I made the mistake of asking “What is Goth to you” on Facebook recently (after being asked the same question by French journalists at Whitby, in my role as (co-)captain of Real Gothic FC). Over 700 comments later, we were still no closer to the answer. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 301: Oh My Goth!”
Welcome to Tuesday Ten 300, and this week I’m talking about songs that are about music. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 300: Bring The Noise”
I go to see a whole lot of live music. Somewhere between 40 and 70 nights of my year, every year, are spent going to gigs and festivals, in the UK and beyond. Which probably means that I go to more gigs than most – and I started at my first show twenty-two years ago this month. Read more “Repeater: 002: Lessons and Questions from Twenty-Two Years of Gig-Going”
As I nudge toward Tuesday Ten: 300 next week (a milestone I never thought I’d reach), another month has passed and here we are again with the latest batch of new tracks to catch up on. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 299: Tracks of the Month (June 2017)”
The final part of this is to deal with the issues women have as performers – be that in bands, as DJs, or as other performers in a musical space. Read more “Repeater: 001.3: Experiences of Women as Performers”
Sadly, clubbing is no more a safe space for women than gigs are. Some of the stories I’ve had for this section are jaw-dropping, with quite extraordinary examples that should never, ever be happening. Read more “Repeater: 001.2: Experiences of Women at Clubs”
I really shouldn’t have to be writing about this.
“Our scene”, judging on many of the comments I’ve seen that came about from this, is anything but a safe space. We keep banging on about how friendly and inclusive our scene is, but then I see comments about sexual assaults at major festivals, violence towards women at gigs, to name but a few instances. Read more “Repeater: 001.1: Experiences of Women at Gigs”