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The Raincoats: Gina Birch & Ana da Silva

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Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its radical beginnings, they were the first group of punk women to actively call themselves feminists. The Raincoats traveled to The Kitchen in 1982, performing an evening of music that John Rockwell of the New York Times described as "a contradictory confusion of feminism/glamour/folk/sex/rock." This concert was recorded live and later released as The Kitchen Tapes. 

Now, The Raincoats return to The Kitchen to celebrate the release of the book about their first album The Raincoats, penned for 33 1/3 Press by author Jenn Pelly titled The Raincoat's The Raincoats . In the publication, Pelly builds on rare archival materials and extensive interviews with members of The Raincoats along with Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Hole, Scritti Politti, Gang of Four, and others. At The Kitchen, Gina Birch and Ana da Silva will join Pelly to tell the story of their audacious debut album, which Kurt Cobain once called “wonderfully classic scripture,” and more. 

Organized by Katy Dammers and Tim Griffin

November 2–3, 7pm
Tickets $20 General / $15 Members 

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, please click here.


Limited-Edition Posters in Conjunction with The Raincoats and Friends

On the occasion of The Raincoats and Friends benefit event at The Kitchen, Ana da Silva and Gina Birch have created limited-edition posters. Proceeds from the sale of these works will support artists whose groundbreaking, genre-defying work appears at The Kitchen throughout the year. Poster designs courtesy of the Artists, printing by Linco.

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POSTER 1:
Ana da Silva
no one teaches you how to live, 2017
100 LB Matte (uncoated), unframed
24 x 16 inches
Edition of 200
$25 + tax
at door and online

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE

 
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POSTER 2:
Gina Birch
punk lit the flame, 2017
100 LB Matte (uncoated), unframed
24 x 16 inches
Edition of 200
$25 + tax
at door and online

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE

Posters and prints will be sold in the order inquiries are received. We cannot guarantee a particular number within the run for the prints. Once purchased, works can be picked up at The Kitchen during normal business hours. If the work is to be shipped, you will be charged an additional fee for shipping and handling.

For more information, please contact editions@thekitchen.org.

This program is made possible with the generous support of Mila and Tom Tuttle; endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo:  Album cover for The Raincoats, 1979. 

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