(regarding our collective shows/performance events) These gatherings typically involve performances and activist ideas from collective members and allies. This an evolving list of genres/mediums covered so far. All are presented as performance art/music shows or spoken arts readings. Genres/mediums exhibited thus far; experimental, folk, punk, noise, thrash, hardcore, grindcore, solo performance, lo-fi, spoken word, poetry/prose readings, narratives/anecdotal presentations, activism discussions/info. sharing, and visual art. More genres and multimedia disciplines will be covered in the future.
(regarding leah b.) Performances are derived from home-spun booklets/zines/and volumes entitled "--- and Her Brain " & "---and Our Brains". Years of suppression and anguish leading to an inevitable coming out process, various opinions, and some theories are all depicted through numerous free-verse poetry/prose pieces, rapid sketches, and disposable camera photography. Live performance readings are rather emotionally charged and include spoken outpourings and layered vocalization. Musical performances consist of heavy musical fragments and raw wordings birthed from a duo band project (see EX. By V. link on the first page).
Gender EDGE live events:
come out to listen, support, and discover what the Gender EDGE punk arts movement is all about-----
some past performances (in 2010):
Red Emma's, Baltimore, MD Thurs. March 25th --- 7pm
The Wooden Shoe, Philadelphia, PA Thurs. April 8th ---7pm
Charm City Art Space, Baltimore, MD (w/ many other talented folks) Fri. April 30th---7pm
Anti-Hate Crimes vigil / gathering, Maryland Ave. & North Ave., Baltimore, MD (performing selected readings) --- Fri. April 30th --- 8:30pm
Gallery 141, Lancaster, PA Fri. June 18th --- 6pm w/ the Blood Sucking Fiends
Blue Stockings Bookstore / Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, Manhattan/Lower East Side --------- New York City, Thursday, July 15th, --- 7PM
Gallery Blu, 1633 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA art exhibition and reading performance (w/other talented folks) Fri. July 16th --- 7pm
Rainbow Bridge Festival at the Hexagon, 1825 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD--- Saturday August 7th --- 1:00pm
Cyberpunk Apocalypse (house / art space), 5431 Carnegie St., Pittsburgh, PA --- Sat. October 2nd @ 7pm w/ talented local artists
LAVA space, 4134 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA --- Tues. October 26th @ 7pm w/ Dim Dusk Moving Gloom, a stick and a stone, Cincinnatus C., Geppetta, ex. by v.
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA --- selected readings as a part of the gathering & vigil --- Sat. November 20th, @ 4:30 pm
upcoming shows / some 2011 performances (excluding random impromptu readings and musical meanderings at various locations):
Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA --- Thurs. Jan. 20th, 2011 @ 8pm w/ SGNLS, Drums Like Machine Guns, ex. by. v. + other talented bands
Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD --- Sat. Feb. 26th, 2011 @ 8pm (postponed...moved to an unspecified date within the overall perceived awareness of the spatial/time continuance)
A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. March 5th, 2011 @ 8:00pm --- w/ Alien Beauty, Geppetta, indee, *Cincinnatus C. replaced by some folks from Philly RAGE who may be sharing various things
Robin's Book Store, 110A S. 13 St., Philadelphia, PA --- Sunday April 3rd @ 3:00pm
Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St., Philadelphia, PA --- Tues. April 12th @ 7:00 pm w/ indee, Jane Cassady
LAVA space, 4134 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. April 16, 2011 @ 8:00pm (cancelled due to a small hurricane occurring in west philly just prior to/during show times)
Eris Temple Artspace, 602 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA ---Sun. April 24, 2011 @ 2:00pm
Giovanni's Room, 345 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA --- Tues. May 24th, 2011 @ 5:30 pm w/ Ms. Wise, J Mase III, indee, Jane Cassady
JRs, 22nd St. & Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA --- Thursday May 26th, 2011, @ 8pm w/ Pregnant Spore, Yellow Crystal Star, ex. by v., and other talented bands and artists
Eris Temple Artspace, 602 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA --- Friday May 27th, 2011, @ 8pm w/ Drums Like Machine Guns, Molting, ex. by v., The Gruesome Twosome
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA --- Saturday June 4th, 2011, @ 8pm
Robin's Book Store, 110A S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA --- Weds. June 15th, 2011, @ 7pm
(featured set as a part of the Last Word performance art / spoken word event)
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St., New York City --- Saturday July 2nd, 2011 @ 3pm w/ Human Toys, For Want of, ex. by v. + 2 tba
Tiberino Museum, 3819 Hamilton St., Philadelphia, PA --- Fri. July 15th, 2011 --- 8pm
Red Emma's, Baltimore, MD --- Tues. August 16th, 2011 --- @7pm
Charm City Art Space, Baltimore, MD --- Friday August 26th, 2011 ---@ 7pm (part of the Baltimore Independent Music & Arts Festival w/ Silence Kid, The Shondes, Pregnant Spore, Shawna Potter (director of Hollaback Bmore)
Gender Reel Festival, 320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA (opening event) ---Friday Sept. 9, 2011 --- @ 7pm w/ indee, Mr. Justin DeForest
Radical Bookfair and Zine Bazaar, Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD (readings and such) ---Friday September 23, 2011 --- zine tabling 12pm to 6pm ---performance @ 3:30pm
Queer 2 the T Radio Show ("queer sound of Germantown"), Philadelphia, PA (live radio activist meanderings and such), Monday Oct. 3, 2o11 --- 8pm http://queer2thet.blogspot.com/
Philly Trans March, LOVE Park, Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. Oct. 8th, 2011 ---3pm, performance by indee
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln., Philadelphia, PA ---Queer Literary Festival (readings, panel discussions, and such) --- Sat. Oct. 15th, 2011 w/ Leila Wright, indee, Mr. Justin DeForest ---readings begin @ 3pm, panel discussion @ 4:30pm
Tritone, Philadelphia, PA --- 1508 South St., Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 ---10pm w/ Silence Kid, ex. by v., Alize, indee, and many other talented folks
Phila MOCA --- 531 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA ---Sat. Nov. 5th, 2011 ---8pm w/ Drums Like Machine Guns, +HIRS+, ex. by v., SGNLS, Cavale
2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD --- Fri. Dec. 16th ---7pm w/ Rahne Alexander, Wiretap, Silence Kid, ex. by v., sari from Hoax zine, Shawna Potter/Hollaback Bmore, visual art from Sarah Juanita
Marvelous Records --- 208 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA --- Friday Jan. 6th, 2012 @ 9pm w/ Swamp Queen..., Atl Atl, Thank You Rosekind, Color is Luxury, ex. by v.
beginning in Feb. 2012 --- Gender EDGE quarterly trans/queer performance & art activism gathering --- Red Emma's in Baltimore, The Wooden Shoe in Philadelphia, more info. to follow
Wooden Shoe ---704 South St., Philadelphia, PA --- Weds. Feb. 22nd @ 7pm w/ Your Name Here Performance Collective, E.K. Miles, Jane Cassady
Red Emma's ---800 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD --- Fri. Feb. 24th @ 7pm (postponed due to car accident)
Beaumont Wherehouse, Philadelphia, PA --- Fri. March 16th --- 8pm --- w/ Sister Mantos, Mark Golamco, Drums Like Machine Guns, Wordz the Poet Emcee, ex. by v.
Charm City Art Space --- 1731 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD ---Sat. March 17th --- 7pm w/ Sister Mantos, Silence Kid, Hivebent, A bear, ex. by v., artwork from Sarah Juanita
Vaudeville Park --- 26 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY ---Sun. March 18th ---7:30pm w/ Sister Mantos, Erthngel, 12,000 Trees, Mark Golamco, ex. by v.
Hamilton Arts Collective, 5540 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD --- Tues. March 20th --- 9pm --- w/ Sister Mantos, Erthngel, Mark Golamco, ex. by v.
Red Emma's (rescheduled start to quarterly events) --- 800 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD --- Fri. April 6th ---7pm w/ Corey Reidy, Rahne Alexander
Shards, 13 Graham Place, Bethlehem, PA ---Saturday April 21st ---8pm w/ Horse, Fire in the Heart, ex. by v.
Troacdero (balcony), Philadelphia, PA --- Friday April 27th ---9pm, w/ various talented folks (as a part of and in support of the Gender Reel Mixtape events) postponed...being rescheduled by the organizers
SkyDive, Philadelphia, PA --- Friday May 18th, --- 8pm
Wooden Shoe, 704 South St., Philadelphia, PA (quarterly event) ---Weds. May 23rd --- 7pm w/ Rae Drew
Motel Hell, Watts & McKean, Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. May 26th, --- 7pm w/ Joe Jack Talcum, Top Soil, Musicband, ex. by v.
Tabu, 200 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA ---Sat. May 26th, ---9pm, performance by r. drew w/ many other talented folks
A X D Gallery (combined event w/ Trans Genre), 265 S. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA --- Friday June 1st --- 8pm w/ a stick and a stone, ex. by v., Radium Angels, DJ Evil V., more tba + tabling at the Philly Trans Health Conference
William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA ---Fri. June 8th ---7pm
C.L.I.T. Fest, New Brunswick, NJ, ---Sat. July 14th, trans*/queer punk arts activism workshop begins @ 1:30pm
Red Emma's (Baltimore quarterly event) 800 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD --- Wed. July 18th---7pm (details tba)
Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY --- Fri. July 20th ---10pm w/ Bryn Kelly, Princess Tiny and the Meats, Glittered and Mauled, Penguin, Tiny Teeth, ex. by v.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St., NYC ---Sat. July 28th ---3pm w/ Cop Hugger, ex. by v. & more tba
Phreak N' Queer Fest @ Elena's Soul, 4912 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA --- Thursday Aug. 2nd--- 9pm w/ Rainbow Destroyer, Sir Lady indee, Second Opinion, Wordz the Poet Emcee, ex. by v., Alaya Richmin, DJs Evil V & PreColumbian
Philly Feminist Zine Fest, William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. Aug. 26th ---12pm
Gender Reel Fest, Philadelphia, PA ---Sat. Sept. 8th ---7pm, featuring G. Ragovin, Kwinn, Joy Mariama Smith (your name here collective)
the Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. Sept. 15th --- 7pm
Lava Space, Philadelphia, PA --- Saturday Sept. 29th--- 7pm w/ a stick and a stone, +HIRS+, Tooth Decay, Forest Kingdom, A Tree Named Turtle, ex. by v.
the Rotunda (for Philly Zine Fest), Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. Oct. 27th ---12pm
Tabu (gender EDGE dance party fundraising event by DJ Evil V), Philadelphia, PA ---Sat. Nov. 10th ---10pm
Towson University, Towson, MD --- Wed. Nov. 14th --- w/ Blood Horses, Silence Kid, ex. by v.
Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA --- Sat. Dec. 1st --- w/ Rainbow Destroyer, Glitterlust, Sgt. Sass, ex. by v., & many more talented artists ---10pm
Beaumont Wherehouse --- Philadelphia, PA ---Saturday Dec. 15th --- w/ Wordz the Poet Emcee, GLTR PNCH, ex. by v., DJ Evil V ---8pm
Vox Populi --- Philadelphia, PA --- Saturday April 27th --- w/ a film/ facilitated critical thinking session led by Qui Alexander & Ben Singer + Sgt. Sass, Ruby L.L. Voyager, Icon Ebony Fierce, ex. by v., & Girlcrush --- 8pm
Phila MOCA --- Philadelphia, PA --- Saturday June 29th --- w/ Alex Smith & many more tba