The awesomeness known as the ‘MO WAVE Music & Arts Festival is kicking off their mega week of loveliness TONIGHT, Thursday, April 10 with the Opening Night Party & Queer Art Show happening at True Love Art Gallery at 1525 Summit Avenue at 6pm. It features work from internationally known artists such as Brian Kenny and Slava Mogutin, plus work from Seattle and Pacific Northwest artists like Frank Correa and Michael Horwitz, our new crush object. (Michael will be around the ENTIRE weekend apparently, doing sketches of lucky folks!!)
The opening night party for the exhibit will also feature music from DJ Fistfight.
AND, you can still grab three day passes and individual day tickets to the music portion of ‘Mo Wave which is all happening at Chop Suey from Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13. Apparently, ‘Mo Wave’s over reliance on having The Stranger as their sole media sponsor hasn’t paid off with a sold out festival….which is too bad because they really do have a terrific line-up including gender bending superstar CHRISTEENE on Friday; rising musical talent ZEBRA KATZ on Saturday, and the beloved cabaret superstar formerly known as the “Kiki” in “Kiki & Herb”, the one and only Mx JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND will be headlining on Sunday.
There’s other great queer performers on the bill each night as well, including CARLETTA SUE KAY, LOGAN LYNN, and TACOCAT among many others.
Fans of alternative queer music…you’d be foolish to miss out. Go grab tickets NOW!!!
And, we really are surprised they haven’t sold out…especially Sunday with Justin Bond an amazing performer and a very popular one with a strong fan base. Maybe people are just reluctant to go to Chop Suey? Their poor sound system and overpriced, weak drinks do turn people off. We’ve said more than once, you can’t successfully compete for a gay audience if your bar pours a stingy, expensive drink…not when your club is situated between TWO gay bars who pour heavy and cheap, ie: Madison Pub and Diesel.
Hint, hint…for the thousandth time.
And, snarking aside, we really do love and support this festival. We think it’s a terrific idea and always have. We want it to succeed…and, we’re happy to help. Even when we get the cold shoulder…