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Kathleen Hanna (center) is the frontwoman of The Julie Ruin. The band's debut album is titled Run Fast.
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September 1, 2013 The icon behind two pioneering bands, Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, has a new project called The Julie Ruin. It comes after years of being sidelined from sickness and some deep thought about her own long career.
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November 27, 2012 A new fan of an old record recalls first hearing the dance-punk band in high school, on a mixtape meant for someone else.
May 19, 2005 In the early 1990s, a new kind of feminist icon emerged. Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill, wrote lyrics about domestic violence and rape... and became a symbol of the riot grrrl movement. Her new group is Le Tigre.
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February 16, 2001 Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman of the band, Le Tigre . Hanna was the lead singer of the 90s band Bikini Kill. Bikini Kill was part of the music/cultural/feminist movement know as Riot Grrl, which focused on the concept of girl power and young womens empowerment. The movement was based primarily in Washington, DC and Olympia, WA, and its members formed bands, wrote fanzines, and held meetings, protests and festivals. Hanna was a leader and spokesperson for the movement. Her first solo project after Bikini Kill was called Julie Ruin. She then formed Le Tigre. Bandmate Fateman is an artist and zine writer. Le Tigres new CD is From the Desk of Mr Lady.
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