|Women-led music nights are springing up fast and loud all over London – and beyond. Celebrate talent, champion women and have a great time – grab your mates and get yourself along to one of these nights showcasing some of the best of women in music.
Where Hope & Anchor, The Lexington, and Veg Bar
What Punk, pop and riot grrrl
Who Vodun, Dream Nails, Louise Distras and Grace Petrie.
Where Apples and Pears Bar and Muse
What All genres, acoustic & electric
Who ARXX, Berries, Salwa Azar and Nova Twins.
Where The Boogaloo
When Second Monday of each month
What LBQT acoustics
Who Nia Wyn, Minnie Birch, Xylaroo and Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band.
Where Genesis Cinema
What Riot grrrl, feminist punk, female-led rock and pop bands, after a feminist film
Who Dream Wife, Fightmilk, Fresh, and Majorettes.
Where The Macbeth
When Last Saturday of every month
What R’n’B, hip-hop and pop DJs from the 90’s to present day.
Who Zoe London, Fabienne and
GCDJ. Look out for future DJ sets from Rosie Lowe, and film screenings.
Where The Underbelly
When 2 or 3 events per year
What Rocknroll, afrobeat, pop, soca, and all inbetween!
Who Deux Furieuses, Blindness, Madame So and Feral Five.
Where DIY Space for London
What Riot grrrl/punk
Who Shopping, The Ethical Debating Society and Skinny Girl Diet.
What Solo and duo singer-songwriters, poetry and spoken word performances
Who Daniel Versus the World, River Harper, Baby Arms and Cath Elms.
(And then we couldn’t miss out these two down in Brighton, which is London-on-Sea, yeah?)
Where Artista Studio
When First Friday of every month
What A mixed bag. Expect loop artists, punk bands, singer-songwriters, rap/beatbox, folk, blues, jazz and rock.
Who Greenness, Yazmyn Hendrix, Laura and the Bass, Dirty Scavenger and Chuck SJ Hay.
Where The Hope & Ruin
When 3 mini-festivals a year
What Punk, electronica, Femme-C, hip-hop, tekno, riot grrrl, soul
Who Punkture Sluts, Ophelia MC and My Bad Sister.
*** This is an abridged version of a feature in The Girls Are magazine – click to read the full article ***