Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Saturday June 22
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $17 at the door
-from portlympiawaregon, OR
-Team Dresch are a punk/ Queercore band who formed in the 1990s and made a significant impression on that movement, as well as on the independent music scene.
Donna Dresch, founder of the band, had been involved in the queercore scene in the late 1980s and early 90's as creator of her own fanzine ''Chainsaw'' and, in addition to contributing to other zines such as ''Outpunk'' and ''J.D.s'', she was featured on the cover of issue five of ''Homocore'' and appeared in the girl-gang film ''The Yo-Yo Gang'' by G.B. Jones.
The line up of the group for their first recordings was Donna Dresch, guitar and bass; Jody Bleyle, guitar and vocals; Kaia Wilson, guitar and vocals; and Marcéo Martinez on drums. All were veterans of other musical outfits; Donna Dresch had previously played and recorded with such bands as Dinosaur Jr., Dangermouse, Screaming Trees, Rastro!, Fifth Column, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Lois, Mary Lou Lord and The Go Team; Jody Bleyle was simultaneously in the band Hazel while playing in Team Dresch; Kaia Wilson had been in the band Adickdid and Marci Martinez in Calamity Jane.
Their first single,''Hand Grenade'', appeared on Kill Rock Stars in 1994. ''Personal Best'', the album which followed it, appeared as a co-release on the independent labels Chainsaw Records, run by Dresch and Candy Ass Records, run by Bleyle. The next co-release by these labels was the compilation ''Free To Fight'', a double LP of all-women bands addressing issues such as harassment and rape and dedicated to self-defense. The band toured with self-defense instructor Alice Stagg, who spoke and gave demonstrations to the audience prior to the bands' performance. The members were committed to a DIY ethic, running their own record labels and booking their own tours.
On their second recording Melissa York, previously of the hardcore punk bands Vitapup and Born Against replaced Marcéo Martinez. This LP, ''Captain My Captain'', also featured a guest appearance by Phranc, well known lesbian musician. As well, the song "Uncle Phranc", written as a tribute to her, appears on this album.
Laurie Hall (bass, vocals), Jennifer Hall (drums, vocals), Lawrence "Buck" Bito (guitar)
-from Indiana/San Francisco, CA
-Indiana natives who relocated to San Francisco, sisters Laurie (bass/vocals) and Jennifer (drums/vocals) Hall played in a band called Glorious Clitoris before forming Ovarian Trolley with guitarist Buck Bito; the trio debuted in '92 with a self-released cassette and made its big push two years later with the Kramer-produced Crocodile Tears. Taking their harmonic cues from a weird combination of X and the Jefferson Airplane, the Halls wail/sing together not entirely unpleasantly over scraggly electric ugliness propelled by firm (except when they slip) beats. Some of the songs ("Crocodile Tears," "Lost Girls") are nearly pretty, displaying the melodic assurance and dynamics to shore up the Trolley's good side; others ("Puppy," "Coin Op.") merely establish a noisy groove and stone it into submission with shouted lyrics. The album's real achievement, however, is "Senorita," a cackling, moaning anti-harassment opus with Latin percussion and an appropriately unctuous and insinuating guitar figure.
Lynn Breedlove (ex-Tribe 8) – vocals
Stephany Joy Ashley – vocals
Fureigh (ex-The Shondes) – guitar, more vocals
Ed Varga (Homo A Go Go) – drums
Corrie Bennett – violin
Mya Byrne – bass
-from San Francisco, CA
-Queer party punk supergroup singing songs about cars and babes, crimes and change, bathhouses and ballot measures. Featuring Lynn Breedlove (ex-Tribe-8 frontman and founder of Homobiles the ride service) and Stephany Joy Ashley (St. James Infirmary director) on lead vocals, Fureigh (ex-The Shondes) on guitar, storied queer festival Homo A Go Go creator Ed Varga on drums, award-winning songwriter Mya Byrne on bass, and radical healer Corrie Bennett on violin.
"They make me wish I was a homo too!" —actual quote from a straight fan