What happens when two club nights collide?
REVOLT vs CATHARSIS is a genre-bending, one-off meeting of Coventry’s friendliest alternative events. Featuring live bands, DJs, distros and more…
DRAG blew us away when they played Revolt #3 – they’ll be back with new songs from their debut album, Neurotica: A Compendium of Tales Regarding Body & Mind.
Dark romantic band Last July were really excited by the idea of Revolt vs Catharsis – and we’re excited to have them! They’ve toured both nationally and in Europe, and have a new album due out later this year.
Legendary zine creator Karren Ablaze! produced Ablaze! from 1987 to 1993, and later fronted the awesome riot grrrl bands Coping Saw and Wack Cat. She’ll be reading from her great new book, The City Is Ablaze!
anarchistwood have to be seen to be believed. They played the very first Revolt and we’re super-hyped to have them back. Sitting somewhere between surreal performance art and a punk rock show, they’ve done something completely different every time we’ve seen them. And that’s what we love about them.
The Dark Retreat play atmospheric, guitar-driven goth rock. They’ve got plenty of gigging experience under their belt, and have been featured on BBC West Midlands introducing.
You may have seen Zoe Kristensen DJing at Revolt in the past – this time, she’s back to regale you with alliterative, cynical, sometimes scientific poetic ramblings.
Patches and zine library from Possessed to Print!
Zines and more from the Revolt! distro, including the launch of our second zine
Art display from Babes In Horrorland
…and so much more…
As usual, the event will take place in the Coal Vaults in Coventry. Tickets will be available on the door and in advance (details top follow soon). This is a non-profit, DIY event and is happening because we love to make awesome things happen. All proceeds go towards covering costs.
Both Revolt and Catharsis are intended to be a safe, welcoming events, and we take a zero-tolerance approach to any sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist behaviour etc.
Ever wanted to have a go behind the decks? Well, this is your chance! Turn up for a session with DJ Ruby Please, who will introduce you to the basics. Just approach the cool lady fiddling with musical machinery in the main room, and let her know that you’d like a go.
Please bear in mind that this session will only be running during the first half hour of the night, so get there early! Doors are at 7pm.
If you’re inspired by the session we might even be able to book you to DJ inbetween acts at future events.
It’s all there in the title really. Click on the link below for advance tickets to Revolt. It will be possible to also buy entry on the door, but this way you save a little bit of money and help us out with the organisation end of things – what’s not to like?
Wait! It’s not all there in the title. Because we’ve also added the delectable Jude Sandelewski to the line-up. He’ll be regaling you with lyrical poetry during one of the night’s quieter, more reflective moments.
With a month to go until our next event on Saturday 22nd February, we’re pleased to announce a whole load of cool stuff…
Rounding off the band line-up are Bad Vibes, who a whole load of people wanted to see again after a great debut set at the last Revolt. So, we’ve invited them back!
We’ve also confirmed a couple of fantastic spoken word acts. Jo Johnson will be travelling down from Leeds to deliver a fiery collection of political poems. Megan Dodds will be making her second appearance at Revolt, following a powerfully moving performance back at the beginning of 2013. We’re also hoping to have a speaker from Reclaim The Night Coventry, which will be taking place on Saturday 1st March.
Finally, we’re delighted to announce the return of the Possessed to Print patch stall and zine library. If you attended our November 2013 event, you definitely won’t have missed their awesome DIY riot grrrl and punk patches!
We’ll have advance tickets on sale soon, so keep checking back for updates!
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!