a few front page layouts of the media so far (well the top halves of them, anyway)
A benefit show for The Media's first print issue is at Silent Barn on Friday with Priests, Noun (mems. Screaming Females), Heavy Bangs (mems. Radiator Hospital), and Arm Candy (Nathan Albert's new band named after a Hysterics song). All of the bands feature at least one person who has contributed to The Media. The show will begin with a public editorial meeting (more on what that means here).
Super excited for this benefit show for The Media tonight at Silent Barn!
TONIGHT AT DEATH BY AUDIO!
12.5 $7 (Doors @ 7pm)
.Public Hex (ex-Carnal Knowledge)
Death By Audio
49 s 2nd st btw kent & wythe
doors at 8, show at 9
L to Bedford
JMZ to Marcy
G to Broadway
A friendly reminder:
Death By Audio is NOT byob, but there is beer on the
cheap for the 21 and overs inside!
Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms is an incredible conference that’s opening later today at the University of Illinois.
So many great scholars, activists, artists and performers will be in conversation, as well as creating and doing throughout the weekend. Here’s a snippet of the description from the conference event invite:
"This conference will bring together artists, activists and academics to stage new conversations about women of color and women of color feminisms across cultural forms too often perceived to be wholly distinct – hip hop and punk. Both hip hop and punk have received significant scholarly attention since the 1970s, but despite their near-simultaneous emergence in global cities wrought anew through multiple, devastating wars and global economic restructuring, rarely are the two brought into conversation with each the other. With this conference, we hope to disrupt status quo narratives and present wholly new analytic and aesthetic investigations about race, sex, and the creation of categories of deviance; queer of color critique and women of color feminist epistemologies; social movements, activism, and art; and much more."
The additional flyer included here is for yet another conference event, a night of performances and readings. For all events, invites and even more up-to-date info see the Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms Facebook page. I sincerely hope that this conference continues past 2013!
Totally swooning over these buttons.
It’s time for our December fundraiser for the Chicago Zine Fest & oh my, it’s a good one! Our friends Ramsey Beyer, Neil Brideau, Lilli Carré, Nicole Georges, John Porcellino, and Suzy X have each created a special 1” button design just for CZF!
Want to get your hands on some awesome art by some of your favorite zinesters / comic artists and support CZF 2014 at the same time? It’s easy! Button packs (which are $5 + shipping for a pack of three) are available here!
Big thanks to Suzy X for including International Girl Gang Underground in ROOKIE's gift guide this year (which she co-authored with Brodie Lancaster)! More important, we really loved Suzy’s take on how the zine functions in conversations about Riot Grrrl.
We’re also in good company. So happy to be nestled in between artists we love like Osa Atoe / Shotgun Seamstress and Hellen Jo (artist of Mimi Thi Nguyen’s book cover for The Gift of Freedom). For more excellent recommendations from Suzy and Brodie, click here.
As always, in the US you can pick up the zine from Stranger Danger distro.
Important critiques about telling riot grrrl stories, and erasure, by Jes Skolnik. Their conclusion is extra impactful:
"Our critical voices are PART of the history (not just the reactions to those critical voices, which, as you know, were pretty much 100% awful in one way or another), and, just as RG was an attempt to write women back into the DIY history books, we shouldn’t be written out or glossed over. I know you said you didn’t want to erase us - but historiography is a funny and complex thing, and how we tell these stories, how we make our maps - it matters."
Hi. I’m sure you don’t remember me, because we only met a couple of times and I was a starstruck kid at the time. Bikini Kill at dc space was my first punk show; my dad took me, I was 11 years old, and you totally blew my mind and opened up a world for me. I’ll always be thankful…
The BRASS IN POCKET zine is now available online. Check it out!
BRASS IN POCKET the feminist collaborative exhibition zine is out now! We debuted the zine this weekend at Comic Arts Brooklyn + it is now available online on buy.booklyn.org
Including artwork by:
CAROLINE PAQUITA, CATHERINE STACK, CRISTINE BRACHE, CYNTHIA SCHEMMER, DAFY HAGAI, ERIN BOWERS, GEOFFREY DUNCANSON, HANNAH SCHULMAN, JASON ROY, JEN MAY, JESSICA MEANY, KATE WADKINS, LAUREN DENITZIO, LIZ LINDEN, LYNNETTE MIRANDA, MINA BOROMAND, MITSUKO BROOKS, RACHEL WOLF, REBECCA CLARKE, REGINA JESTROW, SONIA CORINA, SONYA DERMAN, SUSAN FANG, AND TAMARA WAITE-SANTIBANEZ.