly moving and loving documentary that is also uplifting and hopeful even after many years Zapata's death was thought to be unsolvable. This July, THE GITS will receive national theatrical screenings in selected cities throughout the US and Canada along with a DVD release around the same time.
THE GITS MOVIE OFFICIAL NYC PREMIERE PARTYTickets are still on sale. Movie trailers below...
Monday, Jul 07, 2008 9:00 PM EDT (9:00 PM Doors) at The Delancey
THE GITS MOVIE OFFICIAL NYC PREMIERE PARTY AND VIGIL with Special guests KATHLEEN HANNA (Bikini Kill/Le Tigre), ALLISON WOLFE (Bratmobile) and featuring the RRRIOT! Girl Tribute show and Bands : GRRRL FRIEND , SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE , DORMITORY EFFECT , CHERI LOVE AFFAIR and special guest DJ DARIO SPEEDWAGON