Friday, July 19, 2024

7:30 doors/8pm show  $10-20

FEMININE AGGRESSION
Drag infused queer punk from Western MA

TEMPESTADE + CLOCKSERUM
Tempestade collab with Clockserum

JUANA B ONTOP
LatinXXX Camp queen. Juana from.the block. Titi Juana.

+ SELECTED VIDEO SHOWERS FROM SMA COLLECTION

Flywheel presents: A Benefit for the Sexual Minorities Archives. Holyoke Media. 1 Court Plaza, Holyoke, MA Masks & earplugs free at door

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA), one of the oldest and largest LGBTQI archives in the United States, located in Holyoke, MA. Now occupying most of an historic Victorian house affectionately called “The Pink Lady,” the Archives has been stewarded for most of its five decades by curator Ben Power and many dedicated community volunteers and board directors.

As a community resource with a mission to remain outside of institutional/university ownership, the SMA is currently struggling to make ends meet–to pay monthly utilities and basic operating costs. As a national treasure located right in our backyard, we are hosting this benefit to help the SMA continue its work as a steward of 10,000s of pieces of queer media and a community resources for researchers, students, activists and LGBTQI folks looking to understand more about the people and movements that make up their lineage.

Please visit the SMA’s website, Facebook page and Instagram for more info as well as episodes from the “Out of the Archives” podcast.


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Friday, October 11, 2024

7:30 doors  $15

PETER DISTEFANO (OF PORNO FOR PYROS) & MIKE BAGGETTA (OF MSSV)

Setting forth as a guitar duo unlike any other, this very first Punk Jazz tour across the U.S. finds Peter DiStefano (of Porno for Pyros) and Mike Baggetta (of mssv) exploring no-boundaries improvised music, informed by their lives and songs, with just 2 electric guitars, electronics and maybe some vocals. Think Albert Ayler meets Stooges meets Jimi Hendrix and you might be getting close…

A founding member of the alternative rock band Porno For Pyros in 1992 with Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Martyn LeNoble, guitarist Peter Distefano has been heard all over the world for decades with their first album reaching no. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition to his work with Pyros, Peter has featured in various projects with Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, and the band Hellride with Mike Watt. He is also known for his extensive recent work as a composer and musician for many soundtracks in film, television and gaming.

Iconoclastic guitarist Mike Baggetta is most recently known for leading his post-genre power trio mssv (with the legendary rhythm team of drummer Stephen Hodges and bassist Mike Watt) through multiple U.S. tours and album releases over the past 5 years, after releasing 2 additional albums of original music alongside Watt and drummer Jim Keltner. Baggetta’s music has always been adventurous in spirit and style, creating his identifiably undefinable sound with his guitar, voice and various musical gadgets. He has also appeared on stage and on recordings with Nels Cline, J Mascis, Petra Haden and David Torn.

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Pre-sale tickets available at the link below via PayPal