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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:45 am

indiansummer wrote:Since we don't have a Sleater-Kinney thread, this seemed like the most logical place:

http://pitchfork.com/news/39064-sleater ... date-tour/
damnit we should have a sleater kinney thread!

thanks for the link tho.. great news!!
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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by indiansummer » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:50 am

i agree! If only to debate whether it should be pronounced 'slay-ter-kinney' or 'slee-ter-kinney'.

well, that and their ace records.
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Post by indiansummer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:15 pm

i fucking love that Butchies song
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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:17 pm

Kill Rock Stars release Grass Widow's, Past Time - 4th October 2010

UK Tour Dates:
Thursday 30th September – London, The Old Blue Last (w/Trash Kit)
Friday 1st October – Brighton, Cowley Club
Saturday 2nd October – Birmingham, Out of Step
Monday 4th October – Manchester, Trof NQ
Thursday 7th October – Glasgow, 13th Note
Friday 8th October – Sheffield, The Red House
i was going to be doing that fri 8th show in sheff but thats not happening now, i think theyre doing newcastle that night instead. a guy i know is hoping to do a sheffield show on the 5th.

CANNOT WAIT. theyre touring with trash kit too!
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Post by indiansummer » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:23 pm

i don't know this band! can you explain them to a poor sap who's stuck in myspaceless work please?
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Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:38 pm

indiansummer wrote:i don't know this band! can you explain them to a poor sap who's stuck in myspaceless work please?
they are brilliant, one of the best bands ive heard this year actually. think sort of vivian girls esque i guess!

this is the rest of the bumpf that came out on the press release...

“Past Time out on Kill Rock Stars, the perfect label for the San Francisco trio. It feels like a historical continuum: You can easily imagine them sharing a stage
with Kleenex/LiLiPUT or, later, a ’90s Riot Grrl/otherwise NW DIY group.” Stereogum

Grass Widow formed in 2007 in the Bay Area and were quick to receive attention from fans and the national underground press. Influenced by all-female punk and post-punk acts such as The Neo Boys and Kleenex. They also note Roy Wood's The Move and The Kinks as a major source of inspiration, which can be heard in their wonderful three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and odd chord progressions.

The name Grass Widow is a coupling of words, which when combined, provide a basis for a number of meanings. Bassist/vocalist, Hannah Lew, drummer/vocalist, Lillian Maring and guitarist/vocalist, Raven Mahon chose the name for their San Francisco-based three-piece as a way to represent the approach they take to writing music. The band approach lyrical content in much the same way, using metaphor to express complicated, intimate themes. Inspired by the personal, they use myth and allegory to synthesize ideas and create new landscapes wherein listeners can draw their own meaning. “We write lyrics about very personal and often dark subjects, but present the ideas in a way that disguises the content within metaphor and upbeat instrumentation.” says Mahon.
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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:41 pm

i didnt realise their album was coming out on KRS either, i might have clung onto organising the show if id know :( but they still wanted a pretty big guarantee for a tuesday nite. bit gutted, but really looking forward to seeing them live and would totally recommend anyone else goes if they can too.
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Post by indiansummer » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:40 pm

cool! will check them out later!
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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:42 pm

Everyone should come see them in Brum :-)
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Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:54 pm

roundbitsofplastic wrote:Everyone should come see them in Brum :-)
is that a show yr doing then?

i am so gutted to have not been able to do the sheff date, i had it all sorted for fri 8th which would have been amazing, but had to move it cos of a massive clash and it wouldnt have worked well enough on a tues (only other possibility) - hopefully another promoter is gonna do it, else i will travel definitely :)
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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:16 am

caramarydaisy wrote:
roundbitsofplastic wrote:Everyone should come see them in Brum :-)
is that a show yr doing then?

Nope! I'm outta the promotions game for now - I might get back on the horse when the paycheques start rollingin (though I might not).

Out Of Step is some kids from Wolves who seem really pro-active.This is incredibly unusual for Wolverhampton over the past 5-10 years. They seem a little bit to sceney forme, but I've met them and they're nice enough. Not managed to make it along to one of their nights though. I think the gig is at Island Bar, which is a pretty cool place run by nice folks with reasonable priced drinks (inc. cocktails).
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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

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Post by linus » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:21 pm



I'd love to see this

apparently it can be rented on youtube VOD for $2.99, so I may be seeing it soon, it's also available on (ltd. ed.) dvd from buyolympia

http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=radical-act-dvd

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Post by linus » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:24 pm

don't know if this has been posted already but, hey, god is my co-pilot live footage, groovy


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Post by indiansummer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:06 pm

woah - thanks for posting all those, Andy!
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Riot Grrrl (and beyond)

Post by kofi » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:00 pm

thought I'd start a thread about riot grrrl as a way to share info about present bands and events, and maybe talk about the past too. here in London, one of the best gigs I've seen this year was Skinny Girl Diet at the Bird's Nest in Deptford, and last year one of the best was Vile Vile Creatures at London Ladyfest: both bands which are/were more Riot Grrrl than anything else.

RG always had a huge crossover with indiepop, and there's a whole range of current bands clearly influenced by RG, from Shrag and Comet Gain at one end, through the Norwich scene (Fever Fever, Bearsuit and before that Violet Violet and The Brownies) to London/Essex bands like Candy Panic Attack and Death of the Elephant. There's also plenty of bands down this end of the country influenced by the grrrl-friendly postpunk aesthetic (Raincoats, Slits, Liliput etc) that RG helped revive: Trash Kit, Wet Dog, Cover Girl, Left Leg, Woolf and so on.

I'm sure there are other people interested in this stuff. much as I've enjoyed, say, the Chalk Circle and Dog Eat Dog reissues this year and I'm looking forward to the Le Tigre DVD, the sort-of-genre is far from dead, and it would be good to promote new stuff when it happens.

constructive feedback very welcome :)
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Re: Riot Grrrl (and beyond)

Post by kofi » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:26 pm

kofi wrote:thought I'd start a thread about riot grrrl as a way to share info about present bands and events, and maybe talk about the past too if we feel like it. the sort-of-genre is far from dead, and it would be good to promote new stuff when it happens.
ok ok sorry, there was already a riot grrrl thread and I just hadn't noticed.. I'll go and stand in the corner.

but before I do, here's links to this year's Queer Riot at London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/eve ... 5533390996
http://www.rvt.org.uk/event/ste-mccabes-queer-riot

the lovely Ste McCabe presents himself, Candy Panic Attack, Ethical Debating Society, Maria and the Gay and more. Doors and bands from 7pm.

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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by linus » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:14 pm

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I really enjoyed reading this interview with kira roessler over my cereal this morning:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/201 ... k_flag.php

I don't know if it should go here or not but what the hey!

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Re: love rock revolution girl style NOW!

Post by kofi » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:56 pm

Three new-ish bands that fans of 'grrrl style now' might be interested in: Weird Menace. Palms. Golden Grrrls. Saw these three at new venue Power Lunches in Dalston at the weekend. No review from me, just the facts:

Weird Menace: cross between indie-pop noise-jangle and old school riot grrrl crash (not the medialgia-distorted foxcore/grunge idea of what riot grrrl was, to be clear, but the real deal: Heavens To Betsy, Excuse 17, etc). Harmony and tension.

Palms: more post-punk harmony & tension, with Julia from noisecore band Gropetown on tribal drums. Joyful and triumphant version of Independent Women, up there with Bratmobile's Blur and Misfits tributes.

Golden Grrrls: couldn't possibly live up to that name, right? wrong: more of that early-eighties-post-punk tribal guitar sound that's quite prevalent right now (Chapter 24, etc), but Rachel of Trash Kit/Cover Girl on guitar puts it in another league. Nothing generic here, the sound is alive, buoyant. Second guitarist plays almost early-Big Country-ish lead guitar.

Nobody's calling it riot grrrl, nobody needs to, but the influences are there for anyone who cares to make the connections. Golden Grrrls have a cassette out, the other bands are too new. You might find something on youtube from this tour.

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