Victory for Love and Self-Ownership

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music WBEZ/Shawn Allee Mirari Erdoiza It was a historic week in politics-- a topic that often inspires hard-charging music. In Texas, Sen. Wendy Davis single-handedly fended off a bill that would essentially shut down most of the state's abortion clinics. She filibustered for women's rights for more than 11 hours, prohibited from sitting, eating, drinking, leaning or even using the restroom. (As of press time, the effort to undermine the filibuster has not been successful.) Then,... READ MORE

Bikini Kill's back catalog now available online

Monday, July 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo courtesy Maggie Vail As Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox prep their Julie Ruin record, the former Bikini Kill riot grrls have announced the launch of their own label to re-release BK nuggets and gems. Along with band mates Tobi Vail and Billy Karren, Hanna and Wilcox in the guise of Bikini Kill revolutionized the feminist sound in the 1990s, culling from strong allegiances in the queer-visibility movement and punk-rock aesthetics. The buoyant Hanna, most... READ MORE