Kick off Dyke Pride with our annual party and fundraiser! This year we're presenting a craft circle. With beer. Crafting! Learning! T-shirts! Authors! Poets! Dancing! All in one night. $10-20 (or PWYC - no one turned away!) Craft materials by donation. Beginner and experienced crafters welcome. Bring your own project-in-progress or start a new one. All dyke spectrum folks and friends welcome! 7pm Doors 8pm Show 10pm Dance The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West ASL interpretation confirmed. Wheelchair accessible venue. More details to come! For more information on Craft Action, our community banner making project and weekly craft circles (and the project that inspired this crafty evening), check out craftactionto.tumblr.com or www.facebook.com/groups/CraftActionTO For more infor about the Dyke March and Rally, check out www.dykemarchtoronto.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/1439934742922798/ Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Hatley - Hatley Edmonds is a singer/songwriter who recently dropped out of Concordia University to pursue her musical career. Her free flowing sweet voice comes through in full effect through her live performances, and you can catch her first EP "Songs I Wrote While I Hated My Life At Concordia University" here: http://hatley.bandcamp.com/ Escapade Parade - Having recently formed, this all girls band from Humberside CI carries musical promise for the future of the city's female youth musicians. With a musical sound dabbling in genres from folk to punk, this will be Escapade Parade's debut gig, so watch out! Pins & Needles - Fresh off releasing their debut, self titled EP a couple weeks back at a sold out Tranzac Club, Pins & Needles are gaining steam in the all ages music scene. Their sound is referred to as garage rock mixed with 50's beach doo wop, so get ready to dance. The Bill Jones Project - Back at the first ever Johnnyland show in March 1st, 2013 at The Annex Live, The Bill Jones Project tore up the stage with their debut performance. They definitely started their musical career off right: "Johnnyland, where the crowd was so good they wrote two of our songs" - Blake Hamilton, Bassist in The Bill Jones Project. Nikki Fierce - A three piece all-girls band who will definitely bring the roar to The Great Lioness. They mix wicked harmonies with rock and roll grooves seamlessly while adding a touch of grunge and punk to their sound. Having been together for 4 years now, they have developed a super tight chemistry on stage and will definitely tear it up for us. Secretary City - Pop & Post-Punk Rock, Secretary City is a newly formed band including members from the bands Cougar Party, Scandalnavia (both all girl bands) & Les Séquences. The band's unique lineup of two bassists grounds the music in warm tones while the drums, vocals and guitar all come together to create songs that are unexpected and fun. The band name, Secretary City, is taken from a Toronto neighbourhood that housed thousands of young single women in the late 50's and 60's. hue - Hue is made up of 3 best friends, a sister, and a bass player. Together they make incredibly catchy, fun, upbeat, infectious, dance around in your underwear pop rock music. They have supported acts such as We Are Wolves, Half Moon Run, Hey Ocean, The Wooden Sky, Two Hours Traffic, Lights, Hanson, Hollerado, and numerous others. You can catch their album "Starting Fires" on their website www.hearhue.com.
We're playing the stage at the Pavilion from 12:30om to 1:00pm. It's free and all ages!
As part of Pop Montreal with Doldrums, Rat Tail, Polydactyl Hearts Collective
Bio: Secretary City was born of two former Toronto grrrl bands—Cougar Party and Scandalnavia. This mashup, set off with new members (Les Séquences, The Weathermakers) has created a killer pop/post-punk rock sound. The band's unique lineup of two bassists grounds the music in warm tones while the drums...See Full Bio
“Secretary City, who took the stage to a background typewriter beat. A "new veteran" band featuring members of local riot grrl units Cougar Party and Scandalnavia, the quarrtet wasted no time in showing their willingness to rawk, leading off with the thematically appropriate "Ready to Rumble". In front of Amanda Lee's thundering drums, the band's composition was striking for its no guitars/dual bass alignment — often with one fuzzy and playing "lead" and the other in more of a melodic role. Vocalist Emma Phelan powered the whole thing, exhibiting an ability to belt it out without ever sounding forced. Besides the fast ragers like the totally catchy "Rock the Shitty!", the band also showed a deft hand with the slower smoulder of "Secretary City". Playing just a quick six song, twenty-minute set, this hit me in the right place — this is stuff I dig and look forward to hearing more of. Given that some of the band are living on the other side of the continent right now, shows are a li”