June 27th, 2013
QUEER ALLDAYER IN LEEDS
Vegan brunch from midday
Open mic
awesome bands
£4 suggested donation
(HOOKER)
gloriously brash Manchester-based femme-punk outfit. 
http://www.hookerstuff.co.uk/ETAI KESHIKIno wave frantic incredible screaming noise youth from Leeds, love it or shit off.http://etaikeshiki.bandcamp.com/RACHELE WHATEVERcoming over from Manchester.. fast paced lyrics, ska rhythms. beautifully angrywww.soundcloud.com/revaroahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfm5WGa-S8ATUNABUNNYIndie Danceable punk from Athens Georgiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TTXXeo3vdzwCARS CAN BE BLUEAlso from Athens Georgia! Three chords, a catchy beat and a killer vocal melody. songs that kick in without making you wait ten years through some fruity dramatic introstill have a myspace: https://myspace.com/carscanbeblueIN BETWEENFROM NY/CPHa theatrical dance piece/experience, which questions binaries and established norms and expectationshttps://vimeo.com/65786018JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER (acoustic)is it pop?… is it punk?… is it queer?… yes, basically that is what IT is.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvSCqevi9cSCRAGFIGHTfrom scotland.. one big moshpit of jump-about anarcha-feminist funhttps://myspace.com/scragfightNOT RIGHTproper not fucking about grrl punk rage from coventryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_7fULli2E_ADUB FAIRYone woman acoustic bass loopstation dub/triphoppy experience back up in leeds again! not to be missedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPROjYwyu4Y

QUEER ALLDAYER IN LEEDS

  • Vegan brunch from midday
  • Open mic
  • awesome bands
  • £4 suggested donation

(HOOKER)

gloriously brash Manchester-based femme-punk outfit. 

http://www.hookerstuff.co.uk/

ETAI KESHIKI
no wave frantic incredible screaming noise youth from Leeds, love it or shit off.
http://etaikeshiki.bandcamp.com/

RACHELE WHATEVER
coming over from Manchester.. fast paced lyrics, ska rhythms. beautifully angry
www.soundcloud.com/revaroa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfm5WGa-S8A

TUNABUNNY
Indie Danceable punk from Athens Georgia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TTXXeo3vdzw

CARS CAN BE BLUE
Also from Athens Georgia! Three chords, a catchy beat and a killer vocal melody. songs that kick in without making you wait ten years through some fruity dramatic intro
still have a myspace: https://myspace.com/carscanbeblue

IN BETWEEN
FROM NY/CPH
a theatrical dance piece/experience, which questions binaries and established norms and expectations
https://vimeo.com/65786018

JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER (acoustic)
is it pop?… is it punk?… is it queer?… yes, basically that is what IT is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvSCqevi9c

SCRAGFIGHT
from scotland.. one big moshpit of jump-about anarcha-feminist fun
https://myspace.com/scragfight

NOT RIGHT
proper not fucking about grrl punk rage from coventry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_7fULli2E_A

DUB FAIRY
one woman acoustic bass loopstation dub/triphoppy experience back up in leeds again! not to be missed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPROjYwyu4Y

June 27th, 2011
OUR NEXT UNITY DAY FUNDRAISER! 

OUR NEXT UNITY DAY FUNDRAISER! 

June 22nd, 2011
BEARDS - RED ERIC Sat 25th June. Sapphic Traffic Unity Day Fundraiser for The Mothership. DO NOT MISS THIS EARTHLINGS!
Beards are:
Mathew Dixon
Claire Adams
Kathyrn GrayBeards are three outstanding beasts of prehistoric times, recently acknowledged by Plan B Magazine as one of the best support bands of 2007. Their persuasive basslines and bullish vocals turn the air blue while their creators hop from instrument to instrument, leaving you struggling to stand still amongst their day-glo retro mollusc outfits.
At first Beards’ sound might point to freethinking post punks such as The Minutemen, Units or Delta 5 but the songs wrestle it out through the full gamut of noisy punk-disco, progressive time signatures, moments of majestic AOR, Post-hardcore angles and chaotic Beefheart-esque stomps, successively waylaying any ideas of progness or punkness along the way.

BEARDS - RED ERIC Sat 25th June. Sapphic Traffic Unity Day Fundraiser for The Mothership. DO NOT MISS THIS EARTHLINGS!

Beards are:

Mathew Dixon

Claire Adams

Kathyrn Gray

Beards are three outstanding beasts of prehistoric times, recently acknowledged by Plan B Magazine as one of the best support bands of 2007. Their persuasive basslines and bullish vocals turn the air blue while their creators hop from instrument to instrument, leaving you struggling to stand still amongst their day-glo retro mollusc outfits.

At first Beards’ sound might point to freethinking post punks such as The Minutemen, Units or Delta 5 but the songs wrestle it out through the full gamut of noisy punk-disco, progressive time signatures, moments of majestic AOR, Post-hardcore angles and chaotic Beefheart-esque stomps, successively waylaying any ideas of progness or punkness along the way.

June 21st, 2011

Miranda Versus The Crok - “a ballsy wail that is somewhere between Kristin Hersh and Corin Tucker”

Unity Day Fundraiser - Sapphic Traffic @ Red Eric on Sat 25th June

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Miranda Versus The CrokMiranda Versus The CrokMiranda and John - aka Miranda Versus The Crok

For some people, the acoustic scene is an update of the traditional folk club, complete with hushed reverence for the music.

But for acoustic duo Miranda Versus The Crok, they find that they’re increasingly seen as too noisy for the acoustic set.

A rambunctious attitude and energetic stage performance sets them apart from the usual band of troubadours.

Their raucous outlook has led them to gigs with punks and heavy metal bands.

The band formed two years ago when buskers Miranda Arieh and John McDonough bumped into each other in town - apparently John had strayed onto Miranda’s patch.

They struck up a conversation and discovered they were attuned musically and after some rudimentary jamming became a duo.

BBC Leeds met up with Miranda and John to find out where they think they fit in….if they want to fit in at all!

"We started out playing mainly specialist acoustic gigs at places like The Grove, but found that some fans of acoustic music expect it to be fragile and brittle whereas we’re a lot more robust."

"There’s a physicality to our music, as we use anything to create percussive sounds to add to the guitars and voices. It can be slapping the instruments, stomping our feet or whatever. It creates not just a rhythm but a whirl of energy around us."

"For some reason that seems to offend the more purist acoustic fans who think we’re a bit too ‘full on’."

"Consequently we’ve ended up on some strange bills with other bands that initially seem a world away from what we’re doing, but oddly it all seems to work out ok, whether we’re playing with punks, metallers or whatever."

"Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right venue for what we do. A lot of promoters are either confused or just assume because we play acoustic music, that we should be in the corner of some wine bar."

"Gigs with heavy metal bands and punk outfits at least give us access to a whole new crowd, who may be surprised at what we actually sound like as opposed to what they’ve surmised from the available information."

"So, we’ve found it more to our advantage to promote our own gigs by getting bands that we like from the anti-folk scene like Thomas Truax and putting them on at venues like the Brudenell Social Club."

'It works out well a lot of the time when you're first starting out, to support someone who is already well established.”

Miranda Versus The CrokMiranda Versus The Crok in a live situation

"However we always get a good reception and get asked back from these sort of gigs but it’s where you go from there. Do you go down the old-fashioned route of trying to get a record deal or rely on the promotional aspects of social networking sites."

"The music biz is still alive despite reports of its death and they can still be useful in improving your career prospects. We do rely strongly on the promotional aspects of social networking sites like MySpace and we drive and plug the band a lot on these, though we still know that we cant do the full job a record label can do for bands.”

"We’re at a bit of a crossroads at the moment as our manager is about to emigrate, so we’re wondering what the next step will be. There’s no great master plan - we just want as many people as possible to hear what we do."

"There’s no real money to be had from record sales anymore unless you’re right at the top - it’s live performance that pays the bills for musicians these days, but luckily we love performing and we like to play regularly anyway, it’s what we do."

"Having said that we do want to document what we do, so we’ve put out a couple of EPs and there’s an album due for release sometime in 2010."

"Luckily a limited amount of money for recording has meant everything sounds very immediate as we haven’t the opportunity to go over and over everything."

"But that’s a good thing, as we’re such perfectionists, we’d never get out of the studio otherwise. We need that guiding hand - that voice that says a piece is finished."

"The only thing we really need to do is tell people that John isn’t the Crok! Everyone assumes that he is, but the Crok is actually my alter ego" says Miranda. "Everyone should have one."

June 19th, 2011
BEARDS! Cowtown! Miranda Versus The Crok!  Oui Bee! Plus a nightclub of dancing proportions! Plus a dress up box! Cheap entry for people who’ve hung out at ‘CAKE’ getting caffeinated all day.

BEARDS! Cowtown! Miranda Versus The Crok!  Oui Bee! Plus a nightclub of dancing proportions! Plus a dress up box! Cheap entry for people who’ve hung out at ‘CAKE’ getting caffeinated all day.

April 28th, 2011
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POP PUNK BAND YOU GUYS!
Jesus needs you tonight xoxo

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POP PUNK BAND YOU GUYS!

Jesus needs you tonight xoxo

November 2nd, 2010

D.I.Y November you guys! Are you prepared??

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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.

7.30pm

£3

facebookie: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138205526229702

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Sat 6th November:

LUU Femsoc Zine Making Workshop at The Peanut Gallery

(downstairs in the Leeds University Union)

12 noon - 4pm

£2 suggested donation

facey pagey: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166683160025192

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Sat 6th November:

300% RIOT GRRILL at The Chemic

with Stella Zine, Amity, Ste McCabe, open mic for women, vegan curry & more!

6pm-1am

Entry - donation

COME EARLY FOR FOOD & OPEN MIC!

faceyboop: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151245374890811

Sat 13th November:

Leeds Zine Fayre & Footprint’s 10th Birthday at Leeds University Union

11am-5pm

& after party at the Common Place.

facezilla: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138594676169423

& here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149051435124212

18th November:

Robot Unicorn Attax at Joseph’s Well

8pm-2am

featuring Tiny Tin Lady, Fanny DiWanko & Christella featuring the Caution Girls.

This is for Danni Dan’s birthday y’all!

DASH!

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.

6pm-11pm

Face-ace: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139674926081366

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.

Featuring Josie Long http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josie_Long

Sky Larkin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Larkin

Scout Niblett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_Nibblet

Faceapalooza: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152708441434251

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!

ADORABLE.


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KEEP WARM YOU LOT, hope to see you this week.

xoxo

September 29th, 2010

wordout! <

Hey gang, hope you’re all well? Here are some things to put in your brains/diarios.

Fanny DiWanko have a gig on Friday at Santiago, it’s our friend Woody’s birthday & some other awesome peeps are playing, like Ukulele Bitchslap, Paper Tiger, & Falling Cats.

Speaking of which, did you know that cats who fall less than 5 floors are usually ok, and cats that fall over 9 floors are usually ok, but if they fall 5-9 floors they’re often badly injured or killed? It’s true! Check out Radiolab podcast for some knowledge y’all!

Anyway, the thing on Friday starts at 8, and I think Fanny time is 9pm. I hope to see ya.

Another thing:

the next Riot Grrill is on Sat 9th Oct & features CHRISTELLA & the CAUTION girls. Can you remember Caution Collective??? DID YOU SEE THEM? Ok, imagine that AND a FENDER RHODES.  Are you ready for that? YOU’RE NOT EVEN READY! I’m not sure I’m even ready for how truly awesome this will be. We have some time to prepare though so I’m sure we can do it team.

Hopefully some exciting open mic-age in the works too so don’t be tardy. YO IF YOU WANT TO PLAY A SET, BE AT LA CHEMIC FROM 8! Or before! 

I’M CEREAL YOU GUYS.

Ooh & mythical one-horned DJ Fuzzy Jones is playing some super smooth soul music, and hosting a personal disco. Bring a 7” record & you can play it yourself, or she’ll play it for you. Let’s unearth some gems peeps, dig into your past, present or future! Viva La Vinyl!

Yo if you’re more into those new fangled compact discs or cassette tapes, you won’t be left out - just follow these simple instructions for better living:

1. MAKE A MIX

2. BRING IT

3. SWAP IT

It’s anonymous, so don’t worry about people finding out about your Justin Beiber thing.

Another thing:

Have you been playing ROBOT UNICORN ATTACK?

Do it. Tell us your best scores.

The last thing:

there are only a couple of days left to tell us why you should be the woman that we sponsor to learn how to be a kickass sound engineer. 

Eek-a-mouse it’s gonna be so hard to choose just one person! Here are the details:

TO ENTER

+ You must me over 18

+ You must be able to get to Red Eric Studio, Leeds, every Wednesday evening from 13th October - 1st December 2010. 

+ You must send your NAME, D.O.B, and a paragraph explaining why you should get the place to one of the following email addresses. 

sapphictraffic@googlemail.com

or 

felinegroovy1@gmail.com

That’s all folks! Besos!

September 3rd, 2010

(Ears + Hearts + Mixtapes( ^)

Woohoo, it’s just over a week until the next Riot Grrill with O’Hooley & Tidow!
Some facts about them:

1. They rock some badass suits
2. They sometimes set pianos on fire
3. Belinda O’Hooley used to be in the Mercury award nominated Unthanks
4. Their music is heartbreakingly devastatingly rad
5. They are 100% approved by the Financial Times

Are you gonna come? Are you gonna play? (Open mic-ists get down for 8 to sign up) ARE YOU GONNA MAKE US A MIXTAPE???

We do this thing called a mixtape exchange, here’s the grill:

Make a mix (CD, tape, whatevs), put it in the HOUSE OF DANCING, take one out, EVERYONE WINS.

We’re very excited about this one peeps, so bring your ears & hearts & mixtapes & we’ll see you on the 11th.

xoxo

July 14th, 2010

Fanny DiWanko

This all grrl band Ani DiFranco tribute act are literally the closest we are gonna get unless we book the Sapphic legend herself. If you haven’t seen them yet, where have you been? Fanny DiWanko are exceptionally fun, hugely talented and not to be missed!”- Sapphic Traffic

Fanny DiWanko are Feline Groovy regulars, and have a gig this Friday at TJs as part of the Woodhouse Culture Festival.

Middleman & Hoover Dams are also playing & it’s gonna be ace. 

Your support would mean the world ya big freaks xx