TIME FOR THE LAST QUEER OPEN MIC OF 2015
What to bring:
Your poems, your songs, your short stories! Please actually make some art, bring something to share with us. Signing up on the list gets you 5 minutes to do one piece and one piece only.
Your love for supporting queer local artists.
HOLIDAY COOKIES! no really, bring some, we like holiday goodies.
LLOYD STENSRUD Subjects of gay writer Lloyd Stensrud’s fiction include a bad dad, a jeweled lobster, a jabbering passenger on Greyhound bus, and a character who collects rare Japanese screens. Growing up in Orange County he quickly developed a unique sense of humor and the absurd. Moving to San Francisco in the early 70s he studied creative writing at San Francisco State. In 1983 he began attending playwright George Birimisa’s writing workshop at the LGBT Center. The workshop did readings at the Harvey Milk Library, Different Light Bookstore, and the Unitarian Church. Some of his stories and poems were recently published in an anthology, Imprints: The Voices of Intergenerational Writers, collected and published by Andrew Pelfini. He also does puppetry using his popular sock puppet with wings, Mothra
PROMISE KINGS is an emerging queer duo from San Francsico.They are Roberto Ortiz from sunny San Diego and Christopher Walker from snowy Buffalo, NY. They met here in SF on Christmas 2013 while crossing the street at the notorious intersection of 18th and Castro. They quickly began writing, recording, performing and living together. A few of their inspirations are Devandra Banhart, Lana Del Rey, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell. The Kings have been featured at the monthly Smack Dab Open Mic, Cafe Flore, and the Cafe Society SF’s Emerging Artist Concert Series. To keep up with them or hear some of their tracks check out their facebook and soundcloud pages.
VC STATION is Veronica Blanco & Christina Stogsdill. While Veronica grew up playing classical guitar in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Christina was wailing in the Pentecostal churches of Indiana. Longing for true expression of self eventually brought both to San Francisco, and their meeting was not only love at first sight, but a powerful merging of style and sound in music. The fusion of classic Argentinean folk with soulful gospel and R&B vocals paints a unique landscape that most ears will find unmatched. VC Station is currently working on their first EP to be released in 2016.
The two acts have become great friends and somewhat of a supergroup, putting new twists on old songs. They’re always honored take the stage together & can’t wait to feature at this month’s Queer Open Mic!
Queer Open Mic Featuring LLOYD STENSRUD with PROMISE KINDS and VC STATION
Friday, December 18th 2015
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco