asker

Anonymous asked: What advice would you give someone who's looking to start a diy record label (we dont wanna be competition, were across the country from you)? Is there anything we need to know? Anything that could help get us started?

I asked the collective and here are some answers I got.

Set realistic goals. I think that was a big part of how we were able to get this going.”

"Open it up! It’s been great having so many people involved in one capacity or another."

"be a team player.

"Try to help your community, not just your friends. If everyone works together everyone can reap the benefits!"

"Almost all our events/shows are all ages and no booze/no alcohol. I think this keeps it a welcoming environment for everyone. Punks get shit done!"

Hope this helps! We would love to stay in touch and hear about what you create :) (sorry it’s kinda late)

Thank you to everyone who came and helped make ABQ LadyFest 2014 amazing. Keep supporting women in music and promote equality!

photos by Mauro Woody and Anna Mall

 

Who is ready for ABQ LadyFest 2014 this Saturday!?

goatheadrecordcollective:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for GOAT MILK ZINE #11
We’re making a zine about the BODY!
Submit your art, writing, essays, anything to goatmlkzine@gmail.com by July 6th.  See our submission guidelines. 
Topics of discussion may include, but are definitely not limited to: body image, body function, body representation, body modification, the changing body, out-of-body experience, biological determinism, body vs identity, hot bods, embodiment, the shuffling of this mortal coil, body hair, body dysphoria, body euphoria, body, body, bodhi, bowie, body 

You still have time to submit to our newest zine!

goatheadrecordcollective:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for GOAT MILK ZINE #11

We’re making a zine about the BODY!

Submit your art, writing, essays, anything to goatmlkzine@gmail.com by July 6th.  See our submission guidelines

Topics of discussion may include, but are definitely not limited to: body image, body function, body representation, body modification, the changing body, out-of-body experience, biological determinism, body vs identity, hot bods, embodiment, the shuffling of this mortal coil, body hair, body dysphoria, body euphoria, body, body, bodhi, bowie, body 

You still have time to submit to our newest zine!

pukewhenimsad:

WHY?

Past and present, radical and anarchist spaces within Portland have established with extensive intentions and for better or worse, evolved into primarily functioning with a specific purpose  such as an all-ages venue or a free store. While we believe these things to be important, even essential, we are focusing on maintaining our collective and space to be flexible, transparent and intend on  having a multi-purpose space in North or Northeast Portland. We will be under the umbrella of a local non-profit which will allow us to regularly apply for grants to maintain our financial stability and offer an updated, extensive lending library, which will include fresh, revolving literature for sale. We intend to offer more than just free use of computers, we will focus our financial resources on purchasing equipment that can be used for various projects. As well, depending on our neighborhood we will focus on addressing the needs of our immediate community and this will, in some ways, shape how we function and operate. This practice has been admirably used by the Red and Black Cafe, wherein they have purposed themselves as more than just a cafe, but also as an all ages venue as well as a safer place for the houseless population within their neighborhood. Our hope is to present our space as it reflects our politics, but also as an inclusive place where people of all backgrounds and identities can feel comfortable, safe and engaged.

Your donations are essential in securing a physical space, which will include at least six months rent to ensure stability, as well as start-up costs such as paint and bookshelves, initial stock (zines, books, etc) as well as resources like computers, a projector, industrial coffee maker, and other art supplies and equipment.

About the collective:

From 1895-1807, The Firebrand existed as an anarchist newspaper started by a family of farmers in Portland, Oregon. Along with serving as a radical hub of the West Coast they promoted civil disobedience, free love and women’s rights. As the newly formed Firebrand Collective we hope to pay homage to our political ancestors and keep the candles lit with our passion for freedom, equality, art and education.

The Firebrand Collective is working on opening a radical hub in North or Northeast Portland. The space is intended to serve as an inclusive social and political multi-use center, available for people living in the city to utilize for their projects and needs. This will also function as an archival library for music, radical literature, and information about resources in the city.

In addition to being a physical location for groups to meet and for access to information, this new radical hub will also be an all-ages music venue, event space, and social center. The Firebrand Collective strives to maintain a political atmosphere that stands in opposition to capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression and hierarchy. The Firebrand Collective aims to create a space that meets the needs of our community while also focusing on the needs of those most affected by systemic violence.

Your donations are essential in securing a physical space, which will include at least six months rent to ensure stability, as well as start-up costs such as paint and bookshelves, initial stock (zines, books, etc) as well as resources like computers, a projector, industrial coffee maker, and other art supplies and equipment.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE:

http://www.freefunder.com/campaign/Help-Us-Open-Portlands-Only-Infoshop/

Help out this awesome collective!

Get ready for ABQ LADYFEST 2014!!
BANDS: -Lindy Vision  -Vassar Bastards  -Apricity  -Lady Uranium  -Anna Mall  -Bigawatt  -Alexandra Mirabal -Alonerly  -Holographic Dinosaur Patch -Arroyo Deathmatch  -Ether Island  PRESENTERS: Yarrow Perea Albuquerque SANE Collaborative ABQ UNIDOS Young Women United
((What is Ladyfest?))
ABQ Ladyfest is honoring local women artists & musicians by bringing them to the spotlight as a way of combating a male-centric music scene. 
"The first Ladyfest took place in Olympia, Washington in August 2000. Since then, hundreds of iterations of the festival have happened across the globe. No two events look the same — each responds to the needs of its particular community and time." -Ladyfest Philadelphiahttp://www.ladyfestphilly.com/
(fb event page here)

Get ready for ABQ LADYFEST 2014!!

BANDS:
-Lindy Vision
-Vassar Bastards
-Apricity
-Lady Uranium
-Anna Mall
-Bigawatt
-Alexandra Mirabal
-Alonerly
-Holographic Dinosaur Patch
-Arroyo Deathmatch
-Ether Island

PRESENTERS:
Yarrow Perea
Albuquerque SANE Collaborative
ABQ UNIDOS
Young Women United

((What is Ladyfest?))

ABQ Ladyfest is honoring local women artists & musicians by bringing them to the spotlight as a way of combating a male-centric music scene.

"The first Ladyfest took place in Olympia, Washington in August 2000. Since then, hundreds of iterations of the festival have happened across the globe. No two events look the same — each responds to the needs of its particular community and time."
-Ladyfest Philadelphia
http://www.ladyfestphilly.com/

(fb event page here)

We have tons of shows coming up in Albuquerque this week.  If you’re in town, come on down!  If you’re fly, come on by! 

We have tons of shows coming up in Albuquerque this week.  If you’re in town, come on down!  If you’re fly, come on by! 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for GOAT MILK ZINE #11
We’re making a zine about the BODY!
Submit your art, writing, essays, anything to goatmlkzine@gmail.com by July 6th.  See our submission guidelines. 
Topics of discussion may include, but are definitely not limited to: body image, body function, body representation, body modification, the changing body, out-of-body experience, biological determinism, body vs identity, hot bods, embodiment, the shuffling of this mortal coil, body hair, body dysphoria, body euphoria, body, body, bodhi, bowie, body 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for GOAT MILK ZINE #11

We’re making a zine about the BODY!

Submit your art, writing, essays, anything to goatmlkzine@gmail.com by July 6th.  See our submission guidelines

Topics of discussion may include, but are definitely not limited to: body image, body function, body representation, body modification, the changing body, out-of-body experience, biological determinism, body vs identity, hot bods, embodiment, the shuffling of this mortal coil, body hair, body dysphoria, body euphoria, body, body, bodhi, bowie, body 

YES Fest night 6! Our final night together was just superb.

Thanks again to the community for all your support, and to all the musicians for being so amazing we just couldn’t say NO!

We have come to our last night of YES Fest, and boy howdy it’s gonna be a good one!

Tuesday, June 17th, @ The Wagon Wheel 
Hi Ho Silver, Away (diy punx, CA)
Jack’s Smirking Revenge (punk folk, Boulder CO)
Casper Allen / HOBO POP (Denver, CO)
Sloe Fizz and the Wallbangers (Abq)

Come hang out with us for our closing night. 

Ludlow’s Tour Schedule! (our buddies who just left YES Fest are continuing onward with their tour!)

June 18 Amarillo Texas
June 19 Dallas Fort Worth Texas
June 20 Austin Texas
June 21 San Antonio Texas
June 22-26 anywhere in Texas
June 27 Houston Texas
June 28 New Orleans Louisiana
June 29 - July 3 anywhere in between New Orleans and Savannah
July 4 Savannah Georgia
July 5 Wilmington North Carolina
July 6-10 anywhere in the Carolinas
July 11 Washington DC
July 12 Baltimore Maryland
July 13-17 anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina
July 18 Asheville North Carolina
July 19 Nashville Tennessee
July 20-24 anywhere in between Tennessee and Colorado
July 25 Denver Colorado
July 26 Boulder Colorado

YES Fest night 4!! Holy crap, thank you for everyone who is sticking with us night after night and keeping the happy vibes going! 

Tonight is our night off from music, but there will be a movie night at The Bungalow.

YES Fest night 3! (and a little from night 2 because my camera died)

Tonight we are back at the Wagon Wheel with three touring bands and one local! Don’t miss out, passes are now only $6 for the remanding 2 shows (and will probably be lowered again). 

YES Fest night 2 was at The Wagon Wheel! We are only a 3rd of the way through our marathon of awesome shows. Tonight will continue that fest back at The Bungalow with 4 more bands!

Our First night of YES Fest went amazingly! Thank you to everyone who helped us kick it off at The Bungalow. Tonight we are starting back up again at the Wagon Wheel with 4 more amazing bands!