*Times may be subject to change
DAY / 2-9PM / ALL-AGES / FREE / 214 Augusta (backlot of El Gordo Foods)
2:45PM DJ NOLOVES
3:45PM ADA DAHLI
4:15PM FLAMENGUITOS DEL NORTE
4:45PM ZOË ALEXIS-ABRAMS
5:45PM DJ EL MACHETERO
6:45PM BASIL ALZERI
7:45PM LILLIAN ALLEN
8:15 LIDO PIMIENTA
8:45 DAY-TO-NIGHT “LEAGUE OF LEGENDARY LADIES” PROCESSION LED BY OLIVE-OR-OLIVER
9PM DOORS OPEN
11:45PM KIDS ON TV
Music & Performance Bios:
KIDS ON TV emerged from the drainage pipe of a Toronto bathhouse in the spring of 2003. The group consists of John Caffery, Minus Smile & Roxy. Their music explores the worlds of house, experimental rock, no-rave, punk, and soul. Their multimedia performance is apocalyptically gay and transforms environments with projections of their film and video work. READ MORE.
MARKER STARLING (THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS MANTLER) was originally a home-recording project of Chris A. Cummings whom has in recent years become a regular presence on the Toronto live music scene. Usually seen playing a wurlitzer electric piano accompanied by a 1970s Rhythm Ace drum machine, Marker Starling has made many fans among Toronto’s music community. READ MORE.
Formed in 1998 by the dynamic duo of poet, lyricist, activist, singer and Bengali-rooted tough-guy Rosina Kazi and her life partner, producer, sound designer, philosopher, aphorismist and Barbados-born king of chill, Nicholas Murray, then later joined by bassist and walking guru Uganda-born Ian De Souza, LAL always proved hard to describe. READ MORE.
Formed by an eclectic cadre of young world-travelers in 2010, THE LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA’s explosive take on Balkan/Gypsy/Klezmer music attracted the most adventurous souls in Toronto’s musical community. The group is now comprised of fourteen players whose diverse musical and cultural backgrounds create a colourful folk fusion based on various Eastern European traditions. READ MORE.
LIDO PIMIENTA is a young performing artist from Colombia living in London and Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she is studying Fine Arts in order to become an Art critic and curator. At only 23 years old, this mother of one has proven to be one of the most relevant acts in Latin Alternative music. READ MORE.
Some things only get better with age, and dub poet LILLIAN ALLEN continues to define the form and explore its leading innovative edge. She has performed her work in many major venues in North America taking poetry to larger and larger audiences. She has produced Juno award winning recordings, critical acclaimed publications, and she has performed her work for television, film, radio, and print media across the world. READ MORE.
FLAMENGUITOS DEL NORTE is a 12 person collective of musicians, singers and dancers dedicated to the art of Flamenco. Though far from Spain, Flamenguitos del Norte embraces the fire and cheekiness that encapsulate the music and dance from the streets of Jerez, Sevilla and Cadiz. The Flamenguitos revel in bringing that spontaneity and joy to the streets, bars, parks and laneways of their native city of Toronto, and to audiences across Canada.
“There was something here in this laidback, yet surely self-assured, interpolation. It could have been Charlie’s clipped, old school flow extolling “I am the shit, plus one” or singer Dollar Paris’s wah-wah-warbling, “One day, you gon’ say BIZZARH I’m your groupie.” It could also be their style, which is a pretty much a perfect combination of throwback fly girl meets one-of-a-kind meets Toronto girl. READ MORE.”
OLIVE-OR-OLIVER (pronounced “OliverOliver”) is an award-winning transgendered burlesque performer, drag queen, hoop dancer, performance artist, playwright, go-go dancer, model, photographer, video artist, and advocate for the gender neutral pronoun, “they”. They’ve entertained audiences across Toronto and internationally with their hoop, drag queen, and clown burlesque, including at the Toronto International Burlesque Festival and Pride Toronto, and recently won “TOP HOMO 2012″ at Portland, Oregon’s Homo’s Got Talent Dance-Off Competition. Olive-or-Oliver made their cinematic debut with their short film, “Morning”, as part of the Queer Video Mentorship Project at this year’s Inside Out Festival, and are also currently reworking and expanding their solo show, “AFFIRMATION: A Sex Show”, which they plan to take on tour in 2013.
HOUSE OF MONROE, Toronto’s premier voguing and ballroom scene house, has been changing the face of the queer and trans community since 2006, when a group of dedicated friends decided they wanted to bring a new twist to an old dance form.
The house has since expanded to include dancers, singers, actors, writers and all-around entertainers. READ MORE.
Block rockin’ DJ COZMIC CAT has dropped bombs on dancefloors worldwide, from Australia to Puerto Rico, to clubs in Las Vegas, D.C., Toronto and New York City. Coz has had the opportunity to spin alongside the likes of ?uest Love from the Roots, Switch (of Major Lazer), MEN, Cosmo Baker, Jazzy Jeff and Deep Dish. She has opened for De La Soul, KRS ONE and Bahamadia. READ MORE.
ADA DAHLI is a singer songwriter living in Toronto.
EL MACHETERO is a Toronto-based DJ/writer/community builder/mystic/metaphysical dialectician […] as a DJ he specializes in cumbia, chicha, descarga, boogaloo, Afro rock, soul, reggae/rocksteady/ska, doo-wop, rhythm and blues, dirty psychedelia, garage/proto-punk/juvenile delinquent rock n’ roll, and more. READ MORE.
BASIL ALZERI is a multidisciplinary artist that works in performance, video, Installation, food and found objects. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Performed at Fait Maison in Quebec, Canada, Central Canadian Center for Performance, Winnipeg, Canada. AlZeri attended START Home artist residency in Amman, Jordan and PAF in St.Erme, France in 2010. READ MORE.
ZOË ALEXIS-ABRAMS is an experimental writer and vocalist based in Toronto, Canada. She is currently composing a piece of sound poetry, inspired by Toronto’s long-condemned Sylvan Apartments, to be performed by herself and a small women’s chorus. She received formal training in Creative Writing at York University under Dr. Rishma Dunlop, Michael Helm, Shyam, Shyam Selvadurai and Jason Guriel. Vocal teachers include Rita di Ghent, Ori Dagan, Christine Duncan, Micah Barnes, and Roy Greaves. Zoë’s current collaborators are curator Rea McNamara; multi-instrumentalists Rebecca Bruton and Mimi Osvath; Butoh dancer Minae Omi; and award-winning sound poet a. rawlings.
INFINITY DOSE (AKA EMAD DABIRI) is an ongoing audio/video project utilizing elements of appropriated video & sound. Specific pieces of mass media and pop culture are digitally captured, dissected into their most basic and microscopic temporal forms and rewoven into new cultural artificats. READ MORE.
NOLOVES (AKA Álvaro Girón) is a Colombian-born filmmaker and DJ who has been making documentaries and fiction films for the past 10 years. He’s also shown installations in Toronto, where he lives now. He has been the resident DJ for Sheroes since its inception.
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE: “We want to spread Love, Harmony, Nature, Art and Consciousness into this world. We play music that comes from our Souls, and has frequencies connected to Rock Reggae. It is the magic on Earth we are interested in, and creating love is what we do.”