Copyslut album release party with Louda and Mya Byrne

(photo: Kim Rose) To support the release of their debut album Sex, Death, and Other People’s Money, out January 24, Copyslut are playing at The White Horse Inn this Saturday, January 25th. Accompanying them are Bay Area musicians Louda y Los Bad Hombres and Mya Byrne, the former of whom Copyslut shared the stage with this past November at Bottom of the Hill. Copyslut also promises features from special guests and go-go dancers to round out a night celebrating the work of the community they have fostered, and particularly the work done by those who have had to work extra [...]

Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

(Art by Reiko Rasch) Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers. Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber video honoring the sex workers who lost their lives this year. Beginning with a cover of Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby,” the band juxtaposes the heteropatriarchal nature of the Christian holiday with their own queerness and existence in the margins of cultural hegemony. Surrounded by friends and allies, the video radiates earnestness and reminds viewers that mainstream holiday tradition is of secondary importance to your own celebration. This video project [...]

By |December 13, 2019|Tags: |

Copyslut and Wizard Apprentice support at Bottom of the Hill

Chicago-based punks Blacker Face are bringing their noisy afropunk style to Bottom of the Hill this Tuesday, November 12. Supporting them at this show are two excellent queer artists coming out of Oakland — Wizard Apprentice, a self-described digital folk artist characterized by their gentle synths and minimalist production, and Copyslut, the edge-walking cabaret rock band who are hot off the release of the music video for "Makers Mark." Copyslut infuses all their music with a confidence that is infectious, keeping a certain level of camp and levity regardless of the emotional weight packed into their lyrics. They empower their [...]

Premiere: Copyslut explore the edges with “Makers Mark”

Oakland’s own edge-walking, queer cabaret-rock band Copyslut shared their new music video for their single “Makers Mark” with us today. Lyrically, the song retells, or perhaps reinterprets, the Latinx myth of La Llorona, while the video darts around a dark space illuminated only by glowing red light. The Edgewalkers, credited by name in the video, provide a fiercely feminine backdrop of fire spinners, pole dancers, and burlesque dancers, contextualizing and deepening the retelling of a deeply maternal myth. The character La Llorona, a weeping mother searching for her children, is finally given proper space to grieve and a chance to [...]

By |September 26, 2019|Tags: |

Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

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 [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Tags: |

Copyslut announces Pride show benefitting Homeless Youth Alliance

(photo: Kristen Wrezeneski) San Francisco-based band Copyslut are throwing a benefit show in the last few days of Pride month. Proceeds will benefit the Homeless Youth Alliance, a Bay Area charity working closely with the homeless community and providing non-judgemental and harm reduction-oriented support. Known for their uncompromising lyrics, drama-heavy vocals and strong rock instrumentation, Copyslut has always blended their activism and their art. In addition to their musical offerings, which feature plenty of lyrics about the empowering nature of slutdom, the band also created a zine entitled “Don’t Hate My Heels.” Intended to arm sex workers with resources to [...]

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