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The Bowery Presents Bikini Kill

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
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Prospect Park Bandshell - RAIN OR SHINE

Prospect Park West and 9th St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Bikini Kill, the feminist punk band and Riot Grrrl instigators, are back and playing at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

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Bikini Kill, the feminist punk band and Riot Grrrl instigators, are back and playing at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival this August.

A feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, Bikini Kill formed in 1990 and broke up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar, and Kathi Wilcox played bass, though sometimes they switched instruments. The group is often credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early ‘90s via their political lyrics, zines, and confrontational live show.

The band started touring in June 1991, and in addition to touring the United States several times, they also toured Europe, Australia, and Japan. As a band, Bikini Kill recorded and released a demo tape (self-released), two EPs, two LPs, and three singles, which were were posthumously collected on CD.

Bikini Kill believed that if all girls started bands the world would change. They actively encouraged women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance. Bikini Kill was inspired by seeing Babes in Toyland play live and attempted to incite female participation and build feminist community via the punk scene. They used touring as a way to create an underground network between girls who played music, put on shows, and made fanzines. This independent media-making and informal network created a forum for multiple female voices to be heard.

In the Spring of 2019, Bikini Kill reunited with original members Kathleen, Kathi, and Tobi, who are joined live by Erica Dawn Lyle. They sold out multiple shows in Los Angeles, New York, and London as well as headlining Riot Fest in Chicago—and they come to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival this summer.

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GENERAL ADMISSION - STANDING

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Proceeds from ticketed Benefit Concerts help support BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival's summer-long free programming.

Please note: Delivery of these tickets will be delayed until July 1, 2020. On that date, you will receive all e-tickets via the email address provided.

Advanced tickets for this show are only available online via Eventbrite. The Box Office will be open at the Prospect Park Bandshell the day of the show.

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  • General Admission – Standing
  • Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

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Prospect Park Bandshell - RAIN OR SHINE

Prospect Park West and 9th St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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