Rites Of Spring - For Want Of - Live 1985 Old 9:30 Club (by ritesofspr)
a week ago, ambulars played a dischord records cover show in new jersey. there was no rites of spring band, but we covered a one last wish song, and being around a bunch of people who were stoked about that was pretty much the most perfect feeling.
hey! on friday i’m heading back to the DC area for a couple of weeks to do a million things (family stuff, recording, etcetc). andy’s gonna be on tour drumming for pygmy lush (!!!!!!!!!) so jack is graciously filling in on drums for this show, but you should also go see pygmy lush and say hi to andy if they’re comin through yr town.
Armed with her firsthand experiences as a woman in the punk scene and camera equipment borrowed from her day job, D.C. filmmaker Amy Oden began shooting the interviews that would compose From the Back of the Room in 2007. It took four years of blood, sweat, and fundraising to produce the film that will gets its hometown premiere tonight. (The Black Cat hosted a preview screening a few weeks ago at C.L.I.T. Fest.) Oden says she was inspired to make From the Back of the Room when she realized her own punk community wasn’t the progressive utopia she once thought; consequently, her film doesn’t just document scene history—it interrogates it. While it follows in the tradition of Kerri Koch’s 2005 riot grrrl documentary Don’t Need You, Oden’s work cuts a much wider swath, spanning three decades and including women whose music is heavier than riot grrrl’s relatively glossy bop. The filmmaker’s four-year project paid off: From the Back of the Room is an exhaustive, diverse, and thoughtful meditation on women in the punk community. —Lindsay Zoladz
The film shows at 8 p.m. at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $10.
just a reminder that this is tonight and it’s gonna be rad! see y’all there, so stoked to watch it again. kc rules
tomorrow night! our last dc show for a while (we’ve still got richmond/greensboro and our short summer tour). we’ll finally be playing my favorite dance jam of our new songs for the first time so come bop around.
also i just noticed that the flag in the flyer is a maryland flag. a+
i can’t even begin to explain how proud i am of everyone who worked super hard to make clitfest happen this weekend. it was amazing and inspiring to a hell of a lot of folks, the bands were all really fucking good, and it was such a supportive atmosphere. it made me feel so positive about music and punk and creating/maintaining healthy communities, the kind that i want to be a part of. i feel lucky to have been a tiny part of it and that i got to meet so many rad babes/spend time with friends (especially you outta towners)!!!
Also CLITfest is starting on Friday, for those in the DC/RICHMOND/NOVA areas!!! GO TO THIS. IT’S IMPORTANT.
THIS WEEKEND!! so excited for the show on friday & to play on sunday & the film screening! i wish i could be there for more of it (especially hot mess’ last show and so many cool workshops) but this is happening at the same time as something i do with my mom every year up in baltimore so i’m balancing both things all weekend.