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Photos: Wild Flag/Ducktails/Grand Father

“Respect. They mopped the floor w/ those Wesleyan kids.”

In which Riot Grrrl is resurrected at Wes (again, amiright?) and parties like it’s 1994 while Ducktails (Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile) hovers over a stereo sampler like his flannel depends on it. Carrie Brownstein power shots at no extra cost. (I think these were taken during pre-encore set-closer “Racehorse.” Whatasong.) Extra special thanks to 2014’s Grand Father for a spirited opening set.

I’m not entirely down to post a review of a show I organized, so I’ll let the artists speak for themselves: through post-show tweets, Facebook posts, and images/videos from the show itself. Click past the jump tweet for more coverage.


Thursday night: former Sleater-Kinney/Helium/Minders members + current Real Estate member converge for riot grrrl/garage rock/lo-fi extravaganza. Tickets $5, available online now.

This just in from the Wesleyan Concert Gods: Wild Flag, the critically acclaimed new supergroup allying ex-members of seminal riot grrrl acts Sleater-Kinney and Helium with Rebecca Cole of The Minders, is set to perform at Eclectic this Thursday in what will almost certainly be the loudest show this side of Lightning Bolt.

Ducktails, the reverb-drenched project of Real Estate‚Äôs Matthew Mondanile, is set to open, along with Wesleyan’s own Grand Father.

Tickets are available online now. Pickup will be in Usdan later this week for $5. More deets/vids/links below.

Kathleen Hanna Lecture

Christina Pham ’13 sends in word about an exciting lecture tonight!

Kathleen Hanna, third-wave feminist artist and musician, is coming to Wes to give a talk on her musical career and activism. Through her band Bikini Kill, Hanna was a pivotal figure in what became known as Riot Grrrl, a do-it-yourself feminist movement that took place within the underground music and arts scene between 1990-1996. After Bikini Kill, she released a solo album under the name Julie Ruin in 1998 and went on to form electro-dance-punk band Le Tigre that year.

Through her musical projects, Kathleen Hanna has helped spread awareness of sexual assault, queer rights and the still-alive possibility of “Revolution Girl Style Now.” She is currently gearing up for the release of a performance based documentary called “Le Tigre: On Tour,” writing a new album and doing work surrounding the recent donation of her papers to The Fales Archive at NYU.

Sponsored by Music House, Open House, the Adelphic Education Fund and the SBC

What: Kathleen Hanna Lecture
When: Fri, Nov 5, 8-9pm
Where: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Cost: FREE!