Oftentimes I feel old so I was inordinately pleased and proud when Ruth Pearce invited me to be part of her gig – a gig with punk bands no less. It tickled me -okay it was to read poetry and not even punk poetry, I m so ignorant about western music genres that friends have shaken their heads at me in disbelief. But here I ve been asked to join the young ‘uns – and when I heard the two performers before me, their youth was so palpable, it made me squirm about my own readings. I did feel a slight disconnect, however, when I spoke to a couple of them from the audience later, they were so appreciative I was touched. I couldn’t stay long because I had a fuzzyhead and missed the rest of the night. Maybe I should have…my education is not complete…
The program that night –
” …..we’ll have a mix of incredible bands, DJs, spoken-word acts and stalls at The Coal Vaults in Coventry, including…
THE TUTS – a sassy all-girl punk band with pop sensibilities, hailing from West London. Last year they were hand-picked to tour with Kate Nash, this summer they played Glastonbury’s Left Field stage, and this November…they’re coming to Coventry!
DIRTY – riot grrrl meets noise rock. This Gloucestershire trio like horrible riffs, Divine, glitter and phallic imagery.
NOT RIGHT – basically the Revolt house band at this point, angry/earnest/joyous. Expect lipstick-smeared bodies and overexcited feminist sloganeering.
THE PASSÉISTS – exciting new local group featuring members of Revolt alumni Bad Vibes and My Therapist Says Hot Damn.
ELEANOR LISNEY – reading poetry composed in varied stages of her life, mostly from the perspective of a disabled woman in exile, from memories culled from childhood in Malaysia or as young expat wife living in France.
SOPHIE HADLUM – at our last event, Sophie delighted us with strange tales of the forest and sarcastic feminist puppetry. So we invited her back…
SOPHIE SPARHAM – the second Sophie on our line-up is a sci-fi/ fantasy writer, poet and has a show on TotalRock Radio. Her poetry aims to inspire and comment on the world around us.
DJ J355 – another welcome return to Revolt, spinning grrrl tunes between bands.
ALIEN SHE – spinning female-fronted indie and alternative rock to get you dancing after the bands!
Plus, as always, we’ll have the usual range of zine stalls, the chance for you to help make the next Revolt zine, and the Revolt Feminist Library will be present.