riot grrrl

  • Tobi drummingPhoto by Allison Wolfe

    “Punk is many things and has so many different definitions but, definitely, yes it’s ideological,” says writer, musician and feminist activist Tobi Vailon the eve of an Australasian tour with Bikini Kill.  “In my definition, it’s counter hegemonic energy. It’s opposition, it’s questioning the status quo and creating an alternative.”

    As founding member of the seminal riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, a punk rock polemicist and a protagonist in the Pacific North-West alternative scene of the 1980s and 1990s, Vail is in a privileged position to muse on the nature of punk rock.

  • l7 tourOne of the most anticipated acts announced for the Soundwave 2016 festival series was L7. Soundwave collapsed but L7 has been confirmed for a run of Australian club shows in May.

    Torchbearers for the Riot Grrl movement of the ‘90s, L7 were a massive influence worldwide and reformed in 2014 to rave reviews.

    Billboard magazine describes their live show as "one of the hardest, rawest rock bands seen on stage in years”.

    Find out for yourself when L7 plays five Aussie club dates.

    L7 Australian Tour
    13 – PERTH, Metropolis Fremantle
    14 – ADELAIDE, The Gov
    17 – MELBOURNE, 170 Russell
    20 - May BRISBANE Eatons Hill
    21- SYDNEY, Metro Theatre
    Tickets on sale via: http://www.metropolistouring.com/L7
    Presale: Wed 2nd March 9am - Thurs 3rd 5pm
    GA: Friday 4th March on Sale 9am