MARKET @ CASTRO STREETS
|11:00 AM||The "B" Sessions with David Arend & DJ heyLove*|
|12:30 PM||The Monster Show|
|1:00 PM||Ethel Merman Experience|
|2:00 PM||The Monster Show|
|2:30 PM||Dirty Ghosts|
|3:30 PM||Jimmy Hits with Bubbles|
Since the release of her debut album in 2000, Peaches has spread her smart and progressive lyrics to the pop culture landscape, harnessing a worldwide audience and, along with the countless followers, shaped the mainstream into a more inclusive and sexually progressive surrounding. 2013 saw the release of Peaches' critically acclaimed feature film debut, Peaches Does Herself. Of the film, The Hollywood Reporter stated that it was, “A loosely biographical rock opera featuring outlandish costumes, transexual dancers, lashing of smutty humor and simulated hardcore sex, this self-directed carnival of carnal excess feels like The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a postgrad doctorate in Queer Theory.” Over the years, she’s built a reputation for her suggestive and intelligent lyrics, her amalgamation of rock and electro sounds, and her balls-out performances; while continuing to outdo herself with each brash step.
The “B” Sessions with David Arend & DJ heyLove*
The “B” Sessions is a duo comprised of DJ heyLove*and upright bassist David Arend, fusing an eclectic sound with a live instrument & 2 turntables. Arend & heyLove* can drop many genres of music and can create a chill lounge vibe as well as move a dance floor all night. The "B" Sessions has played for events such as the San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival and currently performs at Disco Volante in Oakland for their monthly residency, every third Saturday.
Ethel Merman Experience
The Ethel Merman Experience is pleased and honored to be part of the Castro Street Fair’s 40th anniversary celebration! EMX has appeared on the CSF Mainstage several times over the years and as the Wizard’s Dorothy so aptly put it “There’s no place like home.” The band is comprised of Mark Sargent channeling “the Merm,” Le Greguar on guitar, Kelly “Killer” Naughon on bass and Boom Boom Bow Wow on drums. Rock n’ roll has never been the same since this Broadway diva took to belting out hits from Nirvana, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Lady Gaga and The Runaways to name a few. A rockin’ good time is guaranteed for all!
The Monster Show
Winner of The Best Drag Show in the Bay Guardian Readers’ Poll, The Monster Show is excited to play the Castro Street Fair Main Stage. It is the highlight of the year for The Monster Show, having previously performed at Gay Day Great America, as well as BootieSF, The Fillmore Auditorium opening for CSS, and Beatbox. Now entering their 10th year in The Castro, The Monster Show play to packed houses every Thursday Night at The Edge Bar.
Allyson Baker doesn't scare easily. Back in the '90s, she was sneaking into Dwarves shows and frequenting mosh pits before she was barely out of junior high; by age of 17, she was playing guitar for some of Toronto's most notorious punk and hardcore bands before leaving her friends and family behind in 2000 to shake some action in San Francisco. And yet, for all her apparent fearlessness, Allyson is very much haunted by forces beyond her control. Dirty Ghosts may be her new band, but it's the five-years-in-the-making product of a habit she just can't quit, a sound and vision that—despite numerous obstacles along the way—just had to be unleashed.
Jimmy Hits with Bubbles
In 1999, a young scratch nerd with a passion for the ones and twos, a love of Party Rock, early electro, and 90's hip hop set forth with one dream in mind -- to become one of the best DJs to have ever come out of California. Starting in local venues such as Ruby Skye, he moved on to CIA and Belasco in Los Angeles, and has traveled as far as Marquee in Sydney, Australia. Today you can find Jimmy Hits all over the place, from his residencies at Costello's and Sloane Squared to spinning for the electronic group Super Square. He boasts an open format style that ranges from electro dance, dubstep, trap and beyond.
The Main Stage of the Castro Street Fair is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Technical Services Program, which provides subsidized rental rates for wheelchair-accessible lifts, staging, catwalks, bleachers, P.A. systems and consultation for San Francisco’s many street fairs, festivals and community events. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org.