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Flywheel Wish List

As you know, Flywheel is supported by the generosity of our donors.  Many of the wonderful things that make up Flywheel's physical space have been donated by good people like you.

To that end, we are always looking for certain items to be donated or funds to make infastructure improvements.  Here is a current list of things that we need or want...

  • Cash Register
  • Gallery Lighting
  • LED Stage Lighting
  • Disco Ball
  • Beverage Fridge
  • Small Side Table with a Drawer
  • Bigger movie screen
We also are happy to accept monetary gifts.  Renting Flywheel for birthday parties, meetings, dinners, weddings and the like also helps us stay afloat.

 


Flywheel's 15th Anniversary and Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014!

Don't miss out on a great weekend celebrating 15 years of Flywheel's existence!

Friday, May 2, AMPERE will be playing with Sweet John Bloom, Mean Man's Dream and Worn Leather. Don't miss it!
 

 
Then on Saturday, May 2, Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014 is happening! Organized by the Flywheel Arts Collective Zine Library Committee, this all-day event will feature over 20 zinesters and organizations from in, around, and beyond the Pioneer Valley. Zine-making and collaboration workshops will also be held. Attendance is free!


In addition, this year's Pioneer Valley Zine Fest will be a part  For more up-to-date information, visit the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest Facebook Page, or attend the event via Facebook here. 

Workshop Presenters Schedule (2pm-4pm)


Kate Sumner: Zines in the Archives (2:00pm-2:30pm)

For the past year, I've been working on a large project on the Riot Grrrl movement of the early 1990s.  Although I have approached my work from a number of angles, one of those has been academically through the Sophia Smith Collection's Girl Zine archive.  I want to talk about the joys and complications of zines in the archive, as well as look specifically at riot grrrl and question the media co-optation narrative that often gets told about it.  

Angie Toxica: Tea and Freewrite! (2:30-3:15)
this isn't a workshop but an opportunity to indulge your personal, creative side in the company of fellow zinesters -- or to experiment with perzining for the first time in a supportive space.  we'll talk about/share the zines that have most influenced us, then freewrite to prompts over tea in the flywheel cafe.  those who are moved to read their work out loud will read out loud, and materials will be provided to immortalize our writing onto zine pages.

Trevor Powers and Sylvia Kim: Photobooks, Photozines, and Self-Publishing (3:15pm-3:45pm)

The presentation will be in the form of a pop-up exhibit and discussion that will focus on photobooks, zines, artist's books, and other photo publishing formats.

Presented will be 20-30 titles by artists, photographers, and presses from around the globe - exploring various formats, styles, and production processes.  In addition, we will also look at a number of new books by contemporary photographers that push the boundaries of the format and question what a photobook can be.We will show and talk about the different titles, discussing how they were made, their form versus content, and so on.  Other topics covered will range from: print-on-demand and self-publishing services, collections and libraries specific to these types of publications, non-traditional publishing formats, and whatever else the comes up along the way. This presentation is meant to be an open discussion and exploration of photography in the book and zine format.


The Annual Flywheel Record Fair is Here!

Join us April 27 from 10AM-3PM for the Annual Flywheel Record Fair!. There will be more than 25 local vendors selling records, from LPs to 45s, CDs and tapes, plus music memorabilia. If you missed out on Record Store Day, this is a great opportunity to support a local records vendor. 

This event is also a fundraiser for the Flywheel Arts Collective. Celebrate and support Flywheel as it enters its 15th year as a non-profit organization in the Valley!  


4/18: Benefit Concert for Skill Set: A New Retreat for 20-24 year olds

 

A benefit concert to support SKILL SET: a new retreat for 20-24 year olds is happening FRIDAY, APRIL 18th // 9:30pm // $12

 Bands performing are:

WET from Brooklyn, NY

MAL DEVISA from Western Mass

WYDYDE from Western Mass

Skill Set is a new retreat for 20-24 year olds at the Rowe Center taking place between June 8th and 14th, 2014. Skill Set is a program for people in transition between adolescence and adulthood. We'll be working on personal growth and community building, emphasizing the vital skills of listening, leadership, and critical self-reflection. As we work on big questions about career, family, identity, and social change, we'll also be sharing experiences as cooks, carpenters, and wilderness explorers. Participants will gain new skills, insights about themselves, and new visions for their lives, communities, and societies.


Thurs. April 17--HOT FROTH: A PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION

Come out for a night of great art performances! A series of performance artists will share their work.


Title: brown gyrls apogee
* A short erotic performance piece choreographed and produced by Nina Yagual & Tosca Ophelia Drum. This is about a person who falls asleep for three years and the dance monsters come out to play. Are you curious?

Title: In Fallow Hearts
*A dance poetry about one gyrls yearning for a prayer that comes from hir heart. With fallow fields ze is carried by songs through long nights. Surrounded by the voices of hir family ze destroys the king of hir torah, and writes hir own br'cha-blessing. A performance by Ally Bells

Title: Eccentric Performance with Jolti the Clown
*Presented by Dagen Julty

Features:
Alison Beth Levy will be gracing us with astrology readings!!
*handmade art and clothing for sale
* Zines 
*snacks
* live music- to be updated

A benefit show: 35% of the proceeds will go to the Flywheel arts collective and remainder will fund a trip to South America to study indigenous rights and social justice. With the intentions to provide nutritious food, computers, up to date books, clothing, etc. to under-resourced prisons in Ecuador.

Sliding scale of $5-$20 is appreciated but NOT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY 


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About Flywheel

Flywheel, a collectively run, not-for-profit space, aims to build community and give artists of all types the opportunity to craft, practice, and perform their work in an environment where creativity is valued over profit. Volunteer-run and governed by consensus, Flywheel believes that art and information should be equally accessible and affordable to all people. The all-ages, alcohol- and drug-free space features a cafe, zine library, performance space, and an art gallery. LEARN MORE ABOUT FLYWHEEL.

Events Calendar

Keep an eye on this space for info on upcoming meeting dates, events, and performances.

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August 23, 2014

8:00pm $12

Titus Andronicus

New Jersey's triumphant 5 piece rock n' rollers return with a 30 song rock opera due this fall!

Liquor Store

New Jersey block rock!

Wicked Kind

NYC rockers.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $12 plus a .75˘ service fee below

Tickets will not be mailed. Your name will appear at the door, the night of the show


August 28, 2014

Crank Sturgeon

Styrofoam Sanchez

Post industrial Dadaist performance

Noise Nomads

Sheer force.

Abortus Fever

The Hermetic Hermit returns.

EZPCP

Noisey-dance duo side project of Pale Skin Dark Circles and Ratwives.


August 31, 2014

7pm $7

VILE INTENT

WORLD DOMINATION

PELVIC FLOOR

NEUTRAL FIXATION

OD


September 3, 2014

7pm $7

WORRIERS

members of the Measure, on No Idea records.

CALIFORNIA X

western MA riff kings.

DESSERT FIRST

Lily from Parasol solo.


September 6, 2014

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Easthampton Devotional Gathering

Sponsored by the Bahá'ís of Easthampton, devotional gatherings are scheduled twice per month to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá’í writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and others. Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books, favorite poetry or other meditative passages to share. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. We often go out afterwards for further fellowship at a local coffee shop or bakery.


September 10, 2014

7:00pm

Flywheel General Body Meeting

Come find out what's happening behind the scenes!


September 11, 2014

7:30pm 7$

Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Tatsuya Nakatani


September 16, 2014

6:30 PM Free

Easthampton Cultural Council Grant Workshop. Come learn how to write the best grant possible for a 2015 project.


September 18, 2014

doors-7pm, show-8pm $10

MOUNT EERIE

On tour from Anacortes, Washington, the incredible artist and musician Phil Elverum comes to flywheel for this special performance. He is a truly captivating innovator of sound that is constantly changing, from walls of noise to beautiful melodies woven in layers of fog. He has been making music for almost two decades. He is an artist, photographer, musician, collaborator, recording engineer and he runs his own record label, P.W. Elverum & Sun. A truly inspiring individual who continues to surprise the listener and is a refreshing continuous stream running through the ever changing landscape.

PASSERINE

Passerine is the solo project of Eric Gagne, one of the best current songwriters from New Hampshire. Eric also plays in Death to Tyrants and Dweller on the Threshold. Dynamic songs, with a powerful performance.


September 20, 2014

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Easthampton Devotional Gathering

Sponsored by the Bahá'ís of Easthampton, devotional gatherings are scheduled twice per month to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá’í writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and others. Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books, favorite poetry or other meditative passages to share. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. We often go out afterwards for further fellowship at a local coffee shop or bakery.


2pm to 11pm $5

Tarot Sync

Epic Kosmische synth jams. Formerly Ry Ry of Tokyo.

Alto Jeffro

Bedroom lo fi stylee.

God Cage

Easthampton based Black Noise.

Scald Hymn

Tape music from sandpaper factories.

Harmoos

Total grunge revival.

Un Men

Mitchel Violins

Central Mass electro-noise.

Grab Ass Cowboys

The College party your parents were scared you'd go to.

Wild Gone Girls

Roschester, NY. Home built synths, home built videos.

Lurkerfest 2014. Tarot Sync + Alto Jeffro + God Cage + Scald Hymn + Harmoos + Un Men + Mitchel violins + Grab Ass Cowboys + Birdorgan + Cruudueces + Vapor Attack + Wild Gone Girls All day long, all night strong.


September 24, 2014

7:30 8$

Guerilla Toss

PC Worship

Flaming Dragons Of Middle Earth


September 27, 2014

8:00pm $7

Mecca Normal

The one and only Vancouver, BC punk duo, who have been making incredible music and art together for nearly 30 years(!), return to Flywheel. If you have yet to experience the magic of Mecca Normal, here is your chance.

75 Dollar Bill

Brooklyn, NY electric guitar, percussion and homemade horns duo of Rick Brown & Che Chen create a sound reminiscent of West African 'desert blues' in the vein of Tinariwen.

Mal Devisa

Northampton-based one woman band with samples, rhythm, vox, and bass guitar. Returning from her recent summer tour.


October 3, 2014

7:30

Major Stars

Landing

Egg,Eggs

Frozen Corn

Gilded

This show is a benefit for Karl Hendricks who has been diagnosed with oral cancer. https://www.givefoward.com/fundraiser/j805/help-karl-hendricks


October 4, 2014

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Easthampton Devotional Gathering

Sponsored by the Bahá'ís of Easthampton, devotional gatherings are scheduled twice per month to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá’í writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and others. Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books, favorite poetry or other meditative passages to share. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. We often go out afterwards for further fellowship at a local coffee shop or bakery.


October 8, 2014

7:00pm

Flywheel General Body Meeting

Come find out what's happening behind the scenes!


October 11, 2014

7pm TBD

KING TUFF

the kings of rock and roll are back! (sub pop)

CASSIE RAMONE

the solo project of Cassie from the vivian girls.


October 15, 2014

7pm $12

ICEAGE

on tour from Copenhagen. On Matador records.

HELM

On tour from England.

PSYCHIC BLOOD

Pre-sale tickets are available for $12 plus a .75˘ service fee below.

Tickets will not be mailed. Your name will appear at the door, the night of the show.


October 18, 2014

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Easthampton Devotional Gathering

Sponsored by the Bahá'ís of Easthampton, devotional gatherings are scheduled twice per month to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá’í writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and others. Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books, favorite poetry or other meditative passages to share. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. We often go out afterwards for further fellowship at a local coffee shop or bakery.


November 2, 2014

7pm $12

The Toasters

NYC SKA Legends

+ more TBA


November 12, 2014

7:00pm

Flywheel General Body Meeting

Come find out what's happening behind the scenes!


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