Bikini Kill’s performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 has now been cancelled. Refunds will be provided at point of purchase. Click event website link for all additional information.
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. Sometimes they switched instruments. They are credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90’s via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show.
In addition to touring the US several times, they also toured Europe, Australia and Japan. They recorded and released a demo tape, two EP’s, two LP’s and three singles. Their demo tape was self-released, while their first two records came out as a full length CD/Tape and their singles 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.
Reunited in the Spring of 2019 with original members Kathleen, Kathi, and Tobi, they were joined live by Erica Dawn Lyle. They’ve sold out multiple shows in Los Angeles, NYC, and London as well as headlining “Riot Fest” in Chicago.