They’re labeled as the world’s first all female Hasidic rock band, challenging conventions while still keeping the faith, yet alternative-rock band Bulletproof Stockings is taking more than just the Hasidic world by storm.
Lower East Side venue Arlene’s Grocery was packed last week for a special performance by Bulletproof Stockings, a Hasidic women’s rock band. No men were allowed.
For the first time in its history, Arlene’s Grocery closed its doors to men, who were allowed in the bar outside, but not by the actual stage. The modesty prohibition of kol isha forbids women to sing in front of men. As a result, Bulletproof Stockings only performs for women.
An all-female, all-Hasidic rock band? Alright! Throw in an all-women crowd, and you’ve got the Bulletproof Stockings show which took place at Arlene’s Grocery.
The modesty prohibition of kol isha states that Hasidic women cannot sing in front of men. So Hasidic girl group Bulletproof Stockings will play a club gig for women only.