Articles about 'gigs'

Review: Loud Women – The Nyx, The Baby Seals, IV, Guttfull

Ngaire Ruth reviews bands The Nyx, The Baby Seals, IV and Guttfull, as part of a Loud Women music event

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Girls of summer

Women talking about, making and playing music. In a town near you. Hopefully

Joanna Whitehead // 12 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Dream Nails will fuck you up!

Cassandra Fox has a smashing night at the EP launch of the self-proclaimed "punk witches from hell", Dream Nails

CassieFox // 29 April 2016

Categories: Music, Reviews

Grrrl, Interrupted

Cazz Blase speaks to DIY icon Karren Ablaze! about her illustrious career as riot grrrl extraordinaire and fanzine pioneer

Cazz Blase // 23 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

The dream of 1990s Riot Grrrl is alive and well in 2015

Lusana Taylor reviews Sleater-Kinney's first UK gig after their nine year hiatus

Lusana Taylor // 29 March 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

First Aid Kit: mini review

Joanna is blown away by First Aid Kit's glittering Royal Albert Hall performance

Joanna Whitehead // 8 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Girls love gigs too – so let’s make them safe

Festivals should mean fun but for women, they have become unsafe spaces. Some festival-goers shared their experiences with Laura Maw, who argues that both organisers and performers need to do more to ensure women's safety

Laura Maw // 9 September 2014

Categories: Features, Violence

Disrespectful dancing: clinging to the edge of the mosh pit

Sway to the right, sway to the left. Uniform in motion and occasionally in style, the gentle dance that occurs in the pit can be a mesmerising experience - that is until a hurricane of hyper aggression cuts through the room; displacing the good time and good people

Stephanie Phillips // 19 August 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Pussy Whipped 2014

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe’s queer alternative festival and is not disappointed. In 2012, I was lucky enough to review Edinburgh’s first queer alternative festival, Pussy Whipped, curated by rising...

Holly Combe // 13 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped again

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe's queer alternative festival and is not disappointed

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New interview feature: Planningtorock

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language,...

Holly Combe // 21 May 2014

Categories: Blog

The answer is to question

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language, gender and the creative process

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

New review: Savages

Marta Owczarek sees this Mercury-nominated act live and finds a performance that is full of conviction, with no hesitation and no second-guessing. Savages have been hyped for over a year...

Holly Combe // 5 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Savages are here!

Marta Owczarek sees this Mercury-nominated act live and finds a performance that is full of conviction, with no hesitation and no second-guessing

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Mariam the Believer Q&A (part two)

Mariam Wallentin discusses musical influences, political causes and creative freedom in the face of the patriarchal-capitalist music industry. This is the second and final installment of Holly's two-part Q&A with Mariam the Believer. You can read the earlier part here

Holly Combe // 5 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Mariam the Believer Q&A (part one)

Holly has a chat to singer and musician Mariam the Believer about her recent single 'Invisible Giving'

Holly Combe // 4 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Zola Jesus at the Tabernacle

Russian-American singer songwriter Nika Danilova – aka Zola Jesus – is known for her very physical stage energy. Marta Owczarek heads to the Tabernacle in London to check out a...

Holly Combe // 29 October 2013

Categories: Blog

As monumental as ever

Russian-American singer songwriter Nika Danilova - aka Zola Jesus - is known for her very physical stage energy. Marta Owczarek heads to the Tabernacle in London to check out a gig with J. G. Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet and finds a more low key but nonetheless powerful performance

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: CocoRosie at The Sage

CocoRosie have been touring Europe this year. Joanna Allan follows up on Ania Ostrowska’s review of their fifth album, Tales of a GrassWidow, with a visit to a dramatic and...

Holly Combe // 23 October 2013

Categories: Blog

A feminist call for response

CocoRosie have been touring Europe this year. Joanna Allan follows up on Ania Ostrowska's review of their fifth album, Tales of a GrassWidow, with a visit to a dramatic and message-driven performance in Gateshead

Joanna Allan //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Skunk Anansie come home

Named in the 17th edition of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and Albums as one of the top 500 best-selling acts since the charts began, Brit rockers Skunk...

Holly Combe // 14 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Skunk Anansie come home

With Skin as their charismatic frontwoman, the "clit rock" of Skunk Anansie has a firm place in mid-1990s nostalgia. Jess McCabe attends a gig in Brixton in 2012 and finds them sounding better than ever

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Queer-feminist pop-punk singer, Dandelion Radio DJ, ‘zine writer and organiser Ste McCabe has been described as a performer “armed with a mean, lean, bedroom Disco drum machine, a cheap guitar...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Edinburgh may not immediately come to mind as a music city or pioneer for queer activism but there is clearly a demand there for space for diverse performers. Pop punk singer and organiser Ste McCabe has helped create that in the form of the Pussy Whipped queer feminist festival. Liz Ely reports

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Gaggle update and call for reviewers

With their debut album From the Mouth of the Cave finally hitting the shops on 4 June, Gaggle have announced that they will be playing the Village Underground on 4 July...

Holly Combe // 13 May 2012

Categories: Blog

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