On Telling Stories about Sleater-Kinney & riot grrrl

January 26, 2015

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I sometimes get asked to do interviews about riot grrrl by journalists. This generally happens when there is a desire to understand the spectacle of contemporary feminist activism (e.g. Pussy Riot, Slut Walk), when one of the originators has a new project (e.g. Julie Ruin, The Punk Singer) or there is a ‘new’ visibility of DIY feminist […]

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The Year of 2014

December 16, 2014

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I have never been one of those top ten of the year types but this year has been one of the most extreme I’ve ever experienced. Spending a lot of time alone and far from those I love, negative doom spiralling, adventuring, caring and slowly rebuilding. My record collection has always been a crucial resource for me to […]

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even clean hands cause damage #10 Saturday 9 November @ Summerhill Bowling Club: All-dayer with Shopping, Halo Halo, ILL, Beauty Pageant, Expensive, No Ditching, Kinky, Elopes, Council Tax Band, Rexine & Witch Hands

October 6, 2013

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even clean hands cause damage #10 all-dayer with Shopping, Halo Halo, ILL, Beauty Pageant, Expensive, No Ditching, Kinky, Elopes, Council Tax Band, Rexine & Witch Hands Saturday 9 November 2013 Doors at 3pm (first band at 3:30pm) Summerhill Bowling Club (Winchester Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EH) Advance tickets £6 from WeGotTickets or £8 on […]

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echcd #9 Los Cripis (Argentina), Silver Fox & secret special guests – Thursday 25 July @ Small Change

June 25, 2013

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it has been a while but the next even clean hands cause damage gig is going to be so rad. starting from the right place of girl gossip and rumours. taking a chance on a new venue. mythology and secrets. hearts beating fast. running around like lightning. small change is a new vintage shop that […]

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april picks… punk shows, queer performance, stabbing les, brilliant colors, dancing, legends of quirk, louds

April 1, 2013

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hope it gets just that little bit warmer to make bike rides more fun. some lovely things coming up…   Monday 1 – Easter Monday at The Fish Tank (Durham), 7:30pm, £5 RVIVR (Olympia, WA) Absolutely incredible punk music from the USA, but you probably already know this band and listen to them all the […]

ECHCD #8 Brilliant Colors, The Proper Ornaments & Martha // Tuesday 9 April at Morden Tower

March 27, 2013

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Yay! Next even clean hands cause damage gig is coming up soon. I am hoping that spring will break out all over the city in time for this. It wants to. Super excited about being able to have Brilliant Colors come over to Newcastle. I last saw them in Leeds at a pretty weird gig at […]

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