me: omg, i wish you could have seen screaming females last night it was SO EPIC.
me: like, so, so so epic
Ali: oh yeaaah
me: they play with these tiny amps but because it was in that place it was all mic'd up and they sounded so fucking heavy
me: it was like the perfect sound for them
me: best i've ever heard them
me: and the applause was insane i was like, holy shit, if people didn't like them before...
me: it was straight up insanity
Ali: that is awesome, how was dinosaur jr?
me: they were good, but seriously it was like, such a hard act to follow! they played for an hour and a half which was soooo excessive
me: and they didnt play "in a jar" which was a total bummer
me: you know, it was total dino jr though, they were tight, super shreddy
me: just... its hard seeing bands like that when what theyre doing is "old" - screaming females are just so relevant, it was hard to juxtapose the two and see dino jr and not just think what theyre doing is kinda self-congratulatory
Ali: yeah that makes sense though it's often weird seeing older bands alone let alone with a super strong opening act
me: yeah, absolutely especially when theyre playing like that, for so long - and how SO many bands from that era are doing this now
me: these reunions and new albums and tours
Ali: totally like sonic youth too they have a new album and touring
me: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I COMPARED IT TO haha
Ali: it's good but like i dunno i feel like i need a break from them or something
Ali: i saw them last summer at mccarren and in LA when they did daydream nation
Ali: i just dont need any new music from them
BACK FROM THE DEAD! CARNAL KNOWLEDGE REUNION JUNE 26TH
local all girl hardcore favorites are back! one night only! (http://www.myspace.com/carnalk)
JUNE 26TH - DYKE MARCH BENEFIT SHOW with:
ZOMBIE DOGS (ex carnal knowledge, all-lady thrash)
DEATH FIRST (ex carnal knowledge, female fronted brutality)
THE DIAMOND SEA (on tour from australia, sweet!)
Friday, June 26th @ Silent Barn 915 Wyckoff Ave
L to Halsey or M to Myrtle-Wyckoff
8PM, 5-10 bux sliding scale
Proceeds go benefit the 17th Annual NYC Dyke March:
The NYC Dyke March is a protest march to demonstrate for lesbian rights and visibility within the larger LGBT community. The reason for the creation of the various Dyke Marches was to protest what many women saw as the control of Gay Pride events by white gay men at the expense of lesbians in general and women of color in particular. Many of the organizers were also concerned that New York's Gay Pride March was losing its political edge as it became more accepted by the city and courted by corporations. This illegal protest march steps off on Saturday, June 27th at 5PM sharp at 42nd and Bryant Park, marches down 5th ave and ends at Washington Square Park.
[show curated by Kathi K.]
Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
By Victoria Law
Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women is a premier effort to increase the visibility of women’s prison resistance in the United States. Victoria Law has dedicated much of her life to prisoners’ resistance, honing in on the lack of discussion about the specific plight that women face in prison, and their efforts to challenge the prison system. Law started off self-publishing prisoners’ stories in zines and circulating them in publications like Clamor, Punk Planet, and off our backs. A lot of this work is represented and revisited here, in Law’s first book, Resistance Behind Bars.
I think I'm officially dubbing this GIRL GERMS GIG VOL #1.
Editor's Note (06/2010): Due to the Girl Germs DJ night in the UK run by Tukru, I am actually renaming my curatorial moniker to Girl Gang Gig Vol.
MONDAY, JUNE 15
AT TOMMY'S TAVERN
8PM - SHOW MUST BE OVER BY 12
1041 Manhattan Ave.
G train to Greenpoint Ave.
B61 or B43 bus
[CATCHY JAMS FROM LI, MEMBERS OF LATTERMAN, SMALL ARMS DEALER] http://www.myspace.com/ironchicsmyspace
[ON TOUR FROM CHICAGO, DON'T MISS]
[ON TOUR FROM CHICAGO]
[YR NEW FAVORITE HARDCORE BAND. FROM LONG ISLAND] http://myspace.com/fatalerectionny
[LOCAL BROOKLYN RAGERS]
* * BRING $3-5 FOR TOURING BANDS * *
Laura got a tattoo of my coffee cup cloud! How cool is that?! Tattoo by Noah V.