Hello! Your new friends at ANDROMEDA SKY (Danni, Leah, and Alex) would like to welcome you to our debut ritual! Yes, our “band” is embarking on our first journey and we’d like for you to attend! This is it!

**SGNLS**
cosmic space time mind tunnels, alternative universes, dystopio-future***a furious mesh-mash of tangled wires, dislodge connections***if Orwell and Moroder did compositions for the Sex Pistols
http://www.toomodernworld.com/

**Good Night Stars Good Night Air**
real transient dreams, space star gazing planetarium psychedelia**if wind swept wisps made dance music remixes for Tangerine Dream

**Andromeda Sky**
debut outing for stellar witches**confusing transcendental noise and shambolic tectonics**if Massive Attack and Starhawk went to church with Sonic Youth

**Teenage Bigfoot**
all gnarled out wolf-mangle of urban sea pirates**skateboard shanties for the spike and claw sects
Teenagebigfoot.bandcamp.com

**Joyce Hatton**
interdimensional myriad mind-spaces fluctuating in heartbeat time**casual dream poet , primordial goddess of the universe

**April Anderson**
the eye

“The earth owes me nothing. I owe the earth”– Vinnie Paz

Hello! Your new friends at ANDROMEDA SKY (Danni, Leah, and Alex) would like to welcome you to our debut ritual! Yes, our “band” is embarking on our first journey and we’d like for you to attend! This is it!

**SGNLS**
cosmic space time mind tunnels, alternative universes, dystopio-future***a furious mesh-mash of tangled wires, dislodge connections***if Orwell and Moroder did compositions for the Sex Pistols
http://www.toomodernworld.com/

**Good Night Stars Good Night Air**
real transient dreams, space star gazing planetarium psychedelia**if wind swept wisps made dance music remixes for Tangerine Dream

**Andromeda Sky**
debut outing for stellar witches**confusing transcendental noise and shambolic tectonics**if Massive Attack and Starhawk went to church with Sonic Youth

**Teenage Bigfoot**
all gnarled out wolf-mangle of urban sea pirates**skateboard shanties for the spike and claw sects
Teenagebigfoot.bandcamp.com

**Joyce Hatton**
interdimensional myriad mind-spaces fluctuating in heartbeat time**casual dream poet , primordial goddess of the universe

**April Anderson**
the eye

“The earth owes me nothing. I owe the earth”– Vinnie Paz

laser life is a queer sci-fi reading series. this april 26th, 2013.

THE ACTUATOR, THE NEXUS. ALEX SMITH’S LASER LIFE QUEER SCI-FI READING SERIES MAKES ITS SPRING RETURN.

featuring:

special guest: POLYMER MONOCHROME, aka Paul Walker of SGNLS in his sci-fi reading debut!! We are ecstatic to hear this new/old voice.

Alex Smith/ARKDUST:
“Close your eyes little starry Captain, little man of cosmos, you’re almost there, becoming. A lotus flower will appear at the crest of your every step, through cracks in the dust and piss strewn sidewalks and in the mire of the still damp tarmac leading to the place you call home. Light this stick, it’s a candle, and yes, though it’s just a figment or a symbol of your dreams, it’s something you can hold on to, it’s something you can use to see in the dark. Can you see it? Behind the flame? On another plane, a figure, spiraling coming closer to and standing grand in space and lacking light? Is it sentient? Is it you?”

Maggie Eighteen/ALL THAT’S LEFT
“Not soon after they became immersed in the virtual place between both their connections, the in-between place where they released tension, the wi-fuck, they called it. Where his female-bodied Captain had parts from a male one, and he, so used to being the aggressive masculine archetype in person, was on his hands and knees, willingly at the mercy of whatever humiliation or obedient bark she could dish out. She would work him mercilessly. The world was scary, and tonight he wanted to cry. ”

Shane Jenkins/RAZED BY WOLVES
“And then the moon was blotted out. Hundreds of crows, maybe thousands, swirled up over the forest, cawing and shrieking. The noise was deafening, the sky a whirr of angry feathers. All at once, they descended upon Kevin. He struggled, but the griffin’s wings kept him from moving. The crows picked away at Kevin bit by bit, and flew away with small parts of him. A bit of skin here, an eyeball there, a piece of tongue. In three minutes, there was no trace of Kevin, as they even flew away with his bones.”

Ras Mashramani/THE NIGHT SPACE
“”Honey, it would be good for you,” her mother squeezes her shoulder–the first time in months, “It would help us all out. Then you can get back to being you, a good girl.”
While Melinda throws all of her hoodies and sweats into a duffel bag, she wonders what that makes her now, after she was taken. She checks her Facebook one last time, and browses YouTube. Absentmindedly, she googles her name. She googles Kensington 6. She googles abductions and inseminations. In one youtube video, there is a girl from the Midwest bragging about her insemination, spitting at the webcam. Melinda thinks, then, that it’s time to go to bed.”

R. Phillips/AFRO-FUTURIST AFFAIR
By day, R. Phillips is a public interest attorney at a nonprofit legal organization, assisting low-income members of the community. Against the backdrop of night, Phillips explores the fine line between fiction and reality, xperiments with time order, reverses cause & effect, turns black holes inside out to create worlds, and rearranges the cosmos to foster favorable astrological conditions for her alternate selves. She is the mother to her teen, Iyonna, and the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, a community for Philadelphia Afrofuturists. She plans to release an experimental novel called Recurrence Plot in late 2012/early 2013, should we survive the turning of the Mayan calendar. You may also catch her ruminating from time to time and space to space on her blog AstroMythoLosophy

LOCATION: A-Space Anarchist Community Center // 4722 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
TIME: 6:45PM, Friday April 26th, 2013
FACEBOOK RSVP

See videos from past Laser Life gatherings here.