Celebrate the LOVE!
Q-NIGHT AT KALA!
A QFolk Benefit Performance and Dance Party
Featuring Portland Electro-Pop Band
Saturday, February 11
Doors open 8pm
No Host Bar.
Mattachine Social 9pm.
(special guest performer Matthew Kern 8:45)
DANCE PARTY 10PM TO MIDNIGHT . . .
$10 at door. 21 and over please.
KALA, 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria
IN AUGUST of 2007, HIPFiSHmonthly introduced QFOLK, an LGBT visibility news and culture spot for the Columbia Pacific Region. Suffices to say, it is rare to find an LGBT section in a community newspaper in a rural region. In fact, prove me wrong, I’ve yet to find another. Hipfish albeit is an alternative newspaper, but that vehicle too is an urban construct. Though, the A&E (Arts and Entertainment sections) has found its place in almost all daily and weekly rural papers. Since the advent of printing, human activists have made use of the medium as a means of freedom of speech. The alternative newspaper today — in many smaller urban areas, in the Northwest, such as in Eugene (Eugene Weekly) and Bellingham, WA (The Cascadia Weekly), have culled what could be described as a progressive community culture and news medium, in addition to “watchdog” and investigative journalism.
What to deliver? A more upfront and inside reporting on where we live. The existence of QFOLK in HIPFiSH reflects a visible LGBT community supported by a whole community. On February 11 at KALA, we celebrate this community, The LGBT Community; friends, family and allies, please join us.
Described as the “love Child of Björk and The Jesus and Mary Chain” Portland, Oregon based MATTACHINE SOCIAL are a queer-core post-punk/pop musical project. Their songs run the emotional gamut of pop musical styling but each deal with historically important queer icons, civil rights uprisings, and a critique of modern queer culture…all while keeping your ass shaking!
Co-founders Justin Warner and Andrew Klaus are both accomplished multimedia artists with long careers in both film and music. As such Mattachine Social live shows are a heady mix of post-punk dance music and wild visuals aided by projection screens and glitter cannons all crafted by the band.
Mattachine Social also were local headliners for Portland Pride 2011 and participated in the first annual Portland Queer Music Festival. Next up they’ll be opening for Sandra Bernhardt.
Klaus has performed with lesbian punk icons The Butchies and Le Tigre before relocating to Portland in the early part of the decade pursuing a successful career as a filmmaker and internationally exhibited visual artist
Co-founder Justin Warner is an acclaimed animator and filmmaker and has had work appear on stage and in theaters from New York to Seattle, as well as mastermind behind the now defunct outfit Violet Uprising.
Warner and Klaus are joined onstage by the remarkably talented and handsome guitarist Ben Jansen, and the equally fabulous and beautiful Tammy Whynot on tambourine and backing vocals.
Mattachine Social released their debut ep in limited release in November of 2010 and expect a full album by early 2012.