may events… queer club dance off, all-girl bands, roller derby, house gigs, pop punk, feminist films & plenty noise

Posted on April 29, 2012

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Thursday 3
POPKLUBB PRESENTS… THE LOVELY EGGS // OUR IMAGINARY FRIENDS // THE EXES @ THE CENTRAL BAR
, 7:30PM £6 in. The lovely eggs are so much fun to watch. They are on tour to promote their new single ‘allergies’. They are too cute and will cheer up even the saddest face.
“Cob Dominos comes at you with all the child-like joie de vivre of the entire cast of Why Don’t You? on the biggest fucking sugar rush of their life and it’s impossible not to let it overpower you, scribble rude words on your face in permanent marker and leave you grinning like a twat. (Drowned in Sound).”

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Friday 4
UNANTICIPATED ALTERNATIVE QUEER CLUB NIGHT OVERLOAD
– So POKE is on tonight but then there’s a new night launching in town tonight too called CULT. Fisticuffs and that.


POKE – 10PM UNTIL 3AM, FREE, AT NO 28, 27-29 Nelson St. DESCRIBES ITSELF AS “The collection of tunes on the latest Now CD is officially one the worst things we’ve ever heard. We don’t say this because we’re musical snobs, we say this because it’s actually true. What’s up with producers these days? Do they just set the mixing desk to ‘Ear-stabbing cacophony’ and fuck off to the pub? We fear all may be lost for the nation’s youth, but we shall do our very best to fight the good fight and bring you an evening’s worth of musical delight to start your bank holiday off in fine fashion.”

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CULT – 9PM UNTIL 1AM AT THE SPACE BAR AT NEWCASTLE COLLEGE. DESCRIBES ITSELF AS “The launch of a brand new night CULT. Designed for and focussed on those who like things a bit more alternative than the current offering in Newcastle for the LGBTQ community and their friends. CULT is about the music, pure and simple, to keep you dancing all night long and for you to enjoy yourselves. The aesthetic of the night will revolve around dance music, from electro, 90’s dance and hi-nrg through to hip hop, pop and synth.”

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LET THE DANCE OFF COMMENCE…


SATURDAY 5 MAY – NEVERMIND THE BACKBLOCKS @ THE WALKER DOME, WHARRIER STREET, WALKER. STARTS AT 12:30PM. UNDER 12 GET IN FOR FREE!

SUPPORT YR LOCAL ROLLER DERBY!!!! SPECIAL ANARCHY IN THE UK PUNK KINDA VIBE. “Newcastle Roller Girls proudly present – Nevermind the Backblocks

This is the Sound of the Suburbs! This is the spirit of ’77. Anarchy in the UKRDA!Whether you’re a Siouxsie Sue or a Sid Vicious this is the place to be strutting your finest safety pins and mohawks.

Our girls will swap their Bovver Boots for Quads and will be Kicking out the Jams. The referees will be checking the girls for Brass in Pocket, and one way or another, we’ll give you a lust for life. So shine up the 14 hole cherry red docs, connect up the straps on your best tartan trousers and pogo on down to see the action. Then get yourselves along to our after party venue – The Ware Rooms, should you be making a weekend of it, get in touch with us and we can hook you up with some great room deals from our new sponsors The Euro Hostel.”

NRG Canny Belters =v= Lincolnshire Bombers Bombshell Bruisers
NRG Whippin’ Hinnies =v= Lincolnshire Bombers Damebusters

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THURSDAY 10
CHARITY FUNDRAISER GIG FOR TINY LIVES WITH REXINE // PALE MAN MADE // APACHE VIKING & DJ FROM MICHAEL CLUNKIE AT THE FORUM MUSIC CENTRE IN DARLINGTON, £7 IN.

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FRIDAY 11
EVEN CLEAN HANDS CAUSE DAMAGE #3
WOOLF // ETAI KESHIKI // BEAUTY PAGEANT // NO FIT STATE & SPECIAL GUEST DJS (SLUTS WITH CUTS & DISCOUNT HORSE RECORDS) @ STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA, 8PM UNTIL 1AM
“Rad all-girl queer diy punk improv noise super group with members from Roseanne Barrr, Corey Orbison, Gender Fascist & NZ girl punk band Toxic Shock Syndrome, among others. Last time they played at the Star and Shadow was with Trash Kit to support their split 7-inch on Milk records.”

“The name “Woolf” kind of makes me think of serious, book reading, woods-walking girls with a penchant for fierce animals and whiskey drinking. Which kind of describes the music pretty well, actually.” (Slow Songs for Fast Hearts)

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SATURDAY 12FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THEIR PUNK WITH THEIR POP
MUSIC FOR LOVERS & IRON FISTED CHAMPION PRESENT… SPRAYNARD // PURE GRAFT // MARTHA // LITTLE EASE @ THE CENTRAL BAR 7:30 UNTIL 10:30, £5
SPRAYNARD (WESTCHESTER, PA) – Youthful, energetic pop-punk! Also, new e.p out on Asian Man Records which I believe will be available on this tour!
PURE GRAFT (TOON) – YES THEY’RE LIVING AND DYING DOWN IN OLD CHINATOWN. Used to be double time, now they’re old time. Yee kna the crack!
MARTHA (DURHAM) – Featuring members of Fashanu and ONSIND, Martha are a supergroup writing interesting pop songs fuelled by stories and anecdotes!
LITTLE EASE (BRIGHTON) – Energetic, bouncy hardcore punk with satirical lyrics about current affairs!

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TUESDAY 15
A GLIMPSE OF PARADISE PRESENTS… TONSTARTSSBANDHT // LOBSTER PRIEST // MORGELLONS AT MORDEN TOWER, 7PM UNTIL 11PM. 30 ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE / BEATDOWN RECORDS
Micheal says “Esoteric brother-men Andy & Edwin White have been making curious ripples across the Blogasphere and beyond now for the best part of four years. Originally hailing from Florida but residing in Brooklyn and Montreal, TONSTARTSSBANDHT (pronounced “ton-STARTS-bandit”) create a tasty and exciting mix of balls out psychedelic pop, nirvanic drone wanderings, mutant surf riffs & ecstatic, tripped out choral hymns that remind us of both The Animal Collective & Spaceman 3 at their
most “out there”. Having previously only ever played outside the US and Canada on a deranged tape only tour of Russia and Ukraine, bare witness to the debut UK (and more importantly NEWCASTLE!) flurry of TONSTARTSSBANDHT, as they take you on a tantalising mind trip, guaranteed to open your 3rd eye and drive your senses wild!!”

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THURSDAY 17
SILVER FOX 7-INCH SINGLE CELEBRATION / NATIONAL KERRY SHELDRICK APPRECIATION DAY AT MORDEN TOWER 8PM UNTIL 11PM, £5

SILVER FOX & LONE TOKE
Join Silver Fox in celebrating the release of their debut 7inch single “Waves on in” on the rather splendid M’Ladys records, USA – with support from Lone Toke, plus other special guests to be confirmed!

Here’s what M’Lady’s have to say about the single:Debut-fatale from Silver Fox, a quartet from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, wielding Badalamenti’s saber high in the air and ready to lure you to the summit. “Waves On In” conjures up this fantastic vision of the Cascade Mountains merging with the North Pennines, waves of a much deeper sort. “Marble World” is right on time for spring rebirth, a statement of intent so pure you’ll wanna adopt it as yr own. They are a great new group and we are very pleased to be working with them!

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SATURDAY 19
HOUSE GIG WITH REXINE, TRAVELS BY TELEPHONE & DANIEL VERSUS THE WORLD

PRIVATE INVITE-ONLY EVENT HERE
EMAIL julia . h . downes @ gmail . com if you wanna come along…

SUNDAY 20
CRYWANK, REN SPITS AT MAGPIES, DANIEL VERSUS THE WORLD & ANDREW LIPS @ THE CAMP OUT

MUSIC STARTS AT 8, MUSIC ENDS AT 9:40. It’s a Sunday, so we wanna let everyone get home early. £3 for traveling bands
9:20 CRYWANK New album out, playing Sad Folk. It’s a genre he created.
9:00 DANIEL VERSUS THE WORLD Playing NEW songs from his upcoming EP!
8:35 REN SPITS AT MAGPIES politics, feminism, love, rage and relentless imperfection.
8:15 ANDREW LIPS Biographical tales about travelling and big crushes.

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MONDAY 21
BLEACHED AT THE CLUNY 2, 8PM, £6

HOLY SHIT ex-mika miko ladies bring it!
“Back to basics. Take your time. Guitars and golden noise. Meet Bleached, two sisters from LA creating rough-hewed, high-collared, melodic Rock & Roll. Formerly part of Mika Miko, Jessica and Jennifer Clavin were best known for their freewheeling ’77 punk and riot girl lawlessness. In Bleached, they share the same slant towards the hard-edged, but instead veer towards a more vintage ensemble of Ramones bubble-gum, Merle Haggard country, and 60’s psychedelic rock.
Raised up deep in the San Fernando Valley, their suburban isolation nurtured the girls’ creativity, as they started making their own music at a young age. Sneaking into punk shows over the hill in Hollywood, they grew up to become teenaged underground staples at the all-ages Downtown DIY venue, The Smell. Signed to Kill Rock Stars and Post Present Medium, their all-girl punk band Mika Miko drew international acclaim and won them slots on tours with No Age, Black Lips, and The Gossip.
Bleached originally formed when the Clavin sisters resolved to continue working with each other upon the break up of Mika Miko. Plans were postponed when Jennifer was asked to join NY band, Cold Cave, where she toured extensively and relocated east. With Jennifer away, Jessie began to play with the popular LA band, Cold Showers. Since moving back to her hometown, Bleached now serves as both girls’ chief creative outlet. Earlier this year, they released their first 7” on Ooga Booga, a Los Angeles art, book and fashion boutique imprint.”


THURSDAY 24
LOUDER NOW: EAT THE KIMONO AT THE STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA (FREE WITH £1 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP) 7:30PM
Eat the Kimono is a brilliant documentary about Hanayagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defying her conservative culture’s contempt for independence and unconventionality.

Guest Speaker: Dr Nobuko Anan (Northumbria University). Dr Anan’s main research interests are modern and contemporary Japanese theatre/performance and visual arts, and the way that they intersect with nationhood and gender/sexuality in transnational contexts.

LOUDER NOW! is brought to the Star and Shadow with support from The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.

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FRIDAY 25
LEAVE ME HERE PRESENTS… SHIT & SHINE AT THE STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA, £6 7PM UNTIL 10PM

“Texas based psychedelic noise ensemble ‘SHIT AND SHINE’. They will only be doing 2 UK shows this year. This show will coincide with the release of their brand spanking new album ‘Jream Baby Jream’, so undoubtedly a rare opportunity to see some new jams on this side of the Atlantic. What a bloody dream!” support from Russel T. Jones + 1 more TBC…

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