Patten / Ape. / Giant Swan / Kayla Painter / Edapollo
The Old Crown Courts
I was excited to play another IWD event this year, on Wednesday I played a gig in London with a largely female line up. One of my first gigs years ago was an IWD event, which actually was the first i’d heard of, or really noticed what IWD was about. It’s now become important for me to think about what it means to me, and raise awareness to support the cause.
“International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900′s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies…
Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970′s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy… The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics…
However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more…”
Taken from IWD’s official website.
I’m playing a show tomorrow in support of International Women’s Day 2014
Proud, Camden. 8pm.
barbara morgenstern + kayla painter + the crisis project + guest DJ Kelli Ali
Independent Venue Week.
Im so happy to be invited down to the Louisiana to play this event. (for more info on Independent Venue Week, see my earlier blog post here. )
Doors at 7.30pm.
£6 on the door.
Small Engine Repair – 10.15-11.00
Lionface – 9.30 – 10.00
Three Kings High – 8.45 – 9.15
Wyynona Ryyder – 8.00 – 8.30
Kayla Painter: 10.45 – 11.15
Crisis Project: 10.00 – 10.30
Locks: 9.15 – 9.45
Lori Campbell: 8.30 – 9.00
This week is a busy one for me.
I’m excited to do my second performance as part of a new project (Only You Can Reset It) tonight, at The Island, Bristol.
Only You Can Reset it first appeared in October 2013 as part of a pop up record shop, and are returning with a fuller sound and a more developed set. We are Kayla Painter and Jon Worsley, and we take influence from all the music people. People have said it sounds like: experimental cheesecake, Modeselector, Thom Yorke, Lakota @ 3am, January never ends so stay indoors and make some sweet music. Happy with the feedback we have received we’re looking to expand on what we’re doing and you’ll hear more from us very soon.
If your intrigued to hear what KP and Jilk sound like in a lasagne together, come along to the Island tonight. Its free entry, suggested donation of £3 is welcome but not forced, and its not deemed (even by our social standards) as rude if you don’t want to donate.
You’ll also be delighted to hear some experimental auditory ness from Seth Cooke & Dominic Lash, and Timothy C Holehouse & Raxil4. Henry Lee Colins (aka Shitmat) has curated the night and will be joining in opening with a half an hour set.
Hope to see you there.
Times as follows:
1800-1830 – Shitmat
1830-1915 – Only You Can Reset it
1930-2000 – Seth Cooke and Dominic Lash
2015-2100 - Timothy C Holehouse and Raxil4
Only you can reset it are Kayla Painter and Jon Worsley.
A joint project between two Bristol based musicians, working with organic and electronic sounds.
The duos live work is largely improvisational and experimental – bringing a range of textures, layers and sounds and churning them into a dizzying mix of genre and form.
Club Quiet presents..
We will be starting the new year with live sets from two fantastic local duo’s and tormented touring bluesman, turned guitar experimenter, Timothy C Holehouse
Timothy C Holehouse
Noise/Drone guitar experimentation
Only you can reset it.
Bristol duo of kayla Painter and Jon Worsley create dizzying textures, layers and sounds
Seth Cooke & Dominic Lash.
Double bass, sink, go figure!
Entry is free but there is a suggested donation of £3
FB event here.
I suppose most musicians and music lovers know the importance of our independent venues. Between 28th Jan – 2nd Feb is a week dedicated to independent venues, where we will see some of the most import and historic venues around the country come together for a 6 day long series of gigs.
I’m really happy to be involved in such an exciting string of gigs. Im playing in the Louisiana, Bristol, and am so delighted to see Southampton (my home town) on the map with their wonderful venue, The Joiners. – Celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.
The Louisiana holds many memories of many gigs for me. It always houses a varied program of live acts, and is a real treat to go and see people play there.
Once I got involved with producing my own electronic music a few years ago, a very nice promoter put me on Fear of Fiction nights. He kept on booking me, kept supporting me, and I kept bringing friends (and im eternally grateful for their support too), until he booked me for Simple Things Festival when things started to change. Before Simple Things I was playing in the Louisiana on nights that were largely indie/rock, which i found nerve wracking, being an experimental-ambient-bass-music-type-producer. The Louisiana accommodated me, and the audiences supported me despite this, and were still interested even though i had (what looked then like) a strange set up, just a laptop and a nano kontrol pad!- balanced on two bar stools. The Louisiana, their punters and staff have been very important to me when I was starting out as a musician trying to get into live music scene in Bristol.
Once I was booked for Simple Things Festival in 2011, I had a string of festival dates and things started to snowball, and since then I have had the chance to play at some fantastic events and an array of venues across Bristol, South Wales, Southampton & London.
The Louisiana played a huge part in me developing my live set to what it has got to today, enabling me to try something out that I wasnt sure was going to work, or whether people would like it, or what direction it would take.
So, hats off to independent venue week! I hope to see some of you down at the Louisiana on Thursday 30th January.
Small Engine Repair/ Lionface / Three Kings High / Wyynona Ryder / Kayla Painter / Crisis Project / Locks / Lori Campbell
Event info here.
More info about independent venue week :
“Independent Venue Week is a fantastic idea. Small venues are the lifeblood of British music. There’s a particular kind of excitement when you go to a gig at these venues. They’re visceral and intimate.”
- Phil Selway, Radiohead
“Without small, independent venues, there’d be no small, independent bands, and without them there’d be no big acts either; these places are the lifeblood of any music scene, and any music fan should care about them and support Independent Venue Week”. – Frank Turner
Photo: Zoltan Nagy
Venue: The Louisiana , Bristol.
Audiophiles christmas party
With thanks to The Crisis Project, live footage filmed at their Launch party.