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September 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Kathleen Hanna’s The Julie Ruin at Neumos a sort of homecoming | Concert review

The Julie Ruin

NYC’s The Julie Ruin — with Kathleen Hanna, at center — played Seattle Sunday. Photo by Aliya Naumoff.

You might guess there’s not a lot of crossover between Seahawks followers and Kathleen Hanna fans — and you’d be right.

“Go Mariners!” the 45-year-old singer teased Sunday, as her new five-person squad, The Julie Ruin, took the stage at Neumos to roars of affirmation minutes after the Seattle footballers closed out an early-season win against San Francisco.

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September 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM

On the mend, Kathleen Hanna returns with The Julie Ruin | Concert preview

“There’s still a lot to say.” Though The Julie Ruin keyboardist Kenny Mellman delivers this particular line — on “Kids In NY,” from the group’s debut, “Run Fast” — it aptly describes where his iconic bandmate, Kathleen Hanna, is currently at. Having been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2010, Hanna — best known as the voice…

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