A night of ‘songs that hate women’, performed by the women who love them. Including … you?
Live music from:
‘Big Joanie is a black feminist punk band. We’re like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and riot grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.’
Just some Doris.
Live karaoke of some of the songs that hate women sign up and sing!
£5 in advance, £7 on the door
A little background …
Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them is a book edited by Rhian E. Jones and Eli Davies and published by Repeater.
The book brings together stories from journalists, critics, musicians and fans about artists or songs we love (or used to love) despite their questionable or troubling gender politics, and looks at how these issues interact with race, class and sexuality.
As much celebration as critique, this collection explores the joys, tensions, contradictions and complexities of women loving music however that music may feel about them.
Artists & genres covered: Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Carole King; The Crystals, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, Pulp, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Pure Prairie League, Rod Stewart and The Faces, Eddie Cochran, AC/DC, Van Halen, Guns ‘N’ Roses, L7, Elvis Costello, murder ballads, Nick Cave, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Run the Jewels, 2Pac, Eminem, Weezer, The Divine Comedy, Jarvis Cocker, Combichrist, Jay-Z, The Libertines, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Kanye West, The-Dream, Swans, Taylor Swift.
LOUD WOMEN is a DIY collective that champions women in music by hosting live events that are fun, friendly, and frickin awesome.
All profits go to the artists, and any additional funds raised go to charities that help women (usually Women’s Aid).
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