|Saturday July 27th, 2019
924 Gilman St, Berkeley, California 94710
(all ages venue)
Check back end of next month
web site under construction
July 28th location coming soon. It will be workshops and panels on important
issues. Check back end of next month.
Sasha LaPointe is from the Upper Skagit and Nooksack Indian Tribe. Native
to the Pacific Northwest, she draws inspiration from her coastal heritage as
well as from her life in the city of Seattle. She writes with a focus on trauma
and resilience, ranging topics from PTSD, sexual violence, the work her great
grandmother did for the Coast Salish language revitalization, to loud
basement punk shows, and what it means to grow up mixed heritage. Her
work has appeared in Hunger Mountain, The Rumpus Literary Journal, Indian
Country Today, Luna Luna Magazine, The Yellow Medicine Review, The
Portland Review, AS/Us Journal, THE Magazine, and Aborted Society Online
Zine. She has recently graduated with an MFA through The Institute of
American Indian Arts with a focus on creative nonfiction and poetry.
Mariam Ataya is a mental health crisis-substance use counselor,
and has been working in the field for 4 years. She identifies as being
Muslim, and a Palestinian-American. She has been a vegan for over
15 years. Her poetry and art focuses on human and animal rights.
She is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
She wishes to continue into higher education where she will focus on
the mental health crisis of refugees, and will continue to advocate for
global stability and non-violence.
Feminist Punk Rock Fashion Show by Audey
Thunders Clothing w/ runway models.
DIY clothing for people who like random shit and are
against slave labor. A one womin operation in Orange
County California. Its all about the subcultures! I make all
types of clothing and accessories. Everything is
handmade. I use repurposed materials whenever I can.
Fuck Sweatshops, Fuck WalMart, Fuck Outsourcing
Pic - Huey P Newton and Billy X Jennings in 1971
ICONOCLAST (from Los Angeles)
The Iconoclast hail originally from the Los Angeles San
Fernando Valley working class town of Sylmar. Born out
of punk angst of the early 80’s they initially identified as a
straight edge band but were elevated to a place of
Anarcho Peace punk consciousness, decrying the
centralization of power and war, via English bands such
as Discharge, Crass and their collective of bands.
The Iconoclast first existed between 81-85, then for one
show in 2006, and recently 2014 to present.
Reforming and transforming via personnel and musical
exploration, The Iconoclast has re embraced their demo
years with original and founding vocalist Greg Holdridge,
and bassist Yaotl (Aztlan Underground/The Wankers)
aka Rene Orozco, joined by punk/metal veteran drummer
(guitar too) of Contraattaque, Subsistencia, Tezacrico,
Chronic Atrocity, and Aztlan Underground, Caxo, and Art
Shrooms of Barneys Army, and legendary The Shrooms.
Ötzi is a dark post-punk trio from Oakland, CA,
comprised of singer & bassist Akiko Sampson, singer &
drummer Gina Marie, and guitarist K. Dylan Edrich. They
are known for their intricate songwriting and their
explosive live show. At times haunting and at times
aggressive, Ötzi delivers a driving rhythm and the
intertwining melodies of two vocalists blanketed by
abstract guitar washes.
MEDUSA STARE (from Seattle)
Medusa Stare conjures a new anarcho goth sound, weaving spoken
word and incantations, spitting venom driven by strength, personal
politics, resilience and the fight against colonizer, consumerism,
capitalism and the ever present patriarchy. Born in the rainy coastal
lands of the Pacific Northwest, Medusa Stare is a Seattle band and
formed like a spark against the dark in 2017. Give it a spin, look if you
dare, the unworthy turn to stone...
Aztlan Underground is a band from Los Angeles, California that
combines Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, Jazz, and electronic music with
Chican@ and Native American themes, and indigenous
instrumentation. They are often cited as progenitors of
Chican@/Native rap and hip-hop
Headdress believes that change begins at an individual level deep within our own minds
and selves, which is where our name originated from. Dressing your head, and preparing
your mind every day, is a vital core belief we have and practice, as a means of combating
and remaining conscious in a society and vicious civilization that we are deeply opposed
to. Dressing your head means that every choice we make must be a conscious one. Each
belief held must be an active one. Each step we take must be made for the benefit of
Human, Earth and Animal liberation.
Formed in southern California in early 2015 by 4 long time friends, Headdress' musical
style is influenced by 80's Anarcho and Peace punk.
Oakland’s Mystic Priestess is like an enchanted magic spell
to 1 part witchy, 2 part anarcho post-punk, 1 part deathrock
mixed in a cauldron to curse against society’s ills. Mystic
Priestess are a part of a vibrant and innovative DIY anarcho
post-punk scene in the Bay area cutting their own way with
their presence and unique sound. The band conjures up the
spirit of the 80’s darkwave and goth’s dark, edgy, and gloomy
sound adding a dash of post-punk, and anarchy. Brewing up a
witchy potion for the masses! This is a band on the rise, check
out their latest EP No Tomorrow, Only Today.
The Revolutionary Eseibio the Automatic (Hip Hop artist)
The Revolutionary Eseibio the Automatic is a community volunteer
and an emcee he is the lead coordinator OF the "BLACK & BROWN
UNITY PROJECT" HE is committed to advancing the goals and
principals of the Black Panther Party as out- lined in its Ten-Point
Program written in 1966 by Dr. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale,
through Music, Art, Fashion, Dance, Film,Travel, Photography,
Theater & Martial Arts.
Raw and heavy, divine and groovy. Bastet is a
musical dark storm, reigning down a true
sisterhood of clairvoyant ferociousness. Songs of
Bastet represent internal/external war facing
duality, self awareness, intention, action, survival
and all aspects of personal experience in the
battle for balanced humane autonomy, personally
faced day to day. We are allies to those who feel
they have lost, or are without a voice. A guiding
light in the darkest of nights. Supernaturally, a
musical collaboration set to the anarchic tones of
surviving through the ebb and flow of the chaotic
currents, and pleasures, of life. With roots running
deep in the California Bay Area, Princess Poison
Adoness (vocals), Xaina (synth), Marinda (guitar),
Cindy (bass), and Brittany (drums), with special
guest Venomess Rose (back up vocals), Bastet
hopes to spread and imprint confidence, creativity
and courage, in everyone we reach through our
pioneering spirit art and song. On every new trail
blazing venture, we get an opportunity to proudly
roam, Bastet will deliver dark rockin tunes, sure to
captivate even the most fleeting soul and body
into a hypnotic dance craze.
Graveyard Junkies (from Orange County)
Queer punx reclaiming the once white dominated riot
grrl scene and making it INCLUSIVE! We’re here, we’re
queer, and we won’t let ur sexist shit slide. FUCK SLUT
SHAMING, FUCK TRANSPHOBIA, FUCK UR ANTI-
BLACK RHETORIC, AND FUCK TRUMP!
POET - Jakobe Ares
I am an Animal Rights Activist and Musician of Sacramento as well as student of the Sacramento City
College Ecology program studying and fighting against environmental degradation generated by human
consumption, waste, greed and apathy. My ethics and lifestyle are rooted deeply within the fact that animal
rights are human rights. Animal Rights are directly connected with the future of humans and earth’s well
being, whereas the the effects of our industrial farming world are so detrimental to our earth’s waters, air
quality, ozone layer and ecosystems that we as humans may be coming to a inhabitable planet as soon as
2050 if we refuse to stop the slaughter. Human Rights are not the only reason why I stand with the animals
though, I live against a term called “Speciesism” which is the man-made delusional superiority over any
animal not human, if you live against Speciesism you do not treat any species lower than you or with
disrespect or cruelty, this includes not supporting any industry that murders and exploits our animal
brothers and sisters. My poetry is a reflection of these ethics and in protest of the toxic mindset that we as
humans have the “natural right” to take and use animals for whatever we please. My primary form of
activism is through my magazine “Beginning Of The End” where in which I speak on these issues and
spread awareness of the animal exploitation taking place around the world and what you can do to fight it
and help the animals. Anyone is welcome to contribute anti-speciesist art, poetry and articles. All profit I
make from these magazines I send directly towards Animal Rescue services, Anti-Vivisection
Organizations, and Animal Sanctuaries that care for victims of factory farming saved from slaughter. I
previously played bass in a group from the Bay Area called Korrosive, playing gigs with the Iconoclast,
Disorder, Destrucktions, Doom etc.. but for now am taking a break with music to focus primarily on Animal
Rights and eventually plan to get back in with the music stuff, because I believe music can be a very
powerful form of activism as well.
Shawn McDougal is a founding member of the Community
Democracy Project, a grassroots organization dedicated to
making democracy real, starting in Oakland, by instituting a
People's Budget. Shawn is an educator who has also done a
variety of community and issue organizing work, from local and
state campaigns to national mobilizations. (Past affiliations
include: AFSC, Bus Riders' Union/LCSC, The Oaks Project,
Anarchist People of Color, Black Star Collective, Coalition LA.)
In addition to teaching math and fomenting revolution, he likes
to dance and ride his bicycle.