Rough sketch of one of twelve songs going on next record

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This was improvised at home… for my second solo rekkid!

http://annavo.bandcamp.com

Be mixed by June, artwork and everything done by July, hopefully!

Did noise piece for opening track of this Sun Worship album :-)

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Did noise piece for opening track of this Sun Worship album :-)

OUT ON VINYL SOON. Click on photo for review on Pitchfork

Hear it here:

SHIT GENTRIFIERS SAY

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Undesirable, but close-ish to the city >> Cheap rent / “Rundown” >> POC / Poor communities / Perceived threat >> Creatives / students / activists >> Appeal/nightlife/aesthetics >> Interest / influx >> Disposable Incomes >> White-washed hype >> Development / Big yucky businesses >> Rising property prices / Displacement.

New releases on An Out Recordings

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Available at http://anout.storenvy.com/

And distributed in the US by Dead Tank (click here)

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Sun Worship / Unru split 12″, purchase here

With embossed lyric inlay, screenprinted cards and download codes

Review on Cvlt Nation

http://www.cvltnation.com/unrusun-worship-split-review-stream/

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S ND Y   P RL RS cassette, purchase here

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An Out Recordings – http://anout.bandcamp.com

Talking/reading in Chicago, March 2014

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My new zine blog – http://www.annaxvo.tumblr.com

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO

13 March 2014 at 3:30 – 6pm at Hull House

Zine Readings and Workshop

Featuring:

Anna Vo (Fix My Head and The Swan The Vulture)

Sarah Rene (Native Punx Unite)

Osa Atoe (Shotgun Seamstress)

Nyky Gomez (Skinned Heart)

MC’ed by Mimi Nguyen (Race Riot)

We are all women zinesters of colour. We all collect stories based around PoC/identity. We are all focussed on the personal, economic, social and political struggles of PoC, and have somehow centred it around a punk identity or ethos.
(further description and fliers to come)
 

CHICAGO ZINE FEST

15 Feb 2014

1:30-2.30pm

Zines, Punk, & Reclamation: A Discussion for People of Color

How are zines an aid in the reclamation of our cultural and expressive practices, histories and identities as people of color, both in and out of punk cultures? What forms do those acts of reclamation take? How do we hold cultural and chosen communities together, or not? How do we navigate the clashes and the connections between them?

This open discussion will be facilitated by Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress zine. Also present will be Nyky Gomez (Brown Recluse Distro), Yumii Okafor (Slash Em Up zine), Mimi Nguyen (Race Riot, Slander zines), Suzy X (Malcriada, Mallgoth Chronicles zines) and Anna Vo (Fix My Head zine).

xFWPx (and other) EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

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MORE DATES AND TOURS TO BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY GET CONFIRMED
xfepx bei ruth
05.04 xFWPx. soli-party @Bei Ruth, Berlin
17.04. xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing @Schokoladen, Berlin
18.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing @Rock Café Marilyn, Nová Paka
19.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing and Girolamos Walk @Café V Lese, Prag. AS PART OF PRAGUE ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR, fuck yes!!!!
20.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing and Jenkem Warriors @ekh, Wien
21.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing and Coffee Shower, @Sub Graz. 8010 graz, kaiser-franz-josef-kai 66, Graz
22.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing @Salzburg
24.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing @Podrum, Rijeka http://www.rijekadiyhcpunk.blogspot.de
25.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing @AKC Attack (former squat Medika), Zagreb
26.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Still Breathing, Growing Rats, Sick Crab, G.U.B., AK47, ANTIFA XIII FEST @Klub Gromka, Ljubljana http://www.klubgromka.org/index.php?mode=program&id=3816
30.04.xFWPx, Friend Crush, Kenny Kenny Oh Oh, Iron, and more @Kopi, at Noc Walpurgii Festival
29.05. xFWPx, Respect My Fist, Anna Vo, @B32, Maastricht, Netherlands
30.05. xFWPx, Respect My Fist, Köln
31.05. xFWPx, Respect My Fist, Leipzig @ QueerFeminist Festival
10.06. xFWPx, Grand Detour (FR) @ Tiefgrund, Berlin [OUR LAST SHOW IN GERMANY]
20.07. xFWPx, Suicidas (ES), 19:30 @ Black Lodge, Seattle, USA
22.07. xFWPx, TBD @Portland, USA
20 April-14
Anna Vo SOLO shows
 
28.05. Bielfeld, Germany TBD
29.05. @B32, Maastricht, Netherlands TBD
03.06. TBD
04.06. TBD
05.06. TBD
07.06. TBD
08.06. TBD
13.06. BLACK FRIDAY, BERLIN
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WORKSHOPS:

RACE, GENDER AND PRIVILEGE IN LEFTIST COMMUNITIES AND IN HARDCORE PUNK

Facilitated by Anna Vo

At Noc Walpurgii Festival, Berlin

April 30, 2014
1.5 – 2 hours

Political and cultural history is recorded and written by dominant cultures, and as a result it is not commonly known that Anarchism has Eastern roots, and “punk” started in 1977 in various continents, outside of the UK and USA. This workshop runs through some examples of non-Western, non-white origins of both subcultures, and moves onto a discussion/workshop about how assumptions about continuing a “white”, male, hetero, middle-class dominated environment means making other, marginalised groups invisible. This workshop outlines how socially, politically and historically, certain communities are invisibilised or excluded.
Everybody welcome.

ZINE READING from THE SWAN THE VULTURE

About race, gender, assimilation, racism and tokenism in organising, working and playing in bands. Following will be a discussion/workshop.

B32, Maastricht

May 29, 2014

(WHITENESS AND MALE) PRIVILEGE IN PUNK

(workshop in English)
At QueerFeminist Festival, Leipzig
afternoon of May 31, 2014

I will read out a list of privileges that white male-socialised people have, in the environment of playing music, or making “punk”
The list is here: http://annavo.wordpress.com/zines/2012-white-male-privilege-in-punk-rock/

And then would like to see what discussion comes out of that.

I would like to talk about the invisibility of People of Colour and immigrants in punk and leftist scenes in Germany.
And the assumptions, prejudice and racism that commonly occurs in situations.
I will talk and/or read about my experiences as a feminist Vietnamese punk living in Berlin.

Ex Masculus Zine

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Ex Masculus Zine

Critical reflections on Pro Feminist mens groups

Downloadable in readable and printable format here:

http://exmasculus.wordpress.com/

 
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