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Topic: Made Possible By Squatting Exhibition is open 9th - 16th Sept -London!

http://www.madepossiblebysquatting.co.uk/

Three floors of amazing archive stuff, new work, films, screenings, talks in a huge awesome building between Aldgate and Shadwell. BTO Our-chive (as below) is in there.

http://www.madepossiblebysquatting.co.uk/files/gimgs/1_notice.jpg




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I've been asked to put something together for this exhibition in London in September (DIY, happening in a squatted space etc) called Made Possible By Squatting and I am sure CZ can help.

Part of what i'm showing is an archive of flyers, pictures and memories of twenty all-ages gigs which were called Big Takeover, and that were nearly all in community spaces and/or temporary and squatted spaces, between 2009 - 2012.

I'm really keen to get some audio files (incoherent, rambling, short - all would be great!) of people talking about their memories of any of the following gigs, whether you attended, played or hung out outside! I know the sound of our own voices is well cringe but only exhibition attendees will hear you, and in headphones. Record yourself or your friends on your phone or laptop, and ping it to [email protected], or via Dropbox. Any filetype is fine.

If you don't want to record yourself, written responses (post 'em in this thread if you like!) would also be brilliant, as there's an accompanying zine.

This whole this is about documentation not nostalgia, so the shitty annoying things, crap sets or weird interactions that might have happened are just as valid and important. Please consider sending something over by Sept 1st. That deadline is also the 1 year anniversary of Section 144, and it's highly likely that non-residential squatting will be illegal within a year. If that's a bummer to you, please get involved and be part of this.

Were you at any of these gigs!?

BTO 1: July 10 2009: Logic Problem (North Carolina), Mob Rules, Ironclad, Nowhere Fast, Black Time, Shitty Limits @ Arch 598, London

BTO 2: Sept 19 2009: Vogue (Holland) , Moat, Guilty Parents, Black Mamba Beat, Sex Dungeon @ Rampart Social Centre, Whitechapel

BTO 3: Oct 30th 2009: Social Circkle (Boston, MA) , The Wankys, Methodist Centre, Skiplickers, The Sceptres @ Office on Lower Clapton Road

BTO 4: April 7th 2010: Facel Vega, The Sceptres, The Love Triangle, Flats, Bird Calls @ 195 Mare Street, Hackney

BTO 5: April 23rd 2010: Deal with It, Nowhere Fast, Ark of the Covenant, Clean Slate (Tremors)  @ 195 Mare Street, Hackney

BTO 6: May 13th 2010: Canadian Rifle (Chicago), No Slogan, Only Fumes and Corpses, The Human Race, Wake Up Dead @ The Drop, Hackney

BTO 7: June 9th 2010: Total abuse, Diet Pills, Woolf, @ Netil House, Hackney (this show got shut down but it still counts!)

BTO 8: July 10th 2010: Punch (California), Comadre, Hammers,Etai Keshiki, Can’t Relate @  Ratstar, Camberwell

BTO 9: July 17th 2010: The Haxan Cloak, Love Triangle, Black Mamba Beat, Roof of Hayward Gallery

BTO 10; July 31st 2010: Glam (Spain), Hygiene, Saturday’s Kids, The Lowest Form @ Ratstar, Camberwell

BTO 11: August 31st 2010: Urban Blight (Canada), Pettybone, Ripped to Shreds, The Hard Way, The Shitty Limits @  Ratstar, Camberwell

BTO 12: Sat October 9th, 2010: Coke Bust (USA), Abolition, Hoogswater, Joshua’s Song, Threshold community centre, Hackney

BTO 13: October 30th, 2010: Straight Jacket Nation (Australia), Mob Rules, No @ Woodmill Warehouse, Bermondsey

BTO 14: November 11th 2010, Warning/Warning (France), Contort, Woolf, Good Wife @ Railway Arch, Bethnal Green

BTO 15: December 11th 2010:  Deal with it, Harbour, Hygiene, The Sceptres, Amateur Video on a Boat on the Thames

BTO 16: July 1st, 2011: Thou (New Orleans) Moloch, The Haxan Cloak, Diet Pills, The Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington

BTO 17: October 14th 2011: Inservibles (Mexico), Nekromantiker, The Injections @ Oliver House, Old Street

BTO 18: December 7th 2011: Total Control (Australia), Satellites of Love, Yola Fatoush, Good Throb @ Oliver House, Old Street

BTO 19; Saturday 31st March 2012: Facel Vega, Woolf, Loveover, No, at Brixton Community Base

BTO 20: Friday 29th June 2012: Black Time, Hygiene, Sauna Youth, City Yelps, Quango, @ The Others, Stoke Newington

Re: Made Possible By Squatting Exhibition is open 9th - 16th Sept -London!

I went to the three listed below and have most likely written (reviews) about all of them in More Noize (and maybe in my MRR column). I should also have some photos and videos... I will have a look if I can find any of this (bear in mind I don't have a single copy of my own zine... so if you do, might be worth looking?)

BTO 3: Oct 30th 2009: Social Circkle (Boston, MA) , The Wankys, Methodist Centre, Skiplickers, The Sceptres @ Office on Lower Clapton Road

BTO 10; July 31st 2010: Glam (Spain), Hygiene, Saturday’s Kids, The Lowest Form @ Ratstar, Camberwell

BTO 14: November 11th 2010, Warning/Warning (France), Contort, Woolf, Good Wife @ Railway Arch, Bethnal Green

Re: Made Possible By Squatting Exhibition is open 9th - 16th Sept -London!

I only went to the first 3 before I moved out of London. Prob not the kind of recollections you're after but here goes:

BTO 1: July 10 2009
This was more of a social event than a gig as so many people showed up that I hadn't seen in ages. During the drama when the cops showed up, we were hanging outside drinking. The cops were in such a rush to get into the gig and sort it out that they left their car unlocked. In our drunken haze we decided that this would be a good oppotunity to check out what kind of tech they were using so we climbed in and started playing about with their dash-mounted laptops and tracking systems. They came back and kicked us out with a minor bollocking. Probably didn't want to arrest us as it might come out that the dopey fuckers had left a bunch of expensive gear unlocked in South London.

BTO 2: Sept 19 2009
The last gig I went to at Rampart before it got shut down which was sad as it was a great spot. Vogue and Moat were great. I don't remember what the other bands were like. It was a real shame when that place got raided but that whole area was already being gentrified for years before that so it wasn't totally unexpected.

BTO 3: Oct 30th 2009
Despite being stoked to see Social Circkle, this gig was largely a write-off as some of us had regressed to being 15 again and were drinking Kiwi 20/20 and doing speed. Ellis was especially fucked. I remember The Sceptres and very little else.

The best thing about those early BTOs was Jack sitting on the door reading a paperback looking bored as shit at having to deal with drunk people chatting rubbish at him and trying to scam in cheap. I guess this was the tail-end of that awesome period of London squat gigs when the Olympics was on the way and a lot of places, especially in East London, were getting evicted. Places like the Poison Club, HSS Hackney, etc had some really memorable gigs and it was a good time to be in London (if you didn't mind waiting until 4am for the first band to go on). We put on a handful of shows at the Poison Club over a period of a year or so before it moved down the road and it was the most fun I had putting bands on.

The thing I've noticed after living in other cities for the past 5 years is the flexibility of Londoners to find places to put on gigs and play. We never got too tied to our venues and once one shut down, we'd just up and move to a new place until we got kicked out of there. BTO kind of sums this attitude up. That nomadic attitude to playing live doesn't seem to exist in other cities I've lived in. People seem very tied to their venues and when they shut down there tends to be a lull in gigs until people find a new place to settle in.

Be polite
In the pyramid you hate

Re: Made Possible By Squatting Exhibition is open 9th - 16th Sept -London!

this is brilliant, thanks!

keep em coming - tony, i'll have a look through my extensive More Noize archive

Added: 23-08-2013 11:47:47

windofpain wrote:

I only went to the first 3 before I moved out of London. Prob not the kind of recollections you're after but here goes:

BTO 1: July 10 2009
This was more of a social event than a gig as so many people showed up that I hadn't seen in ages. During the drama when the cops showed up, we were hanging outside drinking. The cops were in such a rush to get into the gig and sort it out that they left their car unlocked. In our drunken haze we decided that this would be a good oppotunity to check out what kind of tech they were using so we climbed in and started playing about with their dash-mounted laptops and tracking systems. They came back and kicked us out with a minor bollocking. Probably didn't want to arrest us as it might come out that the dopey fuckers had left a bunch of expensive gear unlocked in South London.

this is so funny about the car being unlocked!! the ambulance breaking down and having to stay all night was also amusing. we went on tour with a french band recently and slowly pieced together that the friend they were talking about who got a drum stand in his head while visiting the UK was definitely the same french guy at BTO 1.

Re: Made Possible By Squatting Exhibition is open 9th - 16th Sept -London!

This was good!