Posts tagged with ‘girls get busy’
Made a moody mix for i-D as part of their “Girl Week’.
They also did a feature of poems and artwork from GGB zines here!
Princess Nokia - CYBIKO
Honey Bane - Girl On The Run
Amira - My Desire Remix
Suburban Lawns - Janitor
Destiny’s Child - So Good
Free Kitten - Never Gonna Sleep
FKA Twigs - Pendulum
Fatima Al Qadiri - Shanghai Freeway
Malaria - Your Turn To Run
B-15 Project - Girls Like Us
Throwing shade - Pure Life
ESG - UFO
DJ Sprinkles - Ball’r
Artwork by Zoe Burnett
Girls Get Busy #22 is finally finished and available online for free HERE
Featuring: Chanelle Adams, Kani Anifowoshi, Monika Ardila, Braudie Blais-Billie, Liz Bowen, Carlin Brown, Dana Burns, Alexandra Bussiere, Emily Smit-Dicks, Maggie Dunlap, Monika Forsberg, Forty Elephants Mob, Mariah Friere, Charlotte Gaffney, Miriam Galea, Emma Gruner, Caitlin Hazell, Hinni Huttunen, Jazmin Jones, Melissa Jones, India K, Aisling Keavey, Olivia Lawler, Lora Li, Maja Malou Lyse, Moira MacLean-Wideman, Nelly Matorina, Ilenia Madelaire, Melissa McElhose, Carol-Anne McFarlane, Madeleine Meunier, Pema Monaghan, Aditi Nagrath, Nuie, Katie Honan Pellico, Laurence Philomene, The Phoney Club, Christina Poku, Rhea Ramakrishnan, Louise Reimer, Leyla Grace Reynolds, Cornelia Van Rijswijk, Elisha Van Rijswijk, Nyssa Sharp, Hannah Siegfied, Beth Siveyer, Nandi La Sophia, Christina Svenson, Elis Talis, Rhian Thoms, Andrea Tirrell, Barbora Togel, Alexandra Urbina, Lin VanderVliet, Emily J. Wang, Haley Winkle
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Curated by Beth Siveyer. Cover art by Nyssa Sharp
Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports artists, writers and musicians.
ZINE SUBMISSION CALL: If you’d like to contribute any art / words / photos / drawings / whatever to Girls Get Busy #22, please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 15TH JULY 2014
From now on all future GGB issues will be in full colour, so please bare that in mind when submitting ☺ Black and white submissions are still accepted
Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports female-identified artists, writers and musicians. You can read Girls Get Busy zines for free at issuu.com/ggbzine
The pictures, even, are images we frequently encounter in our daily lives—a bra on the bed, or an apathetic glance in a grocery store. Even the stylized paintings are of scenes we come across often, though perhaps without thought, and in a much more beautiful way then we might initially imagine as we experience them. It’s even difficult to differentiate between the fiction and nonfiction pieces, as the emotions conveyed through each story feel so intimate, so real, so plausible.
I have lived in my body
for all these years
but still I need
maps and torches and compasses to know
who I am
what I want
where I’m going
Read the full piece HERE
I was extremely nervous as it was my first time doing this kind of thing but proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone and just hope people enjoyed it.
Above photo taken by Rachel Falconer of Beth showing the trans experience computer game Dys4ia
Girls Get Busy #21 is finally finished and available for free online HERE
NOW IN COLOUR
Featuring: Patricia Alvarado, Hiba Argane, Darcie Blake, Naana Bodomo, Leslie Boroczk, Cristine Brache, Alyse Burnside, Katrina Cervoni, Samantha Conlon, Sammie Concilio, Zie Darling, Erin Dorney, Nora Drew, Azia Egbe, Malu Engel, Femtyechrome, Cecilia Ferraro, Georgia Grace Gibson, Dafy Hagai, S. Nicole Lane, Daisy Lafarge, Gena LeBlanc, Sonia Lopez, Laura Maw, Alanna McArdle, Katherine McBride, Rivers Henry McKenzie, Claire Milbrath, Beth Milner, Szilvia Molnar, Madeleine Moriarty, Jo Pink, Christina Poku, Livia Roscioli, Beth Siveyer, Cheyenne Sophia, Pamela Loredo Sustaita, Barbora Togel, Katerina P. Trichia, Ebonni Watford
Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports female-identified artists, writers and musicians. Curated by Beth Siveyer
Cover artwork by Patricia Alvarado
Sarah interviews Kate Meizner from the band, Arm Candy about musicianship, being a girl in band and the Brooklyn music scene. Kate mentions a ton of bands in the meanwhile, so go forth and follow the links!
Hi, Kate, you’re in the band Arm Candy. Can you tell me a little about how you found your bandmates/formed the band?
A friend of mine from the internet (very millennial) introduced me to Carey (drummer of Arm Candy) at a show in early 2013. I was playing in an indie pop band at the time and was looking for a heavier project, so when Carey mentioned that Arm Candy needed a bassist, I was really jazzed about playing with them. The first demo, which isn’t online anymore, definitely had some ill riffs I could get down with. Emails were exchanged, and I had my first practice with Carey and Nathan where we jammed a few songs and hung out with Carey’s cool dog. Very good vibes. We started practicing every week and I was thrilled to just hang out and write songs, which I hadn’t done a lot of in my other band.
What kind of previous band experiences did you have? How long has this been part of your life?
I’ve been playing guitar since I was 14 - before that I played clarinet and totally sucked at it, so my dad went and exchanged it for a Peavey. Around the same time, I was getting into a bunch of ‘turn of the century’ early 00s pop punk and older punk like X and Black Flag. I remember listening to The Ramones and thinking ‘hey this song is only three notes…I can do this,’ so one night I stole my dad’s guitar and taught myself some chords. Then, when my 9th grade English teacher assigned a project to create a piece of art about a book we were reading, I chose it as an opportunity to write an alarmingly depressing and terrible pop song, which I played on an unamplified electric guitar in front of my class. I recall having a huge zit on my forehead.
I have a really weird band CV ranging from punk/pop punk to like…prog rock. In Western Mass I was in hardcore punk band called Honeysuck with Ally Einbinder (now the bassist in Potty Mouth) Sam Chaplin, and Marc Candilore (Tampered Reels). We put out a tape called All Your Lipsticks Are Bombs to Us where I’m playing guitar. I was in that band until I relocated to New York in 2011.
Most recently, I played in a jangly indie pop band called Gondola. I finished recording an album with them in December, and we released a four track 7” last March.
Girls Get Busy Review - Madelyn Villano
written by Millie Minou
Madelyn Villano is a Portland-based multi-instrumentalist musician who records under several different monikers including Guzo and Giggles. At just 24 years old, she has managed to cultivate an impressive discography already.
Villano has been a member of the influential experimental noise group, Smegma, since 2011 in which she plays violin and electronics. For those who don’t know Smegma (I tried to start this sentence, like, 9 different ways because I get it, but I mean the band!!!) – besides having the best name ever – they are one of the few music collectives still performing and recording from the Los Angeles Free Music Society movement of the 1970s. They have collaborated with many of experimental music’s greats including Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, Non, and John Wiese. It seems unlikely that such a young person would be accepted into as venerated a group as Smegma but Villano’s presence in the band makes total sense: she is incredibly talented. Her available solo work is mostly comprised of hypnotic, ambient soundscapes. Sometimes building up from one pulsing loop, sometimes distorted, sometimes interwoven with ethereal, minimal house-y rhythms, every track I’ve heard of hers is great.
Villano’s music is lush and intricate with moments of heart-tugging, deep, dissonant swells or 30-second excerpts where you’re just like, “fuck, that sounds so cool!!!” There is even some dreamy piano composition happening in the latter portion of the second tape up on her soundcloud (link below). Beyond her obvious musical abilities, Villano is also active in the DIY community of Portland and has contributed to events such as Portland’s Females of Color Fest, which means she is likely, a Good Human whom you should have no qualms supporting. She is currently taking a brief hiatus from independent projects in order to finish up college with a degree in music (focusing her studies in ethnomusicology) but is planning on organizing a new tape soon. For now, check out everything the internet has to offer of her work (especially the last link where you can purchase tapes from Pigface Records including her debut, American Girl, and other projects with which she’s been involved):