Don't lie – "Rebel Girl" was an important part of the soundtrack at your angriest teenage sleepover. Le Tigre helped initiate that tenacious (and in retrospect, highly dubious) clubbing phase. And now, some twentysomething years down the road, you're digging The Julie Ruin. You've gotten older, sure – but has Kathleen Hanna?
I don't think so! In addition to retaining her particular knack re: wearing-the-hell-out-of-a-printed-shift, Ms. Hanna's ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 26, 2013
Like a fanzine come to life, "The Punk Singer," directed by Sini Anderson, is a tender and totally absorbing documentary portrait of Kathleen Hanna—beloved riot grrrl frontwoman of the bands Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin and Le Tigre.
The film is brimming with expertly edited archival footage and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hanna’s private life. Viewers not only get to watch her find her voice in the feminist art-punk scene of the early ’90s, ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jun 06, 2013
It all started with a ‘zine.
Twenty years ago, we Xeroxed and stapled BUST into existence. Since then, we’ve evolved into one of the most beloved and ballsy women’s magazines in the world, surviving and thriving through some of the most cataclysmic changes in the media landscape.
Our very first issue!
To celebrate this milestone, we’re throwing a good old-fashioned Brooklyn birthday bash featuring performances from ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
in Music Stuff
on Mar 14, 2013
Feminist icon and punk legend Kathleen Hanna is one of my many heroes. Defiant activist, outspoken pro-choicer, amazing songwriter, skilled musician, and prolific zine author, my friends and all kind of wish we were her. Her ground-breaking riot grrrl band Bikini Kill changed punk forever but Hanna wasn’t going to stop there. After Bikini Kill broke up in 1997, she went on to start electronic-dance-punk band Le Tigre, which is now sadly on ... Read More
On Monday, Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin) had a radio interview on “Q with Jian Ghomeshi,” where she spoke about the importance of public mistakes, the resurgence of the ‘90s, and why she is still pissed off twenty years later (“Does anybody remember that the Equal Rights Amendment never passed?”).
In the wake of the reissue of Bikini Kill’s entire catalog, Hanna speaks a lot about the band’s ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
in Music Stuff
on Dec 20, 2012
The day is almost here. No, not the apocalypse, silly—we’re talking about our world-endingly good lineup at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar!
For the rock-bottom price of zero dollars, you can shake your booty to our radical dance-rock headliners, MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre):
Bear witness to indie-folk chanteuse Laura Stevenson’s powerhouse pipes as she performs with her band the Cans:
Groove to the ominously sexy ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Dec 11, 2012
Think about all the great musicians, artists, chefs, breweries, and independent vendors that the borough of Brooklyn has to offer, and then imagine them in one place, eating and drinking and shopping and dancing all night. What you just imagined is real, and it might be the coolest thing to happen in a Williamsburg warehouse in a long time. The Brooklyn Night Bazaar celebrates Brooklyn's creative spirit on Friday and Saturday nights from November 23 - December 22, ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
in Music Stuff
on Oct 03, 2012
Three members of Pussy Riot who were arrested (Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samucevic) currently remain in jail as their appeal hearing has been postponed to October 10. This court hearing may be the last chance for the musicians to be set free; alternate option would be sending the women to remote penal detention centers where they fear for their safety.
As this important date for the band approaches, J.D. Samson and Michael ... Read More
We at BUST are big fans of JD Samson (of Le Tigre fame)—and we're so stoked to know that JD likes us back! You may remember JD’s tour blog for BUST when the band formerly known as MEN hit the road with CSS a few months ago; now the highly danceable band/performance art collective are going by the name JD Samson + MEN, self-releasing a new EP (called Next) on their own label (MEN Make Music) today, and letting BUST be the first to share a track off ... Read More
It’s just been announced today that the highly anticipated Le Tigre tour film, Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour, will be released on DVD June 7th by Oscilloscope Laboratories! The film follows the unabashedly feminist gals of Le Tigre on the This Island tour across four continents and ten countries.
With a no holds bar attitude lending to a punk rock vibe, Kathleen Hanna, former Bikini Kill singer and Riot Grrl pioneer, leads Le Tigre in an ... Read More