You’re Only Massive will play at the Craw Festival and 48 Stünden Neukölln on the 23rd of June
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.
Which is near Rathaus Neukölln on the U7.
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!!
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:
We will be spreading these around and forcing them on people at every bustop we pass!
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 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.
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.
Credit: Informatique, on Flickr under Creative Commons 2.0
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.
6. Fragen. Aktion. Was jetzt? Unterstützung? Solidarität?
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.
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!!!
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
David Murphy on Irish television show: Anyone who has seen us live in concert will know that David Murphy has star quality. But you may not have known that, even as a pup, he was a fully formed scene stealer. Here he is on Irish television show, Blackboard Jungle.