Punk basements that really get you. You know?
7/18- Columbus, OH @Cat Science with Katherine and Raw Pony
7/19- Pittsburgh,PA @ house show with Swimsuit Addition and The Lopez
7/20- Philadelphia, PA@ Lava Space
7/21- Boston, MA@ Midway Cafe with Shepherdess and Fur Purse
7/22- Athens, OH @house show
7/23- Girls rock camp Athens (lunch time show)
7/23- Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex with Force Quit (Pre-show zine reading with LB and Jessika Rae)
7/24- Chicago, IL @ 2040 house with Nudes
7/25- Miidway airport flight to destination wedding (lb)/ union station for 19 hour train ride home (heather)
NEVER GIVE UP.
****Some shit went down at a show, and through the grape vine we’ve heard a million different stories about what has happened so we’re just gonna write some stuff to bring our own clarification to the table. *****
As a band, we take strong interest in speaking about issues that are…
LB by Brianna Dearest, 2013
Ink pen and Sharpie on paper, 4” x 6”
(Featured in “It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology Volume Two” by LB Briggs, available at http://mendmydresspress.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-it-s-alright-a-truckface-anthology)
dudes, we got one date to fill on tour! i know it’s cutting it close, but if anyone could help us out we would really appreciate it! we need to fill 7/22 and we’ll be coming from boston and heading to detroit (so any place in between would be rad). please forward the info on to any friends. we want fun times! thank you!
do it up! always!
so after a 2 year hiatus, heather contacted me about getting back together for a summer tour. we still haven’t figured everything out, such as where we are going or who is buying the plane ticket and borrowing equipment, but i am excited to play with the ovens again. it isn’t even the music that i am excited about, but everything that i felt while being a part of this band:
-not feeling shut down creatively and musically by dominant men.
-being able to teach myself an instrument that i thought was impossible and intimidating while not feeling under intense scrutiny or marginalization.
-sitting down at the drum set and through sweat and exhaustion, briefly blacking out from screaming, i would tell myself that i can do anything.
-hoping that after every show, we made people feel the urgency to start a band and tell people SOMETHING IMPORTANT.
-the palpable anger at our unjust society felt at some of our shows.
-seeing people who are usually shunned or marginalized within punk communities dominating the audience.
-wanting to do something constructive with my anger.
-not writing towards, playing for or worrying about dudes. (this includes writing three songs called “stupid dudes”.)
-making connections to feminists throughout the country who also wanted to change the way in which punk is run by abusers and cheats. we were trying to make or reclaim a community of feminists and queers that no one wanted us to have in the first place.
this is what i am the most excited about.