Feb 1st 2019 sees the launch of LOUD WOMEN NYC at Brooklyn’s The Well – a new live music night celebrating punk rock music powered by women (and gender non-conforming) musicians.
The original LOUD WOMEN chapter began in London, England, in 2015, since which time they’ve put on hundreds of events around the UK, launched an annual festival attracting musicians and music lovers from around the globe, and helped showcase and boost the profile of hundreds of budding punkrockstars. London riot grrrl scenesters Dream Nails describe LOUD WOMEN as “our fairy punk mothers”, and pop legends Bugeye describe “Awesome crowds, amazing bands and one of the most supportive promoters you’re likely to meet”.
Founder of the New York City chapter Cady Siregar hopes to replicate this success here in Brooklyn. The launch gig on Feb 1st will showcase three bands from Brooklyn, and two of London’s finest flying in especially for the show:
Basic Bitches – Garage rock riot grrrl duo
Slut Magic – An angsty, aural make-out session
TBC – LWNYC’s Cady’s own new band
I, Doris – Mummycore art pop (featuring LOUD WOMEN’s founder, Cassie Fox)
T-Bitch – Trans, queer, Riot Grrrl punk
Friday Feb 1st 2019, at The Well, 272 Meserole Street, New York 11206
doors open 8pm, $8 on the door
Event link – https://www.facebook.com/events/2441007912594631/
Massive thanks to everyone who came and celebrated our 3rd birthday last night – what an absolutely lovely night, full of friendly faces, brilliant music, and heaps of fun – exactly the stuff of Loud Women! Awesome performances from Party Fears, GUTTFULL, Feral Five and Spare Rib – check em all out online. There was dancing, cake, a fun raffle, and plotting … our ‘woman in the USA’ was in the house and our plans for LOUD WOMEN NYC are coming along nicely – bring on 2019! 💥
Our next gig is 10 Nov – The GUTTFULL Tits and Nails album launch, with Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something and T-Bitch!
Register your attendance right here >> Guttfull: Tits and Nails – album launch
What a gig! It was an absolute treat to host these 4 bands last night at DIY Space for London last night.
The evening kicked off with Brighton’s ARXX. Since they last played for us, they’ve changed drummer, and added a lot more power and groovy samples too. Hannah’s voice is a-mazing and their songs are worldclass punkpop anthems, and the world needs to hear them! Find them on Facebook.
Next up were T-Bitch from Southend, who brought massive portions of glamour, vitriol, and banging punk rock – all our favourite things in fact! They gave a brilliant performance that had us all grinning and dancing from start to finish. They were also absolutely lovely people to gig with – a model band! They turned up early, helped out other bands with equipment loans, watched all the other bands and stayed to the end.
These might seem like small gestures but they make such a difference to the night, and bands who follow this punkrock code of etiquette are welcome on our stages any time. We hope to see lots more of T-Bitch soon!
Next up were Quim Smashers, who also played live on the LOUD WOMEN Radio show on WRS last week.
Time constraints meant no raffle at the gig (we’ll do an extra big one next time).
But finally our headliners Basic Bitches were a huge treat – a gloriously loud garage rock duo on tour from the US. Perfect end to a great evening.