50’♀(50 Foot Woman) is the solo music project of Rahne Alexander (Santa Librada, The Degenerettes).
Sun Studies (Durham, NC) is a songwriting moniker featuring the wide-ranging baritone of Reid Johnson. Since the mid-2000s, Johnson has quietly accumulated a respected catalog with the band Schooner & other projects. Sun Studies is a more intimate, sparse affair.
"on Sketches, he indulges in his blurriest folk tendencies, crafting accessible, honeyed desolation and several of the strongest songs of his winding career." -David Ford Smith, Independent Weekly (NC)
“spare, saturnine acoustic folk-rock bears along a striking vocal performance, heavily draped but surprisingly mobile. Johnson’s baritone has the stern majesty of Scott Walker, but it’s softened by the syrupy ache of Roy Orbison...” -Brian Howe, Independent Weekly (NC)
"Sun Studies is folk music at its heart, also hearkening to avant-garde pop and folk of yesteryear, when types like Roy Orbison and Scott Walker captivated with fiercely distinctive vocal deliveries and a daring creative spirit." -Obscure Sound
Nani FM is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter currently living in Baltimore, MD. Her style features dreamy electric guitar with a chilling analog delay paired with the yearning vocals of timeless narratives, often dealing with playful and lustful plots. Raised in the Bible belt of the southeast US, she has been heavily influenced by hymnals and gospel and is currently infusing those styles in her music.
Joshua Carpenter (Asheville, NC) has done stints with Floating Action, The Nein, and even a handful of gigs here and there with cult-hero-turned-phenomenon Rodriguez. The Asheville, NC resident currently plays with Schooner, Better Twin, & Emily Easterly in addition to writing and performing under his own name. Carpenter has released two under-the-radar-but-stellar solo albums, Full Flight, in 2011, and Prey Tells, in 2017.
"Carpenter’s aesthetic lends itself to Big Star’s memorable hooks with the wry, eviscerating wit of Andy Partridge. Catchy, cerebral, and a bit pugnacious. …traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies - nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings." -John Schacht, Independent Weekly (NC)
Heavy Mellow Pt. III at Sidebar! featuring:
The Audrey Two (PA)
Ten Million Spiders
Doors @ 8
$8 over 21 // $10 under 21 or no ID
Featuring RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar, Peppermint! Come celebrate this extra special Pride on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
MoCo Pride Party 2019 will feature all night entertainment, an unforgettable community atmosphere, food & drink vendors, and local queer organizations in Rockville Town Square! Featuring performances by RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar, Peppermint!
Snake Charm presents Stevie Nicks' Bella Donna 1981 Tour LIVE in full! We're bringing in our favorite friends and throwing the witchiest party to ever happen! Come celebrate pop's favorite twirling, sparkling, goddess.
Allie, Abby and Liz of Gingerwitch
Rahne Alexander and Colleen Pelser of Santa Librada
Melody Easton of $100 Girlfriend
Erica Patoka and Dom Cerquetti
Christie MacDonald of Queen Wolf
Sondra, Kevin, and Hannah of HexGirlfriends
Sarah Heiderman Doccolo
Joan Sullivan of The Selkies
AnD MoRe TBA!
June 28th at The Crown, Baltimore. Doors at 8, Show at 9. $8
George Mason University, Arlington VA
Who We Write For: Queer Writers On Their Intended Audience
In this panel, four queer writers discuss their ideal audience. Do we feel a responsibility to any community? Do we write for a queer or a non-queer audience? Questions of audience are complex for any writer, but particularly for writers who are part of any marginalized group. There’s the broader question of whether we want to educate people who don’t share our (or parts of our) identity, or if we want people who do to feel seen. But the reasons behind who we write for are also highly personal. This will be a fascinating discussion amongst great, thoughtful writers.
50’ ♀ plays a benefit for the Baltimore Transgender Alliance!
400 East Biddle St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202
With MC Ravynn Lashay
Kimber and the No-Bodies
Plus craft vendors, food, and happy hour specials
$0 - $10 sliding scale @ the door
Listen Up, Trans Witches
An exercise in speaking powerful truths, this session is intended to provide space for trans and non-binary witches to share our stories of surviving in the interstices, of developing our practices while navigating gender and sexual identities in the “real” world. Where do we belong? How do we find our way to that place? Guided by a timer, each speaker may relate a story of exploration and magic. In the spirit of open exchange, this session is designed to be open to all who would like to listen, although we request that only trans and non-binary people speak during the session.
GEARS Gallery is a one day pop-up exhibition of artwork by students in the lntermedia & Digital Arts (IMDA) Master’s of Fine Arts program held in association with the Graduate Experience, Achievements & Research Symposium.
Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.
We recommend parking at paid visitor parking in either the Walker Avenue Garage or the Administration Drive Garage.
7 PM (Doors at 6:30)
9 PM (Doors at 8:30)
All tickets at the door
Normal's Books & Records 425 E 31st St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Featuring the video work of:
Becca Morrin | Miles Engel- Hawbecker | Corey Hughes
Matisse Rifai | Jimmy Joe Roche | Rahne Alexander
Tom Boram | Lindsay Bottos | Johnny Rodgers
Rob Neubauer | Doyun Lee | Max Anderson
Gillian Waldo | Will Schorre
For more information about New Works, please check out our site: https://newworksbmore.tumblr.com
Tarot reading at the Midwinter Midway: A Submersive Soiree
Help us fight the winter doldrums with a night of entertainments a la Vaudeville. Submersive artists from past, present, and future will star in a night of performance and artistic encounters. Featuring the incomparable talents of Alex & Olmsted! Join us SATURDAY, FEB 9th at The Peale for games, engaging activities, nibbles, and sundry beverages. Early 20th century costumes and/or fancy attire will be received favorably! Proceeds benefit Submersive Productions and The Peale Center. Tix: https://www.artful.ly/submersive-productions-llc/store/events/16910
50 Foot Woman
50’♀ is Rahne Alexander
Eliza and the Organix
BK funky rock band Eliza and the Organix is celebrating the release of our new single/music vid "Road Home", out Jan 19th!
SYBLING is a band from Baltimore MD.
Santa Librada, Double Motorcycle, and The Vanishing Hitchhikers, all awesome local bands are helping to kick-off the 2019 Ride for the Feast! The Ride for the Feast (RftF) is a 2 day, 140 mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore that benefits Moveable Feast, a local charity that provides meals to people with life-threatening illnesses.
Enjoy some great bands and get some info on the Ride and Moveable Feast. You can also sign up for next year's Ride with a discounted registration fee! (Only available at this event.)
And anyone registered for the Ride in attendance will be entered for a chance at $100 towards their fundraising goal! (So make sure we know you're there!)
$10 suggested donation | Doors open at 8pm | Show starts 8:30pm | Blue Room - The Crown
Santa Librada - Baltimore
The Vanishing Hitchhikers
BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY (18+) -- 100% of the proceeds of this event will go to Moveable Feast
We all know that Thanksgiving can be a cherished time with friends and family. Often we are just trying to make it through the meal unscathed by our creepy Uncle, fighting family members, while tip-toeing around topical social/political issues that might make your head explode.
We're teaming up with Evolution Craft Brewing Company to give you a little release the night before Thanksgiving, a little liquid courage if you will. Come get BASTED with us back in the GOLDEN WEST LONG BAR
- $5 Evo Draft Beers
- Special Cocktails & Sangria
- Holiday Movie Classics
- Tarot Readings with Xantippe Tarot!
And NO Creepy Uncles (unless you invite them)
Share this event and your name will be entered to win a
$25 Golden West Gift Card
*Tarot Reading Details*
Readings start at 8pm.
- $10 for a 10 minute reading -
Pre-book your session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also check Xantippe Tarot out here:
The 6th annual benefit show for The John and Amy Mewhiney Cancer Foundation is ready, are you? Join us at the Sidebar for a night of fun, raffles and music all to benefit the Amy Fund, which assists lung cancer patients undergoing treatment with small grants to cover incidental expenses. Mark your calendar now and get ready for another great night of music with us!
Doors at 6pm. $12 at the door.
Thee Lexington Arrows
Santa Librada - Baltimore
More information about the John and Amy Mewhiney Cancer Foundation can be found at http://mewhiney.org/
A Second Stoop (anyone can come and share their story) show featuring personal tales about the exciting, scary, and fascinating journey of discovering our true selves — and our true desires. Come to tell or listen. Featuring a story from Rahne Alexander!
Thursday November 15
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Tickets: $12, $9 CA MEMBERS (+$3 at door).
6pm Weds, Oct 10
1625 Union Avenue Suite C, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
2 Books/3 Authors/One Goal: the Resistance!
Open to the public, no host bar
Book Launch + Signing + ‘Musical Resistance’ Entertainment
Magic for the Resistance — Michael M. Hughes
Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism and Advocacy for All — Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin
Four powerful trans women - priestesses and scribes all - commune in public about practice and praxis at the Baltimore Book Festival
Santa Librada plays Baltimore's Best Festival - Hampdenfest!
Hampden's free neighborhood festival!
SPECIAL GUEST: stay tuned!
The Electric Mess
Kurt Deemer Band
The Negative Men
Olivia and The Mates
The Rebel Set
School Of Rock
DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS PIE eating contest!
ROCKET TO VENUS Wings Eating Contest - more tba
- The Brewer's Art
- Union Craft Brewing
Plus: Toilet Races
brought to you by The Hampden Village Merchants Association and The Hampden Community Council
Lidia Yuknavitch. Roxane Gay. Carmen Maria Machado. Amelia Gray. Han Kang. By turning women’s bodies into a place of resistance, these pioneering feminist authors are rewriting how we understand trauma. Their influence can be found in Amber Tamblyn’s searing debut novel, ANY MAN– a groundbreaking work that challenges our understanding of rape culture and the experience of trauma, while also searching for hope – and a space for victims to be heard – in the darkest of places.
After writing a widely shared and lauded opinion piece for The New York Times, “I’m Done with Not Being Believed,” Amber Tamblyn has emerged as an important voice, writing about sexual assault and abuses of power. Now, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, director, and poet uses the novel form to explore a provocative and haunting story of a violent serial predator who, in the form of a woman, is the personification of a culture responsible for re-traumatizing, disbelieving, and silencing the stories and voices of her victims.
The Shondes are returning to West Philly! Come to The Mothership on Saturday the 21st of July to see Brooklyn's finest bunch of klezmer punk sweethearts blow your dang minds and make you dance. Opening up will be Santa Librada from Baltimore and locals Great Weights. And a TBA? Most probably. Watch this space!
The Shondes – Catchy as hell feminist pop since 2006 – https://theshondes.bandcamp.com/
Santa Librada – No bullshit queer rock n' roll – https://santalibrada.bandcamp.com/
Great Weights – Noisy post-hardcore filtered through stuff like Rainer Maria – http://greatweights.bandcamp.com/
602 S. 52nd St.
Doors at seven, music at eight