Alterna-Queer @ WorldPride Toronto
The programming at Alterna-Queer consists of both emerging and established artists who create a genre of music for the mind rather than the masses. As the Parade ends, DJ Steve Rock will be ramping things up 90’s style, so get there early.
Then the live performances begin with two recent female-powered additions to Toronto’s music scene. We open with Hervana, an all-girl Nirvana cover band, followed by the mini-pops of punk, Unfinished Business. Next we rock and roll with the androgynous Sister Hyde, and get all dizzy with the electronic madness of Zoo Owl.
As things continue to heat up, it’s time to take things off with No Pants Society presentation of Rob Ford and The Disney Princesses. Back again this year is the one-hour spectacle you don’t want to miss, The Judy and Igby Trash Cabaret, featuring Aviva the Mirage and Dolly Berlin (duet), Nancy Bocock, Allysin Chaines, Teen Jesus Barbie, Connie Lingua, Jenna Syde, Helene Ducharme, and Matthew Lindholm,
As evening descends into darkness, so does the music as the girls from Pantychrist take the stage, followed by Los Angeles vixen Ginger Coyote who is performing with Toronto’s own legendary punk super-group, Sid’s Kids.
Closing the night out is luscious bad girl Lydia Lunch and her band Retrovirus, and one of the original Alterna-Queer pioneers, Pansy Division!
Hosted by Andrew Harwood.
DJ Triple-X spins between sets along with Buffalo's DJ ArcaTek (Continental Club, Radiation Nights)
Alexander Parkette (Outside Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) – 12 Alexander Street – 230pm to 11pm – Free Admission
2:30pm DJ Steve Rock
4:00PM Unfinished Business
4:30PM Sister Hyde
5:00PM Zoo OWL
5:30PM No Pants Society
6:00PM Judy Virago and Igby Lizzard Trash Cabaret www.facebook.com/groups/505315992862953/
9:00PM Lydia Lunch
10:00PM Pansy Division