||[Jun. 20th, 2008|09:00 am]
G E N T L E M A N F E S T - Ladyfest Toronto 2008 fundraiser|
Place hands - myspace.com/placehands
Guest bedroom - myspace/theguestbedroom
Whiskey Priest- myspace/whiskeypriest1
Now Yr Taken - myspace/loopscience
Ladyfest DJs Shae and Carly's OK, Lfest merch, bake sale, more.......
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, Mon June 23, 8pm-late, $5 only, for a good cause!
Gentleman Fest 2008 is a show of support (boys helping out!) and fundraiser for Ladyfest Toronto!
P L A C E H A N D S – Fugazi gone hippie/ ecofeminist, Olympia 1991 through to Toronto 2009,
girl/ boy revolutionaries, songs about skin and dreams and earth and landscape and technology.
G U E S T B E D R O O M – three dudes and a lady (a gentleman in her own right), guitar bass keyboards,
new drummer! the politics of dancing and vice versa. DIY superstars!
W H I S K E Y P R I E S T – wicked sincere earnest alt rock math punk, serotonin earned thru strain and tension,
the sound of getting your shit together/ your head straight. (i live sweat but i dream light years)
T R A D I T I O N – open mouthed open voiced open tuned open hearted, sweet and sour caterwaul,
an astronomer and a tea drinker and a herb gardener in equal measure.
N O W Y R T A K E N – shoegazer guitar loop pop, softness is strength, amazing one man band and yes, a gentleman.
Ladyfest Toronto is happening September 18 to 21, 2008! We are currently seeking musicians, filmmakers, workshop facilitators, artists and more. To submit an application, please go to www.ladyfesttoronto.ca/program.html - The deadline for applications has been extended to June 30!
Ladyfest Toronto is a four-day arts, culture and music festival. We are a non-profit, grassroots, do-it-yourself collective who seek to promote urban feminism. We work from a framework that is pro-feminist, trans-inclusive, pro-diversity and anti-oppressive. We seek to build community among Toronto's feminist businesses, artists, activists and academic community. We believe that art is a powerful form of resistance and hope to incite dialogue about contemporary feminist issues in our city. We will be providing a venue for women to express themselves and showcase their work free of sexism, classism, racism, and homophobia; as well as other forms of oppression.
We believe that politics can be fun and hope to facilitate political action and create tools for feminist networking at our annual event. We will proudly showcase the talent and actions of both local and international women. Ultimately, we hope Ladyfest Toronoto inspires women everywhere to organize themselves and create similar spaces that allow women's creative works to be seen and heard, as other Ladyfest's have for us