A Couple Of Ripping All-Girl Parties Were Announced Today
Electric Lady and Women: Electronic Music Showcase look awesome.
At a time when bands are actively having to pull out of shows on account of the complete lack of female representation on decent sized lineups, we figured it best to highlight a couple of excellent looking shows coming up doing the opposite.
In the interest of tackling them chronologically, first up is the just-announced Women In Electronic Music Showcase, taking place at Freda's in Sydney as part of the larger For Film's Sake Festival over a couple of spaces on Thursday April 27. First up will be a screening of a new documentary called Play Your Gender, exploring the question: "Why aren't there more female producers?"
Following the screening, the downstairs gallery will provide a platform for local Sydney artists to present a curated selection of video and installation media focused on gender and performance by local female/gender fluid artists. And once you've enjoyed some of the visual arts, it's upstairs for the aural arts, showcasing some pioneering women in electronic music, including Vetiver (previously Moon Holiday), P Twiggs, Heart People and Andy Garvey:
Next up comes, the monster announcement of Electric Lady, a new all-female media movement featuring some of this country's biggest acts: Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, Bec Sandridge, Gretta Ray, Body Type and RACKETT, along with Jack River, who concepted Electric Lady: "The last year in music, politics and culture made me realise the time is now for this idea. Girls are ready to amplify their talent alongside each other, and the world is ready for diversity in female role models," she said to triple j.
In addition to putting on a couple of huge music parties in Sydney and Melbourne, Electric Lady will be speaking to powerful female voices like Stephanie Gilmore and Tyler Wright, astrophysicist Katie Mack, activist/actress Isabel Lucas, aeronautical engineer for DASA Belinda Pavlovic and more. Click on the poster below to head to the website for more details about the parties:
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