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Fortune Sound Club
147 E. Pender St (at Main) in Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T5
It's 2019, and the Year of the Queer is upon us!
We kick off the 2019 Babes on Babes series with a Bands edition, featuring Land Line and Strange Breed, two of Vancouver’s up and coming Queer groups, topped off with a 2room + 6 DJ dance party.
We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with such an incredible variety of queer, extremely talented and fantastic artists along our journey so far. We look forward to sharing more experiences and contributing to creating space to nurture growth and connection in Vancouver's Queer Club scene.
Read on for all the details below ♥
BABES ON BABES AND BANDS
Doors 8:30pm / Bands start 9:30 sharp
★ LAND LINE ★
Vancouver’s own queer post-punk trio, Land Line, fka Sorry Edith, is apologizing no more. On the heels of their first cross Canada tour supporting rock legends, The Pack AD, they are set to release their long awaited eponymous 5 song EP in early 2019. While promising their “hard-hitting and emotionally driven sound” (Discorder Magazine), Land Line has broadened their influences and evolved from Garage/Grunge rock to a more refined and polished New Wave 5th generation Post Punk sound.
The EP was recorded and mixed at Jackknife Studios in Vancouver, B.C. by Jason Corbett (lead singer of ACTORS and producer of Art D’ecco, Mesa Luna, ACTORS, Frankiie) and is an emotional drive that careens through the East Side of Vancouver and to the bully running the country next door in a tight 16 minutes. Land Line creates hauntingly catchy music that touches on the current hopes and fears of our present time.
Aubrey, Deona and Kaylee fall nothing short of deftly produced minerals and stones.
★ STRANGE BREED ★
Strange Breed are a 4 piece, all queer, all female garage rock band based out of Vancouver, BC. Sounding like every 90’s riot grrrl fans’ feminist wet dream with an unexpected modern rock twist – Strange Breed has been described as a “Grittier B52’s”, or what a collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore, Bikini Kill and Hole would sound like.
They are currently in the studio working on their first studio album, and are slowly taking over their local music scene one show at a time. Strange Breed constantly has individuals of all different backgrounds reaching out and expressing how much they appreciate seeing queer representation in accessible music, and hearing “good, catchy tunes with an actual message”.
Strange Breed is all about promoting positive change through the messages in their music and in their general interactions with the world and online – be it political, social, or based around physical/mental health. They have been a part of raising money for vital organizations like Music Heals BC, Girls Rock Camp Vancouver, The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and WISH! Drop In Centre Society.
— 2 ROOM DJ DANCE PARTY
Starts 11:00pm goes till late
ROOM 1 / MAIN ROOM
★ DJ O SHOW ★
DJ O Show brings 8+ years of experience to the industry. She has dedicated herself to her passion of music, chiseling out her niche as a female hip hop and R&B DJ in Vancouver, BC.
★ DJ KRISTA ★
Creator of Downtown, a local Queer/Lesbian dance party, this talented DJ, promoter and photographer spends her time capturing moments both on the dance floor and behind the camera. Expect Top 40 +Mash Ups+ Club Bangers from this local creative.
★ EASY BAKE COVEN ★
Gay bar gold, divas and disco is what Easy Bake is all about! Fresh on the Vancouver DJ scene, Easy Bake Coven has already made her mark gracing the stages of some of Vancouver's raddest queer parties such as Man Up, Beers and Queers and Le hangover held at Eastside Studios. Easy Bake plays those fun-loving nostalgic tunes you can sing and dance to making her an absolute crowd favourite.
ROOM 2 • AKA MIDDLE EARTH
House and underground vibes
★ SIVZ ★
Called upon to share BC’s most desirable stages with the likes of Green Velvet, Mark Knight, Claptone, Dusky, and Shiba San to name a few, Sivz is known as a leading creator and curator of All Things House in the Vancouver community. One of the city’s most in demand DJs, she is regularly found drawing a dedicated fan base to her performances while holding her residencies at MIA and Gorg-O-Mish After-hours. Equally popular beyond home base, Sivz has performed at prestigious BC music festivals including Bass Coast, Snowbombing Canada, Motion Notion and Electric Love.
★ LEAHBABE ★
LeahBabe is a home-grown Vancouver DJ, as well as a proud member of the local LGBTQ community. While a student in Victoria, Leah burst out of the closet and onto the decks, and has never looked back. She has opened for house talents like Le Youth, Lane 8, Viceroy, and Pat Lok. LeahBabe's sets are fun and high-energy: expect to hear a range in house tunes and remixes that are guaranteed to get the floor bumping and the crowd moving. If you miss LeahBabe behind the decks, catch her front and center dancing around Vancouver's queer scene.
★ SKYLAR LOVE ★
Inspired by underground rave parties they attended in the 90’s Sky picked up their first set of turntables at the age of 15. Since then, they've witnessed the evolution of DJing and electronic music for over a decade and bring in the elements of old school and new school to their DJ sets.
Influenced by Deep House, Bass music and Hiphop, this renegade DJ has love for all genres which is revealed through their original mashups and remixes. Skylar is a strong advocate on breaking barriers for queer DJs and has traveled all over headlining in major cities including Berlin, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Atlanta, San Francisco and Oakland. Skylar shows versatility through imaginative style and sound over live performances and recorded DJ sets. The mission is to take you on a musical journey of different beats, rhythms and sounds through the medium of freestyle mixing.
\\\ KARAOKE ROOM ///
Your moment to shine ;) Karaoke set up with two microphones and all the good times with your pals and new friends ♥
\\\ CHILL VIBEZ ROOM ///
At the back of the club there chill lil room, step away from the loud music, take a breather, have a one on one with an old or new friend… Play some checkers or eat some candy. Specially curated music for our cuddle puddle chill vibez room.
Babes on Babes is held on occupied Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish Peoples. This includes the territories of the Musqueam and Skxwú7mesh-ulh nations.
** Cover: $15
** Doors Open: 8:30pm // Bands at 9pm Sharp // Dance @ 11pm
Hosted by: MC Brigee.K
Accessible pricing policy in effect! --> It's important to us that folks with financial barriers be able to access this event. We ask that you give us an advance notice if you need sliding scale admission. Whatever you can afford is okay.
Email us at [email protected]
19+ / Everyone welcome LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Washrooms are gender neutral/all genders.
Venue — Fortune Sound Club 147 E. Pender St.
Fortune is easily accessible by transit, street parking is available but please don’t drink and drive.
THE BUDDY SYSTEM:
Please remember: consent is sexy… and mandatory. Leave your oppressive & non inclusive behavior at the door. The Buddy System will be in effect. Our buddy will be wearing a bright yellow shirt. They will have bottled water handy for you, run interference if someone is receiving unwanted attention and generally serve as go-to support should any problems or questions arise.
While we cannot encourage the use of recreational drugs, we understand that folks have a variety of ways they like to party. We will have someone trained to administer NARCAN (available at this event) in the event of an opiate overdose.
Babes On Babes donates funds to local Queer services, we are always looking for new avenues to donate to. Feel free to email us your ideas and suggestions.
LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Washrooms are gender neutral.
Reminder that the more packed a space is, the less accessible it is. Please keep in mind how your body moves throughout the room and around people.
Please follow the link below for the detailed accessibility summary of Fortune Sound Club.
Babes On Babes is a Queer long weekend event. We are a
collective of artists, DJs and promoters with the desire to showcase and celebrate local and international Queer talent.