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Revolt #9

March 15, 2016 Leave a comment

We’re finally back!

Revolt #9

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You can buy advance tickets for £3 here, or get entry for £5 on the door.

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Revolt #8 – Saturday 7th March

December 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Thanks to everyone who came to our November event, and to everyone who performed! It’s amazing to be able to host such a cool night, so it really means a lot to have the support of so many cool people, both from Coventry and further afield.

We’ve got loads of things to share from Revolt #7 still, including a video of the night created by Seth Corbin, some really creative contributions to our next zine, and a lot of awesome photos.

All of that will be coming to this website soon (along with a digital copy of Revolt Zine #3), but in the meanwhile, here’s a sneak peak of some of the things you’ll be seeing at our next event, which will take place in the Coal Vaults on Saturday 7th March

 

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LIINES

LIINES – Last seen gracing the Revolt stage as (hooker) prior to a name change at the beginning of 2013, L//NES will make you want to move your body and shout along like no-one else. This bass-driven Manchester band have toured Europe, supported the likes of Gossip and Le Tigre…and now they’re coming back to Coventry to rock your socks off.

THE ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY – jerky, shouty riot grrrl from London, with unstoppable beats, boy/girl vocal interplay and a mission to get you to do it too.

Big Joanie

Big Joanie

BIG JOANIE – Black feminist sistah punk from London, playing stripped-down, lo-fi rock. Totally sold a tote bag to Laverne Cox.

DJ WESTENRA – Leamington Spa’s hottest new DJ – the woman behind the decks at local feminist club night Can’t Touch This.

DANNI – local poetry spoken word from a ranty lefty queer.

Plus! As ever, soooo much more…

Revolt #7 – Saturday 29th November

September 16, 2014 1 comment

We’re back – and what a line-up we have for you! As usual, we’ll have a mix of incredible bands, DJs, spoken-word acts and stalls at The Coal Vaults in Coventry, including…

The Tuts

The Tuts – photo by WildBlanket Photography

THE TUTS –  a sassy all-girl punk band with pop sensibilities, hailing from West London. Last year they were hand-picked to tour with Kate Nash, this summer they played Glastonbury’s Left Field stage, and this November…they’re coming to Coventry!

DIRTYriot grrrl meets noise rock. This Gloucestershire trio like horrible riffs, Divine, glitter and phallic imagery.

NOT RIGHT – basically the Revolt house band at this point, angry/earnest/joyous. Expect lipstick-smeared bodies and overexcited feminist sloganeering.

THE PASSÉISTS – exciting new local group featuring members of Revolt alumni Bad Vibes and My Therapist Says Hot Damn.

Eleanor Lisney - photo by Ann Galpin

Eleanor Lisney – photo by Ann Galpin

ELEANOR LISNEY – reading poetry composed in varied stages of her life, mostly from the perspective of a disabled woman in exile, from memories culled from childhood in Malaysia or as young expat wife living in France.

SOPHIE HADLUM – at our last event, Sophie delighted us with strange tales of the forest and sarcastic feminist puppetry. So we invited her back…

SOPHIE SPARHAM – the second Sophie on our line-up is a sci-fi/ fantasy writer, poet and has a show on TotalRock Radio. Her poetry aims to inspire and comment on the world around us.

DJ J355 – another welcome return to Revolt, spinning grrrl tunes between bands.

ALIEN SHE – spinning female-fronted indie and alternative rock to get you dancing after the bands!

Plus, as always, we’ll have the usual range of zine stalls, the chance for you to help make the next Revolt zine, and the Revolt Feminist Library will be present.

Tickets will cost £5 on the door or £3 in advance, with advance tickets available soon.

 

 

REVOLT vs CATHARSIS – Saturday 31st May

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment
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DRAG

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

anarchistwood

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.

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.

 

Plus!

Zines and more from the Revolt! distro, including the launch of our second zine

Catharsis DJs

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. 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.

Revolt #5 – second announcement

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

With a month to go until our next event on Saturday 22nd February, we’re pleased to announce a whole load of cool stuff…
Bad VibesRounding 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!

“Respect Me” – Naomi Wilcox on street harassment

September 6, 2013 Leave a comment

At Revolt #3, Naomi Wilcox performed a powerful spoken-word piece about street harassment. You can watch it here:

Honey confirmed for Revolt #3!

May 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post, we’re delighted to announce the final band for Revolt on Saturday 15th June – Cornish rockers Honey! This three-piece craft noisy, catchy, grungy tunes and put on a really exciting live show, so we can’t wait for them to play at Taylor John’s!

Honey

Honey

 

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