August 22, 2014

"Golden Showers" EP launch

I'll be DJing at the EP launch gig for Coventry rockers Deathsex Bloodbath on Saturday 29th August - expect a selection of punk, indie, riot grrrl and hard rock tunes from the 90s/00s/today.

Also playing are the fantastic anarchistwood and We Are A Communist.

There is a Facebook event page here.


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August 11, 2014

DJ setlist: Bifröst Rock Disco @ Nine Worlds, London (9/8/14)

At the weekend I returned to Nine Worlds Geekfest, to provide music for the dancing a second year running.

Nine Worlds felt bigger, better and somehow more confident this year. Bifröst Queer Cabaret was a perfect example of this: the live performances were in a bigger room (which was still absolutely rammed) with a massive stage and proper lighting rig. The acts all seemed to feed off the energy of the space, with performances that were by turns funny, reflective, sexy and/or plain fun.

My own set started a little later than planned. It was a bit odd to be in a different room, but was certainly more practical for the sake of setup, and everyone seemed to find their way over without any problem as it rapidly filled up during the first couple of songs. Top props to the fellow cosplaying Thor for declaring the disco open in the wake of "Thunderstruck", and thanks to all who turned up to sing and dance the night away

I played:

Hedwig & and the Angry Inch - Tear Me Down
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Blondie – Call Me
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
Florence + the Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time
Rocky Horror Picture Show OST – Sweet Transvestite
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
We Are A Communist – Zombie Compromise
Placebo - Every You Every Me
The Cure – Love Cats (r)
Metallica – Enter Sandman (r)
Joan Jett – I Love Rock N’ Roll
The Eagles – Journey of the Sorcerer
Sonny Rhodes – Ballad of Serenity
Greg Edmonson - River’s Dance
Turisas - Rasputin
Alestorm – Keelhauled
The Hold Steady – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra – Game of Thrones Theme
Madness – One Step Beyond
Tegan & Sara feat. The Lonely Island – Everything Is AWESOME!!!
New Order – Blue Monday
La Roux – Bulletproof
Not Literally – I Ship It (r)
Gossip – Standing In The Way of Control
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love (r)
Alice Cooper – Poison (r)
Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero
David Bowie – Starman
Orbital – Doctor? (r)
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
Rihanna – S&M (r)
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (r)
Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
Nerf Herder – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Once More With Feeling OST – Rest In Peace/Bunnies
Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism
Haim – The Wire
T-Rex – Children of the Revolution
Jace Everett – Bad Things
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich
Muse – Feeling Good
Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Europe – The Final Countdown
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Rocky Horror Picture Show OST - The Time Warp
Once More With Feeling OST – The Mustard

(r) = request


June 18, 2014

"Ain't I A Woman?" – intersectionality panel at The Spark

I'll be taking part in a panel on intersectionality this Saturday 21st June as part of The Spark, a week-long series of workshops and events on social justice.

The panel I'm participating in is Ain't I a Woman?: An introduction to intersectionality and why it's key in the struggle for social justice. It will run from 10:30am and there is no need to register - you can just turn up!

The panel will be chaired by Lola Okolosie of Black Feminists, and I'll be speaking alongside Amrit Wilson (Imkaan), and Eleanor Lisney (Sisters of Frida).

More information (including directions) can be found here.

The Spark


May 29, 2014

Revolt vs Catharsis

I'm involved in running Revolt vs Catharsis this Saturday (31st May) at Tin Music & Arts, Coventry.

revolt vs catharsis


May 13, 2014

I Know Why The Caged Grrrl Sings

Not Right are featured on the new Riots Not Diets compilation, I Know Why The Caged Grrrl Sings. Our song The Lead Role will be released exclusively on this record.

The album, which is available as a digital download and on 12" blue vinyl with an A3 zine and insert, is now available to pre-order.

riots not diets


May 09, 2014

Rocksoc presents…

I'm playing Copper Rooms 2 in Warwick Students' Union with Dispute Settlement Mechanism tomorrow.

>>>Facebook event page.

rocksoc


May 05, 2014

Daring to be Bad

I will be speaking/performing at an interdisciplinary workshop on rage, frustration and destructiveness in feminism theory and activism, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick.

When: Thursday 12 June 2014, 4.00 – 6.30 pm

Where: The Wolfson Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, Library, University of Warwick
Snacks and drinks provided!

To register, please send an email to R. Yunus@warwick.ac.uk or Katharina.Karcher@yahoo.com

daring to be bad


April 25, 2014

The Rosenberg Appeal + CN Lester + support

I'm running a super-cool mixed-genre gig in Leamington on Friday 2nd May. There is a Facebook event page here.

lamp gig


April 16, 2014

After Kinsey: (Re)Theorising Sexuality and Gender in a Post–Closet Context

Registration for the final seminar in the ESRC-sponsored seminar series Retheorising Gender and Sexuality: The Emergence of 'Trans' is now open. This will be the fourth and final event in our series, and will revisit themes from previous seminars whilst further exploring the discusive and social possibilities of "trans" identity and experience.

After KinseyT


April 15, 2014

#transdocfail at BSA Annual Conference 2014

I'll be talking about some of the initial findings from my PhD research at the British Sociological Association national conference, Changing Society, next week.

I'm speaking in the 11am-12:30pm session as part of the Social Divisions/Social Identities stream. A copy of my abstract can be found below.


#transdocfail: What makes a Twitterstorm important?

In January 2013 hundreds of trans people took to Twitter to share stories of alleged medical malpractice. The catalyst
for this outpouring of anger and accusation was the creation of #transdocfail, a hashtag intended to promote
discussion of issues faced by trans people accessing medical services in the UK. Within weeks #transdocfail was
being discussed within the mainstream media and the General Medical Council had launched an investigation. How
did an expression of outrage from members of a small minority group so rapidly result in wider recognition and
concrete action?

This paper draws upon a range of qualitative data – from Twitter, Facebook, bulletin boards and newspaper opinion
columns – to explore how #transdocfail was constructed as an ‘important’ and ‘meaningful’ event by trans activists,
allies and community advocates. I argue that several factors contributed to the impact of #transdocfail beyond the
social media platform from which it originated: these included the prior existence of widespread discontent, increasing
publication opportunities for trans journalists, and a strong belief in the importance of the event amongst participants.

I also explore how online discussion of #transdocfail intersected with a contemporaneous controversy over articles
about feminism written by Suzanne Moore and Julie Burchill. The resulting dispute between journalists, news editors
and trans activists ultimately served to provide a wider platform for the dissemination of complaints originating with
#transdocfail.


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