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S.L.F.M., THE TINKLERS, THE DEGENERETTES and GO PILLS at Charm City Art Space (1731 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, http://www.ccspace.org/)Thursday, November 15, show starts at 7pm sharp (EARLY!), over by 10pm.All ages. $5 (CHEAP!). 
S.L.F.M. (from Salt Lake City, Utah) is Jessica Davis, a singer/songwriter who plays very fast, very short songs accompanied only by her distorted ukulele, and sometimes a moustache. Google her, and you’ll find phrases like, “uke thrash,” “twee pop,” and “sweet lo-fi lady rogue vocals” used to describe her act. She has released a handful of albums, and spent years touring the country, playing street corners, house shows, art galleries, and rock clubs. When Sonic Youth played in Salt Lake City in 2011, they personally requested S.L.F.M. to open for them.https://www.facebook.com/i.spy.slfmTHE TINKLERS are the legendary Avant Garde art duo of Chris Mason and Charles Brohawn. Since 1979, they have released books and made artwork as The Tinklers, but they are best known for their musical act, which incorporates homemade instruments, songs sung from the point of view of 12-year-old boys, and an unconventional performance style that could easily be described as charmingly unpolished. They have released 4 albums, 3 of which were produced by Kramer (Shockabilly, Bongwater, Ball) and released on his Shimmy Disc label. They are the subjects of Brian J. Averill’s 2007 documentary feature, Everybody Loves The Tinklers, which aired on the Documentary Channel.THE DEGENERETTES are a lofi art pop group from Baltimore, MD. Multi-talented artists Rahne Alexander (guitar, vocals) and Kristen Anchor (drums) have been bashing out their garage punk anthems since 2005, releasing two albums and touring all over in the process. They are among the subjects of Madsen Minax’s 2009 documentary feature on transgender musicians, Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance. They have also contributed music to several film projects, and collaborated with The Miss America Puppet Show.https://www.facebook.com/thedegenerettesGO PILLS mix elements of punk, garage, and power pop with Western swing. Skizz Cyzyk (electric ukulele, lead vocals), Tommy Balog (upright bass), Randy Austin Jr. (lapsteel) and Batworth (drums) are all Balto/DC underground music veterans. Skizz currently drums for The Jennifers, Garage Sale and Mink Stole, but was also in 80s/90s pop-punkers Berserk, plus early Baltimore hardcore bands, TRUD and Burried Droog. Randy played guitar for the legendary Overkill (DC’s first punk band), The Graverobbers (with Karl Straub), and Dollar Bin. Batworth has played drums for Furniture Falling Down The Stairs, Plow, Little Gruntpack, and legendary Baltimore punk band, Infant Lunch. Tommy has been in the Fuckin’ Spoilers, Azathoth, and Barrage Band Orchestra.https://www.facebook.com/GoPills

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S.L.F.M., THE TINKLERS, THE DEGENERETTES and GO PILLS 
at Charm City Art Space (1731 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, http://www.ccspace.org/)
Thursday, November 15, show starts at 7pm sharp (EARLY!), over by 10pm.
All ages. $5 (CHEAP!). 

S.L.F.M. (from Salt Lake City, Utah) is Jessica Davis, a singer/songwriter who plays very fast, very short songs accompanied only by her distorted ukulele, and sometimes a moustache. Google her, and you’ll find phrases like, “uke thrash,” “twee pop,” and “sweet lo-fi lady rogue vocals” used to describe her act. She has released a handful of albums, and spent years touring the country, playing street corners, house shows, art galleries, and rock clubs. When Sonic Youth played in Salt Lake City in 2011, they personally requested S.L.F.M. to open for them.https://www.facebook.com/i.spy.slfm

THE TINKLERS are the legendary Avant Garde art duo of Chris Mason and Charles Brohawn. Since 1979, they have released books and made artwork as The Tinklers, but they are best known for their musical act, which incorporates homemade instruments, songs sung from the point of view of 12-year-old boys, and an unconventional performance style that could easily be described as charmingly unpolished. They have released 4 albums, 3 of which were produced by Kramer (Shockabilly, Bongwater, Ball) and released on his Shimmy Disc label. They are the subjects of Brian J. Averill’s 2007 documentary feature, Everybody Loves The Tinklers, which aired on the Documentary Channel.

THE DEGENERETTES are a lofi art pop group from Baltimore, MD. Multi-talented artists Rahne Alexander (guitar, vocals) and Kristen Anchor (drums) have been bashing out their garage punk anthems since 2005, releasing two albums and touring all over in the process. They are among the subjects of Madsen Minax’s 2009 documentary feature on transgender musicians, Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance. They have also contributed music to several film projects, and collaborated with The Miss America Puppet Show.https://www.facebook.com/thedegenerettes

GO PILLS mix elements of punk, garage, and power pop with Western swing. Skizz Cyzyk (electric ukulele, lead vocals), Tommy Balog (upright bass), Randy Austin Jr. (lapsteel) and Batworth (drums) are all Balto/DC underground music veterans. Skizz currently drums for The Jennifers, Garage Sale and Mink Stole, but was also in 80s/90s pop-punkers Berserk, plus early Baltimore hardcore bands, TRUD and Burried Droog. Randy played guitar for the legendary Overkill (DC’s first punk band), The Graverobbers (with Karl Straub), and Dollar Bin. Batworth has played drums for Furniture Falling Down The Stairs, Plow, Little Gruntpack, and legendary Baltimore punk band, Infant Lunch. Tommy has been in the Fuckin’ Spoilers, Azathoth, and Barrage Band Orchestra.https://www.facebook.com/GoPills

takeyrtruffleoilpizzaandshoveit:

I was in Baltimore for the Femme Conference.  “Femme” being a broad term meaning, more or less, feminine ways of being queer.  “Conference” meaning place where i wander around awkwardly letting my social anxiety get the best of me.  I took a break from the conference  Saturday night to hang out with Kristen and Rahne, who had the bright idea of checking out some pizza.  They presented me with a choice: some place that had “a good beer selection” or a pizzeria that had been around since the 1940s.


My choice was obvious.    Friends, let me lay another pizza law on you. 

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SILENCE KID MADE AN ALBUM CALLED THIN WALLS AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IT FOR YOUAlso, if you helped make the album possible via our Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, you won’t want to miss this!with special guests: THE DEGENERETTES-All-Girl Garage Rock Legendshttps://www.facebook.com/thedegenerettesSADDLE OF CENTAUR-Rill Bitchin’https://www.facebook.com/saddleofcentaurTHE FIRECRACKERS-Summer Babeshttps://www.facebook.com/TheFirecrackersmd$818+

SILENCE KID MADE AN ALBUM CALLED THIN WALLS AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IT FOR YOU

Also, if you helped make the album possible via our Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, you won’t want to miss this!

with special guests: 
THE DEGENERETTES-All-Girl Garage Rock Legends
https://www.facebook.com/thedegenerettes

SADDLE OF CENTAUR-Rill Bitchin’
https://www.facebook.com/saddleofcentaur

THE FIRECRACKERS-Summer Babes
https://www.facebook.com/TheFirecrackersmd

$8
18+

ScapeScape 2012
All the Baltimore Bands!
The Degenerettes at the Metro Gallery on Saturday Night (which just so happens to coincide with the final day of the Queer Is Where The Heart Is exhibition at the Metro)!!!

ScapeScape 2012

All the Baltimore Bands!

The Degenerettes at the Metro Gallery on Saturday Night (which just so happens to coincide with the final day of the Queer Is Where The Heart Is exhibition at the Metro)!!!

permanentsmile:

Maryland Film Festival presents APOCALYPSE

Queer Is Where The Heart Is
Queer Is Where The Heart Is is an art exchange between Iceland and the US that explores the many nuances of queerness with a special interest in how queerness relates to place.  As a transitory and ever-evolving identity and social group, roughly defined by what we are not, queers are no strangers to claiming place– making home where the heart is — often in the margins, with fluid definitions, in self-defined categories, relationships, and places.  This project includes exhibitions in Reykjavik and Baltimore, an online archive, an exhibition zine, and a compilation music cd
Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD.On View: Jul 27-Sep 1 
1700 N. CharlesBaltimore, MDwww.themetrogallery.net
7-9pm, Fri 27 July: Opening Party (wine & cheese)  - free!
9pm:  Music & Performances $8 - $8 Mrs. Malfridur Markan (Iceland), Humble Tripe (NC), Glitterlust (DC), The Degenerettes, and Mistresses of Ceremony DAZZLESTORM!
3-5pm, Sat 28 July: Screening & Artist Talk
Artists:Rahne Alexander, Kristen Anchor, Berglind Agustsdottir, Michael Farley, Joseph Faura, Kati Green, Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson, Hakon Hildibrand, Kate Huh, Cyriaco Lopes, Cyle Metzger, Madsen Minax 
CD Contributors:Lovers, Once A Pawn, Le Panique, The Degenerettes, Liam Barnes, Humble Tripe, Shenandoah Davis, Saddle of Centaur, Fucking Lesbian Bitches, Berglind Agustsdottir, Glitterlust, Silence Kid
Zine Contributors: Michael Farley, Rahne Alexander, Megan McShea, Cyriaco Lopez, Martina Kartelo, Kati Green, Hilmar Magnusson, Þór Matthías Theódórsson
Curators:Jaimes Mayhew (Icelandic Artists), Kristen Anchor (U.S. Artists), and Andrea Shearer (Music)

Queer Is Where The Heart Is

Queer Is Where The Heart Is is an art exchange between Iceland and the US that explores the many nuances of queerness with a special interest in how queerness relates to place.  As a transitory and ever-evolving identity and social group, roughly defined by what we are not, queers are no strangers to claiming place– making home where the heart is — often in the margins, with fluid definitions, in self-defined categories, relationships, and places.  This project includes exhibitions in Reykjavik and Baltimore, an online archive, an exhibition zine, and a compilation music cd

Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
On View: Jul 27-Sep 1 

1700 N. Charles
Baltimore, MD
www.themetrogallery.net

7-9pm, Fri 27 July: Opening Party (wine & cheese)  - free!

9pm:  Music & Performances $8 - $8 Mrs. Malfridur Markan (Iceland), Humble Tripe (NC), Glitterlust (DC), The Degenerettes, and Mistresses of Ceremony DAZZLESTORM!

3-5pm, Sat 28 July: Screening & Artist Talk

Artists:
Rahne Alexander, Kristen Anchor, Berglind Agustsdottir, Michael Farley, Joseph Faura, Kati Green, Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson, Hakon Hildibrand, Kate Huh, Cyriaco Lopes, Cyle Metzger, Madsen Minax 
CD Contributors:
Lovers, Once A Pawn, Le Panique, The Degenerettes, Liam Barnes, Humble Tripe, Shenandoah Davis, Saddle of Centaur, Fucking Lesbian Bitches, Berglind Agustsdottir, Glitterlust, Silence Kid
Zine Contributors:
Michael Farley, Rahne Alexander, Megan McShea, Cyriaco Lopez, Martina Kartelo, Kati Green, Hilmar Magnusson, Þór Matthías Theódórsson
Curators:
Jaimes Mayhew (Icelandic Artists), Kristen Anchor (U.S. Artists), and Andrea Shearer (Music)
June 6
Summer Girlfriends, The Degenerettes, The Firecrackers, Thee Lexington Arrows
Golden West Cafe, Baltimore $6/ 10pm presented by Unregistered Nurse
Summer Girlfriends The Degenerettes  Thee Lexington Arrows The Firecrackers
April 19 Pop-Up Museum of Queer History opening at William Way Community Center, Philadelphia — exhibiting Equal+Opposite

April 19 Pop-Up Museum of Queer History opening at William Way Community Center, Philadelphia — exhibiting Equal+Opposite

Valerie Kuehne + Clara Engel Draw Blood Tour, March 2012 with The Oops and Bean 7pm -10pm Thurs 22 March 2012 2640 Space 2640 St. Paul St.http://www.redemmas.org/2640/ $5-7 suggested donation All ages; BYO VALERIE KUEHNEhttp://www.thesupercoda.com/http://www.soundcloud.com/zolaleverkuhnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8W01gC1Mik Valerie Kuehne has been described as an “electrically charged virtuoso of all purpose cello.” Her work shatters genre and expectations, fusing together experimental, classical, heavy metal, stand-up comedy, poetry, punk rock, and folk idioms. She actively tours the world with cello in tow, performing for audiences in Europe, South America, Canada, and the States to great acclaim. She has shared the stage with an incredible variety of artists such as Amy X Neuberg, Tatsuya Nakatani, Amanda Palmer, Sxip Shirey, the Del Sol String Quartet, Peter Evans, Audrey Chen, Todd Reynolds, Sudden Infant, and many more. She augments her performances with work as an impresario, organizing the Brooklyn based experimental cabaret The Super Coda, which seeks to promote artists working in uncategorizable genres, and educate audiences through establishing visceral and theatrical performance contexts. She regularly contributes writing to The Deli magazine and is a published poet. CLARA ENGELhttp://claraengel.bandcamp.com/http://www.myspace.com/claraengelhttp://www.facebook.com/claraengelmusic Both fierce and delicate, Clara Engel’s music is reminiscent of an era in history when theatre, art, and music were an integral part of a bigger and more vital whole, an era that the 21st century is craving more than ever. Poet Janaka Stucky describes Engel’s work as “timeless songs that sound at home in the ribcage of rock n roll’s skeleton.” The underground, multi-faceted Canadian artist has independently released seven albums, and collaborated with musicians from the UK, Germany, Brazil, and the USA. In the words of Jeremy Reed, Britain’s most dynamic, adventurous, and controversial poet: “”Clara Engel’s voice comes to me from that deepest of all places, imaginative space, from which she visually retrieves an inner landscape converted by breath into the rock equivalent of poetry. Rarely has a voice sounded so authoritative, so unapologetic in its disclosures, so sure of its direction in going home into song. I’d say ‘Madagascar’ beats them all, and it’s only a beginning at harnessing poetic inspiration to the resonating dynamic of voice and the lyrical ache of a great individual singer.” BEANhttp://www.myspace.com/sinebean Bean is the musical manifestation of the dreams and nightmares of novice historian, poet, and daydreamer, Sine Hwang Jensen. Ex member of Wax & Wane and Mr. Moccasin, Bean was born in 2007 while Sine was living and traveling in Southern Africa. Combining guitar, violin, and voice, Bean is lucid and dark, influenced by blues, murder-ballads, and bluegrass. Sine is also part of the MOONROOT collective, a group of womyn-identified Asian/Pacific Islander Americans exploring the A/PIA diaspora through art and writing. THE OOPShttp://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Oops/119359614778648 The Oops is an accidental tourist; the side project of Rahne Alexander (The Degenerettes), who is a writer, musician and multimedia artist from Baltimore.

Valerie Kuehne + Clara Engel Draw Blood Tour, March 2012
with The Oops and Bean

7pm -10pm Thurs 22 March 2012
2640 Space
2640 St. Paul St.
http://www.redemmas.org/2640/

$5-7 suggested donation
All ages; BYO


VALERIE KUEHNE
http://www.thesupercoda.com/
http://www.soundcloud.com/zolaleverkuhn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8W01gC1Mik

Valerie Kuehne has been described as an “electrically charged virtuoso
of all purpose cello.” Her work shatters genre and expectations,
fusing together experimental, classical, heavy metal, stand-up comedy,
poetry, punk rock, and folk idioms. She actively tours the world with
cello in tow, performing for audiences in Europe, South America,
Canada, and the States to great acclaim. She has shared the stage with
an incredible variety of artists such as Amy X Neuberg, Tatsuya
Nakatani, Amanda Palmer, Sxip Shirey, the Del Sol String Quartet,
Peter Evans, Audrey Chen, Todd Reynolds, Sudden Infant, and many more.
She augments her performances with work as an impresario, organizing
the Brooklyn based experimental cabaret The Super Coda, which seeks to
promote artists working in uncategorizable genres, and educate
audiences through establishing visceral and theatrical performance
contexts. She regularly contributes writing to The Deli magazine and
is a published poet.


CLARA ENGEL
http://claraengel.bandcamp.com/
http://www.myspace.com/claraengel
http://www.facebook.com/claraengelmusic
Both fierce and delicate, Clara Engel’s music is reminiscent of an era
in history when theatre, art, and music were an integral part of a
bigger and more vital whole, an era that the 21st century is craving
more than ever. Poet Janaka Stucky describes Engel’s work as “timeless
songs that sound at home in the ribcage of rock n roll’s skeleton.”
The underground, multi-faceted Canadian artist has independently
released seven albums, and collaborated with musicians from the UK,
Germany, Brazil, and the USA. In the words of Jeremy Reed, Britain’s
most dynamic, adventurous, and controversial poet: “”Clara Engel’s
voice comes to me from that deepest of all places, imaginative space,
from which she visually retrieves an inner landscape converted by
breath into the rock equivalent of poetry. Rarely has a voice sounded
so authoritative, so unapologetic in its disclosures, so sure of its
direction in going home into song. I’d say ‘Madagascar’ beats them
all, and it’s only a beginning at harnessing poetic inspiration to the
resonating dynamic of voice and the lyrical ache of a great individual
singer.”

BEAN
http://www.myspace.com/sinebean
Bean is the musical manifestation of the dreams and nightmares of
novice historian, poet, and daydreamer, Sine Hwang Jensen. Ex member
of Wax & Wane and Mr. Moccasin, Bean was born in 2007 while Sine was
living and traveling in Southern Africa. Combining guitar, violin, and
voice, Bean is lucid and dark, influenced by blues, murder-ballads,
and bluegrass. Sine is also part of the MOONROOT collective, a group
of womyn-identified Asian/Pacific Islander Americans exploring the
A/PIA diaspora through art and writing.


THE OOPS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Oops/119359614778648
The Oops is an accidental tourist; the side project of Rahne Alexander
(The Degenerettes), who is a writer, musician and multimedia artist
from Baltimore.

March 23 at 14Karat Cabaret, Baltimore A 14K Cabaret to celebrate Women: An Exhibition with Linda Franklin, Miranda Pfeiffer, Rebecca Nagle, Selena Schreyer, Violet Gray, Sandy Triolio and The Degenerettes 

March 23 at 14Karat Cabaret, Baltimore 
A 14K Cabaret to celebrate Women: An Exhibition 
with Linda Franklin, Miranda Pfeiffer, Rebecca Nagle, Selena Schreyer, Violet Gray, Sandy Triolio and The Degenerettes