Homoground will be hosting a live discussion with local Austin folks who do rad things like organize & promote queer events, parties. (panelist bios below)
This event is a part of Dropbox’s Podcast Salon Series at SXSW and will be taped with a live audience to be featured as a future episode of the Homoground podcast. It will start promptly at 5:30pm, so please come early to grab your spot!
Tuesday March 15th 2016, 5:30pm (sharp)
@ Lustre Pearl (94 Rainey St, Austin TX 78701)
At 8pm, Join us for the afterparty with Song Exploder, DJ Nimble Digitz & DeeJay Honeycomb.
~~ PANELISTS ~~
Hazey Fairless is a co-founder of GaybiGayGay, a queer family backyard music fest based in Austin, TX. She and Silky Shoemaker started GBGG in her backyard 10 years ago but are taking a break this year. Hazey also co hosts with Beth Schindler a semi monthly party called Lesbian Wedding at the Sahara Lounge. Aside from throwing parties, she owns a custom metal fabrication shop in Austin, lives with her sweetheart and their 3 good/bad dogs.
Jeremy von Stilb is a DJ and film maker who produces events under the name Mouthfeel. Along with a group of collaborators, he throws the house music focused Deep Inside, programs the queer film series Homo Arigato, and puts on the SXSW showcase Y’All Or Nothing which focuses on LGBTQ and female performers.
Sarah Marloff never meant to become an event planner and party promoter, yet here she is today. After joining forces with two fabulous DC queers, Sarah helped co-create the District’s queer grrrl lifestyle blog and party-throwin krew, Where The Girls Go. From Pride parades, to glitter embedded parties, and monthly DFM summer tea dance, Sarah has been creating queer (grrrl) space since 2011 – despite her sometimes crippling shyness. In 2013 Sarah landed in Austin with two goals: get a paid writing gig, and bring WTGG to ATX. Today she’s the Austin Chronicle’s Gay Place wrangler (among other things), and throws Where the Girls Go ATX’s monthly Guerrilla Queer Bars with DJ Girlfriend (among other things). In her spare time, she manages the dating site, LGBTQutie’s social media, blog, and local events.
Ezra Edwards aka “GirlFriend” has been a DJ and event planner for five years. An active public figure in Austin’s queer scene, Ezra has consistently created safe spaces for the community to dance, have fun, and experience new music. Each year, Ezra puts on gAyCL – an independent alternative festival dedicated to highlighting local queer talent and welcoming outside homo headliners. Alongside co-pilot Sarah Marloff, Ezra also leads the group Guerrilla Queer Bar in takeovers of local “straight” bars. In February, Ezra began a new monthly party called #BPM (Babes Playing Music), which spotlights female, trans, and qpoc DJ’s from out of state as well as local up-and-coming queer DJs. 2016 has also been the start of Ezra’s writing career, you can now find him on the Austin Chronicle’s Gay Place Blog. A purveyor of good times, Ezra continues to work hard for his community.
~~~ MODERATOR ~~~
Lynn Casper created Homoground in 2011 as a platform for the queer community to share music with each other. Homoground’s podcast spotlights queer musicians and events from all over the world. You can listen at homoground.com, iTunes or other podcast apps.
In 2012, Lynn organized Feminist Playing Cards (feministcards.com), a collaborative deck of cards featuring feminist musicians illustrated by 14 feminist artists including Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females), Lauren Denitzio (Worriers), Cristy Road (The Homewreckers) +more.
Lynn is also an active cyclist who advocates for safer streets and bicycle visibility in Brooklyn, NY. @lynncasper
Homoground is an audio podcast spotlighting queer music + events. www.homoground.com
Dropbox is a file hosting service. Homoground uses Dropbox to organize music submitted to us from bands all over the world!