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Argonaut – exclusive track

Our lovely friends Argonaut have recorded an acoustic version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, which they play at our Little LOUD WOMEN show on 30 Sept at the Lexington.

Here it is as a free download, for all the family to enjoy!

 

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Argonaut, Rabies Babies, Thee Dinner Ladies, Militant Girlfriend

originally published by Lorna Tiefholz at Gigs and Pencils

All ages/family friendly daytime gig put on by Loud Women at the Lexington.
Saturday 30th September.

All ages kid-friendly gigs are the way to go for so many reasons!

1. You get to hang out with your friends who have kids and can rarely come along to gigs.
2. Kid-friendly gigs are in the day time! You can also fit another gig in later in the evening, so doubling your gig-going potential.
3. Kid friendly gigs are just MORE FUN! Where else do you get offered sherbet dib-dabs or Love Hearts as you walk in the venue? Where else is the promoter of the event dressed as Wonder Woman? Where else do you find yourself enthusiastically making lightning shapes while watching the excellent Argonauts?

I’d never been to such a fun gig. The kids had a great time, and so did the adults.

Argonauts kicked off the afternoon with a fantastic set and lots of props, and everyone loved them. They handed out kazoos and gave us dancing instructions for audience participation, encouraged a stage invasion for ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ and passed around bananas for their singalong version of ‘The Banana Splits’ theme.

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In between bands there was stories for the kids while the grown ups drank beers.

Next on was my band, Rabies Babies. This show was the second time that our guitarist Laura’s toddler son has been at a Rabies Babies gig, he doesn’t really like us. We are too shouty and he gets frightened. This time he didn’t cry for the whole time we played, so we are slowly winning him over. We re-worked out set – we dropped some of the inappropriate sweary songs and added some kid-friendly songs. Our drummer Mike ended up playing guitar and drums at the same time for one song so Laura could run about on stage pretending to be an elephant. There was a boy of 5 or 6 who was right at the front and slam danced and pogoed non stop all the way through our set.

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Thee Dinner Ladies are just plain and simple brilliant garage. Musically they are right up my street, they are garage punk with equal measures of punk and garage. Shouty fun male & female vocals with flirty lines like “you’re only shopping cos you fancy me”. All this, plus the whole band are dressed spectacularly as dinner ladies. Who doesn’t love a dinner lady?

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Sadly I missed the final band, Militant Girlfriend, as I had a train to catch to get me to a wedding in Sheffield, hopefully I’ll get to see them soon.

Roll on next Little Loud Women show!

 

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All ages/family friendly daytime gig put on by Loud Women at the Lexington.
Saturday 30th September.

All ages kid-friendly gigs are the way to go for so many reasons!

1. You get to hang out with your friends who have kids and can rarely come along to gigs.
2. Kid-friendly gigs are in the day time! You can also fit another gig in later in the evening, so doubling your gig-going potential.
3. Kid friendly gigs are just MORE FUN! Where else do you get offered sherbet dib-dabs or Love Hearts as you walk in the venue? Where else is the promoter of the event dressed as Wonder Woman? Where else do you find yourself enthusiastically making lightning shapes while watching the excellent Argonauts?

I’d never been to such a fun gig. The kids had a great time, and so did the adults.

Argonauts kicked off the afternoon with a…

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Thee Dinnerladies: 10 Question Interview

dinnerladiesThee Dinnerladies are a “trash garage” band from Walthamstow, joining us on 30 September at our all-ages matinee at The Lexington. The band is three women (Laura, Spangle and Emma) and two men (Lee and Ant), and we sent them 10 questions to find out more about them …

 

1. Who would you most like to cover your songs?

LAURA – I’d like dub versions of them all to be done by Lee Scratch Perry

LEE – Or crushing doom versions with Glen Danzig handling the vocals

2. Choose: Cat or dog? 

SPANGLE – Cat – we have an honouree band member with Lulu the cat who belongs to Laura

LAURA – Definitely Cats. You can’t own a cat, they own you.

3. Choose one of your songs to be played on Strictly Come Dancing. What dance would you like to be performed to it

Spangle – ‘Puddin’ and with the Viennese Waltz

LAURA – That would have to be ‘Checkouts’. It’s a song is about working in a supermarket (or other dull retail job) and getting sleazed on by oddball members of the public at the till. The song has a “you only shop here cos you fancy me” refrain and ends in a fast raucous shouty bit. Not sure how any one could dance to it but it would be fun to watch them try.

4. Choose: Pixies or Breeders? 

LAURA The Breeders (better hair)…but also Kim and Kelley. ❤

LEE – Pixies because Doolittle got me through a lot of long shifts at Threshers

 

5. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.

SPANGLE – ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ by Norton Juster. It’s a kid’s book that I still love reading as an adult. A fairly trippy fantasy adventure about a boy called Milo who thinks everything is a waste of time, only to go on an adventure and realise the beauty of life and learning.

LAURA – Hagar the Womb’s ‘The Word of the Womb’ is a fantastic slab of feminist anarcho-punk. It’s brill.

LEE – I saw Hagar the Womb play a few years back at Silver Bullet and they had all their lyrics for new songs in a ring binder which I thought was great.

6. Bikini Kill or Fugazi? 

Spangle – I could (but won’t for this fanzine) write an essay on this. I’m going to have to say Bikini Kill. Punk (especially the DC movement) prided itself on its inclusiveness but very much glossed over the fact that many women felt uncomfortable at these shows – it took someone like Kathleen Hanna to stand up and challenge this notion, make a welcomed space for women and to show that women are as capable as men (this was and is continued to be glossed over).

7. What’s the most difficult thing about being in your band?

Spangle – on a personal level the fact it’s taken me 37 years to be in band. It means you start from scratch with how it all works, learning an instrument and gaining the confidence to go out and do it, challenging to say the least especially when you have a toddler and full-time job to take care of. On the plus side it shows you are never too old (or young) to do what the hell you want to do.

ALL – Juggling our very important dinner lady duties of serving hot meals, while also trying to be in a rock n’ roll band.

8. What are your band goals?

LAURA – To play in Manzes Pie and Mash Shop in Walthamstow and get paid in food.

LEE – To have our songs released on vinyl – that’s the dream. Also to play as many gigs as possible and to HAVE FUN! They have always been the 3 goals since we started.

9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now?

LAURA – We believe in free school dinners! And we like leopard print.

10. Give your top 5 contemporary bands

LAURA – I love Good Throb, Kitten Forever and Lil’ Tits – all brilliant bands featuring some very LOUD women.

LEE – For me The Cowboys, Liquids, ShitKid and our mates Smiler have also been getting a lot of play in the dinner lady canteen.


Find Thee Dinnerladies on Facebook and Bandcamp and Instagram, then come see them at Little LOUD WOMEN on 30 September, 2pm to 5pm at The Lexington

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Little LOUD WOMEN – 30 Sept at The Lexington

all agesNo need for parents to miss out on the very best in live music … bring the kids along for an afternoon of awesome punkrock, specially arranged for audiences that include energetic toddlers and kids, as well as their parents who really deserve to relax with some grown-up music too!

There will be face-painting, cake and games for the littl’uns, and badass bands for the big’uns, at the world-famous Lexington venue.

We’ll keep the noise levels at a reduced level, but ear-defenders are recommended for the very young ones.

Live music from:

ARGONAUT
purveyors of fiery female fronted alternative punk rock.
https://www.facebook.com/argonautband/

RABIES BABIES
“the most punk band you will ever see”
https://www.facebook.com/rabiesbabiespunk/

MILITANT GIRLFRIEND
“barmaids, best friends, and a queer pop punk band from South East London”
https://www.facebook.com/MilitantGirlfriend/

THEE DINNERLADIES
“Recent welfare cuts force Walthamstow dinnerladies to form a trash garage band.”
https://www.facebook.com/theedinnerladies/

Tickets £2 for kids, £6 for olds.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/412853

All welcome!

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).

Join the group LOUD WOMEN for news of more women-led events
https://www.facebook.com/groups/loudwomen/