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Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Lucas Abela at Make.Shift

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Doors 8pm
Music 8:30pm
$10 ADV/$15 Day of Show
NO BOOZE/NO DRUGS/NO JERKS


Justice Yeldham 280619
Bellingham @ Make.Shift (https://www.makeshiftproject.com/)
+ Jerry Core (https://jerrycore9000.bandcamp.com/)
+ Twin Sibling
+ Guillotine Eyes
What's described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe" is in fact the unique work of Lucas Abela (also know as Justice Yeldham), a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. In his now infamous show which has astonished and bemused countless people in over 45 countries, Abela ecstatically purses his lips against panes of amplified glass whilst deftly employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, to turn the discarded shards into crude musical instruments. The results are a wild array of oddly controlled cacophonous noise teetering on the edge of music. This show quite simply needs to be witnessed to be fully appreciated, let alone understood.

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Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Bellingham Beer & Music Festival: Radio Isn't Dead!

“Radio Isn’t Dead” will be the theme for the Sixth Annual Bellingham Beer and Music Festival at the North Bellingham Golf Course tent pavilion on June 29, 2019. The Festival will run from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and include up to 35 different breweries pouring up to 80 different beers. Up to four different bands are also scheduled to perform. The theme of this year’s Festival is in connection with local radio station KZAX 94.9LP FM’s 3rd birthday celebration!

Music by:
Hot Wax
Withering Blooms
Mōtus
Candace

The Radio Isn’t Dead/Bellingham Beer and Music Festival is a 21-and-over event. The $30 ticket price includes access to all breweries and bands and a souvenir beer tasting glass. On-site food purchases from local food trucks will also be available. Attendees are asked to please leave their pet dogs at home but are encouraged to bring certified service dogs.

Tickets:
$30 if purchased through Eventbrite.
$35 at gate day of event.
$20 Student tickets are available to this year’s Bellingham Beer & Music Festival on June 29th. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite, or at 9Restaurant at North Bellingham Golf Course 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham.

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May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy Night: Spec Script Boy Eats World

Spec Script is a live podcast based out of Portland, Oregon where a funny person writes an episode of a show they have never watched, and a bunch of artists get together and read it out loud. Spec Script has performed at Rose City Comic Con, Portland Podcast Festival, and Undertow Comedy Festival, featuring the likes of Dino Stamatopoulos (Community, Moral Orel), Ron Lynch (Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers), and Jenny Zigrino (Bad Santa 2). Soon Spec Script will perform at Crypticon, Sacramento Podcast Festival, and ABQ Funny Fiesta, while launching a satellite show in Seattle. Spec Script has covered shows like Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, and many, many more.

Lee Cox is a comedian and winner of WWU's Last Comic Standing. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His dark, dry humor has allowed him to open for international headliners Tig Notaro and Kyle Kinane, and has ruined many first dates.

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Analog Day!

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
12:00pm-10:00pm
FREE
306 Flora St
All Ages/ No Booze/ No Drugs/ No Jerks

The goal of Analog Day is to promote the brilliant qualities of analog image and sound,
plus-presenting an opportunity to address the important growing need to preserve analog material and analog technology.

#1
Analog Day Installation Viewing.
@ 12:00 To 1:00 PM
“The Wall Of Sound”
Various Vintage Analog Magnetic Tape Machines Displayed.

#2
Analog Day Discussion.
@ 1:00 To 3:00 PM
“The Role of Analog in a Digital World : How an Analog Experience Relates to a Quality of Life”
Founder and Curator of Analog Day James Ward Morris will lead a panel discuss on the trending subject of Analog Technology and the Quality of Life.
Discussion Guests : Russ Thompson, Chip Westerfield (more to be added)

#3
Analog Day Discussion.
@ 3:00 To 5:00 PM
“Analog & Digital Image & Sound Preservation & Technology”
Founder and Curator of Analog Day James Ward Morris will lead a panel discuss on the trending subject of Vintage & Contemporary Analog Preservation.
Discussion Guests : Russ Thompson, Chip Westerfield (more to be added)

#4
Analog Day Dinner Break.
@ 6:00 To 8:00 PM
“Analog and Digital Geeks Dinner Meeting”
Meet us at Kulshan Brewery 2238 James Street for dinner

#5
Analog Day Performance.
@ 8:00 To 10:00 PM
“Birth + Life + Death”
Analog Image & Sound Art Performance by Artist, Educator, Musician James Ward Morris (MFA & BFA California Institute of the Arts)

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May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Deify, Evan DeVries, Lucas Tayne

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze. No Drugs. No Jerks.

Deify
Seattle rock band founded by brothers Duncan and Jared Byargeon. Their debut EP So Far Away was described by Rain City Collective as “spectacular, taut, and so compelling that it might just renew your faith in the power of rock”.

Evan DeVries
Singer-songwriter and producer from Seattle. Drawing inspiration from soul, R&B, and jazz, he’s written songs signed to house Music With Love (international record label) and shared bills with acts like Brass Tracks and DJ Felli Fel.

Lucas Tayne
Singer-songwriter from Seattle. He delivers introspective lyrics over a blend of punk, folk, and jazz. The Permanent Rain Press called his debut album “primitive, intimate, and raw”.

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift’s testament to inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.come, or please visit https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Why Do You Create?

We are super excited to announce that Why Do You Create? will be hosting it’s second ever event on May 10th at @make.shiftartspace 😍 Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event will go until 10 pm. Entrance fee at the door will be $3 (cash only).
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This event will include a fashion show, live music & DJ, visual art and so much more! We can’t wait to collaborate with some amazing local artists and creatives to make this event happen. Get ready because it’s going to be incredible and like nothing ever seen before. We hope to see you there!🔥

No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Kimya Dawson, Wizard Apprentice, Your Heart Breaks

Monday, April 29th, 2019
Doors 8pm
Music 8:30pm
$15 adv/$20 DOS
NO BOOZE/NO DRUGS/NO JERKS

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 6 solo albums, including a childrens album Alphabutt. She has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, NY Times, NME, Q, AOL, etc. She has performed live on the View, at the Independent Spirit Awards, TED/Boulder, was invited to perform on Sesame Street, and also performed at the REM Tribute at Carnegie Hall.

Joined by Wizard Apprentice and Your Heart Breaks

Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show*

*Price does not include applicable handling fees when purchasing online

Wizard Apprentice:

U.R.L.G.U.R.L. was created by independent singer-songwriter, electronic music producer, and motion graphics artist, Wizard Apprentice. As a highly-sensitive introvert, her multimedia projects are attempts to energetically battle an overwhelming world. Her music is a combination of lyrical precision; intentional, minimalistic composition; and technically-amateurish charm. she creates digitally-based media that takes advantage of accessible, user-friendly technology; allowing her to skip time-consuming learning curves and get straight to focusing on inventing personalized yet highly-relatable language for deeply subtle and internal experiences. She is not a gear-head, rather, a digital folk artist who vividly and simplistically expresses her inner world using resourcefulness and honesty. Her video work incorporates green screen graphics, digital puppetry, and minimalistic compositing to produce imagery that’s cerebral, psychedelic, campy, and hypnotic. She combines song and video to create multimedia live performances that explore intimate emotional themes ranging from the challenges/triumphs of being a Black empath to overstimulation in the Internet Age.


Your Heart Breaks is a queer band based in Seattle, Washington. Originally founded by Clyde Petersen in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks has toured the world for 20 years as both a solo performer and a large ensemble. Their new album, Drone Butch Blues is out on Sofaburn Records in April 2019.

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Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Zhongyu, Novichok, The Sheen, Spine Readers

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Zhongyu

Jazz-rock-chamber music with flavors inspired by traditional Asian music

Novichok
”free music trio”

The Sheen

The Sheen is low rent, discount freejazz, pataphysical coal trainwreck, gross baywater mutation.

Spine Readers

New BHAM band!

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

In Aisle Eight, Gypsy Temple, Marshall Law Band

Friday, April 26th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

In Aisle Eight

Rock like you’ve never heard before

Gypsy Temple

“Listen. It’s after dark, and the stage is pulsing with bass and drums. There’s a pair of shimmering saxophones, a determined trumpet player, a cello bow with two strings left unsnapped, drum sticks pounding, bass coming up through the floor boards in emphatic rock and roll morse code, all while a silver guitar thrashing to the melody rips into the next song commandeered by an afro the size of a kick drum shaking like a palm tree in a hurricane. The beat picks up, the music grows louder and louder until band and crowd are worked up beyond return. Strings are broken, reeds are split, but the band plays on as one undeniable soul. They reach the breaking point and everyone cuts out on the final chord, leaving just the feedback of the guitar to blaze across the room. A few moments pass. They look around at each other, and break into ear to ear grins. The lead singer’s stage charisma is undeniable. This inspired band meets their fearless leader’s energy with sheer love of the music in wild abandon. “

Marshall Law Band

Marshall Law Band is 6 amazing musicians coming together to give the world a one-of-a-kind Funk-Hop sound!


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Beautiful Freaks, The Groans, Razzleberry

Saturday, April 20th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

The Beautiful Freaks
No-holds-barred, off-the-wall goth grunge fun-fest

Razzleberry
self-described indie punk boy band

The Groans

Queer punk from LA!

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Laughingstock, Analog Brass, The Mary Anns

Friday, April 19th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Laughingstock

Indie Rock from Bellingham!

Analog Brass

Exactly what it sounds like: voracious, live, analog brass instrumentalists!


The Mary Anns

Americana girl-folk

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Great Snakes, Ludlings, Dumb Thumbs, Garden Chat

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Great Snakes

psychedelic folk rock

Ludlings


cabaret grunge pop

Dumb Thumbs

rock n’ roll (SEATTLE)

Garden Chat

Gospel-punk (SEATTLE)


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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 KZAX Pledge Drive: Carmona, The Firs, and Hockey Teeth
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

KZAX Pledge Drive: Carmona, The Firs, and Hockey Teeth

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Carmona -hazey hip-hop and R&B

The Firs

Hockey Teeth


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dirty Dirty, Porch Cat, Clocked, Four Letter Words

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

DIRTY DIRTY

ultra-energetic-PUNK

Porch Cat

queer pop punk you'll want to scream along to

Clocked (OAKLAND)

All trans-hardcore band from Oakland, CA.

https://clockedhc.bandcamp.com/releases

Four Letter Words

Instrumental rock


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Vaticxnts, Apostate Cancer, Proud Failures, Island Gigantism

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

The Vaticxnts

Apostate Cancer

Proud Failures

Island Gigantism

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Fretts, Ludlings, Frozen Cloak
Feb
23
8:30 PM20:30

Fretts, Ludlings, Frozen Cloak

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Fretts

A dreamy slurry of grunge, indie, pop and rock

https://fretts.bandcamp.com/

Ludlings

The soundtrack to a grungey cabaret.

Frozen Cloak

http://frozencloak.bandcamp.com/

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Tetrachromat, The Beautiful Freaks, Strangers, Cut Both Ways
Feb
22
8:30 PM20:30

Tetrachromat, The Beautiful Freaks, Strangers, Cut Both Ways

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

The Beautiful Freaks

https://beautifulfreaksfreeaaky.bandcamp.com/album/cameo-artist

quirky gothic post-hardcore

Cut Both Ways

https://cutbothwayshc.bandcamp.com/releases

Five piece Seattle hardcore band born out of a road trip to a bed and breakfast in Portland.

Strangers

https://strangersnw.bandcamp.com/

Metal/Hardcore based out of Olympia, WA.

Tetrachromat

https://tetrachromatnw.bandcamp.com/

experimental instrumental metal

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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9th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show
Feb
15
to Feb 16

9th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show

SUBMISSIONS: OPEN 

I'M NEW, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
For 9 years now Make.Shift has hosted the annual Valentines Day Cover Show! What started out as an anti v-day pop punk cover show has since evolved into the very specific genre of "whatever you loved to listen to in high school." Local musicians are coming together to play short sets of their favorite bands! ...and you can be one of them! Wow! We strongly suggest your fave bands from the 90s, early 00's and of course pop punk. 

GREAT! I'M PUTTING TOGETHER SOMETHING RIGHT NOW!
Hold on a second people, there are some rules.

OK SO, WHAT ARE THE RULES?
The rules are that you have to email makeshiftvday@gmail.com with who you are, who's in your band and who you want to cover. The deadline for entry is Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at Noon. You have to email us.
This will be our line of communication from here on out.

I CAN COVER ANY BAND?
Well, we're saying no bands from 2018's show:
Amy Winehouse, Thursday, Dixie Chicks, Danzig, Faith No More, The Cramps, Social Distortion, Buzzcocks, The Mountain Goats, My Chemical Romance, Now That’s What I Call Music, Pink, Good Charlotte, NSYNC*, Coldplay, The Velvet Underground, Tegan and Sara, The Cure, & The Killers. 

But, anything done in the previous years is up for grabs.

AW MAN, COLDPLAY IS MY FAVORITE BAND!
That's unfortunate.

WHEN THE HECK IS THIS AMAZING, LIFE-CHANGING EVENT?
Friday February 15th, and Saturday February 16th.

IF YOU SIGN UP PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU AREN'T AVAILABLE EITHER OF THOSE NIGHTS!
Keep in mind any unavailability will affect our decision on who's playing the show.

HOW LONG OF A SET SHOULD WE DO?
Plan for 25 minutes of music.

I HAVE SOME MORE QUESTIONS!
I'm sure your mom is proud of your inquisitive mind, but I'm tired of typing this thing. Email your questions to makeshiftvday@gmail.com.

Just remember, NO PDA!

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MadScience, The Nova Darlings, Rose's Thorn
Feb
2
8:30 PM20:30

MadScience, The Nova Darlings, Rose's Thorn

Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

The Nova Darlings (Cali)

thenovadarlings.com

Harkening back to the 90’s disaffected guitar sound of artists like Built to Spill and Elliott Smith, the Novas evoke strains of the eclectic. A sugared folk melody will find it’s way buried in a James Brown-esque, psych-rock drum beat. Drawing from early 2000’s bands like The Shins, The Strokes, and The Postal Service, the Darlings will bring you something that fits in your childhood bedroom or your parent’s garage, but will slam you with echoes from your mom’s record collection and catapult you sweetly into cosmic nothingness.

Rose's Thorn

https://rosesthorn.bandcamp.com/

Rose's Thorn creates a sound that blends love with heartache and light with darkness. Each song, fueled by ample passion, tells a different story. Their sound, a combination of grunge-pop and alt-rock will seduce your senses.

MadScience
https://madscienceofficial.bandcamp.com/album/future-nostalgia-ep


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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DVSAS Benefit Night 4: Maneken Hand, Guillotine Eyes, Gallowmaker, Sweet Creature
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

DVSAS Benefit Night 4: Maneken Hand, Guillotine Eyes, Gallowmaker, Sweet Creature

The final part of a four part DVSAS Benefit Series.

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Doors 6:30pm, Music 7pm
$6 cash at the door
NO BOOZE/NO DRUGS/NO JERKS

100% of proceeds will be donated to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services


Featuring:
Maneken Hand

Guillotine Eyes

Gallowmaker

Sweet Creature & Frembz

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Blood and Thunder, Gallows Hymn, Izthmi, Necrosomnium
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Blood and Thunder, Gallows Hymn, Izthmi, Necrosomnium

Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only) 
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Blood And Thunder
Modern melodic death metal hailing from the PNW 

http://bloodandthunder.bandcamp.com/album/the-necromancers-cantos-2

Gallows Hymn
Formerly Empyrean. Pagan Metal to summon demons to. 

https://empyrean2018.bandcamp.com/album/empyrean

Izthmi (Seattle) 
Post-black metal 
https://izthmiseattle.bandcamp.com/releases

Necrosomnium

You guessed it.....BLACK METAL OF THE UTMOST BRUTALITY 
https://necrosomnium.bandcamp.com/album/the-long-forgotten-angel

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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KZAX Presents: An Evening with Spyn Reset & In Aisle 8
Dec
8
to Dec 9

KZAX Presents: An Evening with Spyn Reset & In Aisle 8

December 8, 2018
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only) 
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

KZAX Presents... is a monthly concert series hosted by KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM at venues across Bellingham each month, to bring awesome independent bands from the PNW and West Coast!

For December's showcase, we'll be back at our home venue, Make.Shift for an evening with Seattle's Spyn Reset and In Aisle Eight in support of our Supply Drive for the HomesNow. Not Later. Winter Haven Tent Encampment. 

The night will open with Jim Peterson of HomesNow. Not Later. addressing the houselessness crisis in Whatcom County and beyond, before Spyn Reset and In Aisle Eight take the stage to melt the cold away with their respective fusions of progressive rock! We will also be auctioning an exclusive piece from local artist Garrett Johnson, AKA Sycopath, as well as showing his art.

The HomesNow. Not Later. Shower Truck, which was painted in part by Sycopath, will also be on site for audience members to view, and to promote the awesome work of this organization to combat houselessness in our community!

Schedule to be announced...

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Switch Addictions, Snow Bitch, The Beautiful Freaks
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Switch Addictions, Snow Bitch, The Beautiful Freaks

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only) 
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Switch Addictions

Snow Bitch

The Beautiful Freaks


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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