Saturday, 31 January 2009

Shebang for sale at Ladyfest Goldsmiths!

We'll be bringing along copies of Issue #1 to sell at the Zine Fayre held at Ladyfest Goldsmiths on Thursday. Copies will be sold at £3 with a percentage going to the Poppy Project.


If you're near London that day, pop along! (See 2 posts below for full details of the day's activities).

Hopefully see you there!

(Men welcome too!)


Wednesday, 28 January 2009




Why I Love... Bikini Kill illustration by Matt Taylor

Finally, after many late nights, writer's block anger and more than a few stresses and obstacles thrown in our way, we're pleased to announce that Issue #2 of Shebang is now on it's merry way! We're sending it to print on Monday (2nd Feb), and are hoping to get it back in time to sell at the Brighton Zine Fest on Sunday 22nd February. But for those of you who aren't Brighton-based, you can preorder your copy now from our Online Shop.

Copies will be sent out on the 23rd Feb, first class, and are at a special pre-order price of £3.50 (international postage costs also reduced).

ISSUE #2 includes interviews with The Cribs, Tegan & Sara, Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip, Vivian Girls, Wild Beasts, Pens, Swallows & our crafty fave Bonbi Forest; a travel guide to Portland; Kate Morris artist profile; Mixtape recommendations from Jeffrey Lewis, Los Campesinos!, Girls, Camera Obscura, Emmy The Great & more; features on Cafe Hero and We Heart Arts; live reviews of Das Wanderlust, Jeffrey Lewis & The Wave Pictures, Twee As Fuck & the Shred Yr Face tour; record reviews and lots more! We'll put up the whole content list on our website soon.

We've also permanently reduced the price of the first issue, so get your copy quick as once it sells out, it'll be gone forever!


Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Event: Ladyfest Goldsmiths 2009

An all-dayer set up to celebrate the creativity of womenkind, Ladyfest Goldsmiths takes place on Thursday 5th Feb, and looks set to be an interesting and fun-filled day of music, performances, comedy, art and talks from inspirational women (including Frances Morgan from Plan B mag discussing Women in Music Journalism - one not to be missed, fellow writers!)

We're especially excited about seeing Das Wanderlust again (reviewed in Shebang's second issue - out on the 23rd Feb) and checking out the cake sales, face painting, zine fayre, clothes swap and bring and buy.

Most of the info is beautifully presented on this fab poster:


...aaaaand even more bits and pieces will be added nearer to the time, so keep checking the official Ladyfest Goldsmiths' MySpace profile or Facebook event.

We'll be reporting back on the goings-on, so keep passing by this blog to look for updates.


Tickets: all day pass £7/£6 concession. Night only passes £5/£4 NUS.

Tickets available from here

Tuesday, 13 January 2009


Limited run of 500

Issue #1
Out June 2008



Mixtape recommendations from Ladyhawke, The Teenagers, Black Lips, Yo Majesty, Jeremy Warmsley, Emmy The Great & more, interviews with Poppy & The Jezebels, The Subways & Peggy Sue, backstage at the Mighty Boosh, travel guides to Berlin & Ghent, Rushka Moore & Dickon Drury artist profiles,  Free Spirit Spheres, Brighton Goes Gospel, a geisha makeover, online craft, cover songs, live reviews (Mr. Scruff and Angus & Julia Stone), record reviews (Au Revoir Simone, We Start Fires, Girl Nobody, Liars, Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, Swallows & more), Why I Love... Morrissey






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