Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia
Join GET LUCID! and PSY-FI for another ACTIVIST HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY featuring DJs, LIVE MUSIC, ART, and SPOKEN WORD POETRY - This time we're fundraising for Decarcerate PA, a local grass roots activist campaign that aims to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania! (you can donate directly to them here: http://www.decarceratepa.info/)
Come early for the Art show at 8! - Donate $5 or more at the door - 21+ - WEAR A COSTUME (prizes for the best ones)
LIVE MUSIC > GALVANIZE
∆ Galvanize [Rock music you can dance to]
Galvanize plays electronic music for dancing with live drums, blues-driven, psychedelic guitar and vocals on top. If daft punk and queens of the stone age had a baby, that baby would be Galvanize. Now with live drums!!!
DJs > RED RICHARDS / MR MANIC / SEAN GRAHAM
∆ Red Richards [Tech House / Garage / Minimal]
Philly’s official Parisian transplant, RED is a versatile music producer and prolific composer with releases in a wide range of musical styles.
Behind the decks, Red generates a high octane dance floor with a tuneful touch and flawless sense of timing; assured to get your back off against the wall!
∆ Mr. Manic [Deep House]
Kyle McKay aka Mr. Manic is electronic musician from Philadelphia. He is a hobbyist of electronic music hardware, having had much experience in the fields of synthesizers and sound design. He has dabbled in several different genres, and has had experience in many different scenes and subcultures. Currently, he is the director of an art and music collective/production company/music label called Psy.Fi. Mr. Manic's favorite genre of electronic dance music is deep house, which he produces from time to time.
∆ Sean Graham [Progressive Techno]
Sean Graham is a DJ/Producer originally from Toronto, Canada now living in Philadelphia. Sean’s first exposure to house music was in the late 80s while frequenting underground clubs in Canada the US and Europe. This experience coupled with his background as a guitarist, were the foundation for his soulful and energetic style. His unique style is a blend of techno and progressive house that aims to take the listener on a mind altering journey. His intricate melodies and hypnotic sound work to create a euphoric energy that breathes life into the crowd.
SPOKEN WORD > RAW FRUIT LLC
∆ Raw Fruit LLC is committed to creating theatrical opportunities for women of color in Philadelphia. RAWfruit promotes the celebration of womanhood and cultural awareness.
VISUALS / PERFORMANCES > PSY.FI COLLECTIVE
∆ Psy.Fi is a collective of musicians, producers, DJ's, MC's, performance artists, and visual artists based out of Philadelphia. Created in 2010, its members produce music that span the worlds of electronic and hip-hop, with styles that push boundaries yet remain still rooted in tradition. Psy.Fi functions as a full time label that develops, releases, and promotes the work of some of Philly's most innovative new artists through the utilization of a vast network of resources and talents shared collectively by all those involved. The organization also hosts one-off and monthly events in the Philadelphia area featuring music and art from both local and national levels.
ART ON DISPLAY
∆ Jason Brueck (www.alterimages.net)
∆ Jen Lightfoot (http://jenlightfoot.com/)
∆ Ali Thomson (www.alithompsonart.com)
∆ Jaden Remy (www.jadenremy.com)
∆ Greg Gardner
∆ Stephanie Slate (http://www.stephanieslate.com/)
WHAT IS DECARCERATE PA?
∆ Decarcerate PA is a coalition of organizations and individuals seeking an end to mass incarceration and the harms it brings our many communities. Decarcerate PA seeks mechanisms to establish and maintain whole, healthy communities and believes that imprisonment exacerbates the problems we face. They therefore demand an immediate and lasting moratorium on all new prisons: no new prisons, no new county or city jails, no prison expansions, no new beds in county jails, no immigrant detention facilities, no private prisons. They also demand changes in policing, sentencing and legislation to reduce the prison population. They believe that public money should instead be spent on quality public schools, jobs and job training, community-based reentry services, health care and food access, drug and alcohol treatment programs, stable housing, restorative forms of justice and non-punitive programs that address the root cause of violence in our communities. Such steps are necessary to secure socially responsible, personally secure, and economically viable communities in our state.
More info at: http://www.decarceratepa.info/about
GET LUCID! -THE COLLECTIVE
∆ We are an intergenerational team that aims to build a solid and unique event that is community-based and directed by imagination, innovation, and a global vision.
Our events are community-based. Get Lucid! rallies a diverse group of activists, artists, and party-goers around multimedia and performance art while highlighting an array of social justice causes and the dedicated people working for them. This is a place where all communities seeking social justice can make new connections and explore new causes.
Get Lucid! strives for imagination and innovation. As an ever-growing community of artists, activists, musicians, and social workers, the wider Get Lucid! collective is engaged in a constant discourse on how to integrate social consciousness and activism with art and dance parties. This is how we have managed to turn our multimodal arts events into both a safe space for all communities and a site of mutual learning.
More info at: http://getlucid.org/