punk vaudeville @Nola: Fun Boys, Albert Bagman, Austin & Olivia

Before getting to all that’s fit to post, undoubtedly you saw something about the Women’s March in DC or Frederick this past Saturday.  An incredible turnout of over a million-a sea of iconic pink pussyhats, and a first shot across the bow in resisting the trump adminstration – what with all the racism, misogyny, homophobia and aversion to facts that epitomizes that camp.  Over a million+ in DC –there were over a thousand here in Frederick – yes, FREDERICK! That kind of turnout never happens here.  Then there was the worldwide turnout. No to fascism statement on day 1 of the trump era. Here’s the FNP coverage of the event AND a relatively new outfit, Frederick Extra, an online news site, posted up on the Frederick march – identifying the man that helped amplify the speeches and announcements. And  now, a video from the Frederick march:

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Detour screening at Area 31 + Cheshi in DC for “Inaugural Pall” anti-trump show on Jan 20

“Detour” screening Friday night Jan 20th at Area 31 in downtown Frederick – might be a perfect deviation from dark clouds coming over DC on inauguration day.   This is part of their ongoing Select Screenings in their attempt to keep bring indie 1st run films to Frederick.

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Ringing the new year (14 days late) with Cosmic Halitosis & Friends

And I’m back in the clustered f’ed spires after spending time with family out west and I couldn’t be more pleased: Mason-Dixon Punk Art show (shows if you include the Gravel & Grind Q&A and the Guidos live show with Stephen Blickenstaff’s Atomic Mosquitos and Frederick’s own dRVIN bEATS went off spectacularly well last weekend.

The FNP just killed it with fantastic pre-show coverage of the punk art show (Still going on at Artist Angle all thru January) – in fact Lauren LaRocca went all out in speaking the cold hard truth about the arts scene in Frederick: in a word, art in Frederick is safe.  Reading between the lines,  it’s too safe – like sanitized safe – with no real edge. That’s not to say there aren’t rad artists doing amazing things -but even the rad artists here know Frederick as a whole isn’t all that at the moment.  Exhibit #1: the painted bridge in Frederick’s Carroll Creek.  But enough of the reality, the article is titled Frederick Goes Punk (for a short time, anyway). The shows I heard were a hit and Andy Stout (of Miss Lonelyheart and organizer of the show) was ecstatic about the turnout.

 

 

Photo: Jason Malmont

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