UPCOMING SHOWS

PHOTO: KT STENBERG, 2018


AUG 18 - @EL CID - OBJECT AS SUBJECT album release ritual w/ White Boy Scream + Pony Sweat + DJ Lisa Orth

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This Is Who We Are Now Presents:
OBJECT AS SUBJECT - Record Release Ritual
w/ White Boy Scream + Pony Sweat +
Xina Xurner + DJ Lisa Orth
at El Cid
August 18th
8 pm / $12 / 21+

OBJECT AS SUBJECT is an LA-based art punk band led by classical violinist turned punk singer, Paris Hurley. This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and exacting choreography that shifts from explicit gestural iterations to relentless phrases of wild abandon, featuring Emilia "Pony Sweat" Richeson (dance, drums, vox), Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY), Patty Schemel (drums // Hole) and Megan Fowler-Hurst (dance, drums, vox // Tales Between Our Legs).

An irreverent choreographic and sonic ritual, their work is feral and unashamed, spilling from the stage with calculated bursts of irreligious rites. Their debut album, PERMISSION, is a ceremonial destruction of the myth that women exist in a scarcity-driven hierarchy and must make themselves small for the comfort of others; seen but not heard, useful without agency. Laced with hypnotic drones and lyrics tackling the catcalls of construction workers, the degradation of pussy, and the patriarchal pyramid scheme of catholicism that turns the sexuality of women into a sin, OBJECT AS SUBJECT weaves a punk incantation inviting audiences to turn inward, face yourself, free yourself, save yourself, revel in your joy, feel your sorrow, sweat out your fears, and scream your anger. PERMISSION out 8/17/18 on Lost Future.

https://www.objectassubject.com
https://www.instagram.com/object_as_subject
PRE-ORDER ALBUM: https://objectassubject.bandcamp.com

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WHITE BOY SCREAM is Los Angeles based sound artist Micaela Tobin, who specializes in contemporary opera and experimental voice. Within this project Micaela dissects her operatic singing style and extended vocal techniques through the use of electronics, in an attempt to undermine patriarchal constructs in classical music and reclaim the “diva.” She has performed extensively throughout the western United States, most notably as a guest with hip-hop experimentalists and Sub Pop signees clipping. during their tour in support of The Flaming Lips. Micaela’s work, which thus far includes a full length release along with two more set for summer 2018, has been compared to Diamanda Galas. 

https://www.micaelatobin.com
https://www.whiteboyscream.com
https://vimeo.com/199106112

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PONY SWEAT is a fiercely noncompetitive dance aerobics celebration. Demonstrated by Emilia Richeson, CJ Miller, and the “Ponies” its aim is to encourage people to be in their bodies, to cheer for one another, to be goofy, to be a part of something, to take care of each other, to express ourselves individually through synchronous dance, to give everyone a chance, and to dance to songs we love!

https://www.instagram.com/ponysweat/
http://ponysweataerobics.com

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On a mission to establish her singular style, tattoo artist LISA ORTH translates natural themes into otherworldly etchings on skin. A creative polymath, Lisa began her artistic path in Seattle as a graphic designer and art director. It was as the first official Art Director for Sub Pop that she designed Nirvana’s first records and their now iconic logo. During the 90's and early 2000's, Lisa saw a need for a cultural queer hub in Seattle and began putting on club nights and underground dance parties with a focus on creating inclusive community for Seattle's queer scene. She was often found DJing in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood to a crowd of young hip queer women. Dedicated to the art of tattooing and graciously tormented by perfectionism, her linework based art style garnered her awards, international acclaim, and a bevy of clients vying for a chance to give her full artistic license to make their dreams come alive on skin. Happily entrenched in sunshine on the daily, she now calls persistently sunny Los Angeles home.

http://lisaorth.com
https://www.instagram.com/lisaorth/


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Ain’t I A Womxn? A Genders Promenade, an event that brings together audiences, artists and activist organizations to stretch gender expressions in new directions. 

Featuring twenty independent artists, such as Nao Bustamante and Jennifer Moon and ten art groups, including KCHUNG and Las Fotos, the outdoor participatory event will unfold in Los Angeles State Historic Park next to Chinatown under a full moon to explore intersectional identities. 

From an audio tunnel to voguing to group scream to the launch of the Zanja Madre Fan Club, participants will present performance art, spoken word, sonic art, media projections and zines. Aint I A Womxn? is the next phase of Dis..Miss, a public art series that investigates current artists’ and audiences’ views on gender. It is an evening of seeing, hearing, finding connections, and mingling. 

Participating artists: Bitchface, Nao Bustamante, Martha Carillo, Zackary Drucker, Reanne Estrada & C. Ree, Rafa Esparza, Rudy Bleu Garcia, Janice Gomez & Fatima Hoang, Raquel Gutiérrez, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Elana Mann, Jennifer Moon, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh Nguyen, Snatch Power, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, Yozmit Walker, Kristina Wong, Xina Xurner (Marvin Astorga & Young Joon Kwak) and Austin Young. 

Participating art groups include: ArtworxLA, Feminist Library on Wheels, KCHUNG, Las Fotos, Ni Santas, Reach LA, Self Help Graphics and Women’s Creative Center for Work. 

Activist organizations, a night group bike ride, group discussions, and social media feeds will connect to communities via Multicultural Communities for Mobility and others. 

Feminist PSAs by video artists: Adebukola Bodunrin, Mail Order Brides, Gloria Morán, Meena Nanji, and Caress Reeves and art videos by Johanna Breiding, Deanna Erdman and
Andre Keichian.

Postcards by visual artists: April Bey, boychild, Cassils, Chan and Mann, Roya Falahi, Alexandra Grant, Micol Hebron, Thinh Nguyen, and Shizu Saldamando

Bring flashlights!

#lafreewaves #dismiss #aintiawomxn


PREVIOUS SHOWS:


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La Disco Es Qultura and After Dark bring you an after hours vibe for all you weirdos

La Disco After Dark

Location to be disclosed the DAY OF. A little hint it’s between DTLA and Boyle Heights

And your DJs for the night:
Xica Soul
Sister Mantos
La Infinita Tristeza
Timido
Boo
Crasslos

This party like all La Disco events are for everyone but specifically a safe party space for queer, trans, femme, non-binary, POC. Everyone is welcomed as long as y’all respect each other.

$5 suggested donation


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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 8PM

World of Wonder Productions

6650 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

From 1977 - 1978 the Masque became Los Angeles’ first punk club. Though it only ran for 5 months, the venue paid host to some of the most influential acts of the time: X, Germs, The Go-Go’s and The Screamers. Assembling film and video that illuminates those histories, like LEATHER POLTERGEIST scored by and starring Edward Stapleton from Nervous Gender to Limp Wrist singer Martin Sorrondeguy’s BEYOND THE SCREAMS / MAS ALLA DE LOS GRITOS: A U.S. LATINO HARDCORE PUNK DOCUMENTARY and performances from TRAP GIRL and XINA XURNER, the evening will enliven the former site, now the gallery for production company World of Wonder.

The Masque was founded as a rehearsal venue by Scottish-Irish promoter Brandon Mullen in early 1977. The 10,000 foot venue on the seedy Hollywood Strip boasted rent of only $850 a month, making the space exceedingly ideal for show, and by August of that year, the club officially opened as a venue. Though it was shuttered by January by the Fire Marshall the following year, the short lifespan was long enough to acru scores of flyers and band graffiti that still covers the walls of production company World of Wonder’s basement.

Michael Interiere, Leather Poltergeist, video, 16min., 1982
Martin Sorrondeguy, Beyond the Screams Mas Alla de Los Gritos: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary, video, 28min., 1999
Performances by Trap Girl + Xina Xurner
Curated by Bret Berg, Coaxial + Bradford Nordeen


 Lovataraxx + Xina Xurner + Big Debbie + Dscorpr8S  sat, 5/26/2018 @ L.A. Rec CENTER, 8PM:  Lovataraxx - France -  https://www.facebook.com/100006917346660  Big Debbie -  https://bigdebbie.bandcamp.com/  Xina Xurner -  https://www.facebook.com/xinaxurner  Dscorpr8s -  https://dscorpr8s.bandcamp.com/

Lovataraxx + Xina Xurner + Big Debbie + Dscorpr8S

sat, 5/26/2018 @ L.A. Rec CENTER, 8PM:

Lovataraxx - France - https://www.facebook.com/100006917346660
Big Debbie - https://bigdebbie.bandcamp.com/
Xina Xurner - https://www.facebook.com/xinaxurner
Dscorpr8s - https://dscorpr8s.bandcamp.com/


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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 @ 6PM

MUSEO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

Ak 30 #45 - 03, Bogotá, Colombia

Photo by Barak Zemer


 Join us for a night of experimental music and performance celebrating the release of Queens of the Night, the new album by Xina Xurner. Featuring performances by Xina Xurner (with guests San Cha, Sarah Gail, and White Boy Scream), Trap Girl, and The Uhuruverse, with a late night DJ set by La Disco Es Qultura.   Presented by Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design in conjunction with the exhibition All Hands on Deck, on view through April 22, 2018. Hosted by Human Resources, with additional support provided by Commonwealth & Council. This event is free and open to the public!  ----  About the artists:   Trap Girl   Trap Girl is a hardcore punk band formed in 2014 by lead singer Drew Arriola-Sands in LA. Trap Girl creates pissed off and cathartic anthems that spit nihilistic venom and don’t hold back. This roaring diva outfit demands to be seen and heard. In 2015, Trap Girl released their debut album, From Diamonds to Dust, which featured hard-hitting anthems such as “I’m a Trap Girl” and “Dead Men Don’t Rape.” In 2017, they released their follow-up record, The Black Market. Their music addresses issues such as the violence all too frequently experienced by trans POC and womxn, and the risks involved with black market surgical procedures. Arriola-Sands created Queer Queens of LA, a year-round concert series featuring queer artists, and Transgress Fest, the first festival in Southern California to spotlight trans/gender nonconforming punk, hardcore, and rock musicians.  www.trapgirl.bandcamp.com    The Uhuruverse   The Uhuruverse is a Los Angeles-based PROTEST ARTIST who uses multiple mediums and performance styles, including burlesque, butoh, and drag, to speak against oppression and demand the liberation of womxn’s and gender nonconforming bodies. The artist is the electric guitarist for the band Fuck U Pay Us (a four piece Black femme punk band demanding land reparations for the African Holocaust and free self defense training for femmes). The Uhuruvese raps and sings, exploring other genres including but not limited to: Hip Hop, Punk, Funk, Disco, Vogue, Blues, Jazz, and New Jack Swing. In 2014, The Uhuruverse founded  #SNATCHPOWER , a post-apocalyptic, afrofuturistic, women's liberationist artist collective. In 2016, The Uhuruverse directed the psychedelic film noir, FIGHT IN HEELS, a collaboration with #SNATCHPOWER. In 2018, The Uhuruverse released her album, THE BRIGHTEST ODDEST STRANGEST STAR U EVER DID SAW UP CLOSE AND AFAR FROM PLANET EARTH TO MARS AND BEYOND!   www.soundcloud.com/theuhuruverse

Join us for a night of experimental music and performance celebrating the release of Queens of the Night, the new album by Xina Xurner. Featuring performances by Xina Xurner (with guests San Cha, Sarah Gail, and White Boy Scream), Trap Girl, and The Uhuruverse, with a late night DJ set by La Disco Es Qultura. 

Presented by Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design in conjunction with the exhibition All Hands on Deck, on view through April 22, 2018. Hosted by Human Resources, with additional support provided by Commonwealth & Council. This event is free and open to the public!

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About the artists:

Trap Girl 
Trap Girl is a hardcore punk band formed in 2014 by lead singer Drew Arriola-Sands in LA. Trap Girl creates pissed off and cathartic anthems that spit nihilistic venom and don’t hold back. This roaring diva outfit demands to be seen and heard. In 2015, Trap Girl released their debut album, From Diamonds to Dust, which featured hard-hitting anthems such as “I’m a Trap Girl” and “Dead Men Don’t Rape.” In 2017, they released their follow-up record, The Black Market. Their music addresses issues such as the violence all too frequently experienced by trans POC and womxn, and the risks involved with black market surgical procedures. Arriola-Sands created Queer Queens of LA, a year-round concert series featuring queer artists, and Transgress Fest, the first festival in Southern California to spotlight trans/gender nonconforming punk, hardcore, and rock musicians.
www.trapgirl.bandcamp.com

The Uhuruverse
The Uhuruverse is a Los Angeles-based PROTEST ARTIST who uses multiple mediums and performance styles, including burlesque, butoh, and drag, to speak against oppression and demand the liberation of womxn’s and gender nonconforming bodies. The artist is the electric guitarist for the band Fuck U Pay Us (a four piece Black femme punk band demanding land reparations for the African Holocaust and free self defense training for femmes). The Uhuruvese raps and sings, exploring other genres including but not limited to: Hip Hop, Punk, Funk, Disco, Vogue, Blues, Jazz, and New Jack Swing. In 2014, The Uhuruverse founded #SNATCHPOWER, a post-apocalyptic, afrofuturistic, women's liberationist artist collective. In 2016, The Uhuruverse directed the psychedelic film noir, FIGHT IN HEELS, a collaboration with #SNATCHPOWER. In 2018, The Uhuruverse released her album, THE BRIGHTEST ODDEST STRANGEST STAR U EVER DID SAW UP CLOSE AND AFAR FROM PLANET EARTH TO MARS AND BEYOND! 
www.soundcloud.com/theuhuruverse

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BENEFIT FOR MEXICO CITY

La Disco Es Qultura
presents
A Mexico City Furdraiser
For the Victims of a Collapesed Apartment Building

Performances by:

SON DEL SERENO
https://www.facebook.com/sondelsereno/

OSCURA LUNA
https://soundcloud.com/oscuraluna

XINA XURNER
https://soundcloud.com/xina-xurner

SISTER MANTOS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZvRN-MHQ2k

DJ's :
BAT SLAVE (Argumen?)
HEXRAY (Club Scum)
CRASSLOS
TIMIDO
BROWN AMY (OAKLAND)

$5-$20 suggested Donation

8PM

On September 19 an earthquake shook the City of Mexico leaving hundreds of victims.

This party is dedicated specifically to help and collect money for the victims of the building that collapsed on the street called Niños Heroes de Chapultepec on the corner of Galicia, where people were trapped and at least one died due to the collapse.

Most of the survivors are elderly people, some already retired, others with jobs that do not leave them enough money to rebuild their homes and return to their lives.

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Go Fund Me Link:

https://www.gofundme.com/HelpingOurNeighbors

Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02e94vWVoU

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Amigos de El Sereno y comunidad latinx de Los Angeles. 

Los invitamos a este día lleno de música, baile, comida y fiesta por una buena causa. 

Como saben el pasado 19 de septiembre un terremoto sacudió la Ciudad de Mexico dejando a centenares de damnificados. 

Esta fiesta esta dedicada a ayudar y recolectar dinero para las víctimas del edificio que colapsó en la calle Niños heroes de Chapultepec esquina con Galicia. En donde personas quedaron atrapadas y al menos una murió a causa de el derrumbe. 

La mayoría de los sobrevivientes son personas de la tercera edad, algunos ya jubilados, otros con trabajos que no les deja el suficiente dinero para reconstruir su vivienda y tener una vida digna. 

Es momento de unirnos una vez más para demostrar la fuerza que los latinxs tenemos y ayudar las víctimas de esta tragedia. 

Demostremos nuestro amor por Mexico y bailemos por ellos. 

SI SE PUEDE! SI SE PUEDE!
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Eastside Café

5469 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, California 90032

TRANSGRESS FEST 2017!

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TRANSGRESS FEST IS BACK... WITH A VENGEANCE!

This is the FIRST ever punk and hardcore festival celebrating the lives and music of TRANS musicians and artists, and this year we are having a Two Day event! All ages!

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DAY ONE Friday Nov 10th: TRANSGRESS FEST PRE PARTY!!!

7pm-11pm
$5-$8
We are having an Open Mic specifically for our vast and varied Trans community to partake in the festivities to sing a song, read a poem, share your experience & tell us a story. Accepting signups NOW! 

DJs spinning all night long!

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DAY TWO Saturday Nov.11th: THE MAIN EVENT
THIS IS WHAT THE FEST IS ALL ABOUT


4pm-12am
$10
Featuring performances by:

LYNN BREEDLOVE: Big bad frontman of The Homobiles & formerly ofTribe 8
https://thehomobiles.bandcamp.com/

The Inverts: Queer noise/hardcore from space
https://inverts.bandcamp.com/

TRAP GIRL: Ferocious femme fronted punk from SELA
https://trapgirl.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-market

Xina Xurner:
https://xinaxurner.bandcamp.com/

QTPi Xpress: Wild angular transpunk/improv from OC/IE/SGV
https://socalrockshows2017.bandcamp.com/album/qtpi-xpress-at-programme-2-19-17

MARICON: 
https://maricon.bandcamp.com/album/ohc-promo-tape

FORCED INTO FEMININITY
https://forcedintofemininity.bandcamp.com/

THE HECKS

WEST AMERICA: Chaotic rhyme & reason from The Valley
https://westamerica.bandcamp.com/

AND MORE!

DJ G FUNK TRECE
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Join us for two days of TRANSGRESS FEST 2017!

THIS IS A SAFER/SOBER EVENT. RACISM/SEXISM/BIGOTRY/ABLEISM OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

 

LGBT Center on 4th

305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, California 92701

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FLESH WORLD - https://fleshworldusa.bandcamp.com/
VERTIGO
XINA XURNER - https://xinaxurner.bandcamp.com/
FYNE ARTIST & Bby Shamu
Club sCUM Dj’s Rudy Bleu & Hex-Ray
HOSTED BY LADY FORBIDDEN

ALL AGES

All Star Lanes :: Los Angeles, CA

4459 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041

 

Booking: xinaxurner@gmail.com

xoxoxx