we’re playing this rad show with friends on june 5th! yesss! click the poster for the facebook rsvp or click here.
my band LEDA (@weareleda on twitter) decided to share 2 demos from our upcoming full-length album here.
On August 17-19, Permanent Wave will hold its first festival. Yup, that’s right. We are now not only organizing shows; we are officially organizing a festival. Featuring all-ages shows, workshops, and social events, the weekend-long festival is an opportunity for Permanent Wavers around the country to meet, collaborate, and plan for the future. If you want to come to the festival from out of town, we can find you a place to stay for free. Click on the flyer to visit the Facebook page for the event. More info is below:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
::Laura Stevenson (solo) - http://laurastevensonandthecans.com/
:::Doll Fight! (VT) http://dollfight.bandcamp.com/
::::WOJCIK (record release) - http://wojcik.bandcamp.com/
:::::Leda - http://leda.bandcamp.com/
+ Daily Acts of Feminism photography exhibit
Death by Audio (42 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn)
All ages, 8pm, $7
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
::Mindtroll - http://mindtroll.bandcamp.com/
:::Kate Ferencz (Philly) - http://kateferencz.bandcamp.com/
::::Cat Butts (Philly) - http://catbutts.bandcamp.com/
:::::Priests (DC) - http://priests.bandcamp.com/
Big Snow Buffalo Lodge (89 Varet St., Brooklyn)
All ages, 8pm, $7
+ a full day of free workshops beforehand on activist art, building diversity within social movements, show booking, punk drum techniques, guitar pedals, and more! Details coming soon.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
::Attia Taylor (Philly) - http://attiataylor.bandcamp.com/
:::Erica Russo (Boston) - http://ericarusso.bandcamp.com/
::::Mal Blum - http://malblum.bandcamp.com/
:::::Early Riser - http://soundcloud.com/earlyriserrr
+ open mic!
The Cuddle Cave (885 Willoughby Ave. #401, Brooklyn)
All ages, 1pm, free/donation for out-of-town musicians
Come early and bring something for the brunch potluck!
As for my involvement, my band Leda will play the Friday night show at Death By Audio. On Saturday afternoon, I’m also gonna help teach the guitar pedal workshop, along with my friend Lisa of the math rock band Magnetic Island. The main organizers of the festival are Kiri and Heidi, but there are lots of other people involved in making the festival happen, including Annabel, Mikki, Jayne, Kaiti, Shelly, Sophie, Niina, Judy, etc.
Everything is 100 percent DIY, or rather DIO (doing it ourselves.) We are raising money for renting the space via a clothing swap at Niina’s house on August 6th, and we will use some funds from previous PW bake sales if we have to.
In other Permanent Wave-related news, there is talk of Permanent Wave chapters emerging in Omaha and Washington D.C. Eventually, it would be really cool if bands, artists, and even authors could tour easily throughout the United States by visiting different cities within the Permanent Wave network. In the mean time, we here at PW NYC have to figure out how we can communicate and collaborate with the other chapters in Philly, Boston, and the Bay Area, and I think inviting everyone to the festival is a good first step.
In other other PW-related news, Permanent Wave has our first intern! Not bad for a grassroots, DIY organization with no leaders or organizational structure. Her name is Liliana and she is awesome. As for organizational structure though, we might have to start having official positions soon because there are a lot of different responsibilities we’ll have to fill as the organization expands. If anyone has ever used the internet to create a national DIY network before, please let me know how you did it! We are pretty much making stuff up as we go along, but I guess that is okay. One thing I’ve realized is that you don’t have to have all the answers in order to make stuff happen. Most good leaders don’t have all the answers. Lately, I think that in order to create anything, you really just need the desire and a willingness to learn.
our next show is august 17th, part of permanent wave fest 2012! YES.