Jenn Pelly - The Raincoats — in conversation with Katie Alice Greer — in The Den

Upcoming Event
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

In the first book to tell the story of the Raincoats, Pelly traces the radical band’s impact on both punk music and feminism. The Raincoats started in the basement of a London flat in the late 1970s. Four women, hailing variously from England, Spain, and Portugal, combined their talents and political sensibilities for an explicitly feminist, post-punk/experimental brand of music like no other. Pelly, an editor at Pitchfork who has written for SPIN, Nylon, and The Village Voice, focuses in depth on the Raincoats' first album (which landed as number twenty on Kurt Cobain’s list of his fifty favorite records) and draws on a wide range of archival materials and especially on interviews with Raincoats members, as well as members of Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Hole, Scritti Politti, Gang of Four, and others.

Pelly will be in conversation with Katie Alice Greer, lead singer with the D.C. band Priests and active in running the group’s independent label Sister Polygon Records. 

This event will take place in The Den.


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Non Fiction
The Raincoats' the Raincoats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501302404
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Academic - October 5th, 2017

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