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BASS Benefit Show: Kohinoorgasm, Diaspoura, Mayx
April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come party for a good cause! This is a benefit concert for Bay Area Solidarity Summer(BASS)—a local, political action camp for budding South Asian activists. It’s an amazing, inclusive, and intersectional experience for college-age youth looking to build up their activist skills, so here’s your noble excuse to head over to Classic Cars West Beer Garden April 4 for a chill time!
Kohinoorgasm x Diaspoura x mayx
Doors @ 7 / Show @ 7:30-10pm
$10-$20 adv or $10-$20 at the door
Yummy restaurant @ CCW, if you want to catch a meal, snack, or drinks before/during the show!
More info at: www.solidaritysummer.org
Event Poster: Joshua Hong (@jdyhong)
//Kohinoorgasm// is the lo-fi experimental pop music project of queer, mixed, desi artist Josephine Shetty. Shetty uses minimal dance beats and susurrate vocals to create hypnotic environments in which she hopes listeners can reflect and replenish. As a self-managed, self-produced, and self-releasing solo artist, critical elements of Kohinoorgasm’s ethos include advocating for the rights of independent artists, affirming the legitimacy of marginalized artists, and investing in grassroots artistry. She has performed at festivals, universities, museums, music venues, and art spaces across the US and Europe. Josephine is born and based in Los Angeles, CA.
//Diaspoura// is a downtempo electronic producer and new media artist from a highway hotel in rural South Carolina. Their first release Demonstrations was an experimental DIY project documenting lived experience as a queer femme of color buried in the poor Deep South. Their released the emotionally charged track “GTF” (get the fuck) on Tr*mp’s inauguration, and their newest two-track release “Traumaporn” is a developed study of sounds encompassing both power and vulnerability using iconic rigid beats, bells, and dense harmonies. Their latest video released on NYLON “explains what it means to be a real ally” through the lens of a poor brown and gay Southerner.
//mayx// (maya acharya) is a queer desi songwriter, producer, and guitarist from the bay area. they make music to record personal and community histories, to dream of futures, and to heal. they recently released an EP, time off, which explores queer love, family, and time.