Thursday, March 29, 2007

:::Mangos with Chili: Sweat, Sweets and Nightmares:::

:::Mangos with Chili: Sweat, Sweets and Nightmares:::
A Queer and Trans People of Colour Cabaret

THURSDAY, APRIL 5th, doors @ 8pm
Le Studio, 2109 St. Laurent Blvd
(wheelchair accessible venue)
$5 at the door, no one turned away. ALL AGES

ASL interpretation is available upon request with 48 hours notice.
For more information about the event or to request ASL interpretation,
call 514-848-2424 ext. 7431 or email centre2110 @

Mangos with Chili: the floating cabaret of QTPOC bliss, dreams, sweat,
sweets and nightmares, is coming to Montreal. On Thursday, April 5th the
multi-cultural, multi-gendered and multi-genre traveling cabaret of queer and
trans of colour (QTPOC) performance artists will be making a stop here
during their Northeast tour, where they will be joined by local QTPOC
performers and DJs. Be sure to also check out the QPOC Fleshtival on Friday April 6th
(more details below).

Using theater, spoken word, drag, dance and performance art to tell
stories of class, survival, sex, dreams, magic, colour, and trans,
femme and genderqueer identities that span Sri Lanka to Aztlan to
Morocco to the Philippines to the Caribbean to Brooklyn to migrant
small town Washington state, Mangos With Chili is a groundbreaking
performance cabaret, taking This Bridge Called My Back into the 21st
century. Inspired by similar traveling roadshows such as the Tranny
Roadshow and the Sex Workers Art Show, in 2006 sister femme vixen
writers and performance artists Maria Cristina Rangel and Leah Lakshmi
Piepzna-Samarasinha decided to start a similar tour featuring the most
brilliant queer and trans artists of colour they knew. Using their
experience creating events in Toronto, Boston, New York and the West
Coast, the first Mangos With Chili tour hit the Northeast in April

This year's Mangos with Chili will be another two weeks of
history-making performance, in celebration of their lives, stories,
survival, and the legacies they are creating for future generations of
queer and trans people of colour. The spring lineup consists of Thomas
Andre Bardwell, Kay Barrett, Ching-In Chen, Dulani, Leah Lakshmi
Piepzna-Samarasinha, Maria Cristina Rangel (aka Miss Cherry Galette),
Suhayl Ramirez, Ignacio Rivera, and Victor Tobar. The show contains
both collaborative and individual work, bringing a wide spectrum of
breathtaking queer and trans artists of color to universities,
community colleges and community art spaces.

Mangos with Chili is being co-presented by Queer McGill, the 2110
Centre for Gender Advocacy, Q-team, the South-West MTL Community Skill
Share, CKUT Radio 90.3 and the Union for Gender Empowerment.

Fleshtival: QPOC (Queer People of Colour) porn, twister, and dance-a-thon!
FRIDAY, APRIL 6th, doors @ 10pm
Ste Emilie Skillshare, 3942 Ste. Emilie (metro St. Henri)
(NOT a wheelchair accessible venue)
Open to all who identify as indigenous, POC (people of colour),
(e)raced, aboriginal, '(in)visible minority', mixed race, non-white,
anyone who's racialized, etc.
For more information, please contact

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Lickety Split #4 now available- try our new, easy order page!


If any of you had trouble adding the new issue to your cart on-line, just a heads up that the kinks have been ironed out and it's all ready to go!

Visit our site to shop:

Or go directly to the Lickety Split #4 page:

Details about the issue:
This issue of Lickety Split features interviews with living legend Annie Sprinkle, photos of the lovely Seska, Rick Trembles interview, our first man-on-man action, lots of action in general, unearthed coming-of-age diary entries and much, much more! Also, follow the simple directions in the zine and download the accompanying podcast (care of Andrew Rose) to enhance your Lickety experience.

Lickety Split is a smut zine that comes out once or twice a year. Each long-awaited issue is a handcrafted/collaborative /pansexual/sex-positive affair with sexy silk-screened covers: a total labour of love and lust.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


We will be refreshing our stock in and around Montreal this weekend, so check out our website for location details...

...and know that you can get it fresh off the interweb anytime by clicking the above link.

Like you were a lynx and it a fresh kill.


Have a gay weekend!

The Gays of our Lives
March 16th to March 25th 2007

A series of events starring Ms Vaginal Davis and professor José
Esteban Muñoz, and featuring queer videos, performances, lectures and
much more.

Check this out:

March 21th to March 25th
Gays of Our Lives Installation

La Centrale Powerhouse Gallery (4296 Blv. St. Laurent)

About Participants:

Vaginal Davis is an originator of the homo-core punk movement and a
gender-queer art icon. Set apart from gallery-centered art, and
Hollywood movies, and from those systems' necessities of high-polish,
low-substance production, Ms. Davis's performance,
experimental film and video practice has critiqued exclusionary
conceits from the outside. Davis has been a prolific producer of club
performance, video and Xerox-produced Zines, and other forms of
low-cost, high-impact work. Ms Davis derails collector-friendly
raciness in spectacles of femininity, queerness and blackness. She
critiques both the gallery system and the larger cultural trend that
it mirrors, with tongue-in-cheek self-exploitation and provocations of
racial and gender confusion.

José Esteban Muñoz is an American theorist in the fields of
Performance Studies, visual culture, queer theory, cultural studies,
and critical theory. His book Disidentifications: Queers of Color and
the Performance of Politics (1999) is a foundational text in queer of
color critique, and a major contribution to minority scholarship in
the field of Performance Studies. He has also co-edited Pop Out: Queer
Warhol (1996) with Jennifer Doyle and Jonathan Flatley and Everynight
Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America (1997) with
Celeste Fraser Delgado. Muñoz is currently the chair of the Department
of Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the
Arts. He is currently completing two manuscripts, the first Feeling
Brown: Ethnicity, Affect, and Performance is forthcoming from Duke
University Press, and the second Cruising Utopia: the Performance and
Politics of Queer Futurity will be published by NYU Press.

This is a co-presentation of QPIRG McGill, Queer McGill and the Q-team
in collaboration with QPIRG Concordia, McGill Office of the Dean of
Arts, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, articule Special Projects, La
Centrale Powerhouse Gallery, The Union
for Gender Empowerment, The Center 2110 and The Concordia Sexual
Diversity Alliance.

Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill University
3647 University, 3rd Floor
Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 2P8
Tel. 514-398-7432
Fax. 514-398-8976

Friday, March 16, 2007

Cum to this amazing burlesque show!

I'm helping out with this show tonight and I know it's gonna be a lot of fun!!!
Check out our Audio Smut radio interview with the organizer Jinx Jezebelle and Miny Saucy here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

KIDS ON TV kicked off of MySpace...BOO!

On March 1, 2007 Kids on TV had their myspace account deleted with no warning or specific explanation by myspace. We suspect that, although we kept our site visually "PG-13" and played by the rules, the discussion of sexuality in our lyrics and the open embrace or radical culture was too much for myspace. We definitely ran into their limits whatever they were. They never responded to our questions either which is the experience everyone has apparently.

Myspace specifies that there be no nudity or "sexually suggestive photos". Altho nudity is pretty specific, the phrase "sexually suggestive photos" is vague enough to mean anything to anyone on the myspace staff. We demand that this phrase be removed or replaced.

We have set up a myspace profile where we encourage people to post their stories of myspace censorship as comments - especially stories where the artist suspects a political bias to the censorship. We recognize that all censorship is political. However we have a theory that recently (and in the past) myspace has been deleting accounts simply because they represent radical views, and express those views in images, video and music. This censorship will undoubtly continue and may result in the deletion of the page we created for censorship discussion. In the mean time we need to document and discuss these cases when they result from the homophobia, sexism, racism etc of myspace staff and policies. We have not found a corresponding page on myspace and the forums on censorship that we found seem pretty inactive. Others may exist that we haven't found.

Once we created the page we were surprised that everyone who responded to it with a story of censorship was a gay artist. Admittedly we are (or rather were) in touch with many gay artists via our myspace account. But this doesn't explain the repeating pattern.

Someone mailed us asking why is censorship a problem if we are all constantly spammed by commercial porn profiles - and when they appear in banner ads. The emerging cases documented on the censorship page seem to be mostly gay/sex-lib arts groups - not commercial ones. The groups that are targeted for censorship seem to be mostly non-profit, activist groups. We believe that the reason that there are so many commercial porn profiles whose accounts are not deleted is because they are paid advertisers of myspace. It seems that the way the myspace software is set up, myspace can filter and direct adult content based on the age of the profile owner receiving the content, but only for advertisements - not profiles. myspace has no designation of adult content. thus the same week Kids on TV's account was deleted we had banner ads every day advertising porn / adult dating services with "sexually suggestive photos" every time we logged into our account. which is fine by us. we just want the same courtesy


Kids on TV pages:

Myspace Political Censorship Page:

Articles about Kids on TV's experience:

Toronto indie music thread:

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ladies, film and tunes, oh my!

Lickety Split wrangler Amber Goodwyn's band Nightwood has a video in this thang y'all, come out and see her straightened hair!

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Lickety Split # 4 Launch Party was fun, y'all!

Lil' Pip with RCG and the Dead Doll Dancers!
Lil' Pip, RCG and the Dead Dollz part 2!
Lickety Split #4 is out in the city and was birthed at the arty/messy/rockin' launch at Club Lambi. Check out this little PG rated video by livemtl's features moostashs galore, music by Flames! and a coupla crotch shots. The pix are of Lil' Pip backed up by a coupla Dead Doll Dancers and you can find more launch photos over at this blog post. And if you missed out on the action, check out the new issue here!

Thanks to Trancelvania + Double Negative Collective as well as Mike, Erin, Marty, Sherwin, Giddy, Lola Gouine, Sean in the T-Dot and anyone else I'm forgetting!