Dean Wareham joining Joanna Gruesome on stage for their cover of ‘Tugboat’ at Indietracks 2014, Saturday 26th July 
Picture robdogged from the immaculate Dave Forbes

Dean Wareham joining Joanna Gruesome on stage for their cover of ‘Tugboat’ at Indietracks 2014, Saturday 26th July

Picture robdogged from the immaculate Dave Forbes

From the Joanna Gruesome Facebook page…

… following Lan’s interview with Drowned in Sound

"In the comments on the Drowned in Sound Facebook page under my recent interview for the website someone has written “There’s nothing like blaming your own lack of success on imaginary things”. A lot of other people have written things like “Get over yourself, love.”, “jumping on her high horse for publicity”, “Rubbish. I’ve not listened, but I’ll assume she’s pissed about being shit.”, oh and “Now get my tea on”. I honestly feel like I don’t even have to write what I’m about to write because those comments should speak for themselves. The interview had a focus on my experiences as a woman in a band and the constant barrage of sexism all women in music face, and if ever there was a time to invoke Lewis’ Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Lewis_(journalist)#Lewis.27s_law) this is it. I was going to reply to each comment individually but there are honestly too many, so I’m just going to direct this to every man who seemed so incensed by my speaking out against the very thing they in turn are perpetrating.

There is always such an aggressive irony in the reaction that men have to women speaking out about sexism and I feel like that’s never been clearer than with these comments. It almost seems like a farce to me that every single typical sexist trope has been employed in these comments, even the unironic use of the words ‘misandry’ and ‘feminazi’. (Helpful reminder that ‘misandry’ doesn’t exist and that ‘feminazi’ is an incredibly offensive and insensitive term.) In the interview I talk at length about not being taken seriously due to my gender, point proven by being referred to as ‘love’ and being told to make someone’s dinner.

A common theme in the comments is that due to there being so many talented and successful female musicians out there (I think one man managed to count to a grand total of 7!) my point that women have a harder time in the music industry is invalid. Some people even suggested that I was undoing the successes of these great women by claiming that women in music are regularly subject to sexist treatment. My goal is and always has been and always will be to empower other women. I stick up for women, and the only people doing a disservice to these successful and popular female musicians (along with aspiring female musicians) are the men who refuse to accept that misogyny is a real and pervasive problem.

I refuse to tolerate this. As much as I am personally offended by these sexist comments the issue here is a lot bigger than that. It breaks my heart that men are still so quick to reinforce the male dominance of the music industry and lambast any dissenting voice. I have spent almost all of my time in bands unsure of whether this was ‘the place’ for me, and when incidents like this happen all I can think of is how many other young women and girls will be discouraged by what they see. I will not have my own and so so many other women’s experiences invalidated, reduced and washed away by men who are all too comfortable with the kyriarchy. I want every girl reading this to know that you are so much bigger than what you are told to be. Nobody is allowed to make you feel small and nobody is allowed to invalidate you or your experiences.”

Word.

Pick a side, boyfoons, and make sure your not on the side of the wankers who think the world is just fine as it is…

Artwork for Joanna Gruesome ‘Sugarcrush’ 7” single for Fortuna POP! by me

Artwork for Joanna Gruesome ‘Sugarcrush’ 7” single for Fortuna POP! by me

"Speaking of illustrations, who did the album cover art for Weird Sister and a lot of your fliers?

Owen: That was Andy Hart (A Fog Of Ideas), who has been consistently great to us.”

I get a mention in a Joanna Gruesome interview here

Which was very kind of them.  More importantly, anyone here on Tumblr in or around New York needs needs must go see them at least once over the next couple of nights/days:

Thursday Oct 18, 12 midnight
Capeshok presents at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St, NY 10002

Friday Oct 18, 8:45pm
Portals Music showcase at Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY 11206

Friday Oct 18, 11:15pm
Pitchfork showcase at 285 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Saturday Oct 19 3:30pm
Lost Colony party at The Rock Shop, 249 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Saturday Oct 19 9:15pm
Alisa Loog showcase at Death By Audio, 49 S 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Joanna Gruesome shows are never anything less than a thrilling joyous celebratory mess of noise and fun.  A real rumpus. 

slumberlandrecords:

Check out this totally bananas new video for Joanna Gruesome's “Sugarcrush.”

Directed by Ewan Jones Morris and Casey Raymond aka http://caseyandewan.com

Enjoy!

At last! In my claw-like grip (with a bonus up nose shot for all you kinky nasal fetishists)… the Joanna Gruesome LP and CD!
I drew that!

At last! In my claw-like grip (with a bonus up nose shot for all you kinky nasal fetishists)… the Joanna Gruesome LP and CD!

I drew that!

Sadly Golden Grrrls had to drop out of the Nottingham Joanna Gruesome show but we have some able replacements in Anguish Sandwich and Horowitz in their stead
So I’ve redone the flier and here it is
Wednesday 18th September at The Chameleon Arts Cafe
Be there, Tumblr, just be there
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Sadly Golden Grrrls had to drop out of the Nottingham Joanna Gruesome show but we have some able replacements in Anguish Sandwich and Horowitz in their stead

So I’ve redone the flier and here it is

Wednesday 18th September at The Chameleon Arts Cafe

Be there, Tumblr, just be there

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The Fortuna POP! version of the Joanna Gruesome ‘Weird Sister’ LP (artwork by yours truly)
Lovely.

The Fortuna POP! version of the Joanna Gruesome ‘Weird Sister’ LP (artwork by yours truly)

Lovely.

Naturally you’ll be coming to Nottingham for the alldayer on Saturday 14th September, so why not stick around for this the following Wednesday… Joanna Gruesome, Golden Grrrls, Trust Fund, possibly one other… all at the world famous The Chameleon Arts Cafe above the card shop (conveniently close to Nandos) diagonally opposite Yates’s near the Market Square (and beach)
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Naturally you’ll be coming to Nottingham for the alldayer on Saturday 14th September, so why not stick around for this the following Wednesday… Joanna Gruesome, Golden Grrrls, Trust Fund, possibly one other… all at the world famous The Chameleon Arts Cafe above the card shop (conveniently close to Nandos) diagonally opposite Yates’s near the Market Square (and beach)

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Joanna Gruesome ‘Sugarcrush’, The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May

Joanna Gruesome ‘Graveyard’, The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May

Joanna Gruesome ‘Secret Surprise’, The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May

Joanna Gruesome ‘Tugboat’ (Galaxie 500 cover), The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May