I trust you’ll forgive a little self-serving on this, my personal blog, as this month TYCI hits its half-year milestone. TYCI is a Glasgow-based feminist collective I’ve been involved in since the start of the year. We have a radio show, zine, online magazine and monthly club night, at which we raise money for a nominated charity in the form of a raffle. It’s good fun and I’ve met some great people, and we have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline…
…not least for our half-birthday! The club night’s regular slot falls this Saturday, 20th April: a date which, as many regular readers will know, is also Record Store Day! Now record stores are for life not just for April, but we couldn’t let the milestone pass without doing something to celebrate. We’ll be hosting a free pop-up event in Oxfam Music, Byres Road, is association with our usual event partners Bloc. There will be acoustic sets from Siobhan Wilson, Jo Mango and Kitty the Lion, and spoken word from Kirstin Innes. Some idiot of your acquaintance may also have agreed to compere: I may wear a hat.
And of course we’ll have our regular club night too: at Bloc on Bath St from 11pm. Patricia Panther will be performing live, which I’m very excited about, while DJs from Pretty Ugly will provide the music. It’s free entry before midnight, £2 thereafter, unless you write the secret codeword on your knuckles (hint: it’s not that secret). This month’s charity is Forward UK.