The line-up is shaping up very nicely…here’s what we have confirmed so far!
We were dead excited when (hooker) contacted us in the summer about playing Revolt. They’re an amazing live act with a decade’s worth of experience – during that time they’ve played alongside the likes of Le Tigre, The Slits and Interpol, and toured with Gossip and Katastrophy Wife. If you like dancing to urgent post-punk sounds, you’re going to have a great time during their set.
A relatively youthful five-piece of international origin, Mean Bikini have spent the past couple of years gigging across London wielding a collection of rough, fuzzy songs with a sunny disposition.
Local band with genuinely furious tunes delivered in good humour. Recently described as “angry in the right kind of way” by Ladiyfest Sheffield.
We’re also delighted to announce that we’ll also have a range of punky tunes from the decks courtesy of DJ Ruby Please, and a variety of feminist music and merch available from Robot Unicorn Records.
See you there!
Inspired by releases such as the Riots Not Diets albums, we’ve put together a compilation to celebrate the first year of Revolt, featuring fifteen great bands who have played our events.
It’s available for FREE to stream and download. The download file comes with information about every band and printable CD sleeves.
We had another wonderful event at the beginning of November – thanks to My Therapist Says Hot Damn, Jesus and his Judgemental Father, Bad Vibes, A Year From Now, Kat Gupta and Revolting Words open mic for their amazing sets, Megan and Tom for their wonderful patch/zine stall, and everyone who came to party in a positive way with us.
We’ve had a bit of feedback from both attendees and from materials left at the zine table which we’ll totally be taking on board for future events. It really matters to us that Revolt is accessible and safe for all. If you have any concerns about anything that happens at our events, please do let us know.
The next Revolt will take place on SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY, once again in the Coal Vaults.
We’ll have a DJ set from the incredible Ruby Please, a stall hosted by Robot Unicorn Records, plus Megan and Tom will be back with their punk patch/zine stall. Plus, some really fantastic bands and spoken word – more on that soon.
At this event we’ll be distributing the first ever Revolt Zine – pieced together from some of the fantastic/fun/powerful pieces of art, doodling and prose people contributed on 2nd November.
We’ll see you in February!
Revolt is almost upon us! Yet we have a couple more exciting things still to announce…
Firstly, we’ll be making the first ever Revolt Zine…and we’re inviting you to be a part of it.
We’ll have a table near the bar with a whole load of paper, pens, pencils, sharpies, glue, scissors and the like. We’re inviting you to contribute anything that you fancy contributing – perhaps a drawing, a poem, a story, an essay, a review of one of the acts. Maybe you’d like to bring in a magazine, cut it up, and comment on it. It’s really up to you.
We’ll be assembling the zine from pages made on the night, and distributing it at our next event, due to take place in early 2014.
Secondly, we’ll be giving away a free compilation CD to the first 30 people through the door. This compilation will feature most of the bands that have played Revolt during the past year, so trust us when we say that it’s utterly awesome and you should get there early to pick up a copy.
And as if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, we’ll leave you with this video…
We’ll see you on Saturday!
Advance tickets are now on sale for our next event on Saturday 2nd November. As usual we’ll be charging £5 on the door, so you can save a bit by buying your ticket in advance.
We’re also delighted to announce our DJs for the night…
Ruth Pearce has been playing at all kinds of different parties for the last few years now, from Reclaim The Night London to Nine Worlds Geekfest. She’ll get you dancing with a range of female-fronted rock and pop from the past and present.
DJ JE55 previously opened the night for us at Revolt, so we’re delighted to have her back for a longer set! She’ll be playing plenty of punk and riot grrrl tunes.
From 6pm to 7:30pm the next Revolt will host Revolting Words – an LGBTQ open mic event open to all – as part of Coventry Peace Festival.
“This event creates a supportive place for marginalised voices to be heard and silences broken. Ultra welcoming opportunity to showcase new material or use something tried and tested.”
If you want to perform, you can reserve a five minute slot by e-mailing email@example.com.
In other news, we also have a shiny new poster for the upcoming event…
The next Revolt will take place in Taylor John’s House on Saturday 2nd November. And what a line-up we have for you…
To open the night, we’re teaming up with with LGBTQ Open Mic as part of Coventry Peace Festival:
An ultra-chilled, ultra-welcoming opportunity to test out new poetry or wow us with your tried and tested best. The LGBTQ spoken word open mic runs from 6pm – 7.30pm – expect a vibe that is supportive, exploratory and occasionally rough around the edges.
We’ll also have performances from a whole host of other live acts…
My Therapist Says Hot Damn
Don’t let the friendly faces fool you. Whilst this lovely punk five-piece from London are avowedly “mum-friendly”, they’re also capable of creating an almighty racket. They went down a storm at LaDIYfest Berlin this summer, and we can’t wait to welcome them to Coventry!
Jesus & His Judgemental Father (acoustic)
A stripped-down set from Leed’s finest. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen when a riot grrrl politic and aesthetic are filtered through the pop-punk stylings of Blink-182 or No Doubt, now’s your chance to find out.
A Year From Now
Pop-punk from Warwickshire, and a lot of fun with that. A Year From Now made quite an impression at the University of Warwick Battle of the Bands this year – we’re looking forward to seeing them again!
Moving spoken-word pieces. Kat is a person of many talents: a feminist scholar, LGBTQ activist and blogger. They’ve also been honing their performance skills this summer with Lashings of Ginger Beer Time at the Edinburgh Fringe…
Plus! more to be announced.