This show was more than just a nostalgia trip for Nineties feminist punks reveling in those were the days camaraderie — the crowd was equally, if not more so, filled with younger fans, mostly women, who were graced with the Easter-adjacent miracle of their favorite band rising from the great beyond. In the 22 years since Bikini Kill split, two entire generations of feminist punks have grown up. The riot grrrl movement they helped lead has been written into history, studied by millennials in their twenties and thirties and Gen Z kids alike. Right from the jump — literally, as frontwoman Kathleen Hanna bounded onstage in a mini-skirt and circusy sequin top, skipping around to greet the audience in her disarming cool-girl goofball glee — Bikini Kill played as if their energy had been cryonically preserved in We need their fighting words in these grim times.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah | Bikini Kill
I know what it's like. You've surrendered to this floating, punishing reality that is living in the United States of America in the year You hate the news but are glued to each new mind-boggling report, hate your phone but spend every spare minute looking at it, hate half of your Facebook friends but still oscillate your thumb wildly in the endless scroll-down that is your social life now. You are reading this with 13 other tabs open. You used to get more exercise. You want to unplug but cannot, afraid you'll miss something important to To be angry about?
Resist Psychic Death
When Bikini Kill took the stage at a packed Palladium in Hollywood on April 25, the band reclaimed a podium it had left 22 years earlier. For others, including myself, it was a jolt back to a defining moment in our lives. Time accordioned, and I realized: Bikini Kill is as vital as I remembered.
Huge congratulations on your th post and your amazing work in musical history. Thank you so much. Bikini Kill is a great way to celebrate that! Thank you! I've been searching for Bikini Kill's discography for a long time.