CYBERBABES: the BABES FEST edition

a p1nkstar x y2k x #bbatx SHOWCASE
@ cheer up charlies on september 8, 2019
FROM 6 PM TO 1:30 AM


Presented by #bbatx, Y2K Technologies and p1nkstar, Inc., CYBERBABES is a one-night music and art festival amplifying the work of femme and queer musicians, DJs, performance and visual artists. Returning for THE SECOND TIME EVER as the official after-party of BABES FEST 2019, CYBERBABES will be back at Cheer Up Charlies on Sunday, September 8, 2019 with a dynamic, future-forward showcase featuring 17 acts from across Texas and the USA.

Come through to experience a headlining set by legendary Los Angeles-based pop artist, Jarina de Marco, works of innovative performance by p1nkstar and Y2K, a drag showcase by some of Austin’s favorite artists, a pop-up market curated by maker and organizer Las Ofrendas and so much more!

~ YOU ARE IN FOR AN INNOVATIVE AND OTHERWISE UNATTAINABLE EXPERIENCE. ~ RSVP BELOW.


— RSVP to attend —

CYBERBABES: THE BABES FEST EDITION opens on September 8, 2019 from 6 PM to 1:30 AM. Tickets are free for all BABES FEST ticket-holders (one-day or three-day passes). Tickets can also be purchased separately $5 with RSVP or at the door. You can explore the full BABES FEST lineup at babesfest.com/lineup19.

This show has been made possible by Tito’s Vodka, BABES FEST and Allgo QPOC. 18+.


— meet the lineup —

SETS AND DRAG PERFORMANCES BY: Jarina De Marco, p1nkstar, y2K, La Morena, BOY SIM, CLEE, ANG, Lagniappe, Babi Boi, VESTITE, Tatiana Cholula, Kilo Kikii, Ruby Knight, Luna of the Lillies, Belial, Sticky Gold and Queer Mountain.

POP-UP MARKET CURATED BY LAS OFRENDAS, FEATURING: Aurovan aroma, Luv Fats ice cream, The Little Gay Shop, LVL13, Gayylien Makeup, The Painted Limb, Brown Gal Jewelry, Native Dream, Thrifted Feels, Dia Luna Arts, West Crescent Vintage, Tawa Ties, Anita Nichole, Front Yard Gardens AND Bodega Visual

Jarina De Marco     (@jarinademarco)  Jarina De Marco and her sound embody the multi-ethnic future. Her work defiantly transcends categories and borders. She is a creative visionary who sings in four languages and spearheads all aspects of her project: songwriting, production, visual design and video direction. She’s supported by a creative and politically left leaning community of like-minded globalistas, Jarina is out to make a difference through her art and music. Jarina's first single "Tigre" was released as part of the Broad City (Comedy Central) soundtrack, and is one of many songs of hers featured on the show. Pitchfork and FADER were among her early supporters as well as Mark Ronson and Major Lazer who have collaborated with her as a vocalist for their projects. Following the success of “Tigre”, she released "Release The Hounds" in support for the people of Standing Rock’s movement to protect their land against the Dakota pipeline. Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Laura Gomez, and others joined in the cause to create this moving visual piece. Jarina’s childhood and family inform her genre-defying sound and politics. She was born in the Dominican Republic and spent her early years traveling in remote parts of the Amazonian rainforest and Dominican countryside, cataloguing indigenous sounds and rhythms with her parents, both renowned musicologists and musicians. As part of the resistance against the brutal dictatorship of Joaquín Balaguer, her parents performed a protest song in front of a large public gathering and had to immediately flee the country and were forced into exile where they relocated to Montreal until it was safe to return home. As an outspoken advocate of women's rights and human equality, Jarina's music is a unique blend of global consciousness and global rhythms. She simultaneously supports the message of resistance, while creating a colorful sound entirely her own.

Jarina De Marco (@jarinademarco)

Jarina De Marco and her sound embody the multi-ethnic future. Her work defiantly transcends categories and borders. She is a creative visionary who sings in four languages and spearheads all aspects of her project: songwriting, production, visual design and video direction. She’s supported by a creative and politically left leaning community of like-minded globalistas, Jarina is out to make a difference through her art and music. Jarina's first single "Tigre" was released as part of the Broad City (Comedy Central) soundtrack, and is one of many songs of hers featured on the show. Pitchfork and FADER were among her early supporters as well as Mark Ronson and Major Lazer who have collaborated with her as a vocalist for their projects. Following the success of “Tigre”, she released "Release The Hounds" in support for the people of Standing Rock’s movement to protect their land against the Dakota pipeline. Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Laura Gomez, and others joined in the cause to create this moving visual piece. Jarina’s childhood and family inform her genre-defying sound and politics. She was born in the Dominican Republic and spent her early years traveling in remote parts of the Amazonian rainforest and Dominican countryside, cataloguing indigenous sounds and rhythms with her parents, both renowned musicologists and musicians. As part of the resistance against the brutal dictatorship of Joaquín Balaguer, her parents performed a protest song in front of a large public gathering and had to immediately flee the country and were forced into exile where they relocated to Montreal until it was safe to return home. As an outspoken advocate of women's rights and human equality, Jarina's music is a unique blend of global consciousness and global rhythms. She simultaneously supports the message of resistance, while creating a colorful sound entirely her own.

p1nkstar     (@p1nkstar_)  p1nkstar is the pop star of today! The electropop cutie is most widely known through her multimedia live sets which create a world far removed from this dimension's binaries by mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails. p1nkstar’s 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.  p1nkstar has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally in Latin America, some recent achievements include showing work at the Blanton Museum of Art, the Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago, Fusebox Festival, and the New Media Art and Sound Summit.

p1nkstar (@p1nkstar_)

p1nkstar is the pop star of today! The electropop cutie is most widely known through her multimedia live sets which create a world far removed from this dimension's binaries by mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails. p1nkstar’s 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.

p1nkstar has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally in Latin America, some recent achievements include showing work at the Blanton Museum of Art, the Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago, Fusebox Festival, and the New Media Art and Sound Summit.

Y2K     (@y2kwane)  Y2K is a performance, music and installation artist, whose work moves freely across different realms of theatrical nightlife performance, media production and performance art. Their work explores themes of queer stigma, trauma and sexual liberation. In their multimedia performances, they usually embody a queer version of the Y2K Virus/Millennium Bug who is back with the mission to spread queerness through technology (or in their words, “the desirous virus leading the queer apocalypse,”). With an interest in experiential art, Y2K’s performances frequently include three-dimensional screen-objects, which they map and project onto to create environments that their audience inhabits with them. In their performances, they usually break free physical restraints and move to seduce their audience with their unconventional beauty, in an attempt to spread their virus. Through their work, they have coined the phrase “r u ready 2 y2kiki?!” which they describe as the chant to their queer apocalypse. In addition to their performance practice, Y2K operates under the name Y2K Technologies to curate and produce events amplifying the work of queer artists of colors. Their most notable events include Access Control. (Monthly @ Cheer Up Charlies), CUT UP! (Tuesdays @ Elysium) and CYBERBABES in March 2019. In 2018, Y2K and their main collaborator–p1nkstar–were presented as the caretakers of Austin’s queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In the past, Y2K’s work has been exhibited nationally at Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center – Chicago, The Museum of Human Achievement, ATM Gallery and Fusebox Festival. Additionally, performing under p1nkstar, Inc., Y2K has performed for OUTsider Fest, gAyCL Music Festival, Contrast Film Festival, Stargayzer Festival and has been billed with Charli XCX, Alok V. Menon, and Dorian Electra among others.

Y2K (@y2kwane)

Y2K is a performance, music and installation artist, whose work moves freely across different realms of theatrical nightlife performance, media production and performance art. Their work explores themes of queer stigma, trauma and sexual liberation. In their multimedia performances, they usually embody a queer version of the Y2K Virus/Millennium Bug who is back with the mission to spread queerness through technology (or in their words, “the desirous virus leading the queer apocalypse,”). With an interest in experiential art, Y2K’s performances frequently include three-dimensional screen-objects, which they map and project onto to create environments that their audience inhabits with them. In their performances, they usually break free physical restraints and move to seduce their audience with their unconventional beauty, in an attempt to spread their virus. Through their work, they have coined the phrase “r u ready 2 y2kiki?!” which they describe as the chant to their queer apocalypse. In addition to their performance practice, Y2K operates under the name Y2K Technologies to curate and produce events amplifying the work of queer artists of colors. Their most notable events include Access Control. (Monthly @ Cheer Up Charlies), CUT UP! (Tuesdays @ Elysium) and CYBERBABES in March 2019. In 2018, Y2K and their main collaborator–p1nkstar–were presented as the caretakers of Austin’s queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In the past, Y2K’s work has been exhibited nationally at Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center – Chicago, The Museum of Human Achievement, ATM Gallery and Fusebox Festival. Additionally, performing under p1nkstar, Inc., Y2K has performed for OUTsider Fest, gAyCL Music Festival, Contrast Film Festival, Stargayzer Festival and has been billed with Charli XCX, Alok V. Menon, and Dorian Electra among others.

 
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.

Boy Sim   (@b0ysim)  Producer, singer, and songwriter, Christopher Sauceda, better known as BOY SIM, made his first mark on the pop music scene in early 2016. After years of honing his production and songwriting skills under different monikers, he released his breakout track “Animals” on Calm Records, a UK based label. The song quickly became an underground pop anthem. Since his debut, he has released several smash singles leading up to the release of his debut mixtape “Pink Noise” which features an all-star cast of producers and vocalists such as Robokid, Ayesha Erotica, Donatachi, moistbreezy, Ravenna Golden, Kitty & Slayyyter—released on Chicago based label Palettes.

Boy Sim (@b0ysim)

Producer, singer, and songwriter, Christopher Sauceda, better known as BOY SIM, made his first mark on the pop music scene in early 2016. After years of honing his production and songwriting skills under different monikers, he released his breakout track “Animals” on Calm Records, a UK based label. The song quickly became an underground pop anthem. Since his debut, he has released several smash singles leading up to the release of his debut mixtape “Pink Noise” which features an all-star cast of producers and vocalists such as Robokid, Ayesha Erotica, Donatachi, moistbreezy, Ravenna Golden, Kitty & Slayyyter—released on Chicago based label Palettes.

CLEE     (@itscleebitch)  Clee's brazen, electro-fueled music embraces elements of pop, hip hop, and r&b and is matched by colorful visual style expressed in fashion and more. The San Antonio songwriter released her latest EP, OverKILL, in 2017 and has been on the glow up since. She gets her influence from 90s female rappers but fuses it with a futuristic version of the same confidence and mold breaking initiatives from those before her. She hopes to instill confidence in women and make them feel like they have the power to do anything they want despite what society expects. Currently she is working on her 2nd EP set to be released late 2019.

CLEE (@itscleebitch)

Clee's brazen, electro-fueled music embraces elements of pop, hip hop, and r&b and is matched by colorful visual style expressed in fashion and more. The San Antonio songwriter released her latest EP, OverKILL, in 2017 and has been on the glow up since. She gets her influence from 90s female rappers but fuses it with a futuristic version of the same confidence and mold breaking initiatives from those before her. She hopes to instill confidence in women and make them feel like they have the power to do anything they want despite what society expects. Currently she is working on her 2nd EP set to be released late 2019.

ANG     (@ang.pdf)  Angelique is a Mexican-born DJ with a curatorial and writing practice constructing sequences of dembow, house and reggaeton to interrogate the relationship of space, resistance and movement—encompassing the importance of social interaction and collective self-expression for broadening perspectives and world views.

ANG (@ang.pdf)

Angelique is a Mexican-born DJ with a curatorial and writing practice constructing sequences of dembow, house and reggaeton to interrogate the relationship of space, resistance and movement—encompassing the importance of social interaction and collective self-expression for broadening perspectives and world views.


 
Lagniappe     (@thelagniappe)

Lagniappe (@thelagniappe)

Babi Boi     (@_babiboi)

Babi Boi (@_babiboi)

VESTITE   (@vestitemusic)

VESTITE (@vestitemusic)

Tatiana Cholula   (@tatianacholula)

Tatiana Cholula (@tatianacholula)


 
Kilo Kikii     (@kilokikii)

Kilo Kikii (@kilokikii)

Ruby Knight     (@rvbyknight)

Ruby Knight (@rvbyknight)

Luna of the Lillies   (@lunaofthelilies)

Luna of the Lillies (@lunaofthelilies)

Belial     (@belial.htx)

Belial (@belial.htx)

Sticky Gold     (@stickygold)

Sticky Gold (@stickygold)



— meet the producers —

About BABES FEST: BABES FEST is an ~ annual convening of minds ~ in Austin, Texas, celebrating and amplifying women and nonbinary artists. As a weekend-long exhibition, our performances, panels, pop-up markets, film screenings and networking hours span music, film, art, creative education and comedy. Presented by #bossbabesATX, BABES FEST got its start in 2016. The festival is returning for its fourth year on September 6, 7 and 8, and has hosted more than 6000 guests and 200 artists in the last three years. Our daily schedule, 3-day passes and one-day passes for BABES FEST 2019 are available now at babesfest.com. ~ everybody’s welcome. ~

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.

This show has been made possible by Tito’s Vodka, BABES FEST and Allgo QPOC. Thank you for the support and care you’ve provided this showcase.