We’ve been going on about Dum Dum Girls since early last year… so we got super happy when Upset The Rhythm offered (ehem, or we suggested them they should offer us…) to DJ their show at Bardens Bodoir tonight.
Yesterday, after our Ladyfest meeting, we ventured ourselves to The Old Blue Last to see if we could still catch some of their set but we ended up talking about black hearts and curly hair downstairs! So yeah, we’re super excited about bringing the tunes in between the shows tonight… Also I still haven’t seen Male Bonding or The Human Race (I know, where have I beeeeeeen!?). It’s going to be a wicked night.
Our monthly homage to an awesome lady musician – This month it’s a very punk Debbie Harry. Hot!
This photo was taken by Laura as we were leaving ATP -the fan’s strike back. Best fucking weekend EVER!
Our very talented and hansome friend Yuki from Bo Ningen
The foxy Anastasia from Club Baby Honey. Rawr!
Can’t shift this song out of my head today… and I’m pretty ok with that.
Most of you probably know that we’ve got involved with Ladyfest this year and are helping to organise the 10 year anniversary festival. Although we can’t divulge any details at the moment, we can say it’s coming together very nicely and most of our meetings entail at least one or two squeals of excitement! So be sure to join on facebook and pop us an email if you fancy getting involved. Anyone can be part of Ladyfest, that’s the beauty of it; we need people with loads of different skills and talents, from artists who want to curate exhibitions, to film makers, literary boffs or just someone that is really organised and bored!
The first of many run up events is an evening run by our very talented crafts group at The Victoria. We’re DJing with Scene Not Heard and Girl Germs (Woop!) and well yeah the flyer tells you all about it…
Went to Brixton for the first time in two years last Thursday, and I only did it ‘cos two of my favourite bands were playing, Invasion and the oh so mighty Bo Ningen. They’re also the bands I think I’ve seen the most in London, but they never ever fail to blow me away. They’re off on a UK tour together so if they happen to be in your city don’t be stupid enough to miss them.
I stumbled across this video of Bo Ningen today. It has amazing footage of a gig they played for Anthony God Don’t Like It, at The Queen of Hoxton last October. That was such an epic night, after Bo Ningen played we DJed till about 4 in the morning and then the entire club followed us to some house party on roof in Brick Lane. We felt like the pied pipers of Shoreditch. Ah fun times. Anyway, the video is part two of an interview with Yuki and Taigen, who explain the true meaning of Maguro. Enjoy!
While wearing the biggest glasses ever, ha.
via The Guardian
Yesterday was pretty exciting, as Mireia and I managed to get our hands on two, last minute Hole tickets thanks to our knights in shining armour, Scene Not Herd.
Eeeeeeee! HOOOLE!! If you’d told my 15year old self that I’d be seeing Hole live in London in twelve years time… I’d have pfft’ed at you.
We met everyone in the pub for pre-pints and Baby-Guinness’ and then headed to the Shepherds Bush Empire, after skillfully missing the not-so-great support acts. The general consensus was that, there was a strong possibility it would be a bit shit… fun, but shit, you know? Luckily for us we were proved totally wrong and Hole blew us away!
She turned up, on time and sober and played all our faves. The new stuff is pretty good too, no instant anthems, but nothing offensive either. Courtney looked as Courtney should – disheveled, but beautiful non the less and although she seemed a bit tired at times, admitted having to use ‘Axle’s teleprompter’ and struggled with some of the tricky notes, the crowd was 100% behind her and sang along to every word. Coutney still has it. Long live Courtney!
‘Pretty On The Inside’/’Sympathy For The Devil’
‘Skinny Little Bitch’
‘Letter To God’
‘Pacific Coast Highway’
‘Reasons To Be Beautiful’
‘How Dirty Girls Get Clean’
‘Never Go Hungry Again’
Preparations for Ladyfest Ten are well on their way but you may have noticed that we are mysteriously missing a logo. Well that’s where you come in.
We are offering you the chance to become one of Ladyfest Ten team and design the official logo for the tenth anniversary of Ladyfest! Your design will be used on flyers, posters and everything Ladyfest related and you’ll get a free pass + 1 to the festival.
Ladyfest Ten celebrates ten years of international diversity, support and discourse amongst feminist communities, comprising artists, musicians, creatives and activists.
If you think you have the creative know-how, start whipping up a cracking logo with these requirements:
– Two versions of the logo in black & white + color (if needed)
– The logo should read ‘LADYFEST TEN’
Submit a .jpg or .tiff file of your design firstname.lastname@example.org before the 24th of February with your name and contact details.
More information about Ladyfest at www.ladyfestten.com