You might know Kathleen Hanna as the previous frontwoman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Or you might know her as the hero of the Riot Grrrl feminist movement. After a hiatus from the public eye while dealing with Lyme Disease and releasing a solo album under the name Julie Ruin, Kathleen married Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz and is back and ready to tour with her new band, The Julie Ruin.
The Julie Ruin is comprised of Carmine Covelli, Sara Landeau, Kathi Wilcox, Kenny Mellman and Kathleen Hanna. Though Kathleen and her bandmates are more grown up now, their sound is just as punk as ever. She says that their feminist message is well received from the young women of today, even more so than in the 90s when the Riot Grrrl movement arose. To learn more about the movement, click here.
Check out The Julie Ruin’s website for more information about the New York based band and to check out their tour dates.