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Big Joanie- Dream Number 9

Big Joanie are a punk trio from London, UK.

They began as guitarist Steph’s home demos. Eventually, when it came to the idea of playing them live, she wanted her band to be all black women.

Steph wrote this piece last year about racism in punk, which was unfortunately (and non-surprisingly) met with a slew of negative feedback. It was followed up with this entry (on her spectacular blog Don’t Dance Her Down Boys) as to why that reaction highlighted the need to put this band together.

The addition of Chardine (drums/vocals) and Kiera (bass/vocals) came together last summer, with the aim to play a First Timers gig- a mini festival of sorts that asks anybody and everybody to try their hand at starting a band.

Big Joanie accomplished this goal of course, and have been playing live ever since.

I had the absolute joy of experiencing them for the first time this past weekend at WOWZERS festival.

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They describe themselves as “The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY” which is most fitting. Their guitar sound also had me reminiscent of both Pixies AND The Breeders, which appears to be a fare comparison as they’ve covered both. A very fun live treat came in the form of their rendition of TLC’s classic “No Scrubs”, which had much of the crowd singing along.

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to talk solely about their unique take on other people’s material. Their original content is very promising, and although they are still young in band years, they are clearly putting the work in. They appear to have a clear vision of what they would like to do with this project, and the results are instantly likeable. This song in particular was one of my highlights so I’m happy to find the demo. It features a back and forth vocal between Steph and Kiera.

I also feel it’s something to be said about the energy this band portrayed on stage. I don’t mean in a way that they were throwing their instruments about or jumping around, more that they all seemed so radiant. They have a strong message that they want to bring out, but they do so in their own way. They were full of smiles and it reflected back from the crowd. Their music is where their power lies, and in creating such a positive environment perhaps the listener will pay more attention. I am really looking forward to seeing what else they will do.

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notdeadyettoronto:

As promised, here’s round two of the bands playing Not Dead Yet 2014. We’re continuing to fill the lineup with some of the best bands making punk and hardcore music today. That includes WARCRY, PERFECT PUSSY, TURNSTILE, DESTRUCTION UNIT and more. All killer, no filler. One of the best damn weekends of the year. Mid-September will see more bands, schedule and ticket info. Keep your eyes peeled. 


WARCRYPERFECT PUSSYTURNSTILENUDE BEACHDESTRUCTION UNITS.H.I.T.JOCK CLUBMARSHSTEPPERANGEL DU$TWICCANSFREEDOMWHITE WARDSDEMONBROTHERSOUL SEARCHFORCED ORDERHASSLERPRAISEAJAXBLOOD PRESSURENO TIMEMORONCONCRETELIFE CHAIN


Add them to the previously announced…

FORWARDTHE MARKED MENCOLD WORLDHOAXWORLD WAR 4DIETERCER MUNDOMUERTELA MISMANOMADGLUEINSTITUTEGENERACION SUICIDACOKE BUSTINTENTLONG KNIFEPERMANENT RUINEARTH GIRLSBIG ZITOOZECONSTANT FEARDEPTHS OF REALITYBUSTED OUTLOOKTHE BRASSSee the shit you wont. Skip the shit you don’t. It’s gonna be one hell of a weekend.

notdeadyettoronto:

As promised, here’s round two of the bands playing Not Dead Yet 2014. We’re continuing to fill the lineup with some of the best bands making punk and hardcore music today. That includes WARCRY, PERFECT PUSSY, TURNSTILE, DESTRUCTION UNIT and more. All killer, no filler. One of the best damn weekends of the year. Mid-September will see more bands, schedule and ticket info. Keep your eyes peeled. 

WARCRY
PERFECT PUSSY
TURNSTILE
NUDE BEACH
DESTRUCTION UNIT
S.H.I.T.
JOCK CLUB
MARSHSTEPPER
ANGEL DU$T
WICCANS
FREEDOM
WHITE WARDS
DEMONBROTHER
SOUL SEARCH
FORCED ORDER
HASSLER
PRAISE
AJAX
BLOOD PRESSURE
NO TIME
MORON
CONCRETE
LIFE CHAIN
Add them to the previously announced…
FORWARD
THE MARKED MEN
COLD WORLD
HOAX
WORLD WAR 4
DIE
TERCER MUNDO
MUERTE
LA MISMA
NOMAD
GLUE
INSTITUTE
GENERACION SUICIDA
COKE BUST
INTENT
LONG KNIFE
PERMANENT RUIN
EARTH GIRLS
BIG ZIT
OOZE
CONSTANT FEAR
DEPTHS OF REALITY
BUSTED OUTLOOK
THE BRASS

See the shit you wont. Skip the shit you don’t. It’s gonna be one hell of a weekend.
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“Our frustrations were built on the confusing feeling of knowing that the world is fucked up AND beautiful and we dealt with it by drowning ourselves in 40 ounces of liquid mixed with loud music that our older siblings made fun of.

Punk was a shit show, a wildly controlled, reckless, repetitive one-night stand with danger. It arrested people, it liberated people; it created enemies, it created comrades; it built fronteras, it built community.

Punk was the megaphone for my suppressed, teenage, Xicana voice. The collective voice of me and the homegirls.”

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— Brenda Montaño , Xicanistas & Punkeristas Say It Loud!: An Anti-Copyright Zine Chronicling Xicana’s in Punk & Beyond (via muchachafanzine)

(Source: etsy.com, via muchachafanzine)

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Alice Bag & Poly Styrene on the cover of Slash magazine

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xscreamingblacksheepx:

Big Joanie, a feminist black punk girl band and their rendition of R&B super girl group, TLC’s “No Scrubs”. These are excellent combinations. 

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sparkcityprovidence:

Next Saturday the 30th! End of summer slammer with cool shit from here and Buffalo. RSVP. 
9PM. Spark City. $6. Malportado Kids — PVD multimedia dance company. Working twins of the wonder class. Hot Tip — Buffalo perfect wild rock music mems of Mallwalkers  Alpha Hopper — Buffalo cool ass weird rock Lefthand Man — New stuff from Laura Brown-Lavoie what’s gonna happen?!
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fuckyeahqueermusic:

Aye Nako-“Molasses”

Songs I’m jamming to rn.

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chicago-diy:

fatsizedcoffin:

fed up fest day 2

burial permit//discipline//aye nako//sorrows//curmudgeon//in school//limp wrist

What a phenomenal weekend. My body hurts from endless mash pits

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