Queer Bands On Tour
I thought it would be nice to have information about queer bands on tour in one place so people looking for information on queer punk, queercore bands, gay rock, homo-hop, or whatever you want to call this stuff, could find it easily. Follow the links to the lists of dates. In some cases the lists are on other sites which have been updating listings, so even if I say a band's not on tour, follow the link to see if there's more current information. I also list some non-band stuff that's happening in places besides San Francisco, like queer films, etc.
Currently on tour:
Stargayzer is a queer music festival in Austin, TX September 12-14, 2014. Facebook Twitter
Kings are a queercore alt-county trio from New York. Twitter Facebook Bandcamp YouTube
PLACK BLAUGE s a queer leather "industrial" dark dance band, playing bass rumbling, ass shaking EBM
(electronic body music) from Lincoln, Nebraska.
January 2014 Bay Area dates: 1.22 - San Francisco @ Bodyshock A Night Dedicated to Belgian New Beat & EBM @ The Elbo Room with: Scott Arford and resident Dj's Crackwhore and BLK Rainbow
1.23 - Oakland - @ Life Changing Ministry
1.24 - Los Altos Hills - Live radio performance on KFJC 89.7 FM
JD Samson & MEN is
JD Samson, Michael O'Neill and Tami Hart - with contributions from Johanna Fateman and Emily Roysdon.
Their second album Labor is out October 2013.
JD Samson & MEN Bandcamp page
The Shondes are a radical queer/trans band from New York. They are touring the U.S. in October & November 2013.
Mokroshelky is a Riot Grrrl/ Queercore band from Saint Petersburg. Their recordings can be heard on Bandcamp. Also search for their videos on Youtube
Wednesday October 23, 2013, Toronto, CA: Lee's Palace Presents VAZA-LAUNCH, Peaches, Light Fires, Book Launch For Army of Lovers Light Fires, Sarah Liss. Book launch for book Army of Lovers about Toronto queercore music promoter and artist Will Munro, who died of cancer at 35. Tickets and info.
Queer postpunk/new wave band Gay Panic
from New York City
is going on tour Nov 2-10, playing Philly, Baltimore, DC, Raleigh,
Atlanta and Asheville.
Hunx and His Punx is led by Seth Bogart, formerly of Gravy Train!!!! Their album Street Punk was released in July 2013 from Hardly Art Records.
Accidental Bear queer music benefit tour :
San Francisco - Beatbox, July 5
Los Angeles - Los Globos, July 7
Portland - Mississippi Studios, July 11
Seattle - Chop Suey, July 14
NYC - Webster Hall, July 19
Tickets for the Accidental Bear Queer Music Summer Tour Benefit For LGBTQ Mental Health Services & Suicide Prevention with Logan Lynn, Big Dipper, Conquistador, Darling Gunsel, and Rica Shay are on sale now. 100% of Net Proceeds from this tour go to Ali Forney Center (NYC), Pride Foundation (Seattle), Q Center (PDX), LA Gay & Lesbian Center, and Stonewall Project (SF), so we are offering a few ticket levels in an effort to raise the most money possible for these vital community resources.
Accidental Bear has also released a FREE digital 13 song compilation album called "AB // XO" with songs from the bands headlining the tour, which is available at http://AccidentalBear.Bandcamp.com - Download yours today for zero dollars and get excited about the shows this summer!
The Julie Ruin is a band composed of Carmine Covelli, Sara Landeau, Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Kenny Mellman. Kathleen and Kathi were in Bikini Kill. Kenny was in Kiki and Herb. The Julie Ruin's full-length record Run Fast will be released in September 2013 by the band's own label TJR, distributed by Dischord. The band will be touring New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Portland OR, Seattle WA, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in September and playing in November in Austin TX at Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Wick & The Tricks: Trashy thrashy Kansas City queercore. They are also in the short documentary KC QueerXCore along with Absurdum and Multi/Nax.
Phreak N' Queer, the 4-day showcase queer talent in Philadelphia, PA runs August 1-4, 2013. For more information and the full festival line-up, check out http://phreaknqueerfestival.wordpress.com/
Pansy Division - upcoming gigs for info (though their Facebook page seems to be most often updated.) See also Jon's book Deflowered. If you still do Myspace see http://www.myspace.com/47269675 otherwise there is an official Pansy Division Facebook group Horny in the Morning at http://www.facebook.com/groups/13365767036/
+HIRS+ are a two piece queercore grindcore band from Philadephia. They have a digital album with 100 songs.
Jen Schande is a former member of the band Boyskout and is releasing "19: Songs For & Inspired By Valencia Chapter 19" in July 2012. The record is inspired by Michelle Tea's book Valencia, and Schande is scoring Chapter 19 of the movie version of Valencia.
07/10/12: Hemlock Tavern (San Francisco, CA Schande set with Li Xi & Pataha Hiss)
07/13/12: 1234 Go! Records w/ Street Eaters, Black Wine, Brick Mower (Oakland, CA)
08/12/12: The Stud w/ Parae (San Francisco, CA)
09/01/12: LeVoyeur (Olympia, WA)
09/02/12 The Kenton Club (Portland, OR w/ Pataha Hiss)
Kaia Wilson (Team Dresch, Butchies) has a new solo record out as of June 2012, "Two Adult Women In Love" on the Jealous Butcher label. Record release show on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Mississippi Studios in Portland Oregon with Lovers (Carolyn Berk, Kerby Ferris, and Emily Kingan, formerly of The Haggard.)
Needles is a band with Martin and Scott of Limp Wrist and Jim and Bandito from Talk is Poison. They are playing at Memory Lanes Block Party in Minneapolis on May 25, 2012 and in Chicago May 26 at The Mousetrap: http://diychi.org/
Limp Wrist are playing in Toronto on July 1, 2012 in a benefit for the
Will Munro Queers with Cancer Fund. https://www.facebook.com/events/171119846346872/
La Vida Es Un Mus Discos put out their new record.
http://www.myspace.com/limpwrist Martin has a book of photos coming out from Make-A-Mess Records. Info Make-A-Mess Records article
Agatha are a queer band from Seattle in the tradition of 90s Riot Grrrl. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agatha/171285346215208
Fuckin Dyke Bitches who are currently based on Portland Oregon are a feminist queer band. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FDBBAND
Schmekel is Queer Jewcore from Brooklyn -- 100% Transgender, 100% Jewish!
Bell's Roar from New York is touring the northwest in June 2011. The music pays tribute to raw blues and builds with layered guitar effects, lusty beats, and crisp vocal stylings. Want to hear the music before deciding to come? Get a FREE download at www.bellsroar.blogspot.com
Humble Tripe are a two person americana-indie duo from Durham, NC. They are touring the west coast in September-October 2010.
Karl Cronin is a queer Americana musician from Colorado.
MEandJOANCOLLINS is based in Cambridge, MA and is co-fronted by ex-Steel Poniez front woman Jen Grygiel. They played the 2010 Boston pride. Their next show is on 9/23/10 with Bettie Serveert http://www.bettieserveert.com/ at TT the Bears in Cambridge, MA.
Queertopia Festival in Sweden in July 2010.
Elcassette are a band from Munich, Germany
Ste McCabe is from Manchester, England, has CDs out on Cherryade Records and plays a lot around the UK. He's got a new website as of 2010: http://www.ste-mccabe.co.uk
Cut & Paste Rock & Roll is an event Friday February 5, 2010 in Long Beach, California. Performers include He's Not Gay, Ask Alice, Raquel Gutierrez, Patsy DeKline, Tim Permanent, Three Chord Whore, Street Spirit, and Josie Wreck.
The Cliks are a band from Toronto -http://www.myspace.com/thecliks - as of December 2009 they have a new lineup with frontman Lucas, drummer Brian (ex-Dresden Dolls) and bassist Tobi (ex Star Death, ex The Start Up, currently in Bambi). Interview with the new lineup. Also check out this interview with frontman Lucas.
Vaginal Davis and Glen Meadmore's band Pedro Muriel & Esther (PME)
is having a reunion in New York City on Monday, November 16, 2009,
plus DJing by Kathleen Hanna, Ad Roc of the Beastie Boys, and
Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers.
MKNG FRNDZ (aka Making Friendz) is Tami Hart and Daniel Scott Erickson. They are based in Brooklyn.
Katastrophe is a FTM rapper from San Francisco. He's performing in Wyoming, Colorado, and Oregon in November 2009. http://www.katastropherap.com http://www.myspace.com/katastropherap
Queer Control Records is having its first midwest showcase. There is a show on October 3, 2009 in Lexington, KY with Once A Pawn from Lincoln, NE, Pariah Piranah from York, PA, and Box Squad from San Francisco.
More Queer Control Records bands: 8 Inch Betsy (Chicago), Fruit Punch (Philadelphia, PA) , and Oi-Gays.
Girlyman are from New York and are touring the US October-December 2009.
Team Dresch is back together and playing Sept 19 and 20, 2009 in Portland and Seattle. They also had gigs in 2006. More info at http://www.myspace.com/teamdresch and also check chainsawrecords.com (old chainsaw.com address is defunct, but search on archive.org for old versions of the site.)
Up Your Ears is a queer music festival in Berlin September 4-6, 2009.
is a queer musician from White Plains, New York.
Upcoming dates (also check above myspace link for up to date
Oct 4th - Columbia University's Queer As Folk Festival -New York, NY
Oct. 6th- The Grey Eagle: Asheville, NC (opening for Melissa Ferrick)
Oct 7th- Eddie's attic: Decatur, GA (opening for Melissa Ferrick)
Oct 8th- 3rd & Lindsley: Nashville, TN (opening for Melissa Ferrick)
Nov 12- Smith College: Northampton, MA
Lynn Breedlove (aka Lynnee Breedlove) formerly of Tribe 8 is touring along with fellow ex-bandmate Silas Howard in September and October with both doing their solo shows. Tour dates are at http://myspace.com/lynnbreedlove and at http://facebook.com/lynnbreedlove also check out http://www.lynnbreedlove.com
Teu Pai já Sabe? Queercore band from Curitiba, Brazil.
Homo-A-Gogo festival will be happening in San Francisco, California on August 13-16, 2009.
a.j. shanti is touring the US in July 2009 and then is heading to Europe in August.
Coyote Grace is an acoustic duo comprised of Joe Stevens, a transman singer/songwriter from Northern California, backed up by Ingrid Elizabeth on vocals and upright bass, a sassy femme. They're based on the west coast but tour frequently. coyotegrace.com or www.myspace.com/coyotegrace
MondoHomo is a queer festival in Atlanta, Georgia now in its third
Thursday, May 21, 2009: Mondo Politico Art Opening 7-1am, $7, all ages! 20+ artists, mixed media curated by Donnie Reider + Kathy King followed by HomoSpoken: Sex & Politics spoken word hosted by Che J of Gemini 2 Productions, with emcee Seria Mills, DJ "E", Royce Hall (Tallahasse), Karen G., Jed Drummond, Kathleen Delaney, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley, and Sincere then music by Gretchen Phillips, and Kyle Keyser's acclaimed rockumentary, Stories From the Road - A Film About Following PJ Harvey
Friday, May 22, 2009: Mondo HomoHop ElectroClash 7pm-1am, $10, all ages. Girl gang films by NYC's Katrina Del Mar! then.... Fiona Simone( ATL), Jeremy Gloff (Tampa), KIN (ATL), Bennie E (Philly), DaLyrical (Ohio), DEADLEE+Down Low (LA), Pretty Thugz (LA), Torri Fixx (MINN), Athens Boys Choir (ATH), Last Offence (LA), Captain Majik (LA), Tru Bloo (Oakland)
Saturday, May 23: HomoCon! noon-4pm, free! all ages! Social justice and creative workshops for the people, by the people then at 5pm, Queer Community Round-Up Rodeo forum with local queer/activist groups
Saturday, May 23, $15: Mondo Film Love! 7pm, 18+. films about San Francisco Sex in the 70s, hosted by Andy Ditzler, then Justin Bond! 8:30pm, all ages
Special Guest Star: JUSTIN BOND (ShortBus, Kiki & Herb), and Dave End Mondo Rock 10pm-1am, all ages
Shitty Candy (ATH), Gently (ATL), Sarah Greenwood of GSX (NYC) pssst... late night... return of Log Jam with DJ Hawg-Tied
Sunday May 24th: Mondo Day Camp noon-7pm FREE, all ages - Cabbagetown park games, BBQ, circus arts with Idapalooza, the Atlanta Sedition Orchestra, Humble Tripe with Melissa York of the Butchies, and the 2nd annual Fey Games
More Mondo Film Love! 7pm, $10, all ages: rare films about The Cockettes, with original Cockette Rumi, hosted by Andy Ditzler, then Diamond Li'l & the Naked Hearts band
Monday May 25: Mondo Finale aka Burlesque Brunch, food by Ria's Bluebird, 11am-??? $15 brunch included Atlanta's own.... DRAMA DUPREE as MC, Ms. Bea Haven (Chicago), Noah Redd (Denver), DAX! (TX), Boydonna (ATL), Bambi Galore (DC), Cocoa Storm (KY), Smokin' McQueen (NC) and Vagina Jenkins (ATL) â€¦ and New American Junk presents the original play, Billy Bud, a Portrait in Seamen by Johnny Drago... then DJ Lil Ray of Radiotron brings the dance party finale
* Current line-up as of April 15, 2009, artists subject to change. 5 day pass, $50.
The Tranny Roadshow, which involves a variety of spoken word performers and musicians, has been happening since 2005, and is touring in April 2009. For more info and tour dates, visit http://www.trannyroadshow.com
Stewart Lewis, Jake Walden and Tom Goss are three musicians who are touring in April/May 2009 through the western U.S. - the tour is called Rock the Folk OUT! Details and tour dates at http://www.myspace.com/rockthefolkout
Queer hip-hop duo God-Des and She are touring the midwest to Texas in March. See http://www.myspace.com/goddes
Excuses for Skipping are from San Francisco.
For more information, see
Excuses for Skipping are touring southern California, Arizona, and Texas in March 2009.
The Pussy Pirates from Ann Arbor and Chicago are touring the midwestern US in February/March 2009. http://www.myspace.com/thepussypirates or http://www.thepussypirates.com
Camille Bloom, Nicole Torres, Mara Levi and Nancy Eddy are touring the East Coast together in March 2009. Check any of their webpages for details. The tour is put together by Fancy Booking.
March 6: Cleveland March 8: Washington DC March 12: New York City March 14: Easthampton March 15: Ithaca March 16: Portland, ME
Gretchen Phillips, who was in the band Two Nice Girls, has a new solo CD titled "I was just comforting her" and is touring the west coast in February 2009. Also check out her youtube channel
Hank Bobbit is touring the USA in February and March 2009:
www.hankbobbit.com Hank Bobbit / "Turning Girls Gay Across The USA" - Tour Spring 09
2/19 - San Francisco, CA at The Eagle with Meat Sluts & The Mighty Slim Pickins, 21+ , 398 12th St
2/23 - Downtown Los Angeles, CA at The Redwood with Jake LaBotz, 21+ , 316 W. 2nd St
2/25 - Palm Desert, CA at The Center, All Ages, Hwy 111
2/26 - Tucson, AZ at Dry River, All Ages, 740 N. Main St.
3/3 - Santa Fe, NM at Backroads, All Ages, 1807 2nd St # 1
3/5 - Albuquerque, NM at Exhale, 21+, 6132 4th St NW
3/12 - Portland, OR at The Dunes, 21+, 1909 NE M L King Blvd
3/13 . Olympia, WA at The Red House, All Ages, 416 8th Ave Se
3/15 - Seattle, WA at The Wildrose, 21+, 1021 E Pike St
3/17 - Vancouver, BC at Cafe Deux Soleils with Joey Only, All Ages, 2096 Commercial Drive
3/20 - San Francisco, CA at El Rio with The Mighty Slim Pickins & Two Against One, 21+, 3158 Mission St
Lorena & the Bobbits are a butchfronted 60's garage-trash-punk combo with queer lyrics, fuck you attitude and fat 3 chord riffs. Guitar & voice: Mr. Hank Bobbit, Drums: Rocking Ms. Miles Bobbit, Bass: Mr. Marshall Bobbit.
In November 2008, The "3 The Hard Gay" tour will traverse the West coast spreading gay hip hop. On all dates will be Tim'm West of Deep Dickollective, Deadlee, and Last Offence. At various dates of the tour they will be joined by Mid*One, Baraka Noel, JenRO, Solomon, MC Flow, Foxxjazell, and Tori Fixx.
Vile Vile Creatures are from Manchester and they have music on the Ladyfest Manchester 2008 compilation, on Cherryade Records.
The Ex-Boyfriends are a band from San Francisco with former members of Amscray and Crowns on 45. They have two CDs out. They toured the Northwest in July 2008. http://www.myspace.com/exboyfriends http://www.ex-bf.com
Hey There Cowboy were from Minneapolis and include past and present members of Punky Bruiser, Fixed Gars are for Jerks and Lesbians, Tough Tough Skin, and Central Standard. They are broken up now, though.
Tough Tough Skin -- http://www.myspace.com/radfordbishop -- http://www.boyswhomakenoise.com -- was a queer/trans indie punk band from Minneapolis, MN. They're broken up now. They were signed to Queer Control records
Emerge Black and White Party will be held on May 2nd at Transit Nightclub located at 600 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. Emerge starts the night at 9 p.m. with performances by Alia, Shooting Ropes featuring Steph Hayes, Odd Girl Out, all lesbian band from Baltimore and a special appearance by Marga Gomez as seen on Logo and Comedy Central! Women from all of the area will be dancing to the beats of DJ Cozmic Cat, voted Philly's Best DJ 5 times, until 3 A.M. Transit offers an upstairs bar with lavish seating for those who want to get a little more intimate. And a stripper pole for those that just want to watch! VIP ticket gets you complimentary wine, beer, t-shirt in the upstairs lounge from 9-11pm visit http://www.emergephilly.com for more information and performer bios.
is doing a roadtrip with several bear musicians
through cities in the Northeastern U.S. in May 2008.
Bearapalooza Roadtrip 2008 Schedule :
May 2nd - Boston - The Alley Bar
May 4th - Rye, NY - Bear Trek *part of a Bear Trek Package
May 5th - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall - hosting Outmusic Open Mic
May 6th - New York, NY - NYC Eagle
May 7th - Baltimore, MD - The Creative Alliance
May 8th - Washington, DC - Remingtons
May 9th - Philadelphia, PA - Bears on Liberty Weekend *part of a BOLW Package
May 11th - Raleigh, NC @ Spotlight Theater - View
Visit Bearapalooza.com for line up for each show. Also see http://www.myspace.com/bearapalooza
Note that Queeruption 2008 in Rome, Italy has been cancelled. See http://www.queeruption.org/
Bitch, formerly of Bitch and Animal, is touring in March and April 2008. http://www.bitchmusic.com or http://www.myspace.com/bitchmusic for full information.
Your Heart Breaks from Seattle, Washington is touring England in February 2008. Myspage or yourheartbreaks.com
Scream Club is touring the US in March/April/May 2008. More info at http://www.myspace.com/screamclub -- Scream Club is a queer electro punk rock rap group from Olympia, Washington.
The Winsome Griffles
play Americana with a sense of humor and a queer twist and live in
San Francisco. Members are Larry-bob, Jack and Brad.
Debut CD "Meet the Griffles" released Fall 2007.
Northwest tour January 2008:
Thursday Jan 24 - Eugene OR - Luckey's
Friday Jan 25 - Seattle WA - TBA
Sunday Jan 27 - Olympia WA - Jake's with Scream Club, 311 4th Ave E, Olympia
Tuesday Jan 29 - Portland OR - Ash St. Saloon
Thursday Jan 31 - Portland OR - "Queer Bait" club night at Crush
Glen Meadmore will be touring in Europe in February 2008: http://www.popfakes.com/artists.php?id=47
Chris Garneau is touring the west coast in December 2007 promoting his new EP, and also Phildelphia, New York, and Paris.
HomoRevolution Tour 2007 a regional tour of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered rap & hip hop artists which earlier had covered the southern part of the US is doing midwestern dates in October. This leg features Deadlee, Tori Fixx, Bigg Nugg, JFP, Foxxjazell, and NYC's Shorty Roc, plus DaLyrical from Atlanta.
October 4: Columbus, OH October 5: Indianapolis, IN October 6: Milwaukee, WI (Kenosha) October 7: Minneapolis, MNhttp://www.homorevolution.com http://www.myspace.com/homorevolution
Ssion are a band from Kansas City, Missouri.
Gina Young and her band Team Gina are touring along with Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir in August 2007. http://myspace.com/teamgina
Athens Boys Choir -- spoken word from Katz, released on Demon Records.
Twin is the new band of the people who were in The King Cobra. Rachel Carns of The Need and Betsy Kwo of Ibobuki. They are touring in August 2007 in California. They have a website with tourdates at http://www.wearetwin.com and http://www.myspace.com/wearetwin
Bears on the Run is a music and comedy tour in October and November 2007 with Bobaloo (a comedian from L.A.), Kendall (a songwriter/performance artist from Buffalo N.Y.), Matthew Temple (a folk singer/songwriter from Nashville, T.N.), Nakia (a Blues singer/songwriter from Austin, T.X.), Elijah Black (a rock singer/songwriter from Akron, OH) and Shannon Grady (a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, M.N.). It's going to Dallas, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, and Tulsa.
Final Fantasy (aka violinist Owen Pallet, who has done string arrangements for Arcade Fire and played with Hidden Cameras) is touring in Canada, Europe, and the US in the summer and fall of 2007. Pitchfork has details. http://finalfantasyeternal.com/ Myspace fanpage: http://www.myspace.com/owenpalletmusic
The Degenerettes are Baltimore's all-girl art rock power trio. The voice of new queer American diy rock n' roll, these gals have been stomping the East Coast with queered raw primitive rock & roll since 2005 and head out on tour in July and August through the south, midwest and northeast in support of their self-produced live record Dirty Laundry and Skeletons: Live Recordings 2005-07. http://www.myspace.com/degenerettessummertour2007 http://www.degenerettes.com
She-Devils, political woman-fronted punk band from Argentina are touring Mexico in July 2007. http://www.fotolog.com/she_devils http://www.myspace.com/lasshedevils
In Toronto: Queer West Fest: Friday June 15th to Friday June 22nd. http://gaywest.905host.net/files/prideday.php
Actor Slash Model are a transgendered indie-grass band from Chicago. They are touring the western US in May, 2007. They are on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/actorslashmodelmusic
Queer Up North is an annual festival in Manchester, and there's
a series of shows with queer bands from the UK -- all of which
I was unfamiliar with... most of them will turn up on a google
search and have myspace pages.
Fake Fang: http://www.myspace.com/fakefang
The Dirty Cakes: http://www.myspace.com/thedirtycakes
Brooks: http://www.last.fm/music/Brooks (has collaborated with Antony)
Little Paper Squares: http://www.myspace.com/littlepapersquares
K Anderson: http://www.myspace.com/kandersonmusic
Owen Duff: http://www.myspace.com/owenduff
Tartufi are doing an extensive Sping 2007 tour. http://www.myspace.com/tartufi
Sister Spit - The Next Generation will be touring in the Spring of 2007 with Eileen Myles, Michelle Tea, Ali Ali Liebegott, and a group of younger queer writers. http://www.sisterspitnextgen.com http://www.myspace.com/sisterspitnextgen
Tour dates page at Kill Rock Stars: http://www.killrockstars.com/dates/
Erase Errata can be found on their website. Also check out the unofficial myspace page: myspace.com/eraseerrata They are touring the US in April 2007 and Europe in May 2007.
Mara Levi is a musician based in Washington DC whose original songs include "The Homo Song." She toured the eastern and western US in 2007 and has an east coast tour in Feb 2009. http://www.marilevi.com http://www.myspace.com/maralevi
Rotten Fruits are based in Chicago -- for info visit rottenfruits.com or http://www.myspace.com/therottenfruits
The Divys are a duo from Philadelphia, PA. They Won 'Best Electronic Song' for their club mix of their single, 'Freddie, Are You Single?' by The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and were voted 'Favorite RockOUT Artist by PlanetOut.Com, among other honors. They are on Myspace at www.myspace.com/TheDivys
Eric Himan plays folk/pop music and tours all over the US. http://www.erichiman.com http://www.myspace.com/erichiman
Thalia Zedek [formerly of the band Come] now is on ThrillJockey Records. Check for tourdates. She used to be on Matador but that site is no longer up to date.
Shearing Pinx is a band from Vancouver BC.
Central Standard are a queer band from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis / St. Paul). They are touring the midwest in April, 2007. www.myspace.com/centralstandardrocks
April 16 Madison, WI @ Glass Nickel Pizza with/TBA April 17 Chicago, IL @ Ronny's Bar w/Desperate Living, Gamine Thief and the Pussy Pirates April 18 Ann Arbor, MI @ the Terrible Two's House w/The Pussy Pirates and Spit for Athena April 20th Cleveland, OH @ Pats in the Flats W/Amy Kasio, Black River Baby (another band TBA) April 21st Pittsburgh, PA April 22nd Columbus, OH @ the High Five (other bands TBA) April 23rd Indianapolis, IN @ the Melody Inn W/Weed's of Eden and Emily Wood April 24th St Louis, MO @ the LEMP Neighborhood Arts Center w/Jaffa April 26th Kansas City, MO @ The Brick W/Street Jizz (Cody from Ssion) other band TBA April 27th Des Moines, IA @ The Ritual Cafe W/TBD April 28th Minneapolis, MN @ The Bedlam Theatre W/Thunder Thighs and the Vignettes
NYC Queer Hardcore band Go!, who had reunion gigs in New York in 2006, are playing in the San Francisco area in January 2007. For more info see http://www.myspace.com/gonyhc
The Ballet are a self-described "sissy pop band" from New York City. They also say "4 queers, 3 chords, 100 melodies." They also have a myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/sissypopband
The Gay Deceivers are a band from Portland, Oregon who will be touring in california in January 2006, with a larger tour in March? They are looking to play shows with other queer performers of all kinds.
The Hidden Cameras from Toronto, Canada are touring in Canada in August and Sept 2006, and the US in November - show dates. For US dates see their booking agency: http://www.windishagency.com/tours.php
Darling New Neighbors
from Austin, TX are going on their
Amber Waves of Fame Tour, August 2006.
August 17th - Club Inferno - Madison, WI, 9pm
August 18th - The Hideout - Chicago, IL, 9pm
August 19th - Bar Vertigo - Chicago, IL, 8pm
August 21st - Boxcar Books - Bloomington, IN, 7pm
August 22nd - Murphys - Memphis, TN, 9pm
LotSix: multimedia performance art rock based in Philadelphia. http://www.lotsix.info
Samantha Barrow: poet / spoken word performer based in Philadelphia. http://www.samanthabarrow.com
Serafemme - queer women of color music festival now in its second year and sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, GLAAD, Christopher Street West and the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives is happening Sunday, August 20th from 12PM - 6PM. @ West Hollywood Baseball Field, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood. Lineup includes: former Arrested Development lead singer Nadirah Shakoor, Angie Evans, Alison De La Cruz, Damnyo, Gia, Lori Jenaire, DJ Nova Jade, Shurlavision, Red Summer, Ricoshade, Skim, Jade Ross, Neb Luv and more. $10 general admission. http://www.myspace.com/serafemme or http://www.beoutandabout.com
HoMosaic is a queer music festival in Los Angeles, featuring a stellar lineup of the hottest young queer rockers and hip-hop artists. The two-day extravaganza includes 4 bands each evening, a Courtyard bazaar and a DJ'd dance party. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Concert begins at 4 p.m. Dancing in Courtyard from 9:30-11 p.m. The Line-ups include Saturday, August 19: JenRo, Addicted2Fiction, The Ex-Boyfriends, and Jill Sobule, Sunday, August 20: Messengers From the Sexual Frontier, Shitting Glitter, TBA, TBA. Tickets: $25 per night or $40 for both nights For tickets, log onto http://www.lagaycenter.org/boxoffice or call 323-860-7300. For more information, call 323-860-7393. http://www.myspace.com/homosaic2006
Nicky Click makes fun electro pop music with songs about queer femme identity, feminism, and heartbreak. She's touring on the west coast in summer 2006, heading to the east coast in August/Sept, and then Europe in Sept/Oct.
Kids on TV are from Toronto Canada. http://www.kidsontv.biz/
Gay Beast are from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Check out http://www.gaybeast.net/ and http://www.myspace.com/gaybeast
VIP West Coast Tour
Body: Philly Queer all stars rap project.
4-10 - Olympia, WA - The Yes Yes*
4-11 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey*
4-12 - Portland, OR - Loveland*
4-14 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill*
4-15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (early all ages show)*
4-15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (18+ show-Hang The D.J.s night)*
Homocore Mpls show, April 2nd, 2006, at 7th Street Entry with The Tuna Helpers, Running on Empty, Apryl Electra. Doors at 8pm, 21+, $6. http://www.thetunahelpers.org http://www.myspace.com/radfordbishop http://www.aprylelectra.com http://www.myspace.com/homocore
I'll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours: East Coast Performers Cruise the West Coast - March 2006 -- Aliza Shapiro, Drag King Heywood Wakefield, temporary piercing artist Ray Aims, experimental movement artist J Dellecave, The Cuntessa crotch puppetress, Pasta Girl super heroine, temporary piercing artist Crystal Goldmind, Micol Alex, Mz. Luna Devine, Stud Muffin, and Polly travel from afar to dare West coast performers and audiences to a creative challenge. We'll show you ours, if you'll show us yours! http://www.truthserum.org/tour
Radio Sloan (ex-The Need) and Nicole J. Georges are in a band called ?Fact or Fiction which are going to be touring the west coast in Spring 2006 with Nicky Click. http://www.myspace.com/evilmeter
Winning Looks is the current band of Tami Hart and Kelly Harris.
Swan Island is an all-female queer band featuring ex-members of Half-Seas-Over and Shemo from Portland, OR. They toured the west coast in March 2006. http://www.myspace.com/swanisland They have broken up as of January 2008: http://wweek.com/wwire/?p=10467
Homo^2 is a band from originally from Florida, now based in San Francisco with a CD called "Gaynessville Florida."
Shawna Virago and the Deadly Nightshades are a band based in San Francisco.
Wood are based in San Francisco and are a drag king band with a hard rock 70s flair.
Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper are performing together as part of the Performa 05 Biennial. Their show is at 8 PM on November 17th, 2005 at NYC's Participant Inc. gallery. Admission is free. For more info: http://www.ronathey.com http://www.julianasnapper.com
Paperboats are a queer athmospheric instrumental duo. They are touring the heartland with Katastrophe Oct 28-Nov 6.
Slo Mo Erotic are a keyboards/drums duo from Glendale, California.
Sugarpuss and the Dead Betties are touring the West Coast together in Sept 2005. See their webpages for the dates.
The Dead Betties are three guys from New York.
Sugarpuss are hard-rocking all-women band from Los Angeles.
Australian queer band Origami has toured the US more than once, most recently Summer 2005.
Assacre, from Austin Texas toured the US in August. Check out http://www.assacre.com and http://myspace.com/assacre
"The Judas Cradle" is an operatic/punk duodrama by the excellent pack of queers Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper, and their composer/accompanist Amanda Piesecki. For their Summer 2005 performance see http://calarts.edu/redcat/season/20042005/lab/judas.html Also, Juli and Ron's websites: http://www.ronathey.com and http://www.julianasnapper.com
Butch Vs. Femme is a queer band from Dixon, California. Also check out their Myspace page for music samples and performance dates.
Massachusetts Youth Pride, May 21, 2005: Concert with Leslie Feinberg, Michelle Tea, Letta Neely, Katastrophe, Girlyman, JenRo, PUSH , and The Butchies. http://www.massyouthpride.org/
Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls is touring in May-June 2005 supporting her new album Prom, and west coast dates have opening act Family Outing with Jody Bleyle of Team Dresch and her brother Al. http://www.daemonrecords.com/live/index.htm
Miss Flo is a band from San Jose, California.
Evil Beaver -- visit their website for information -- there is a dispute between the members of the band over ownership of the band name and other rights.
Squab are a band from Long Beach, California.
hey willpower is a band based in San Francisco which includes will of Imperial Teen.
The Steel Poniez were a three-piece dyke band from Boston. see MEandJOANCOLLINS for a more recent project.
The Tuna Helpers are from Austin, Texas. Their tour dates can be found at the record label they're on, Web of Mimicry
Raunchy Reckless and the Amazons are from Austin, Texas, and may remind you of Xena.
Charlie Anders and Tennessee Jones are on tour in March and April of 2005 as the Cross Gender Caravan, supporting their respective new books. Also other performers will join them in various locations. Check out http://othermag.org/charlieanders/tour.html
Jinx Titanic is the new name of the band formerly known as Super 8 Cum Shot (note: music plays automatically on website) -- they're now based in Chicago.
Kelly Mantle is a musican based in Southern California. One of the members of Kelly's band is Chris Freeman of Pansy Division.
Siren's Iris is a poety tour with Suzy La Follette and Andrea Gibson.
Kendall is a musician from Buffalo New York who has released several CDs.
The East End are a queer emo band from Seattle. Music downloads at http://www.purevolume.com/theeastend Band website at http://www.theeastendband.com/
Baron And The Sodomites are a political, mondo-eclectic, punk troupe based in NYC. http://www.baronandthesodomites.com/
Scott Free has a new CD -- for more information, visit www.ScottFree.net
HomoLatte (formerly Grinder): Weekly queer spoken word and music showcase -- new location as of 2005, Marrakech Expresso, 4747 N Damen, Chicago. all ages, $5 donation requested. Hosted by Scott Free.
The Syndicate are a band from New York.
Bonfire Madigan -- see link for details. Touring all over the US in Nov.
The Butchies -- See their website for the dates and locations -- they are touring in Nov 2004. They are now on the label Yep Roc
Queercore Blitz--the first ever queerpunk tour showcasing great bands from
all over--will be touring the West Coast from December 3-11, playing 7 shows
in 9 days from Seattle to Los Angeles.
This time around the tour is
featuring 6 simply incredible queerpunk bands:
- Legendary feminist hardcore quartet Dominatrix all the way from Brazil (!)
- Rockin' grunge-metal grrl quartet Triple Creme from NYC
- Brooklyn-based art-core trio The Dead Betties
- Queerpunk foursome Jack Queen (Portland), led by Emily Kingan (ex The Haggard)
- Raging metalcore trio Sugarpuss from Los Angeles
- Up-and-coming Cali punks Gang-Way! (San Francisco), led by the always amazing Tami Hart
Cities visited are Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Eugene, OR, Arcata, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Pomona, CA, and Berkeley, CA.
Visit the website for lineups in each city. http://www.queercoreblitz.com
Rope or Bullets are a band from Salt Lake City.
Their new website is http://www.ropeorbullets.com/
They used to be in a band called Slow from Portland, OR, and Shlee from The Chase played with them.
The Floating Corpses, "dead wave no skool sewer rock" four piece garage gloom glam band are based in San Francisco. For more on The Floating Corpses and Angel on the Nod and the Phantasy Defylment ("sinthetic punk riot ghoul sleaze" a two piece noise cabaret), join The Freak Mafia.
Sista Otis and the Wholly Rollers are from Detroit.
The Gossip are touring in July/August 2004. Gossip Factsheet has tour dates. Here's the Gossipyouth website.
Knifed are from Dublin and have done a split 7" with Limpwrist. Rejected Records is label of Mero of Knifed.
Lesbians on Ecstasy are making electronic music of the lesbian variety.
Vibralux is a drag/glitter/rock group from Lawrence, Kansas.
OUTcry! was a festival at UCLA on May 23, 2004. More info at http://www.queerxgirl.org
Phranc is touring the east coast in April and May 2004 -- see her website at www.pholksinger.com
Robosapien on tour with Sini Anderson's project "Opening Band".
July 16-18 2004: Peace Out East homohop festival in New York: Junk is a touring queer underground film festival. Visit their website for tour dates and details.
Benefit Rock N Roll Concert for FREEDOM TO MARRY: Weds, April 28 at 8pm @ CROBAR in NYC. JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL and JOSH WOOD present: WEDROCK: a Benefit for Freedom to Marry in support of gay marriage efforts in NY, NJ and CT. featuring live performances by: PENNY ARCADE, SANDRA BERNHARD, MARGARET CHO, ALAN CUMMING, JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL, BOB MOULD, SLEATER-KINNEY, LE TIGRE. after-party music by John Cameron Mitchell, Bob Mould, DJ Econ and DJ Jon Jon Battles. co-Produced by Damon Bayles and James Coppola. FIGHT BACK! Get Ticekts here: http://www.boxofficetickets.com:16080/WEDROCK/
Legal Love is an organization which hopes to help educate the public about the topic of gay marriage Both locally and nationally through the vein of live musical performances. With these events they are also raising money to benefit various advocacy groups fighting the battle. Legal Love's first event will be held April 18th, 2004 at TT the Bear's Place in Cambridge. Mass. Tickets $10, proceeds to benefit Mass Equality Scheduled performers include: Mary Lou Lord, Paula Kelley, Ad Frank, Annie Clark, Liz Stahler, and Britta Wolfrum. With special guest speakers: MA. Senator Jarret Barrios and State Representative Micheal Festa
Noc Walpurgii is an every-other year feminist and queer event happening in Warsaw, Poland on April 30, 2004. Many bands, performances, workshops and more.
The band Gertrude from the UK are playing in Germany and Holland from the 5th to the 18th of April, 2004. Full details at www.gertruderock.com. They have also toured in the U.S. in 2001.
The Kitschenettes are a band from London, England.
Athena Reich is a musician based in New York City whose music is theatrical, thought-provoking, wild and quirky.
Secret Cock (queer classic rock from Boston) and Discharge Information System, (cello/drums duo from Portland with ex-members of The Chase and Punky Bruiser) did joint West Coast tour.
BoySkout are based in San Francisco again.
The Kitty Kill are from Boston. (website defunct.)
Secret Cock are from Boston.
Davies vs. Dresch from Portland Oregon was another band with Donna Dresch.
Dana Baitz is a musician based in Toronto, Canada.
Neoqueer: Exhibition of the Queer Caucus for Art, February 18-March 31 at the COCA in Seattle.
Sex Workers Art Show: A touring show with various artists who've done some time in the sex biz. Performers include Ducky Doolittle, Michelle Tea, Scarlot Harlot, David Henry Sterry, Erochica Bambo, Tré Vasquez of hip-hop project Rigamortis, Tralala Farsis Sentiamo, Leslie Bull, Ariel Lightningchild, Annie Oakley, Ana Jae, and more. Visit website for artist bios and cities they're visiting in January/February 2004. http://www.sexworkersartshow.com
Skitting Glitter are a band from Los Angeles.
In Boston on Saturday December 13th is Bazaar Bizarre. Then the next day in Los Angeles on Sunday December 14th is Bazaar Bizarre West. These are punk craft fairs.
669 is a band from Seattle.
October 10- November 8, 2003: G.B. Jones art show at Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.
Darien Brahms from Portland, Maine is touring in Italy, Germany, and Austria in October.
The Chase are a band from Portland, Oregon. They toured the US in fall 2003.
Hott Beat is a queer synth-punk performance duo from Washington, DC playing locally and touring.
Tourdates for Bob Mould and his Washington DC club DJ night Blowoff.
Kirk Read, author of the book "How I Learned to Snap" and Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, author of "Pulling Taffy" are touring the northwestern US. Visit Kirk's tour dates page for the locations.
Three Dollar Bill are a band from Chicago.
Mutilated Mannequins are a rock / post-industrial band from San Francisco.
Nomy Lamm is going on tour with a performance based on her new recording "Effigy." Here are tourdates.
Writer Marshall Moore, author of the novel The Concrete Sky, is doing a book tour of the U.S. starting in July.
Janet Pants Dans Theeatre are touring the west coast in June and July 2003.
Le Tigre -- look for info at http://www.letigreworld.com
Commonbond are touring the eastern US in June 2003.
Bent, Seattle's queer rock fest, was June 25th through June 29th 2003 at The Crocodile Cafe, the Vera Project, and Re-Bar.
Queer As Fuck in Pittsburgh PA June 18-22 2003. Call 412-363-1877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to represent.
In Seattle WA at The Little Theater 608 19th Ave E, 675-2055 Wednesday June 25th at 8pm (sliding scale/donation) will be THE NEW GAY: The New Gay is here to get your motor hot, thinking on a visionary quest for a newly gay horizon, with such treacherously beautiful possibilities. We hope to give you a show that brings forth queer art that is new in the sense that it's rarely valued; not seen in a march of name tag poster boys and girls who rule the streets for the day. We are not so much reactionary gay with rainbows to let you know, it's about a new living, the constant digging deeper in film and performance. And let me warm you now, the new gay is only the beginning, of something that has already started, the revolution of living and pushing forward with kicking thrusts to the edge of our society, a fringe of the fringed that we would like you to be a part of, at least for one night. From Sleazy Drag Kings to 'Scream Club' rapper mohawk babies, to 'Eva Los Vegas' doing traditional latin music and much more with a hottie lady to kick it. Films, performance, music, spoken word, and more: we hope to show you something a little NEW that you don't see in a pride gay world, or even in other parts of town. Costumes and Drag Gender Babies highly demanded and encouraged!!! If you feel that this is your new calling and you want to be a part of this performance and film extravaganza, please e-mail ELLIAT at email@example.com or call Jaime at The Little Theater at (206)329-2829/(206)675-2055, we are still accepting artist and queerions.
Australian band Remake/Remodel is touring the U.S. and Canada in June. The tour dates are available. at their website.
Ploughound -- San Francisco based band
We thought you'd like to know that the Club V (London, UK) crew have got off
their backsides and planned a one-nighter - Club reVisited - and it's next
Saturday, 31st May. Expect the spirit of Club V, with former V DJs on the
decks and Club V favourites Spy 51 playing a live set.
It's at The Buffalo Bar in Highbury (020 7359 6191) and kicks off at 8pm, running 'til 2am, with the band on stage at approx 10pm. It's £3.00 on the door and the first twenty punters will get a free copy of the CD we produced for our fourth birthday, back in '99 (featuring a track from Spy 51).
The Buffalo Bar is under the famous Cock Tavern (yes indeed), slap bang next to Highbury & Islington tube: Victoria line and minutes away from our old home at The Garage.
Check the old Club V website for a bit more info (and some links): http://www.neilward.dircon.co.uk/clubv.html
Shoplifting are a queer band from Seattle. They're gonna play some shows around the NW with Erase Errata in July. People can get ahold of the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Divided are a queer-fronted band from Portland, OR.
Creamy Goodness is a queer dyke band based in San Francisco.
Sarah Dougher will be touring the Western US in May and June -- for updates visit Mr Lady
Antony recently toured with Lou Reed, is playing in France in December 2003, and will have a new album out in 2004.
Alla -- lesbian-driven band based in Buffalo, NY fronted by Moscow, Russia native Alla Ivanchikova are playing around the east coast.
The Portland Zine Symposium will be August 1-3, 2003.
Perpetual Motion Roadshow -- spoken word tour through cities in the US and Canada with performers including Charlie Anders, author of the Lazy Crossdresser, and Miss Kitty Galore, author of Mosh Pit. Different crews of performers come through every month or so.
QueerFest on May 3rd, 2003 in Poland. (site uses Flash.)
Queeruption 5 happened May 19-26 2003 in Berlin. Here's the official site, queeruption.de, Yahoo Group and an old webpage about it.
Gaylord is a DIY underground art/film/music/ideas festival for queer-identified folks in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Events run from Thursday April 17-Sunday April 20, 2003. Events include, bands, Free School workshops, a craft fair, a Sports Day and a co-closing night party with SKANK, at the Penthouse. For more info, email email@example.com Crash: Vancouver's Indie Writers' Fest
Juha is a performance company and hip hop crew with a
queer arab twist. They're based in Hawaii.
Their website is
Check Agitprop Records for Juha tour dates.
Flaming Film Festival May 28-June 1, 2003 in Minneapolis includes screening of Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary and a film on Eileen Myles.
The 2003 Scutterfest in Los Angeles will be
July 3-6. When details are announced they will be at
Rudy of the zine Scutter has a weekly queer club night in LA
called Spunk at the Parlour Club.
2003 Queer Is Folk Festival hosted by Scott Free with Ferron, Sonia (of Disappear Fear), Sarah Dougher, Urban Folk Collective, Dylan Rice, and Kitko will be Saturday June 7th, 2003 in Chicago. Visit website for details.
For information on Ladyfests in various places visit Ladyfest.org
Triple Creme, based in Brooklyn, is an all-dyke band. Check their website for performance dates.
Myles of Destruction see the official band website http://www.mylesofdestruction.com and the Myspace site
Tribe 8 -- Check their website for updates. There is also a website for Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary.
Gravy Train are touring in support of their new record in March and April 2003.
ld begdol and Chris Xefos project Moth Wranglers -- Their debut cd, "never mind the context" is out now. MothWranglers.com
March 16-21 is the queer takeover at antioch college. we are looking for local (Chicago, Detroit, OHIO) queer bands and queer performers who want to come celebrate the Queering of our campus. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Antioch college is in Yellow Springs OH
Tracy and the Plastics -- Tour dates at chainsaw They are touring the east coast in April 2003.
The Haggard will be touring around the West Coast in February and March with an all-woman band from Brazil called Dominatrix. Visit the webpage the Haggard did about Dominatrix to find out more including the tour dates. http://www.mrlady.com/the-haggard/dmx.htm Also see the main Haggard page.
Friday Nov 8-Monday Nov 11: Ladyfest Los Angeles. Performers include Phranc, The Haggard, Family Outing (Jody and Allen Bleyle), Bonfire Madigan, Radio Vago, Tamala Poljak, etc.
Garrin Benfield is touring the U.S. in the fall of 2002.
Family Outing is the new band with Jody Bleyle (Team Dresch, Infinite Exes) and Allen Bleyle (USA Sexual). They toured the US in Oct 2002.
Radio Vago are from Los Angeles.
Strombolli's Island of Donkeys and Dolls was a spoken word and performance tour with Morty Diamond, queer/trans hip-hop duo The End of the World, Tara Jepsen, Ricky Lee, Ali Liebegott, Bucky Sinister, and Michelle Tea. Visit link above for bios and tour dates.
Bitesize are a band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit the Bitesize website for more info. Also check out their lyricist Julia's webiste at Switchhitter.net.
Pornbelt are from Massachusetts, I think.
San Francisco based band The Pre-Teens -- see ThePre-Teens.com and Cheetahs Records -- now broken up.
Ninja Death Squad tend to play around the east coast. Check out their web page
Erase Errata -- See Troubleman or EraseErrata.com for tour dates.
Phiiliip has toured with Momus. His website is www.Phiiliip.com/
Vazaleen is a monthly queer club in Toronto. It is located at a club called Lee's Palace at 529 bloor st. west - phone 416 532 1598. Punk, new wave, rock, glam DJ's Will, Miss Barbrafisch, Rawbrt. Lee's Palace 529 Bloor Street West, near Bathurst 9:00 p.m. 7 bux, 19+, 416 532 1598. booking info: will at 416.533.0236 or email email@example.com
The Infinite Xs, a band with Jody (ex-Team Dresch), Tamala (ex-Automaticians), Whitney (ex-Little Deaths) and Scotty. has a record out, but has broken up. Visit Chainsaw for info.
Crowns On 45 -- broken up. Check out their website for the details.
Bratmobile have a new record and are touring -- see bratmobile.com
Lipkandy can be found playing around New Jersey.
Triangle Trash has started doing shows in Ottowa, Canada -- contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Revenge is based in Los Angeles. main website.
Nick Name -- main website.
Toilet Boys -- Visit toiletboys.com.
Third Antenna which is a documentary from the folks at Drag Attack, now has dates for the tour across the U.S. Here's the dates. Here's information on the Drag Attack 1999 tour.
Bitch And Animal are no longer performing together. Go to http://www.bitchmusic.com or http://www.animalfarm.com to find out what they're doing.
The 5th annual Santa Barbara Zine Fest will be June 1 at the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA. Registration packets will be available March 15th. The registration fee is $15.00 and includes: half-table space, beverages, an exhibitor's "survivor" kit, and admission for two people. For more information write to Lynne Lowe at email@example.com or PO Box 20028, Santa Barbara, CA 93120 or visit www.javaturtle.com/zinefest.html
The Underground Publishing Conference will be held June 22-23 in Bowling Green, Ohio, at Bowling Green State University. The cost will be $6 per day, or $10 for the weekend with pre-registration. For more information visit www.clamormagazine.org/upc or write to UPC, PO Box 1225 Bowling Green OH 43402, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance artist Alan Reade is now based in Seattle. For information on his pieces such as Bear-A-Go-Go and Touched By a Monster, go to http://www.alanreade.com
Star Death, from St. Louis has a new webpage at theStarDeath.com and they're planning on touring in the summer of 2002, and probably playing some midwest dates with V For Vendetta. Don't miss them! You can email them to help out finding places to play: email@example.com
Mirah records for K Records and is touring around the east coast in Jan and Feb 2002.
Thursday, Dec. 13: The L.A. Radical Cheerleaders and Club Milk are coming together for a holiday extravaganza benefiting the East Los Angeles Women's Center on Thursday, Dec. 13. Join us as we celebrate Milk’s second anniversary and help a good cause in the process. The holiday musical lineup includes: *Rizzo *Tadpole *The Lisa Marr Experiment *The Tamala (Longstocking/Infinite X's) *The Sweet Baby Jesus Band (ex-Betty Blowtorch) *Squab *Marks A Lot The L.A. Radical Cheerleaders will perform, there will be speakers, and as always, Milk's very own DJ Toni Smith. There will also be kissing booths, Ms. Santa and merchandise! $5. Doors open at 8pm, music starts soon after. Fais Do-Do, 5257 West Adams, Los Angeles, CA, (323) 931-4636 Questions? Contact RadCheerLA@hotmail.com
DR. FROCKROCKET'S VIVIFYING (RE-ANIMATRONIC) MENAGERIE AND MEDICINE SHOW.
The california shows have been rescheduled for Nov/Dec. Your cast: Beth Stinson, Tara Jepsen, Beth Lisick, Nomy Lamm, Spider, Bridget Irish, Dr. Frockrocket is Jody Bleyle. The house band, called The Two-Bit Tonic Players: Rachel Carns, Betsy Kwo, Betty Ruption, Nora Danielson.
Read this article on Dr. Frockrocket.
For more on Flare, whose members include ld begdol who sang on the Magnetic Fields' "69 Love Songs" see here.
Lords of Lightspeed
were the new band with members including
Josh, formerly of Behead
I think they've broken up.
Prettypony, from Bloomington, Indiana toured the west coast and will be playing in Pittsburgh -- visit their webpage.
Alix Olson is a feminist poet who tours around the country a lot -- dates on her website.
Tom Robinson has been doing a lot of radio stuff lately.
Rufus Wainwright info.
October 2001: Queeruption in San Francisco. Also check out info on the Fall 1999 Queeruption in New York -- http://queer.tao.ca .
The Plath are a band from Toronto, Canada -- see their website for details.
San Francisco-based band Subtonix have broken up, but their full length CD/LP is available from Troubleman.
Doria Roberts tours around the US.
Announcing: BEAR ALL!! four sensuous men singing steamy sweaty songs!!! w/ ERNIE LIJOI DUDLEY SAUNDERS TOM YORE and SCOTT FREE hosted by the fire-eating drag princess FAUSTO FERNOS!! @ VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted Chicago Sunday May 27th 5PM $5 - proceeds to Equality Illinois reservations 773-281-9320
Running Ragged is a band with Claire of The Little Deaths. email for more info: http://home.earthlink.net/~runningragged or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thea Hillman is doing a book tour for her book "Depending on the Light." She's toured with Sister Spit before and as one half of the Hell on Heels poetry tour. Check her website for dates and locations.
Canadian lesbian twins Tegan and Sara -- dates can be found on their website.
El Vez tours a lot. Check his website for future tour dates.
Snowpony have toured in the U.S. and England (where they live) - check their webpage for info and to download music. They don't brag about it, but there are former members of My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab, and Echobelly in the band.
Matmos were hanging out recording with Bjork, and will be touring with her in the future. They have a page at Matador now.
The Need -- not playing together anymore. The members are in new bands, The Circuit Side and King Cobra The soundtrack to the rock opera the Need collaborated on, The Transfused, is now available from Yo-yo.
Harum Scarum -- no webpage that I know of...
Pistol Pete and Popgun Paul -- Visit their webpage for tour info.
The Sissies -- apparently broken up. website
Gary Floyd was in Black Kali Ma and Sister Double Happiness and the Dicks. Check out this website with Gary's art.
The Moves, from Massachusetts, record for
The Madcat Women's International Film Festival will be touring the U.S., Israel, and other places. For more information, contact festival director/curator Ariella Ben-Dov at email@example.com
Paige has some upcoming shows in Los Angeles.
The Ethers have upcoming shows around L.A.
Piano player Steve Cohen has upcoming gigs, mainly in the Philadelphia area listed on his website.
See Kill Rock Stars' web site
Sleater Kinney was on the National Public Radio show Anthem the weekend of April 18, 1998. See here for them playing "One More Hour."
Fudgegun from Detroit broke up. The drummer drums for Kelly Osborne now.
I don't have current information for the band Paxton.
Automaticans - see link for dates.
Magnetic Fields -- See HouseOfTomorrow for info on this and other Stephin Merritt projects such as Future Bible Heroes and the Sixths. For more on Stephin Merritt, see Stephinsongs
Sister Spit is a gang of women who speak the spoken word. Check the website for their current tour info.
Blue Period -- Check their website above for more info.
Los Crudos have broken up. There's a page on them here. Martin's band after Los Crudos is Limp Wrist.
Cypher in the Snow - Broken up.
If any bands on Chainsaw were on tour, you could find out from the Chainsaw Tour Dates page. See there for Team Dresch info. The New Team Dresch V 7.1 played the weekend of June 12th 1998 in San Francisco.
There doesn't seem to be a Candyass record label webpage anymore.
Sta-Prest have broken up. However, they have a third single now out on Kill Rock Stars as part of their single of the month club. They are working on a CD retrospective.
The Vegas Beat was on tour... it's over now.
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