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3 September 2007, Monday (Labor Day)
Philadelphia Queer Rock Show (PQRS)
Fringe Festival Self Produced Event
Event website: http://www.phillyqueerrockshow.com
Kiss Kiss Kill [9:30pm]
Chris Schutz & the Tourists [8:50pm]
Red Skate Red [8:15pm]
Innocence Bello [6:30pm]
Pandora Scooter [5:00pm]
Ashley Phillips [4:30pm]
MC Kelli Dunham [4:00pm]
DJ Bunnystyle [3:00pm]
Doors open: 3:00pm, performances: 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Admission: $10-$20 sliding scale
4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
wheelchair accessible, all ages, substance free
Gina Renzi, Executive Director, email@example.com
KISS KISS KILL
This female vocal trio with rhythm accompaniment offers sensuous and alluring vocal magic that will play heavy metal on your heart strings...
CHRIS SCHUTZ & THE TOURISTS (Steph Hayes & the Good Problems, ex-K Floor)
Pop / folk rock / indie
Songwriter and lead singer Chris Schutz formed the Tourists in 2005 with a who's-who of Philly musicians: songwriter Steph Hayes (Good Problems, Slo-Mo, Stargazer Lily, Cory) Jay Davidson (Steve Winwood, Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt) Chris Maute (Gravy, Solid) Erik Johnson (Huffamoose, The Fractals) and Eric Hoyer. Schutz says of the band: "The Tourists are a vehicle for stories. I want to talk about the people that haunt the train stations and laundromats, the characters of my childhood years- of lives lived under the radar, under the rainbow. I also aim to tell my own story; of all the strange and absurdly beautiful folks I've met and things I've seen along the way; to use music as a mirror, a candle and a knife."
RED SKATE RED (formerly Under Not Over)
Electro garage rock
Keyboardist/vocalist/guitarist Stephie Nelson (ex-Tunics) and drummer Emil Normil (Beat Jamz) decided to revert back to their old band name that they shared with the late activist/performer/force of nature Axi Nue and current Clockcleaner bassist Karen Horner. CP's Pat Rapa described their music as "intense riffs, dancey grooves and a rebellious attitude." Bassist Jen Rice (The Celebs, Club Lyfestiles) replaces Horner.
BLAIR (Urban Folk Collective)
Poetic, Acoustic Afro-Punk
D. Blair is a poet / singer-songwriter / performer and spoken word artist whose work, in the words of Metro Times, "focuses on the hope that rises from the ashes of despair." Blair is a National Poetry Slam Champion (2002 Team Detroit) and Detroit Grand Slam Champion (2003). He's been named Best Solo Artist by Real Detroit Weekly Readers' Poll and has been written about in periodicals around the country and overseas including Performing Songwriter Magazine, Hour Detroit Magazine and The Bay Area Times. His new one man show Burying the Evidence is new ground for Blair. The new and rewritten material for the theater piece is already receiving great reviews at previews in Detroit and Chicago and being written about in Detroit's Between the Lines Newspaper and Northwest Airlines World Traveler Magazine.
Electro rock / multimedia / performance art
LotSix is a Philadelphia based musician, songwriter, computer nrrd, & multimedia performance artist who jokingly refers to her unique art as "self-karaoke": live singing & dancing to original prerecorded music with projected images and lyrics. LotSix treats audiences with smart, funny, danceable, laptop electro rock songs with videos that further convey the many dimensions of her angsty wry humor.
Spoken word / poetry
Innocence Bello is a performance artist hailing from Newark, Delaware. Since 2000, she's been sharing her brand of art with the world through shows, festivals and around the occasional campfire. She's been lucky enough to perform for audiences of all kinds, in many different arenas. In her spare time she teaches high school when she's not gracing the world's stages, speaking her mind or lighting fires in people's hearts.
Rock / Alternative
September is opening the ears, eyes and minds of many with their blend of musical extremes. Diverse emotional and musical backgrounds are integrated into a force that pulls people in…often unexpectedly. Impassioned vocals layered against ethereal guitar ramblings and funky bass lines permeate the music, providing a mix of elegance and intensity. Delicate pairings of bright moments with dark imagery shine through on the group’s latest compositions. Exuding power without pretense, the band breathes life into each creation.
Pandora Scooter was just featured in CURVE Magazine's OUT ON FRONT series this past July 2007. Her spoken word is dynamic, compelling and totally outrageous. She's performed up and down the East Coast, most recently at Phase Fest, a queer music and art festival in DC, along with God-Des and She.
Acoustic / Soul / Pop
Captivating audiences with her intimately soulful and lyrical professions of love, life, and truth, Philadelphia-born Ashley Phillips is a singer/songwriter to watch out for. Influenced heavily by jazz/funk, pop, and progressive R&B, Ashley's unique blend of acoustic R&B and soul draws comparisons to such artists as Minnie Riperton, Amel Larrieux, Adriana Evans, and Dionne Farris.
MC, standup comedy
Kelli is a gentle, edgy, comic who can entertain folks at Citibank corporate headquarters one day and make the attendees at the Beltane Pagan Sexuality Conference laugh the next. She's a skateboarding ex-nun, a public health nurse, and a Wisconsin farm girl gone just a little wrong.
Laptop spins: hip-hop, indie & electro
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