Who took the bomp? Ladyfest Ten’s Le Tigre Benefit

Oh Le Tigre, how I love thee. I remember being 17 and thinking I was the epitome of cool for driving around with Feminist Sweepstakes blaring from my speakers, and how chuffed I was to get one of their band T shirts for my 18th birthday. It’s cool to admit to that, right?

I do love a bit of feminist electroclash, but as the group have been relatively inactive since 2006, I’ve not had much of a chance to publicly revel in my fan-grrrl adoration for the feisty threesome. 

Massive kudos then to the Ladyfest Ten crew (in collaboration with Unskinny Bop), who have organised a Le Tigre themed benefit, More Crackers Please! to take place on August 29th. The venue will be the ultra cute Bethnal Green library, and there’s a whole 12 hours of riot grrl fun to be had, from 2pm to 2am the following day. An outline of the festivities can be found on the Facebook event page here. Stalls! Zines! Karaoke! I better make sure my band t shirt is ironed and ready for the occasion :)

Tickets for the event go on sale on Monday 16th August, and can be purchased from the We Got Tickets website for a mere £9. All proceeds from ticket sales will be going to Ladyfest Ten, another essential date for the feminist calender! Hopefully we’ll be seeing y’all there.

By: Yasmin Eshref, 13.08.2010 | Comments (1)
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New Feature: MEN heat up Soho

A week ago, some friends and I went along to Madame Jojo’s to catch the awesome MEN. Of course, we were all big fans of Le Tigre so were excited to see what JD Samson and her MEN could pull out of the bag. Let’s just say, we came away from Madame Jojo’s that night absolutely smitten!

Damn-fine illustrator and music writer, Thomas Leadbetter was part of out happy little gang that night – and he was super-eager to review the gig! Read his fantastic full review, and see pics of the performance, here.

My personal highlight of the night was Credit-Card Babie$, so I just thought I’d share this video I found of the band performing an acoustic version of that track. The pared down nature of this version really emphasises the sweetness of the song… despite all the ‘fuck’s and ‘cock’s flying around!

By: Sarah Barnes, 26.01.2010 | Comments (0)
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