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Omega Tribe - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Omega Tribe
Rubella Ballet - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Rubella Ballet
Lost Cherrees - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Lost Cherrees
Hagar the Womb - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Hagar the Womb
The Pukes - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
The Pukes

The Another Winter of Discontent (AWOD) 2017 punk festival, held at The Dome, Tufnell Park London, 16-19 February, came to a memorable and fitting conclusion yesterday with ‘Vi Day’, a memorial for and celebration of the life of Vi Subversa of Poison Girls. Vi’s son Pete Fender, who performed on stage with Hagar the Womb, Lost Cherrees and Omega Tribe posted his appreciation to the organisers and bands who made the event possible.


 
Elsewhere on Facebook: Chris Low has posted some excellent photos of the sets by Dirt and by Rubella Ballet; Omega Tribe has added a gallery of photos from the band’s set.
 

 
Poster for AWOD 2017 - Vi Day

Slice of Life Tour dates - March 2017

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life begin the ‘Windswept and Interesting’ tour, ‘celebrating 40 years of live performance with the legendary Crass frontman’ in April 2017, and have announced the following first set of dates.

  • April 7, 100 Club, London
  • April 8, Hope & Ruin, Brighton
  • April 9, Music Hall, Ramsgate
  • April 11, Arts Centre, Colchester
  • April 12, Joiners, Southampton
  • April 13, Phoenix, Exeter
  • April 14, Louisiana, Bristol

Paintings by Andrew Palmer
At the Ply Gallery
Hornsey Town Hall, The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ.
9-14 March 2017. 10:00-17:00pm.
Private view, Thursday 9 March 18:00-21:00.
All welcome.
@PlyGallery

Paintings by Andrew Palmer

Artist Andrew Palmer exhibits a collection of paintings at the Ply Gallery in London between 9-14 March 2017.

Gee Vaucher - The Mirror

Artist Gee Vaucher is interviewed on today’s Woman’s Hour (25 January 2017), discussing her ‘Introspective’ exhibition at Firstsite in Colchester, which continues daily until 19 February 2017. The interview is just short of nine minutes long, and features brief clips of songs from the Penis Envy album.

The show can be streamed (in the UK) from the BBC iPlayer Radio.

On the official Poison Girls site, Richard Famous has posted the following news:

It is with huge sadness that we must pass on the news that Lance d’Boyle has died – 16 January 2017.

Lance was a founder member and drummer with Poison Girls from 1977 through to 1985. As well as his musical contributions he produced four editions of The Impossible Dream art/collage/photomontage magazine.

His importance to Poison Girls and Xntrix Records were immense.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends.

Let the beat go on.

Richard Famous

Lance d'Boyle - Poison Girls

Pete Fender has posted the following announcement on Facebook.

We are mourning the sad loss of Gary Lance Robins, better known as Lance d’Boyle, the founding drummer with Poison Girls and our friend and companion for 45 years.

For the last 26 years, Gary has been scratching a meagre living as an artist in a remote part of the Sierra Nevada, high up the mountains of rural Granada in Spain.

In February last year, Gary’s life-long friend and soulmate Frances, Vi Subversa, passed away, leaving him devastated. Before she passed, Gary came over to England to see her for the last time, and during this visit he was the victim of a credit card snatch that left him in debt for thousands of pounds, and without any means of support apart from his basic pension and the proceeds of a few pieces of art. The credit bank have refused his case for compensation and in fact have charged substantial interest on the original amount.

In light of this fact, we are launching this urgent appeal to raise funds for Gary’s funeral costs and to clear his debts. If you can, please head over to the Poison Girls downloads page – where you are free to download whatever you like, and donate what you can. Thank you xx

 

LITTLE ANNIE (FORMERLY ‘Annie Anxiety’) has announced the publication of a new artbook Meditation in Chaos, the vinyl re-issue of her first LP Soul Possession (1983), and live appearances on the European leg of the Swans’ tour.

Little Annie - Meditation in Chaos

Meditation in Chaos


Published by Timeless Editions – 2016 – France
21 x 29 cm – 84 pages in colours – Hardcover

Nowadays terms like “legendary” and “star” have all but lost their meaning, nevertheless Editions Timeless are proud to present the first ever artbook by a truly stellar legend, the original dub diva: Little Annie Anxiety Bandez!

Little Annie is loved and adored for decades of inimitable torch singing, the list of her collaborators reads like the who’s who of out-there music: Swans, Coil, the On-U Sound stable, Crass, Anohni, Baby Dee, Marc Almond – and the list goes on!

Annie has been painting and taking photos for years, her motifs include iconic religious imagery, the brooding skyscrapers of her former home NYC and intricate floral compositions.

“Meditation In Chaos” presents a glimpse at all of these and much more. The book features an introduction by her friend Penny Rimbaud of Crass and several stunning portraits of Annie herself.

Apart from the standard hardbound version of the book there are three limited art sub-editions featuring original art presented in a ribboned folder.

Annie Anxiety - Soul Possession

Annie Anxiety: Soul Possession – vinyl re-issue


Many influential characters graced the stage of Max’s Kansas City within the creative zeitgeist of New York City during the late 1970’s, but one local native named Annie Bandez thrust herself into the downtown scene with her punk ensemble Annie and the Asexuals, establishing her nom de plume Annie Anxiety (later known as “Little Annie”) and colliding head-on with the social norms of contemporary punk culture entangling the city at that time.

After a couple years of disintegrated pursuits in New York, Annie relocated to England, finding herself at the doorstep of the famed anarcho-commune Dial House headed by activist Penny Rimbaud. It was here that Annie Anxiety established herself as a singular artist and voice with her debut 1981 single Barbed Wire Halo on seminal Crass Records and forging a creative alliance with Crass members Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine. As the landscape of punk in the United Kingdom was shifting towards a more diverse, multicultural focal point, artists such as Annie Anxiety found themselves exploring musical signatures in styles such as dub reggae and rocksteady.

In the summer of 1983, Annie began work at Southern Studios on what would be her first full length endeavor which encompassed all of her creative assets at that time. Employing the expertise of legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood to realize this vision, Annie pulled together members of Crass, Flux of Pink Indians, Family Fodder, African Head Charge, London Underground and Art Interface to record her groundbreaking dub industrial masterpiece. Upon its initial release by the unofficial Crass off-shoot label Corpus Christi in 1984, Soul Possession started the avalanche of activity that would include dozens of releases and collaborations with Nurse With Wound, Coil, Current 93, Swans and Marc Almond.

Dais Records proudly reissues Soul Possession on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years in a limited edition pressing featuring the original artwork by Eve Libertine on January 6, 2017. Limited to 500 copies (400 black vinyl / 100 brown vinyl).

Little Annie – live dates in Europe


In March 2017, Little Annie joins the Swans’ European tour for dates from Oslo through to Amsterdam. There are no UK dates for this tour line-up, but further dates are set to be announced.

Little Annie - Trace - 2016
http://www.songkick.com/artists/549013-little-annie
Little Annie - assorted works

A new interview with the reformed Omega Tribe has been published in the Bulgarian zine Sofia Rebel Station (13 October 2016), which has been translated into English by DIYConspiracy.net.
 
Omega Tribe - Angry Songs - sleeve

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