Doors at 8:30
Object As Subject Residency
8:45 - Pink Lotion
9:30 - I Speak Machine
10:15 - Bitch
11 - Object As Subject
DJ Sets by Allison Wolfe
Backbar Art Installation by Camille Kolo + Talia Steinhardt
The Satellite & Grimy Goods Present
OBJECT AS SUBJECT is an LA-based art punk band led by classical violinist turned punk singer, Paris Hurley (composition, vox, drums, dance // Kultur Shock). This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and exacting choreography that shifts from explicit gestural iterations to relentless phrases of wild abandon, featuring Emilia "Pony Sweat" Richeson (dance, drums, vox), Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY), Patty Schemel (drums // Hole), and Megan Fowler-Hurst (dance, drums, vox // Tales Between Our Legs). An irreverent choreographic and sonic ritual, their work is feral and unashamed, spilling from the stage with calculated bursts of irreligious rites. Their debut album, PERMISSION, is a ceremonial destruction of the myth that women exist in a scarcity-driven hierarchy and must make themselves small for the comfort of others; seen but not heard, useful without agency. Laced with hypnotic drones and lyrics tackling the catcalls of construction workers, the degradation of pussy, and the patriarchal pyramid scheme of catholicism that turns the sexuality of women into a sin, OAS weaves a punk incantation inviting audiences to turn inward, face yourself, free yourself, save yourself, revel in your joy, feel your sorrow, sweat out your fears, and scream your anger.
Bitch (formerly of Bitch and Animal, John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus) is back with a new collection of songs which she calls "Poet Pop." Armed with her unusual instrumentation of violins (acoustic and electric), keytar, ukulele, and bass, Bitch’s new material combines epic dance-y tunes like “New Year” as well as more tender songs like her recent release, “Easy Target.” Bitch has toured with Ani Difranco, The Indigo Girls and Jay Brannan. She has co-written a song with Margaret Cho, studied violin with Andrew Bird, and made two albums of her elder and folk idol, Ferron.