September 10, 2014

Grrrl's Guide: September 2014

Get ready for fall.

September is the best—back to school fashion, cooler weather, apple picking, and the promise of Halloween in the not-so-distant future. You know what? The ocean’s even warmer in September. So toast one to your Virgo friends and join us for some seriously fantastic fall happenings, from art exhibitions to zine fairs.


RADIATOR HOSPITAL NATIONAL TOUR—THROUGH OCTOBER 7TH 

Philadelphia pop favorites Radiator Hospital just released their new full-length Torch Song and are kicking off the Fall season by touring all over the US. Chances are you already love this infectiously catchy band, but if not, make it a priority to see them in your town! [Full listing of dates + info


GUILLOTINE PRESENTS JENNY ZHANG + KATE ZAMBRENO—SEPTEMBER 5TH 

The first time I saw Jenny Zhang read at WORD bookshop (where this very discussion will take place) I became completely obsessed by her work. Jenny walks that perfect, beautiful line between caring about each and every one of us and also not giving a fuck. The genius publisher Sarah McCarry/Guillotine presents a conversation on “identitly, love, art, and living with rage” (swoon) between Zhang and author Kate Zambreno (Green Girl, Heroines), in conjunction with the release of Zhang’s chapbook, Hags. [Info + RSVP


5 YEARS / 10 ISSUES OF HOAX: A MINI-TOUR—SEPTEMBER 5TH 

Hoax is a biannual queer feminist compilation zine now in its 5th given many budding feminist writers the opportunity to work out their own words and thoughts to a larger audience, and they’re a major part of the active feminist zine community. It’s imperative that we guarantee the future of feminist publications and spaces like these, so celebrate and support on this East Coast mini-tour of readings and music. [Info + RSVP]


DELIA KOVAC + MARISSA PATERNOSTER COLLABORATIVE WORKS—SEPTEMBER 6TH

You know Marissa Paternoster as the guitarist powerhouse and frontwoman of Screaming Females, and you’re probably familiar with her artwork from the band’s album covers. Catch some of Paternoster’s work in collaboration with Rhode Island-based artist Delia Kovac at the AS220 Project Space in Providence. [Info + RSVP]


PAPER JAM SMALL PRESS FESTIVAL—SEPTEMBER 6TH

This twice annual small press fair will have plenty of zines and comics as well. It’s free, and is presented by the Silent Barn’s own Ditko! Zine Library. With over 20 vendors, plus performances, video art, and more! [Info + RSVP]

SHOWS AT DEATH BY AUDIO—SEPTEMBER 27TH

No point in picking one of these because there’s just too much to see (or hear). Cassie Ramone on the 5th , California X and Mannequin Pussy on the 6th Shannon and the Clams on the 11th. , Punch and Curmudgeon on the 7th ... you get the point. [All show listings]

Tweet us @kwadkins or @thelesigh with how you’re spending the autumn and anything we’ve missed in this month’s Grrrl’s Guide! 

THIS STAFF POST WAS CONTRIBUTED BY:
Kate Wadkins, a Brooklyn-based writer, artist and curator who believes in the transformative power of punk. Kate edits International Girl Gang Underground zine and is a founding member of For the Birds Collective. She is a classic virgo, coffee enthusiast, bass player, and rabble rouser. You can find her online or tweet at her literally any time.