Ste McCabe is a hero. Check out the video for his latest single!
"Accessorise" is out now, as a split single with Stella Zine’s beautiful protest song "Sex Workers Union", limited to a wee 100 downloads and then gone forever. Oh and it comes with a camp poster full of so many colours your eyes will burst!
Well well Saturday was top fun no? I had such a lovely time, thank you everyone who played, helped & attended.
We made something quite beautiful happen.
I was so excited I forgot to take any pictures! I know some of you did though, so here’s the plan: join flickr, then join the riot grrill group & share your pics:
there’s a facebook page you can share them too if that’s your grrill:
Big love to STELLA ZINE, AMiTY & STE MCCABE as well as all of the wicked open mic-ists.
These people are magic/bionic/robot superheroes:
Danni, Bev, Danger, Els, Emma, Zoe D, Marchee, Julia, Immi, Kate, Staffy, Zo-To, Vanessa, Holly, Adrian, Helen.
You can get involved! Share your riot skills: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some super excitant feelings about winter - next up is Robot Unicorn Attax at The Well. Come & celebrate the best sound engineer in the whole universe’s birthday, get drunk. There’ll be a literally unprecedented dj set from some Riot Grrill hooligans.
It’s midweek - weeeeee - it’ll be exactly like being a youngster again! I promise.
Love you xoxo
Leeds is a flurry of DIY activity right now, we’re making stuff & doing things & having all sorts of ideas & feelings!
Check out some of the stuff you can do this month:
Thursday 4th November - Cloth Cat Fundraiser at The Cardigan Arms
featuring FANNY DIWANKO, MonMon & The Rogue Hearts.
Sat 6th November:
LUU Femsoc Zine Making Workshop at The Peanut Gallery
(downstairs in the Leeds University Union)
12 noon - 4pm
£2 suggested donation
Sat 6th November:
300% RIOT GRRILL at The Chemic
with Stella Zine, Amity, Ste McCabe, open mic for women, vegan curry & more!
Entry - donation
COME EARLY FOR FOOD & OPEN MIC!
Sat 13th November:
Leeds Zine Fayre & Footprint’s 10th Birthday at Leeds University Union
& after party at the Common Place.
Robot Unicorn Attax at Joseph’s Well
featuring Tiny Tin Lady, Fanny DiWanko & Christella featuring the Caution Girls.
This is for Danni Dan’s birthday y’all!
face up & sing: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126237270768049
Sun 28th November:
An Extraordinary Tea Party at The Common Place
Jumble sale & tea stall & featuring Madam Laycock & Her Dabeno Pleasures, Fanny DiWanko & Love Of The Brave
to raise funds for SARSVL &n Horton Women’s Holiday Centre.
Mon 29th November:
The Outspoken Showcase at Hyde Park Picture House
1pm - 4pm
This is a unique event showcasing the beauty of D-I-Y in action. The jam packed programme is designed to motivate and inspire us to ‘make stuff happen’ in our local communities. With food, sine distro, etc.
If I’ve forgotten anything, please let me know!
Of course one of the best things about November is that we all get our snuggly clothes on!
KEEP WARM YOU LOT, hope to see you this week.
Yo yo Rioters, it’s time for a huddle.
Here’s the grrill:
You may have noticed that we have Ste McCabe on the Grrill for 6th November.
Ste is touring in early November with 1st generation riot grrrl legend STELLA ZINE from Atlanta.
We were going to book them for an extra curricular Riot Grrill spin off, but it turned out not to be possible on the dates available. We really wanted to bring them to Leeds & this little brilliant thing we have going on with you all, and decided to mash up the 2 events.
Kind of like MEGA SHARK Vs GIANT OCTOPUS, but with more loving & less biting/tentacles.
Stella has played with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Tribe 8, Bikini Kill all over the USA & now she’s coming to the Chemic!
We also booked AMiTY from Brighton who blew our minds with her songs & co-ordination!
Ste McCabe’s electro-pop-punk is driven by queer revolution, feminist action and sarcastic bigot-baiting. He’s been described as everything from “authentic and brilliant” (Boy George) and a “queer-feminist-punk-poet for the people” (Time Out)
We were aware that 3 headline sets would eat into open mic wickedness, so we extended the timeframe & decided to cook you all dinner as an extra incentive to spend all night in the pub.
We were also aware that you may have feelings about Ste’s inclusion on the Grrill?
When we were debating all of this at the end of last year, the general consensus was that we should be fluid & look at each case separately, rather than obsessing over strict rule enforcement, while at the same time protecting the space & vibe that we’ve made. Ultimately, we don’t think that Ste playing compromises any of this, just as our openness towards trans male performers hasn’t.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what was going on. Give me a shout if you’re having feelings about this.
I’m quite excited about November you guys, the whole month is going to be awesome. For realsies.
xxxL & the Riot Grrill co conspirators.
Hey hey, wicked loads of new peeps at Riot Grrill on saturday. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to chat to y’all, I hope you had a good time & will come back?
Please consider joining the Facebook group so we can keep you informed about future events - we have such an exciting Autumn/Winter coming up eek!
We depend on the help & goodwill of so many people to make Riot Grrill happen - Danni, Sue, Kate, Danger, Bev et al, not to mention the people who help us spread the word. Everybody gives up their time for free, & 100% of your donations go to the artists, so dig deep if you can?
We are looking for a student/group of students to help us get the word out on campus - just some posters & flyers. Holler if you want to help:
Check out what we’re doing in November:
We are also in the process of deciding which lucky unicorn we’ll be sponsoring to do the Wombeatz Sound Engineering course for women. STAY TUNED!
Keep warm & keep in touch, chickens xxx