Bratmobile (photo courtesy of the artist)
Bratmobile, the seminal feminist punk band, hasn’t performed together publicly in over 20 years. That is soon to change as the band will be one of the headliners for this year’s Mosswood Meltdown taking place July 1-2 in Oakland, CA. Other performers include LeTigre, Gravy Train!!!!, ESG, Mika Miko, Cumgirl8, Snooper and many more, John Waters will continue his hosting duties. See below for full lineup/poster.
As of now the show is a one-off and original guitarist Erin Smith will not be appearing on stage with the band due to other commitments, but here’s hoping we see more from this legendary group with Smith back in the fold in the very near future!
The band shares:
“Bratmobile is excited to announce our first public show in a long time on July 2, 2023, at the Mosswood Meltdown festival in Oakland, CA. It’s been more than 20 years since our last tour, and life has changed and grown in many ways. In 2019, we got the original lineup back together to play a big birthday party for our band sister, Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill. After the show, we talked about playing again, but it wasn’t the right time, and then… 2020. Now we are both living in Los Angeles, and when the opportunity to play this special show in one of our hometowns came up, we decided to go for it. Guitarist Erin Smith, unfortunately, has other commitments and won’t be able to join us at this time, but we’re hoping we’ll be able to play together with her again in the near future. We will be playing this show with a few other people—Rose Melberg on guitar, Audrey Marrs on keys, and Marty Key on bass-—who will try to fill the gap and honor her riffs. We hope to see you at Mosswood!
Listen to some of our absolute favorite Bratmobile songs: