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The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St @ 22nd, Oakland, California 94612
EAST BAY! The Homobiles are about to hit the road, swinging down the west coast and through the southwest. Come on out and send us off right!
Featuring Maya Songbird, Messy Lover & Los Sirenas!
We won't keep you out too late. Promise.
$7–10, all ages, wheelchair accessible
(flyer art by Tanya Wischerath)
— The Homobiles are a queer punk supergroup that sings songs about cars and babes, bathhouses and sit-lie ordinances, truck stops and street harassment revenge fantasies. Featuring Lynn Breedlove (ex-Tribe 8), Fureigh (ex-the Shondes), Ed Varga (Homo a Go Go), Stephany Joy Ashley (St. James Infirmary), Corrie Bennett and award-winning songwriter Mya Byrne. You'll wanna dance.
Maya Songbird is the next electric superstar. Songbird mixes disco, electro, pop, and funk to make her own out-of-this-world sound influenced by being raised in the colorful and historic Castro District in SF. Themes of liberation, self-love, feminism, and empowerment permeate her extensive and diverse discography.
Los Sirenas is a band of queer women of color who were brought together with the guidance of their generous ancestors. This trio creates a musical sacred space on stage and plays to communities that are battling against homophobia, misogyny and white supremacy. LS's fierce expressions call out to empower their sexual and political identities while venting turbulent moments of heart break. Their sound is described as a political neo soul remix with saxophone accents, earth roots and raw vocals.
Messy Lover is queer pop/rock project featuring the fabulous Sparkle Thornton.