In march 2019, Slag Mag was an idea brewed between two people. In March that same year, the first event celebrated wxmen and LGBTQ+ creatives with a huge launch party.
A year down the line, three issues and a special charity zine special, Slag Mag has come a long way. It seems only right to celebrate these achievements and come full circle with International Women’s Day party in 2020!
And so, we’re pleased to announce the next Slag Mag – an International Women’s Day special on Saturday, March 7th at The Night Owl. We’re going bigger than ever before and hosting our first ever all dayer – with music, arts, poetry and more.
Headlining the night is Harry Jordan, a bold, assured and fiery rock and roll singer. Glitz, glam and debauchery of 50’s Hollywood with dirt under its nails, Harry Jordan’s trigger fast rock and roll riffs and devilishly wicked voice will catapult you back to the days of leather jackets and fast cars, when rock and roll reigned supreme.
Next is is Namiwa Jazz, a fearless singer and songwriter who speaks her truth. Known for her slick lyrics and commanding voice, perfected with a full band or just solo. In her incredible career so far she’s opened the Mostly Jazz festival, performed in Rotterdam and supported Jimmy Cliff and Public Enemy, not to mention her own, completely unique headline shows. It’s an hour to have such a celebrated, skilful artist at our next Slag Mag.
And that’s not all, completing the line up are Low Red Moon, a five piece blending 90s indie with psychedelic reverb, 60s sci-fi and, goth sensibilities and a touch of surf rock, because why not? Finally, The Bitter Lemons will be making their big debut at Slag Mag with their roaring rockabilly twists on much loved tracks. Carys Hannah will be performing live spoke word pieces whilst DJs Issy Holmes, Jessie Scutts, Emelia Eagles and Side Step Nine will keep the party going.
Upstairs on the mez we will have some of our favourite Birmingham artists including Old Bort (Emily Doyle), creator of Old Bort’s sticker club, 1/3 of Low Brow Brum and author Diary of a Drag King. Hannah Al-Shemmeri will be selling her unique, psychedelic prints, whilst Koo arts (Digbeth Arts Market) will sell one of a kind sculptures and pieces. Killr Bangz will sell her witchy and dreamy jewellery for space babes and rebel hearts. Finally, Bado The Creative will have her clay-made earrings featuring everything from Brexit to boobs, so there’s something for everyone!
This Slag Mag event not only celebrates the incredible work of wxmen everywhere, but is also a fundraiser for our next zine. Slag Mag is not for profit, so money raised will go towards printing and costs for the next zine.
Slag Mag’s International Women’s Day All Dayer takes place on Saturday, March 7th at 1pm. Tickets to the all dayer allws free entry into The Night Owl’s Soul Sister’s club night after.