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Le Tigre

Le Tigre is a feminist electro post-punk band formed in 1998 by Kathleen Hanna. Initially envisioned as a live back up band for Hanna's solo project Julie Ruin, Le Tigre mixes the politics and feminism of riot grrrl with fun electronic samples and lo-fi beats. Other members include Johanna Fateman and JD Samson. JD joined Le Tigre as a full member when co-founder Sadie Benning left the band before the Feminist Sweepstakes album was recorded. JD had previously worked with the band as a roadie and the operator of Benning's slide show during live performances in support of their first record. Le Tigre live shows are quite famous. The self-proclaimed "underground electro-feminist performance artists" combine visuals, music and dance in their performances. The band mixes politically aware lyrics with dance music.

The song "Hot Topic" on Le Tigre's self-titled debut pays tribute to dozens of visual artists, musicians, writers, feminists and others who have inspired them. Among the honorees are: Yoko Ono, Aretha Franklin, Vaginal Creme Davis, Yayoi Kusama, Sleater-Kinney, Billy Tipton, James Baldwin, and Jean Genet. In a similar fashion the s...
Background group or band
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genre Punk rock
Years active 1998–present
website Official site
Current members Johanna Fateman
JD Samson
Kathleen Hanna
Past members Sadie Benning

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