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August 11, 2013

DJ setlist: Bifröst Queer Cabaret @ Nine Worlds, London (10/8/13)

I had an utterly wonderful time DJing for the Queer Fandom strand at Nine Worlds yesterday! Great crowd and some fantastic costumes amongst them. Certainly the first time in my life I've ever seen an Alien dancing to Placebo. So many tunes I didn't get to play, but hopefully I'll be back next year?

Anyways, here's what I played...

T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
Placebo - Pure Morning
Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
Jason Yang vs Roger Lima - Game of Thrones Theme
The Hold Steady - The Bear and the Maiden Fair
Nightwish - Over the Hills and Far Away (r)alien
Turisas - Rasputin
Queen - Flash
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (r)
Amanda Palmer - Map of Tasmania
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Nerf Herder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
ONCE MORE WITH MEDLEY (BTVS OST):
- Going Through the Motions
- I've Got a Theory
- Bunnies
- Under Your Spell
- I'll Never Tell
- Rest in Peace
- What You Feel
- Walk Through the Fire
- The Mustard
R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People
Florence + The Machine - You Got The Love
P!nk - Raise a Glass (r)
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Orbital - Doctor?
Prodigy - Voodoo People (r)
Garbage - Stupid Girl
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag (r)
Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
RUTH'S HORRIBLE MIX (Dr Horrible OST):
- Horrible Theme
- Bad Horse Chorus
- A Man's Gotta Do
- Bad Horse Chorus (Reprise)
- Brand New Day
- Everyone's a Hero
- Everything You Ever
Pulp - Common People (r)
Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch (r)
BATTLESTAR MIX (Battlestar Galactica OST)
- Prelude
- Opening Credits
- Kara Remembers
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (r)
Hedwig & The Angry Inch - Angry Inch (r)
Sonny Rhodes - The Ballad of Serenity
Firefly OST - Hero of Canton
Dominik Hauser and Katie Campbell - Red Dwarf End Credits
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
Europe - The Final Countdown
Rocky Horror Picture Show OST - The Time Warp

(r) = request


bifrost


July 21, 2013

Upcoming gigs

Thursday 25th July - with Dispute Settlement Mechanism

We're playing the third heat of the Assembly Battle of the Bands in the Zephyr Lounge, Leamington (from 7:30pm)


Sunday 28th July - with Not Right

We're playing riot grrrl alldayer Queer We Go! in the Wharf Chambers, Leeds (from 12pm)

queer we go


Friday 2nd August - with Not Right

Punk night at LAMP, Leamington Spa (from 7:30pm)


Saturday 10th August - Solo (DJ)

I'm fulfilling the "disco" function at the Queer Cabaret & Disco for the "queer fandom" stream at Nine Worlds Geekfest in London. Lashings of Ginger Beer Time and Elaine O'Neill will also be performing, so it's going to be a good night!


Saturday 17th August - with Not Right

We're playing the evening event at the UK Feminista Summer School in Birmingham.




April 28, 2013

DJ setlist: Killer Queen @ Taylor John's House, Coventry (27/4/13)

Genesis - The Cinema Show (r)
Armoured Bearcub - In Which Buffy Slays Edward
Christian Kane - LA Song
Andy Hallet - It's Not Easy Being Green
Lesbian Bed Death - I Use My Powers for Evil
The Birthday Massacre - Red Star
Scar Symmetry - The Illusionist (r)
Hellmouth - Tragedy of a City
Future of the Left - Beneath The Waves, An Ocean
The Pretty Reckless - My Medicine
Four Star Mary - Pain
Veruca Salt - Circular Trend
The Breeders - Cannonball
Alabama Shakes - Hold On
Velvet Chain - Strong
Jesus and His Judgemental Father - Kings & Queens
Star Fucking Hipsters - Two Cups of Tea (r)
Oomph! - Augen Auf (r)
Icon of Coil - Regret
Prodigy - Out Of Space (r)
Muse - The 2nd Law - Unsustainable
Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
Placebo - Nancy Boy
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
David Bowie - Suffragette City
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
T-Rex - Children of the Revolution
Aimee Mann - Pavlov's Bell
Laika - Black Cat Bone (r)
Darling Violetta - Angel Theme (Sanctuary Mix)
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl (r)
Curve - Chinese Burn (r)
Alice Cooper - Poison
Dr Horrible OST - Ruth's Horrible Mix
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Black Sabbath - Iron Man (r)
AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill
Amanda Palmer - Runs In The Family (r)
Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
The Clash - I Fought The Law
Hole - Celebrity Skin
R.E.M - Shiny Happy People
Sonny Rhodes - Ballad of Serenity
Greg Edmonson - River's Dance
Firefly OST - Hero of Canton
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Nerf Herder - Buffy The Vampire Slayer
BTVS OST - Going Through The Motions
The Automatic - Monster
BTVS OST - I've Got A Theory/Bunnies/If We're Together
Gossip - Standing In The Way of Control
BTVS OST - Under Your Spell
The Police - Everything She Does Is Magic
Reel Big Fish - She Has A Girlfriend Now
BTVS OST - I'll Never Tell
BTVS OST - Mrs
BTVS OST - Rest In Peace
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
BTVS OST - Dawn's Lament
My Chemical Romance - Teenagers (r)
Arthur Brown - Fire
BTVS OST - What You Feel
Electric Six - Dance Commander
BTVS OST - Standing
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
BTVS OST - Under Your Spell (Reprise)
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
BTVS OST - Walk Through The Fire
Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
BTVS OST - Something To Sing About
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (r)
BTVS OST - Where Do We Go From Here?
Queen - Killer Queen
Europe - The Final Countdown
BTVS OST - What You Feel (Reprise)
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
BTVS OST - The Mustard


(r) = request


April 25, 2013

Killer Queen presents: Welcome to the Hellmouth

Killer Queen returns this weekend after a year's absence!

welcome to the hellmouth


April 24, 2013

Fork the Binary

We're running a performance event at Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa to accompany Spotlight on Genderqueer on Monday 29th April. I'll also be playing with Bad News Everyone.

fork the binary


March 21, 2013

Call for papers: Spotlight on Genderqueer

Please note: this event will take place within a video-conferencing suite. International contributions via the Internet are encouraged!

9am – 5pm
Monday 29th April
Wolfson Research Exchange, University of Warwick, UK

Abstract submission date: Sunday 24th March

‘Genderqueer’ has come to describe a wide range of gendered identities and experiences during the past couple of decades. Genderqueer books have been published, genderqueer art has been produced, genderqueer events are held. Untold thousands (millions?) of people live genderqueer lives.

However, we believe that ‘genderqueer’ remains under-examined within the academic world. We therefore aim to explore genderqueer lives, identities and experiences from a range of perspectives both within and beyond the academic world.

We invite submissions from a range of disciplines, addressing themes that speak to, relate to, or interact with the concept of ‘genderqueer’. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

- intersectionality and identity
- genderqueer intimacies and sexual practices
- genderqueer performance
- genderqueer psychology and therapeutics
- queer(ing) literature(s)
- genderqueer language and communication
- genderqueer geographies and social networks
- genderqueer inequalities

Speakers will be invited to provide an informal presentation for up to 20 minutes.

There will also be an associated evening event in Leamington Spa with a variety of performers.

This is a DIY academic event organised by Dr Lyndsey Moon and Ruth Pearce. To register for the event or submit an abstract (max. 200 words) for consideration, please email r.pearce@warwick.ac.uk or l.moon@warwick.ac.uk.

For more information: http://mindtheresearchgap.wordpress.com/


February 06, 2013

Constructing Gendered Identities

I'll be speaking at the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender graduate seminar Constructing Gendered Identities next week.

Myself and Kirsty Lohman will present a paper entitled Trans Music Isn't, discussing the findings of a research project we conducted in the summer of 2012. This study explored the intersection of 'trans' identities, musicians' identities and performance events.

Wednesday 13th February
5pm - 7pm

R0.14, Ramphal Building
University of Warwick

>>>Facebook event page.


August 25, 2012

Trans Grrrl Riot, part 2: why sing “Rebel Girl”?

I’m in a band called Not Right. We’ve been “together” for a little over a year now. I often describe the music we play as “riot grrrl”, because I feel inspired by the ideals and music associated with the term. My bandmates have a somewhat different relationship with “riot grrrl” to me; we’re all pretty cool with this multiplicity of positions.

Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” was the very first song we learned together. At the time, this seemed like a pretty straightforward decision, as it’s a really “easy” piece. But the more I think about it, the more I feel that it’s very interesting that we play this song.

>>>Read more at Trans Activist.


August 24, 2012

Trans Grrrl Riot, part 1: was riot grrrl transphobic?

I love Bikini Kill. I love the uncompromising power of their music, the feminist rage in their lyrics, their wider political approach. Bikini Kill who inspired me to finally pick up the bass guitar that had sat forlorn in a corner of my room for several years, and Bikini Kill helped me believe that I could make music.

I realise it’s a bit of a cliché, but they’re the band responsible for getting me into riot grrrl, and from there began to explore feminist punk music (including that from contemporary UK bands) more widely.

I wanted to be a riot grrrl too, and was sad that the original movement faded away back in in the mid-1990s, well before I was ever aware of its existence.

However, riot grrrl doesn’t necessarily have the best reputation amongst trans people familiar with its history.

>>>Read more at Trans Activist.


August 21, 2012

Who is Manchester Pride really for?

Controversy has erupted following the announcement that “bad boy actor” Danny Dyer – a man not shy of advocating violence against women – will be DJing at Manchester Pride. What were the organisers thinking? And what does this booking say about the event itself?

>>>Read more at Lesbilicious.


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