NEWS: THE JULIE RUIN cancel, get well soon Kathleen Hanna (Have you checked out out The Julie Ruin yet?)

Not so much a thing of the day, more like some Organ music news, some disappointing news (and a get well soon wish)

oh dear, looks like all Julie Ruin dates are off, they just put this up on their Facebook page…….

“Hey All, we are ridiculously sad to announce that all shows/appearances are cancelled until September 2014. Kathleen has been outspoken about her struggle with Lyme Disease and she is currently having a health crisis and has been advised by her doctor to start a difficult 3-month course of treatment immediately. The treatment plan will make it impossible for her to travel. We are disappointed to postpone these appearances, however we are confident that taking this time off will allow Kathleen to heal so that we can continue touring in the future. Thank you so much for your support and we are so sorry we can’t come out and see you right now.”

Who are The Julia Ruin? Well here’s some previous coverage….

THE JULIE RUIN are from New York, if you haven’t caught up wit then yet, then all you need to know right now is that they are Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Kenny Mellman, Carmine Covelli and Sara Landeau – that should mean something to some of you, and maybe nothing to others? Kathleen Hanna’s new band, she of the glorious Bikini Kill and such, The Julie Ruin are her new band and their debut album, Run Fast, is out now….

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Here’s a taste or two….

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Meanwhile, The Punk Singer is a film about Kathleen…

About the Film

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage* and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader”. –

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The Punk Singer Facebook page

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