CYBERBABES @ cheer up charlies

a p1nkstar x y2k x #bbatx SHOWCASE


Popping up on March 10, 2019 from 6 PM to 2 AM at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas, CYBERBABES is a one-night music and art festival amplifying the work of femme and queer musicians, DJs, performance and visual artists. Presented by #bbatx, Y2K Technologies and p1nkstar, Inc., CYBERBABES showcases 17 world-class acts and Austin favorites, creating an innovative and otherwise unattainable experience.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP and has been made possible by Cheer Up Charlies, Tito’s Vodka and Red Bull. (Scroll to RSVP.) 21+.


— About THE SHOW —

Pop is not yet here. Pop is an ideality. Put another way, we are not yet pop. We may never touch pop, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never been pop, yet pop exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is pop’s domain. CAN YOU FEEL THE CHANGE?

PERFORMANCES AND SETS BY: Alok V. Menon, Dorian Electra, umru, p1nkstar ft. Y2K, Jane Claire, Belladona, Bambi PVC, Tea Time With T Boys, Maya Jae, Lauryn Harris and Chief Aleel with The Aux Band, Space Kiddettes, La Morena, ADiEAN🌱

DRAG SHOWS BY: Hentaii, Tatiana Cholula, Ruby Knight, Berlin Fatale

MINI MARKET, FEATURING: Las Ofrendas, Keep Austin Queer, WORMHOLE (ft. Fifi Mar + No_body), Tarot Readings by Yera, Whiskey River Vintage, Beth Comics, Bubblegum Claws, Juanita Segovia and more TBA.


— meet the lineup —

Alok Vaid-Menon     (@alokvmenon)  ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator. Their eclectic style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. They were recently the youngest recipient of the Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. In 2017 they released their inaugural poetry chapbook FEMME IN PUBLIC. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and have presented their work at 400 venues in more than 40 countries.

Alok Vaid-Menon (@alokvmenon)

ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator. Their eclectic style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. They were recently the youngest recipient of the Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. In 2017 they released their inaugural poetry chapbook FEMME IN PUBLIC. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and have presented their work at 400 venues in more than 40 countries.

Dorian Electra     (@dorianelectra)  Rising pop artist Dorian Electra makes music that defies gender norms. PAPER praised their “high-concept musical productions that beautifully marries great pop music with pertinent cultural narratives” about sexuality and gender. Their viral music videos, including 2000 Years of Drag, Ode To The Clitoris, and The History of Vibrators, released on Refinery29, have accumulated over six million views online. Dorian’s songs blend 00s pop and 80s funk with a unique and futuristic, gender-bending vocal style. They were recently featured on Charli XCX’s track “Femmebot” along with Mykki Blanco and have played live with XCX at a number of shows and afterparties curated and organized by Dorian. Dorian’s on-stage persona is best described as a mix of Britney Spears and a sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer. Most recently, Electra performed at NYC Pride 2018 as well as supported Russian group Pussy Riot on their first U.S. tour. Their last two singles and music videos, “Career Boy" and “VIP” have garnered major press and playlist spots from Billboard, The Fader, and Buzzfeed among others. Paper Magazine named Dorian one of the “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop” and Buzzfeed listed them as one of “19 Female Artists You Need to Look Out For.” This year will see Dorian releasing a slew of new music and videos while continuing to take their live show around the country.

Dorian Electra (@dorianelectra)

Rising pop artist Dorian Electra makes music that defies gender norms. PAPER praised their “high-concept musical productions that beautifully marries great pop music with pertinent cultural narratives” about sexuality and gender. Their viral music videos, including 2000 Years of Drag, Ode To The Clitoris, and The History of Vibrators, released on Refinery29, have accumulated over six million views online. Dorian’s songs blend 00s pop and 80s funk with a unique and futuristic, gender-bending vocal style. They were recently featured on Charli XCX’s track “Femmebot” along with Mykki Blanco and have played live with XCX at a number of shows and afterparties curated and organized by Dorian. Dorian’s on-stage persona is best described as a mix of Britney Spears and a sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer. Most recently, Electra performed at NYC Pride 2018 as well as supported Russian group Pussy Riot on their first U.S. tour. Their last two singles and music videos, “Career Boy" and “VIP” have garnered major press and playlist spots from Billboard, The Fader, and Buzzfeed among others. Paper Magazine named Dorian one of the “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop” and Buzzfeed listed them as one of “19 Female Artists You Need to Look Out For.” This year will see Dorian releasing a slew of new music and videos while continuing to take their live show around the country.

UMRU     (@umru)  “New York-based artist, umru, has been on a meteoric rise ever since he burst on to the scene last year as a producer on Charli XCX's game-changing mixtape Pop 2. Having been scouted by PC Music mastermind, A.G. Cook, brought umru in for one of Pop 2's standout tracks, "I Got It," to give it the extra blown-out punch it needed to become the badass anthem it is today. Having almost come out of nowhere, the young musician has been celebrated as an exciting and fresh new voice to come out of a stagnated Soundcloud generation.” - Paper Magazine

UMRU (@umru)

“New York-based artist, umru, has been on a meteoric rise ever since he burst on to the scene last year as a producer on Charli XCX's game-changing mixtape Pop 2. Having been scouted by PC Music mastermind, A.G. Cook, brought umru in for one of Pop 2's standout tracks, "I Got It," to give it the extra blown-out punch it needed to become the badass anthem it is today. Having almost come out of nowhere, the young musician has been celebrated as an exciting and fresh new voice to come out of a stagnated Soundcloud generation.” - Paper Magazine

 
p1nkstar     (@p1nkstar_)  p1nkstar (ur fav electr0nic pop superstar!) is a performance and music artist whose work utilizes queered aesthetics of cuteness and pop music to celebrate trans/genderqueer/femme and Latinx identities and propose alternate hierarchies of power and desire than those prescribed by a hegemonic Western society. p1nkstar is most widely known through her multimedia live sets which, according to the Qmmunity Austin, “create [a] world via music and conceptual shows mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails [...] a realm far removed from this dimension's binaries.” In 2018, p1nkstar and her main collaborator, Y2K, were presented as Austin’s caretakers of queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In addition to her live shows, p1nkstar also performs as a DJ, creating sets which center the music work of underground femme and queer Latinx/POC artists. Eclectic in nature, p1nkstar’s DJ sets commonly move across the genres of club dembow, kawaiiton, rap feminista, techno, house and Latin pop music.

p1nkstar (@p1nkstar_)

p1nkstar (ur fav electr0nic pop superstar!) is a performance and music artist whose work utilizes queered aesthetics of cuteness and pop music to celebrate trans/genderqueer/femme and Latinx identities and propose alternate hierarchies of power and desire than those prescribed by a hegemonic Western society. p1nkstar is most widely known through her multimedia live sets which, according to the Qmmunity Austin, “create [a] world via music and conceptual shows mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails [...] a realm far removed from this dimension's binaries.” In 2018, p1nkstar and her main collaborator, Y2K, were presented as Austin’s caretakers of queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In addition to her live shows, p1nkstar also performs as a DJ, creating sets which center the music work of underground femme and queer Latinx/POC artists. Eclectic in nature, p1nkstar’s DJ sets commonly move across the genres of club dembow, kawaiiton, rap feminista, techno, house and Latin pop music.

Y2K     (@y2kwane)  R U ready 2 Y2kiki? Y2K (Yung Kwane) the desirous virus hacking her way into the motherboard of Austin’s queer underground scene, reprogramming ur hearts and minds to a vibration right in time with the bit Rot of a nation swimming in adulation of glowing screens and its obsessive need for a glowing queen. Pushing the craft to new heights, Y2K has become known for her impressive projection mapping performances and innovative use of technology. Y2K is founder of Y2K Technologies and the creator of CYB3RQU33N. A recognizable face in Austin's burgeoning queer art scene, Y2K can most often be found performing/DJing at underground events and queer parties.

Y2K (@y2kwane)

R U ready 2 Y2kiki? Y2K (Yung Kwane) the desirous virus hacking her way into the motherboard of Austin’s queer underground scene, reprogramming ur hearts and minds to a vibration right in time with the bit Rot of a nation swimming in adulation of glowing screens and its obsessive need for a glowing queen. Pushing the craft to new heights, Y2K has become known for her impressive projection mapping performances and innovative use of technology. Y2K is founder of Y2K Technologies and the creator of CYB3RQU33N. A recognizable face in Austin's burgeoning queer art scene, Y2K can most often be found performing/DJing at underground events and queer parties.

Bambi PVC     (@bambi_pvc)  Bambi PVC is a global pop icon based out of Austin, TX. She loves going out with her friends, making cute beats to bop to and she feels most comfortable on stage because she totally loves the attention. Bambi released her first EP, BP1, in April 2016 and has followed it up with hit singles such as Pink Razr and Like NASCAR. Recently in an interview, she mentioned that she’ll be dropping a new EP in early 2019!

Bambi PVC (@bambi_pvc)

Bambi PVC is a global pop icon based out of Austin, TX. She loves going out with her friends, making cute beats to bop to and she feels most comfortable on stage because she totally loves the attention. Bambi released her first EP, BP1, in April 2016 and has followed it up with hit singles such as Pink Razr and Like NASCAR. Recently in an interview, she mentioned that she’ll be dropping a new EP in early 2019!


Jane Claire   (@byjaneclaire)  Jane Claire is a multidisciplinary artist and writer, originally from Rio Hondo, Texas. Currently living and working in Austin, Texas, her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. In addition to her creative practice as a musician and writer, Jane is also the founder of  #bossbabesATX  (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers).

Jane Claire (@byjaneclaire)

Jane Claire is a multidisciplinary artist and writer, originally from Rio Hondo, Texas. Currently living and working in Austin, Texas, her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. In addition to her creative practice as a musician and writer, Jane is also the founder of #bossbabesATX (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers).

 
Belladonna     (@belladona.bitch)  Belladonna is an upcoming performer and rapper born and raised in Austin, Texas known for her high energy stage presence and unapologetic style. Her music is raw, unfiltered, and speaks as a voice for queer youth to be fully confident and unashamed of who they are.

Belladonna (@belladona.bitch)

Belladonna is an upcoming performer and rapper born and raised in Austin, Texas known for her high energy stage presence and unapologetic style. Her music is raw, unfiltered, and speaks as a voice for queer youth to be fully confident and unashamed of who they are.

ADiEAN🌱     (@adie.an)  ADiEAN🌱exists as the latest project of the trans-dimensional art collective x0pn0tla and is the first project the artists have created in the human dimension. ADiEAN🌱 serves as an exploration of the hardships and successes of life as it exists on earth in the lower dimensions. Taking form in a structure designed after human vessels, ADiEAN🌱 allows the artists as well the viewer a front row seat to the spectacle of humanity and their complex societal structures that severely impact the residing planet. Still just a little sprout, we are very interested to see how ADiEAN🌱 navigates this complex foreign world and excited to see what it grows into.🌱

ADiEAN🌱 (@adie.an)

ADiEAN🌱exists as the latest project of the trans-dimensional art collective x0pn0tla and is the first project the artists have created in the human dimension. ADiEAN🌱 serves as an exploration of the hardships and successes of life as it exists on earth in the lower dimensions. Taking form in a structure designed after human vessels, ADiEAN🌱 allows the artists as well the viewer a front row seat to the spectacle of humanity and their complex societal structures that severely impact the residing planet. Still just a little sprout, we are very interested to see how ADiEAN🌱 navigates this complex foreign world and excited to see what it grows into.🌱

La Morena     (@lamorena_)  Latinx Goddess and brown beauty, La Morena makes her audience travel through a series of landscapes in her eclectic DJ sets. Originally from the US-Mexico bordertown Brownsville Texas, La Morena uses her heritage and personal experiences to educate her music selection, always delivering a special blend between club, house, Latin hits and hip-hop.

La Morena (@lamorena_)

Latinx Goddess and brown beauty, La Morena makes her audience travel through a series of landscapes in her eclectic DJ sets. Originally from the US-Mexico bordertown Brownsville Texas, La Morena uses her heritage and personal experiences to educate her music selection, always delivering a special blend between club, house, Latin hits and hip-hop.

Tea Time With T Boys   (@teatimewithtboys)  Rico Perez-Grant and Samuel Contreras are Tea Time With T Boys, a YouTube channel self-described as “Two Trans guys Tackling Trans Topics”. Starting with the ABC of Trans, they tackled 26 trans-related topics in 26 weeks and now continue doing product reviews, giveaways, challenges & more via YouTube & Instagram! In 2018, they were a finalist for The Austin Chronicle’s Best Youtuber Award. Most recently, Tea Time With T Boys have moved from URL to IRL and become local organizers via Trans-Masc socials focused on building community and expanding networks for transfolx.

Tea Time With T Boys (@teatimewithtboys)

Rico Perez-Grant and Samuel Contreras are Tea Time With T Boys, a YouTube channel self-described as “Two Trans guys Tackling Trans Topics”. Starting with the ABC of Trans, they tackled 26 trans-related topics in 26 weeks and now continue doing product reviews, giveaways, challenges & more via YouTube & Instagram! In 2018, they were a finalist for The Austin Chronicle’s Best Youtuber Award. Most recently, Tea Time With T Boys have moved from URL to IRL and become local organizers via Trans-Masc socials focused on building community and expanding networks for transfolx.

 
Ruby Knight     (@rvbyknight)

Ruby Knight (@rvbyknight)

Tatiana Cholula   (@tatianacholula)

Tatiana Cholula (@tatianacholula)


Hentaii     (@prayforhentaii)

Hentaii (@prayforhentaii)

Berlin Fatale   (@berlinfatale)

Berlin Fatale (@berlinfatale)


Space Kiddettes     (@spacekiddettes)

Space Kiddettes (@spacekiddettes)

Maya Jae, Lauryn Harris, Chief Aleel with The Aux Band  (@mjdreamin, @laurynhaile, @chiefaleel, @theauxband)

Maya Jae, Lauryn Harris, Chief Aleel with The Aux Band (@mjdreamin, @laurynhaile, @chiefaleel, @theauxband)


— meet the producers —

About p1nkstar, Inc. and Y2K Technologies: Operating under the names p1nkstar Inc. and Y2K Technologies, p1nkstar and Y2K have have been producing performance art and music events since 2016. Starting at art galleries but now moving freely from warehouses, to concert venues, to museums, they work towards producing interdisciplinary events which always bring to the front the work of queer and trans artists of color. In the last three years, they have produced events in collaboration with the Visual Arts Center, The Museum of Human Achievement, Co-Lab Projects, Las Cruxes, 523 Thompson and ATM Gallery, showcasing the work of over 60 queer artists and with a total attendance of 5000+ people.

About #bossbabesATX: We’re a Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. We create space to share our crafts, catalyze multi-industry coalitions, promote intersectionality across disciplines, seek guidance and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. Anyone interested in our mission, core values, and initiatives are invited to participate—and learn more about how intersectional gender equality can improve their daily lives. We provide 1500 opportunities to women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers per year. More than 15,000+ community members also annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy. So, whether you apply to participate in one of our programs, attend our workshops, conferences and dialogues, or come out to a festival or market to support the community we’re building, you’re a member of this movement. All babes, all people, are welcome. :) Learn more at bossbabes.org.

The event has been made possible by Cheer Up Charlies, Tito’s Vodka and Red Bull. Thank you for the support and care you’ve provided this showcase.