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. As evening descends into darkness, so does the music as the girls from Pantychrist take the stage, followed 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!
• Free to attend event
• Accessible space