Sunday, June 29, 2014
Producer: Christie James
Stage Manager: Dana Ryan
The SF Pride Women's Stage (formerly Nectarena) is the evolution and celebration of lesbian focused entertainment at the SF Pride festival. We are Women, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters Lovers, Friends and rulers of the world to put it lightly!!! Come and help us celebrate it! The entire women’s block will be transformed into a dynamic arena of fun, games, sexy performances all designed to entertain , build community and empower all who come out to join in the festivities. We are hard at work again this year to create a showcase of variety of talent that encompasses the female experience within the LGBTQ community.
This year the stage's entertainment will feature local talent from the Bay Area and beyond. From Rock to Pop, we have got you covered with some of the hottest female entertainers. We also have a few special surprises in store for you too. Drop by our location on McAllister St. (between Hyde & Leavenworth) on June 29, 2014 to see for yourself.
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Hot off the stages of L.A. Pride, Nylon Pink is an edgy pop-rock band formed in Hollywood California. United by a mutual love for Guns N Roses, fashion, and all things pink, the electro rock embody the Hollywood lifestyle, blended with a dose of anime and rock and roll. They have been called one of Los Angeles's sexiest, glitziest bands, picked as 2011 Artist on the Verge by ReverbNation and The New Music Seminar and were just nominated for Pop Artist of the Year by the LA Music Awards.The girls have just released their new EP, with songs already featured on MTV's The Jersey Shore, The Hills, The City, The Real World and The Bad Girl's Club.
Inspired by the mesmerizing sounds of Lianne La Havas and the soulfulness in the music of Allen Stone, Azuah is underway of making her debut in the music world as an alternative folk and blues artist with just the right touch of soul. Her emotionally provocative songwriting in juxtaposition with her haunting melodies captivates her audiences from the first note until the last strum.
Fella Fem performers are a drag based, performance collaborative with the best queer & gender-bending performers the gay area has to offer. They have blurred the lines of gender with sharp, intellectual, unforgettable, ultimately sexy performances for half a decade. This troupe have raised countless funds and awareness for our community. Ladies get ready for pride weekend because the hotness of Fella-Fem, Il Nocturnal, FAg-A-Tron, Mitchell Brothers and Dicky Luv is coming to you live and direct on the S.F. Pride Women’s Stage.
San Francisco Drag King Champions …100% Live Vocals! MOMMA’S BOYZ sole intention is to entertain you with “all the way live” performances. Their style is that of the Old Skool Hip Hop from the late 70’s, 80’s and early 90's. They believe this music has the clean, pure funk that is the Momma’s Boyz. MCs Alex U. Inn and Randy Puck, as well as their fabulous Dancers, Vera Wanger and Galen, are very committed to giving their audiences a true feeling from the era of their songs. Even down to only sporting vintage Adidas. Get ready to feel the good vibrations of this awesome Drag King Troupe!
KJ THE MC
You’ve seen her on the stage of the BET Hip Hop Awards, KJ The MC is one young lady who works hard and gets her hustle on all over the country. Born in the Bay Area in Hayward, California, K.J. grew up in a musician family. Raised by her mother in a single parent home, she was brought up in the church learning to play many instruments by ear. She fell in love with Hip-Hop at age 12, listening to artists like Da Brat, MC Lyte and Snoop Dogg. At 18, she began composing songs from the heart and tell stories from a woman’s perspective. Full of potential & energy K.J. is a true lyricist and new sound for all to hear.
Amee Chapman & the Velvet Tumbleweeds
With a voice that conveys both the brutal honesty of a changing California and the tender footed sweetness of its past, Amee Chapman maintains a meandering love affair with the roots of American music and with the oft times bitter realities of rural soul. Influenced by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Esther Phillips, and Jeff Tweedy, her singing, songwriting and guitar playing reflect the images of the average and eccentric: lonesome highway phone booths, sea faring whiskey rebels, city wise angeled outlaws and suicidal tattooed cowboys, all of them pent up together on a stretch of land between the past and the present.
AFIA WALKING TREE & FRIENDS
Afia Walking Tree & Friends delights us with soulfully rich danceable drum-songs from traditional Afrakan Diasporic to contemporary culture music for all ages. Joining Afia Walking Tree at Pride is Liz Boubion, Larissa Monfort, and students of Afia’s numerous drum classes who will share some amazing rhythms with us. Sing, Dance and Drum Along!
Primarily self-taught, Micah Hobbes Frazier aka DJ Trinity began spinning vinyl in 2001 playing around with friends trading off two songs each that taught her about flow and transition as well as creativity and flexibility in the moment. Learning to beat match taught her how to use her whole body to “hear” and count beats, hearing music in a completely different way. A bass junkie since birth, Trinity mixes Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, House, and Drum and Bass beats, working hard to engage her audience in an experience that touches the body, mind, and soul. She is a resident at Living Room 3rd Fridays, and O’FaSho!, two of the hottest parties in Oakland, CA.
DJ LEZLEE is bringing the beats around the nation! From Los Angeles as a resident at KYSS & JUICY to DJ sets at MARQUEE in Las Vegas. LEZLEE is packing dance floors. She has DJ'ed Dinah Shore Club Skirts, L.A. PRIDE 4 years in a row and also DJ'ed ATL & PHILLY BLACK PRIDE. She has become a mainstay at SF Pride and we can’t wait for her to rock it this year at the Women’s Stage.
DJ VAL G
DJ Val G, began her journey with a pair of turntables, a few way-back records and admittedly, only a mild interest in life as a professional DJ. By 2008 however, she blazed into the industry as a serious contender and humbly emerged from obscurity into the San Francisco nightlife circuit. Since then, her catalog has grown with each drop of the needle, having played everywhere, from house parties to mega clubs, and featured in everything from homegrown televised documentaries to larger than life community events, including the world-renowned SF Pride event championed by 100,000+ supporters and onlookers each year.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, DJ Rockaway has been on the LGBT music scene for over a decade performing for audiences across the nation. From clubs all over NY to private weddings and events, she is a regular DJ on Olivia’s cruise and resort vacations and is the owner of Bay Area’s women’s parties – PLAY. Her style – dance, hip hop, r&b, house, club, and retro – allows her to play to all who love to dance and feel the music. A true New Yorker (just listen to her talk), DJ Rockaway has an intense passion for music, translating her performances into a high energy music experience for her crowds. For DJ Rockaway, music is more than a blend of sounds, music is an experience – she wants you to feel it, live it, escape into it.
DJ VAL G
South San Francisco native, DJ Val G. has always had a passion for music that came from deep within. She is a lover of all types of music and gets a high like no other when she shares her music with others. She works in association with Tha Coalition DJs and can be seen rocking not only the biggest gay events but also the biggest straight events throughout California. She is continually working hard so that you can work harder… on the dancefloor that is! For free mix downloads and info on upcoming events check her out at www.DJVALG.com!
Hit her up she likes strangers, especially GIRLS!!
www.DJVALG.com / https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Val-G/279432651337
It all started with a undying love for music and an infatuation for turntablism then lead to dj’ing at backyard parties then to becoming one of Los Angeles most sought after female DJ’s. Taking the next step in perfecting her craft by creating remixes and editing to her list of talents, these elements insure she accomplishes her goal of turning her into the complete package. Since her first nightclub gig back in 2007 she’s been blazing the Los Angeles club scene with her infectious grooves and smooth blends. Her talent behind the turntables and knowledge in all music genres has landed her residencies and guest appearances at some of Los Angeles & Las Vegas premiere nightclubs. Here Lounge Thursday, The Catwalk, The Push Party Saturdays, Tao Las Vegas, Lavo Las Vegas. Also on her resume, CLUB SKIRTS (Dinah Shore 2009) and Los Angles pride 08, 09 and 2010.
DJ OLGA T
DJ OLGA T has been the premiere female DJ in Northern California for a over a decade. Olga's passionate energy and flawless transitions always generate an ecstatic and packed dance floor.
"Househead DJ Olga T keeps crowd happy, music moving week after week" - Shades Magazine.
A bay area legend. DJ Jacatac will have you jackin your body on the dance floor. Check her out rocking the SF Pride stage on Sunday June 26th.
JUICY D. LIGHT AND HER FIRST FRIDAY FOLLIES BURLESQUE REVIEW
One of the most well known names in the SF Burlesque community is going to bless the stage with a star studded showcase. Catch Juicy D. Light and her fellow shimmy shakers every First Friday inside the Stork Club in Oakland. This show will be one not to miss!!!! Schedule to perform :Juicy D. Light, Dorian Faust, Magnoliah Black, Johnny Angel, AJ Molecular, Brock Cocker, Mynx d’meanor, Monifa
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Oxygen Edge creates music that even the most studied poet would love to analyze. She continues to speak her truth by using strong lyrics and enticing melodies. As a singer, songwriter, composer, music producer, bassist, guitar player, and trumpet player – Oxygen explores all aspects of art to generate the tones and twists her fans have come to love.
Nylon Pink have been called one of Los Angeles's sexiest, glitziest bands, picked as 2011 Artist on the Verge by ReverbNation and The New Music Seminar and were just nominated for Pop Artist of the Year by the LA Music Awards.
Last year, Luna J released her first EP to iTunes, had a running show in Vegas, appeared on CW 31 and opened up for Dev’s performance of #1 song on iTunes “Like a G6.” Luna J continues to perform throughout California and across the country and is constantly in the recording studio, as she is on a mission in 2011 to make hot music people will love! Ranging from vocal house tracks, pop melodies & acoustic soul. Local artist Luna J is on the verge of breaking through and putting her stamp on the music industry!!.
Alpha Psi Kappa Fraternity Incorporated is a fraternal bond for dominate lesbian woMen. We are a national membership and our motto is “Women in service with Unity.” We provide community service to both heterosexual and homosexual organizations. For more information about our bruhhood, recruitment, or LGBT Greek Phamily please feel free to contact our Bay Area colony
Songbird.......that is to put it mildly. Hailing from the nation's capitol Maya Shavonne is a force to be reckoned with in the east coast soul music scene. Her sound is rich and can range from claossic sould to the hard hitting house tracks that can move you to tears or to the dancefloor. Come and experience the sound of Maya Shavonne on the women's stage.
Cher Horowtiz is an all lady, queer dance punk band from San Francisco. They play queer, dance punk, sassy, sexy jamz that'll have you like totally buggin'. Constantly on their minds are babes, snacks, outifits, jams, and astrology.