The group are throwing their First Birthday Bash at Bloc on Saturday 16 November. Body Parts, a duo comprised of Jenny Reeve (Strike The Colours, The Reindeer Section, Arab Strap) and Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop) will play live on the night and BBC Radio 1’s Jen Long will be on the DJ decks.
For the TYCI Christmas Special (Saturday 21 December), the group will be taking over the soon-to-be reopened Art School venue on Scott Street for a one-off blow out, with Pretty Ugly, Adele Bethel (Sons and Daughters) and CHVRCHES DJs, plus some VERY SPECIAL (and secret until the night) live guests… All profits from the event will go to the AT Society, a charity which helps sufferers of a rare genetic disorder and their families.
TYCI is a new collective run by women who care about things. Started by a handful of artists, musicians, bloggers, writers and producers in the Glasgow area, TYCI is now a completely volunteer-run website, zine, radio show, podcast and live event series promoting all things femme, with contributors based across the world.
The TYCI website features interviews with artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors and activists, including the likes of Au Revoir Simone, Torres, Ladytron, Grainne Braithwaite (Synergy Concerts), author Laura Dockrill, academic / writer Bidisha and journalist Eve Barlow (NME).
TYCI hosts a regular show on Subcity Radio and puts out a monthly downloadable podcast, playing music from established and upcoming female musical talent, as well as discussing current events and interviewing women we think you need to know about.
The monthly TYCI live event at Bloc in Glasgow showcases female bands, musicians, MCs and DJs. Recent bookings include PINS (Bella Union), Honeyblood (Fat Cat), Siobhan Wilson, Jo Mango (Olive Grove),Blood Relatives (Comets and Cartwheels), Patricia Panther, LAW and Divorce. At each event, TYCI raises money for charity, having previously supported the likes of Rape Crisis, Scottish Women’s Aid, Forward UK,Women For Women International and Refuge.
TYCI also works in collaboration with other groups to organise one-off exhibitions, pop-up events and information sessions.