I am so excited that I actually scored tickets to see Bikini Kill in Los Angeles with my best friend May 2nd, that I have committed to posting about a different counter-cultural or revolutionary woman or group of women musicians every day until the show! This project began on Facebook and Instagram, and then […]Read More The Project
This is actual punk culture: three women who went to see Refused and The Hives alone, giving each other rides home, starting a band, organizing a misfit prom to raise money for abortions. Haiku review of Refused/The Hives @ Vic Theater, Chicago, IL 5/20/2019: white boys from Sweden care more about oppression than Bikini KillRead More THIS IS NOT THE END. IT IS OBVIOUSLY THE BEGINNING.
There is a post I want to write about Bikini Kill. It is a post about how important they were. A post about how they galvanized a movement that has actually changed the world, and is thus very revolutionary. The greatest example I can think of is Girls Rock!, a summer camp in which young […]Read More SHOTS FIRED: “BIKINI KILL ARE ACTIVISTS, NOT MUSICIANS,” AND THEY’RE NOT EVEN VERY GOOD ACTIVISTS
The tea will be hot and served in well-considered cups. Chairs will be available for all.Read More COMING SOON TO A WOMAN A DAY TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: BIKINI KILL
The Breeders are probably my favorite band of all time. I have seen them live more than any other band, and they are so good every time, that I would pay to see them every day, if it was possible, and to the extent that I could afford it. And, to be totally clear, I […]Read More 2 DAYS TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: The Breeders
I had the opportunity to load PJ Harvey in and out of the Superior Street Rehearsal Space here in Chicago in 2017 to prepare for her performance at Pitchfork, and it was the first stagehand gig I was really excited about. I very rarely get to move heavy things and set up the stage for […]Read More 3 DAYS TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: PJ Harvey
If you have not already, you should really read my post about The Runaways. In it, I detail the apparent blackout in feminist rock on discussion of Joan Jett’s response to Jackie Fuchs’ coming out about being sexually assaulted in front of a large group of people, including almost all of her bandmates, by […]Read More 4 DAYS TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: Maureen Herman
Born Kierin Magenta Kirby in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1963. (Ohio Girls Day over here at A WOMAN A DAY TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.!) She was raised in Pittsburgh, but her family had moved to Virginia Beach by the time she was in high school, and they moved to D.C. as well before Kier moved […]Read More 5 DAYS TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: Lady Miss Kier