You’re Only Massive play Craw Festival @ 48 Stünden Neukölln

You’re Only Massive will play at the Craw Festival and 48 Stünden Neukölln on the 23rd of June

Concert details:

You’re Only Massive will play our first Berlin concert in over three years on the  at the Craw Festival, which is happening during the massive art festival, 48 Hours Neukölln.
Kultstätte KELLER
Karl-Marx-Straße 52
Which is near Rathaus Neukölln on the U7.

Click HERE for the map to the venue.

  Our friends in Princess 4Q, are an incredible audio visual pallette cleanser. They play at 1800, so check them out, drink a few shots, and get ready to dance to our new sound, our new guitarist and our new fog machine!!

You're Only Massive play the Craw Festival on the 23rd of June at 1900 48 Hours Neukölln 48 Stünden Neukölln

 

This gig, and the whole festival is free.

 In the spirit of returning to our DIY roots, we made this flyer to promote our slot:

You're Only Massive play the Craw Festival on the 23rd of June at 1900 48 Hours Neukölln 48 Stünden Neukölln

We will be spreading these around and forcing them on people at every bustop we pass!

Here is the website for the festival:
https://www.craw.space/
and the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/289722974887045/
This video has more information on 48 Hours Neukölln and all the fun stuff going on for the weekend:
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20130614-an-artful-48-hours-in-berlins-most-hyped-borough

 

Info- und Film Abend zum Abtreibungs Verbot in Irland

Es findet am Dienstag, 23. April, von 19.30 bis 22.00 ein Info- und Film Abend zum Abtreibungs Verbot in Irland, in k- fe­tisch, wil­den­bruch­stra­ße 86, 12045 Ber­lin. Der Abend wird organisiert von Berlin Irish Pro-Choice Solidarity. Hier das facebook event.

Info Abend, k-fetisch, berlin, neukölln, abtreibung, infoabend, filmabend, film, frauen, feminismus
Info zur Sprache: Der Abend findet auf deutsch und englisch statt. Die Filme sind auf Englisch.
Info on language: The evening will be in german and english. The films show will be in English.

Programme:

1. Info zur Geschichte der Menschenrechte von Frauen und Trans*Männer in Irland, im Bezug auf ihre sexuellen und reproduktiven Rechte.

2. Film: Like A Ship In the Night. Ein Film von Melissa Thompson.

3. Info zur Youth Defence und die pro-choice Bewegung in Irland in 2012.

Youth Defence:

Youth Defence, Youth Defense, ireland, abortion, pro-choice, youth defence organization, life house

Youth Defence, Youth Defense, ireland, abortion, pro-choice, youth defence organization, life house

Pro-Choice Aktivismus:

Pro-Choice-Protest-in-Dublin-2011

Credit: Informatique, on Flickr under Creative Commons 2.0

notjustawhiteissue, abortion, ireland, pro-choice, berlin, dublin

4. Film: X is for Anonymous (X steht für Anonym)

Ein Film von Heather Browning, Rosi Leonard and Kerry Guinan, gedreht im Sommer 2012 über den aktuellen Stand beim Abtreibungsrecht in Irland, 20 Jahren nach dem X Fall.

5. Info: Der Tod von Savita Halappanavar

Die daraus resultierende Proteste und die Verzögerung der irische Regierung, die Gesetze zu klären b.z.w. erlassen.
savita, abtreibungsrecht, abtreibung, abortion, pro choice, ireland, berlin

6. Fragen. Aktion. Was jetzt? Unterstützung? Solidarität?

Fragen? maebh (at) youreonlymassive (dot) com

What is the point of St. Patrick’s Day?

Quick question – what is the point of St. Patrick’s Day?

Is it to sell Irishness? To sell beer? Because I’m kinda sick of this appropriation of Irishness for reasons that seem entirely commercial/designed to attract tourists. It’s a lot of bullshit (and internalised post-colonialism) to wade through before you can even start thinking about Irish culture/cultures in/from Ireland and communicating with other Irish people/artists.

Not to mention the fact that St. Patrick’s Day Festival Berlin is sponsored by sweatshop-lovers Primark. Wat?

P.S. This is not a dig at artists / bands etc. that play around the world on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s hard enough to get gigs when you’re from a small island with less cultural infrastructure than other (European) countries.

If you are an Irish artist / artist based in Ireland who is participating or not participating, what are your thoughts? If you are an Irish person in Ireland or abroad, how will you spend the day, will you ignore it completely? If you are German / non-Irish, what does it mean to you, if anything at all?

P.S. If Karan Casey was playing in Berlin, I would be there like a shot! This is her singing the song “Ballad of Accounting” at the Festival interceltique de Lorient 1999. I’ve been a fan since I first saw her as a teenager in Waterford, playing with some great musicians.

Blog Post: International Women’s Day – Ireland under Abortion Prohibition

Blog post to accompany the new single, Breeder.

I find it hard to articulate what it’s like to grow up as a woman in Ireland under abortion prohibition. A (post-colonial) country that is ready to export it’s women (the ones that can afford it / have the legal status that allows them to do so) to the UK to have abortions there. That likes to pretend Irish abortion doesn’t exist. I watch the news, read the newspaper since I was a child and it doesn’t make any sense – members of Catholic institutes posing as “teachers”. Wat?

I stopped reading the newspaper. You have to get on with life. The case of Savita Halappanavar, entirely outrageous on it’s own terms, opens up wounds of anger and rage. I can’t call them pro-life anymore, not after this.

And when I watch thousands of people marching for women’s human rights in Ireland – it takes my breath away. Setting our sights higher than just life and death situations but towards actual choice. Fighting for self-determination and to burn down the hell they have created. Yeah! We’re gonna take overrrrrrrr!

Women and trans*people are humans too. The Irish constitution (Article 40.3.3) denies that when it refers to pregnant women as “mothers”. Women are people, first and foremost! I’m a person, I’m not a breeder!!!

<3, Midi Grrrl Choice Ireland
Berlin Vigil and Protest Outside the Irish Embassy

Paper Dollhouse // Live Concert Video

Paper Dollhouse from London have played in Berlin twice now.
Ambient and spooky, their songs are played with lots of reverb and drones, transitioning from pallet-cleansing noise-outs to delicate folk ballads and then back again, as terrifying and inspiring as having a bucket of cold water poured on you in slow motion.
Here is a recording of them playing live at Madame Claudes:

Astrud and Nina buying records in Kreuzberg:
paper-dollhouse, berlin, space, hall, record store, vinyl, grrrll

Paperdollhouse setlist from Madame Claude's

Midi Grrrl is Pro-Choice!

The image below my contribution to a video being made to promote pro-choice visibility in Ireland and remove some of the stigma around the phrase.

Midi Grrrl Pro Choice Abortion Reproductive Rights Ireland

Midi Grrrl Is Pro-Choice. Photo by Shai Levy. All rights reserved.

Midi Grrrl Set by Shai Levy

It’s about time it is made clear that being pro-choice is not about being pro-abortion, but about enabling women* to make our own decisions about our own bodies and healthcare. It’s so sad that it took the tragic and completely preventable death of Savita Halappanavar to make this a widely talked about topic, but it’s also wonderful that so many people in Ireland are becoming more radical and taking steps to safeguard their health and the health of their sisters, daughters, wives, cousins and friends!

If you are interested in being in the video, mail them at iwanttobeinyourvideo@gmail.com with an image of yourself and the words “I’m pro-choice” on the image. They can be photographs, drawings or mixture between both but should be of decent size so they can be added to the video, which is 16:9 and HD. The deadline is today! Do it, make your own image and raise pro-choice visibility in Ireland!