CHROME CITY 2: No, New York

Vox Populi 319 N. 11th St, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia

a prep and a primer, re: CHROME CITY. From the Files of Lexcorp.. CC'd Weyland-Yutani, Cyberdyne Systems, Ltd., Tyrell Corporation, LLC.

Chrome City in general is an attempt to create new forms of art from the ethereal husks, the ozone laced residue of the retro-future, and to stitch new works, new possibilities from the light lines streaking off time warping deloreans. It's not just a "retro party"; the intention is to create something new while acknowledging everything that made us who we are.
Chrome City 2: No, New York, is both a conscious effort to vibrate away from the stagnancy of relying on Big Brother to validate us (in more ways than one, this time specifically New York City and it's relationship to Philly, as well as in an Orwellian sense--see what i did there?) So, we're saying "NO" to New York, but we're also bigging up; we can't front: the pre-Guiliani graffiti scrawl of a gang ridden late '70s and '80s NYC is ultimately enticing. Besides, "No New York" is the name of a seminal no wave compilation that informs much of the underground today. But aside from a raw play on words, we're looking to bridge the ever widening gap of the forward movements that took place downtown from 1977 to 1984-- go-go boys, voguers, bboys, art fags, drag queens all clash with the mandroids, bio-morphs, replikants and blade runners alike-- to the post internet everything world of today. Is it possible to simultaneously dis something and pay homage to it? Pour in those 1.21 gigawatts of ill base, no wave noise, and insurrectionist afterfuture cyber speak, then hop in the delorean and find out.

Wildseeds Black Futures Fest

Ibis Conservation Room 1401 Leonidas St, New Orleans

FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com
VOLUNTEERS: Email NOLAWildseeds@gmail.com if interested in being a volunteer :)

Save the date for the Wildseeds #BlackFuturesFest going on in New Orleans from May 28th-31st!

The Black Futures Fest is a celebration of the Black fantastic and will showcase the creative praxis of artists, writers, and cultural workers of color in New Orleans whose work engages around issues of Afrofuturism, Black science fiction, and the Black radical and speculative imagination—work exploring race, gender, class, social change, and the future of Black and Brown bodies and communities.

Open to the public, the weekend of festivities will feature film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and art and music by local artists and musicians. More than anything, the festival will provide a space to celebrate Black and Brown artists, writers, teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers engaged in shaping the future of Black people at the intersections of futurism, arts, and social change.

CHECK THIS PAGE REGULARLY FOR EVENT UPDATES OR VISIT www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com!

 

Malportado Kids, SCRAAATCH, Shakai Mondai, MMGz + Abdul Kadir (.__. ) 6/7 @ LAVA SPACE

LAVA zone 4134 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

Malportado Kids (pvd)
https://malportadokids.bandcamp.com/

SCRAAATCH (phl via dc)
https://soundcloud.com/scraaatch

Shakai Mondai (phl)
https://soundcloud.com/shakaimondai

Moor Mother Goddess + Abdul Kadir (phl)
http://ow.ly/MVFla

MAGUS MONK
birthday eighteen minus sci-fi short opener
https://allthatsleft.bandcamp.com/

$5 or w/e$25 if ur bringing colonial gaze (limited space @ venue)
quench ur thirst at homesunday attire/timeline

$5

Sass n smash 2: SGNLS, Goodnight Stars Goodnight Air, Joyce Hatton, the films of April Anderson, Andromeda Sky more tba

Vox Populi 319 N. 11th St, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia

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

A ⌔T ◉ N E ℳ E N T №.3

The Art Church of West Philadelphia 5219 Webster St, Philadelphia

A ⌔T ◉ N E ℳ E N T
< ♏︎E T A ⌔ T ◎ N E >
A ⌔ T U N E ♍︎ E N T
№.3

▲ ▼ ◼︎ ▼◀︎

◉ BLACK FUTURISM ✪ AFRIKAN RIDDEMS ▲

◎ SPACE BASS ◼︎ ANCESTRAL NOISE ►

◆ QUANTUM DYSTOPIA ◀︎ SOULDROMEDA ●

● ZULU NATION HEARTBEATS ◎ DARK MAGI BLUES ▼

◉ FREE JAZZ HOLOGRAMS ⌾

sound//waves

H P R I Z M
https://hprizm.bandcamp.com/

L I L D A V E
https://soundcloud.com/lildave

E X A KT L Y (DC)
https://soundcloud.com/cmpvtr-clvb

MOM² (DC)
MIND OVER MATTER MUSIC OVER MIND
https://soundcloud.com/bushmeat

ORGANIX TRIO (DC)

M M G Z
moormothergoddess.bandcamp.com

ANLI MARS

Special guests tba
Projections by Black Quantum Futurism

+++PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

$7 – $10

RBW5 / ROCKERS BBQ WEEKEND 5

LAVA zone 4134 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

ROCKERS IS A MONTHLY SHOW AND FESTIVAL THAT SHOWCASES BLACK/ MOOR / POC / QUEER / TRANS/ WOMYN ARTISTS THAT SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE SYSTEM

THE KOMINAS

REBELMATIC

KAHLIL ALI

SLAPDASH SOUNDSYSTEM

ANDROMEDA SKY

DJ HARAM
TRNSGNDR/VHS
2 SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
HOSTED BY ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX

$5 – $10

Afrofuturism NOW!

WORM Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam

The avant-garde is black! Afrofuturism is a cultural movement that has been existing for a couple of decades in America, Europe and Africa. Some prominent Afrofuturists are Sun Ra, George Clinton, Jeff Mills and Science Fiction writer Octavia Butler. Today, there's a new wave of Afrofuturist writers, performers, visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, bloggers, activists. Contemporary Afrofuturists - Rasheedah Phillips, Ytasha Womack, King Britt and many others - fuse science fiction imagination with avant-garde & DIY culture while reflecting black diaspora.

From 14th to 17th October, WORM will celebrate contemporary Afrofuturism with the festival "Afrofuturism Now!". In preparation of this event, our program will look back at the roots of this super-interesting cultural movement, with an extensive film program and a lecture in June.

Community Futures Lab Opening Reception

Community Futures Lab 2204 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia

Black Quantum Futurism/ The AfroFuturist Affair celebrate the opening of our new space COMMUNITY FUTURES LAB!

Over the next year, Black Quantum Futurism will be building and enacting a quantum time capsule, exploring oral histories/futures, preservation, displacement, and alternative temporalities within the North Philadelphia community known as Sharswood/Blumberg. “Community Futurisms” will document the redevelopment of Sharswood/Blumberg, through a multidisciplinary community art project that explores the intersections of futurism, literature, visual remixing, sound, and activism as art.

Join us on June 18, 2016 as we open the COMMUNITY FUTURES LAB, which will function as a resource library, community studio and gallery, workshop space, story recording booth, thinktank, experimental space and more.

ALL AGES
Light refreshments
Soundscapes + Projections by BQF
konja sound by Sirius JuJu
reading by Moor Mother
fly life sounds by Alexoteric

FREE

ROCKERS!

TBA

+ IT ALL STARTED JUST LIKE THIS
AT SQUARE ONE + BECAUSE YOU HAD TO

++++++ ROCKERS / + JUNE 26 / + SUNDAY

MIGHTY PARADOCS (return of faye)
+

EX BY V
+

INTERMINABLE
+

SPECIAL GUEST TBA
+

HOSTED BY ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX
+

DJ/SOUNDS BY MOOR MOTHER + ESTIA

MORE INFO TBA
@ROCKERS ON FB FOR QUESTIONS

Kimya Dawson // Moor Mother // METROPOLARITY // Daphne

319 Performance Space 319 N. 11th Street, 3rd Fl, Philadelphia

Door at 7:30 // Performances at 8, $15 cover
ALL AGES
21+ beer for donations

319 Performance Space (aka AUX @Vox Populi)
319 N. 11th St. 3rd floor
Philadelphia PA
**accessible by 3 steps to elevator-help will be provided for those who need it!**
**AIR CONDITIONED**

$15

Apiary x METROPOLARITY Soft Targets Launch Party

Painted Bride ArtsCenter 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia

all danger all softness no geolocation
1 nite revelry spells and sanctuary
texts songs dances
against the gathering data storm

this portal exists when we begin
this portal ends at midnight

APIARY MAGAZINE x METROPOLARITY
:
SOFT TARGETS
issue 8 of APIARY in collabo with sci-fi collective METROPOLARITY.
read philadelphia's visions of vulnerability, violence and ecstasy;
survival strategies in our contested city;
the monstrous and tender contending inside us

7 PM: PARTING OF TIME AND SPACE // AIRPLANE MODE
enter.
drinks (government ID checked at door)
new names (memorywipe your government ID)
anti-surveillance face & body art

8-10 PM INCANTATIONS FOR INVISIBILITY
readings by 25+ storyspinners and poets
frequency lifting by the URBAN SHAMANS word/sounds/power:afrobeat funk jazz

10-MIDNIGHT DANCE PARTY
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ FEATURING ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
⚡ Anti-facial recognition face painting and body art by Kitakiya Davis
♪ Live musical performance by Philly's URBAN SHAMANS: afrobeat funk jazz grooves, WORDS, SOUNDS, and POWER!
♪ DJ wizardry by Alex Smith (of METROPOLARITY)

MIDNIGHT-??? AFTERPARTY @ SILK CITY
may the ephemeral gather strength and carry us through the night

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: $7-10 SUGGESTED DONATION

$7 – $10

ROCKERS BBQ WEEKEND #6

Community Futures Lab 2204 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia

ROCKERS BBQ WEEKEND WILL TAKE PLACE AUG 27TH & 28TH 2016 WE CELEBRATE OUR 6TH YEAR DOING THE FESTIVAL!! I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR SUPPORTING ROCKERS OVER THE YEARS IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO PROVIDE SO MANY WITH A PLATFORM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES.ROCKERS MONTHLY SHOWS MAY BE OVER BUT WE WILL CONTINUE […]

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