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Event Archive - Tiny Firsts Tour: Bonfire Madigan, Evan Greer, Mike XVX, Star, Zac V

Sat. April 7th 2012 7pm - 10pm The Solstice Cafe (All Ages) 7pm - 10pm
$5 - $15 Sliding scale, no one turned away
Two families full of radical queer riot-folk fury are traveling the West Coast in April 2012. Get in touch now to bring us to your town!


BONFIRE MADIGAN
legendary cello wielding folk-punk mama with riot-grrrl roots. founder of the Icarus Project and formerly of Tattle Tale (Kill Rockstars, K Records.) http://www.bonfiremadigan.com

EVAN GREER (of the RIOT-FOLK COLLECTIVE)
genderqueer riot-folk-parent kicking catchy singalongs for liberation http://www.evangreer.org

with special guests

Mike XvX - vegan, gluten-free, theft-positive hardcore, sex-positive sxe, professional adventurer/amateur musician, down with the A-squad, feminist, atheist, anti-civ, excellent high five-r, devourer of garlic, bicycle warrior, backyard pool infiltrator, pretty good friend
http://mikexvx.bandcamp.com/


Star - Star is a hobo folk banjo player from Victoria... her music consists of snakes, trains, dreams, ghosts, love, and revolution. Strange yet intriguing, a buffet for the ears.

Zac V - sweet sweet dude with an acoustic guitar
http://www.myspace.com/thelangfordkidd

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About the Tiny Fists Tour

Two dynamic activist musicians are hitting the road this spring with their babies on board, toting an arsenal of stringed instruments and a whole bunch of reusable diapers, hellbent on making folk a threat again.

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ABOUT BONFIRE MADIGAN:
“Bonfire Madigan is a little string outfit led by the dynamic cellist Madigan Shive ... she stirs up a ruckus.” — The New Yorker

"Check in with her. She’ll leave you spellbound." — LA Weekly

Bonfire Madigan Shive is a visionary cellist, vocalist, composer, performing artist, and international touring musician who has collaborated with artists including Jolie Holland, Acadamy Award nominee Elliot Smith, Joan Jeanrenaud from Kronos Quartet, and David Coulter of The Pogues. Madigan has toured extensively, composed/performed original scores for major theater productions most recently with Carey Perloff (Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater), and shared stages with legends like Kimya Dawson, Neko Case, Cat Power, Gossip, Fugazi, Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse. She’s a contributing author to the anthology Live through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (Seven Stories Press), sharing company with bell hooks, Nan Goldin, Kate Bornstein, and other great artists. In addition, Madigan is a founding collective member of The Icarus Project, a grassroots support and media network led by people living with experiences commonly labeled "mental illness." LISTEN and for further info: http://www.bonfiremadigan.com

“Madigan Shive is the vocal and lyrical heart of this avant-garde chamber pop outfit, whose members occasionally rotate. Equal parts feminist polemics, civil disobedience, and raw poetic power, it's not for the faint of heart or weak of mind. Oh, and she plays a mean cello, too.”

— The Village Voice

ABOUT EVAN GREER:

“Evan Greer is an eloquent and energetic writer. (S)he reminds me of Phil Ochs.”

--Dr. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

Evan Greer is a transgender singer/songwriter, parent, and community organizer based in Boston, MA. (S)he writes and performs high-energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! At 25 years old, Evan tours internationally as a musician and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. Armed with a repertoire of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to foot-stompin’ bluegrass singalongs, Evan has shared stages with artists as musically diverse as Pete Seeger, Immortal Technique, Billy Bragg, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Pamela Means, Boots Riley of The Coup, State Radio, Anne Feeney, Holly Near, Oi Polloi, The Mammals, Xiu Xiu, Vicci Martinez (of NBC’s “The Voice,”) and Chumbawamba. LISTEN and learn more: http://www.riotfolk.org/evan

"Evan Greer continues to write inspiring folk music in the tradition of the great protest singers ... and (s)he's a heck of a guitar player. I suspect that songs like 'Ya Basta!' and 'Picketline Song' will be heard at the barricades for years to come."

--Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine

Mike XVX (Folk Punk)

vegan, gluten-free, theft-positive hardcore, sex-positive sxe, professional adventurer/amateur musician, down with the A-squad, feminist, atheist, anti-civ, excellent high five-r, devourer of garlic, bicycle warrior, backyard pool infiltrator, pretty good friend ... more info
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Zac V (old timey)

wheres the folk at? more info
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