Reminisce about the good times from 'Mo-Wave 2013. Photos by the one and only Kelly O .
Curated by Steven Miller | smiller555.com
Opening Night Festivities:
Thursday April 11th 6-10
DJ Fistfight & DJ Pretty Baby
Featuring work by:
Mark Aguhar | David Belisle | James Bidgood | Adam Boehmer | Brian Britigan | Chris Buening | Adrain Chesser | Chris Crites | Paul Dymond | Fazaad Feroze | Juan Franco | Kerstin Graudins | Davida Ingram | Brian Kenny | Davora Lindner | Darius Morrison | Steven Miller | Slava Mogutin | Kelly O | Jessica Orr | Anouk Rawkson | Benjy Russell | Anthony Sonnenberg | Ilvs Strauss | Arthur Tress | Lorenzo Triburgo | Jess Wamre | Marcus Wilson | Joey Veltkamp
Mo Wave kicks off on Thursday night with a night of visual art called "Polari" and will host live shows Friday through Sunday, including headliners Team Dresch and The Need playing music venue Chop Suey. But alongside of those seminal queer bands are local staples and up-and-comers like Eighteen Individual Eyes, Magic Mouth, Half Breed and Wish Beard.
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It all sounds refreshing, and the DIY, punk aspect of the festival is about showcasing the weird and wild and wonderful. Wilson explains, "'Mo-Wave is very intentionally a queer festival, as opposed to a gay festival, because these days, gay means more like yes I'm a homosexual, but there's nothing else about me that's different from mainstream society, whereas queers are more in touch with, and more accepting of, the fact that there's something different about them. And that's a good thing—uniqueness or difference is what makes life interesting and what causes great art to happen. It is outsiders who make positive social change happen, not the people who want to be part of whatever the dominant paradigm is at the time."
ps. That Tenderfoot's a babe. ;)