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Watch The Julie Ruin rock out with their name in lights (playing Union Transfer on 9/5)

the-julie-ruin-e1356717249669Prime riot grrrl leader Kathleen Hanna (former singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre) tears up the stage in The Julie Ruin’s new video for “Oh Come On.” Previewing their latest album, Run Fast, the punk rock thrash-beat band backs her up in a white room flashing their name in lights. Their album debuts on September 3rd, and The Julie Ruin will be coming to the Union Transfer September 5th. For more information and tickets about the show, click here. Watch the aggressively and lively music video for “Oh Come On” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: MEN and Romy at Kung Fu Necktie

The message is as important and relevant as ever—but is the music? If there’s a knock to be made against MEN—the Brooklyn-based art/music/performance collective led by JD Samson (of the on-indefinite-hiatus Le Tigre)—the general consensus seems to be that the band’s mid-’00s dance-punk aesthetic doesn’t do its politics the justice they deserve. The band’s full-length debut, Talk About Body (released earlier this year by IAMSOUND Records) is full of lyrics pertaining to feminism, gender identity, sexual politics, and other issues that belong at the forefront of any conversation about gender roles in music (and society in general). And yeah, packaging those issues in dance-floor beats, scratchy guitar riffs, and post-disco electronica might not be the most inventive way to  make sure people are paying them the proper attention in 2011—but it’s certainly not lacking in accessibility or appeal, either. MEN performs with Romy at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $12.