Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Are You Zine Friendly?

The marvelous Jimi Gherkin is continuing to fly to flag for zinesters everywhere with his newest venture, Alternative Press's Zine Friendly event. The second ZF takes place at the Foundry in London on Thursday 12th November, and hopes to spread the word about the ZINE FRIENDLY BLOG; a new, incredibly valuable resource for self-publishers everywhere full of venues, promoters, stockists and events that are all "zine friendly".

Over to Jimi...

"We are inviting small pressers everywhere to come down and promote their own work. For free! All we are asking is that people donate what they can, even a zine or two, to help Alternative Press to keep promoting the scene.

There will be communal tables where self publishers can sell their work. Printmakers or those with large work are encouraged to use the walls as a spontaneous temporary free arts space where you can stick up your work DIY style! BYOB (Bring Your Own Blu-tak!) Also, we are inviting some zine distributors to represent as much of what is going on in the scene as we can.

We'll be having a cake sale with free tea, Knitting Circle, CD compilation lucky dip (just bring a cd of your own favourite music and take your pick!), free blank zines for you to use and a poetry workshop followed by some performances and a short open mic..."

Things will kick off at 7pm until around 11pm.

Sunday, 4 October 2009



If you happen to be in Brighton on Saturday 17th October, please come and join Rushka and Liv for the first ever Eagle Legs club night! The monthly night is happening on every 3rd Saturday (17 Oct, 21 Nov, 19 Dec) at The Penthouse, above The Freebutt at Phoenix Place in Brighton. (MAP )

Prepare to break our your best bedroom dance moves for a night of sonic fun, as we'll be spinning a lovely mixture of (good) indie, riot grrrl, punk, soul and more good stuff to boot. We'll be decking out your number one dinky dive with soft furnishings and chintzy decor - your new favourite party will feel just like home!

FREE ENTRY!! And there will be cheep drinks & promos to help you save pennies.

Making guest vocal appearances will be: Bikini Kill, Aretha Franklin, Bratmobile, The Runaways, Gossip, Etta James, Quasi, Lunachicks, Le Tigre, Mary Wells, Vivian Girls, Stevie Nicks, Sleater-Kinney, Elastica, MEN, The Go Go's, Irma Thomas, X Ray Spex, Long Blondes, Peaches, Marnie Stern, L7, Martha Reeves... & many, many more!

Have a listen to our sample playlist (still need to add some more soul!) : EAGLE LEGS SPOTIFY

Join our FACEBOOK GROUP for news, and our EVENT PAGE for the details.

Really hope you can make it - please tell yr friends!