Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. Since that show, the band has been teasing their upcoming single and music video “Maker’s Mark” on social media, and focusing on activists efforts separate from their music.

Copyslut writes aggressive, uncompromising music embodying the idea of radical gentleness. The band emphasizes their love for alternate sources and definitions of power, creating a jarring contradiction that exists at the border of their music and their existence as a band. It’s refreshing and, unfortunately, unusual to see such strength rooted outside of the traditional definitions of aggression and power.

Accompanying Copyslut at their Albany show will be Fast Execution, a band who self-describes as “slacker-chick rock,” the Homobiles, a queer-punk group, and Taleen Kali, an LA-based singer-songwriter who makes shoegaze and riot grrrl inspired music. If you’re underage or can’t make it out, worry not! Copyslut is playing an all-ages benefit show for St. James Infirmary at the end of the week.

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Fast Execution, Taleen Kali, Copyslut, The Homobiles
The Ivy Room
September 17th, 2019
7:30/8:30pm, $7-10 sliding scale, 21+