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Babes In Toyland Will Reunite for L.A. Show In February

Michael Lavine

With a Sleater-Kinney reunion on its way, it only make sense that Babes In Toyland — one of the all-girl punk acts that helped inspire Sleater-Kinney and the entire Riot Grrrl movement — make a reappearance after 18 years away.

The Minneapolis-based trio’s Kat Bjelland, Maureen Herman and Lori Barber will do just that at a reunion show at the Roxy in L.A. on Feb. 12.

“It was brought to my attention that not only do we have a lot of diehard fans from
back in the day, but also a whole new generation of kids — my son Henry included — that were eager to see us live,” Bjelland said in an interview. “I felt some kind of obligation for them to see us, too.”

“But mainly, I just missed my girls and the feeling that comes from playing with them — visceral live therapy,” she added.

Throughout their decade-long career, Babes In Toyland put out three albums — 1990’s ‘Spanking Machine,’ 1992’s ‘Fontanelle’ and 1995’s ‘Nemesisters’ — before finally breaking up in 2001.

“The first time we played together again, we weren’t sure what it would be like,” said Herman. “After knocking the hell out of ‘He’s My Thing’ on the first try, we knew this was going to be fun — and it was going to rock like a motherf–ker.”

You can grab tickets to the reunion show when they go on sale on Friday Nov. 21.

Next: Sleater-Kinney Announce Reunion Album, ‘No Cities to Love’ + North American Tour

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