Another Hard French Hearts Los Homos means another batch of fantastic small business partners who are helping us to make this event possible! Hard French hearts the opportunity to work with different local businesses each year to help us produce our large-scale community events like Pride. We’d like to take a minute to thank our partners and to let you know a little bit about why we love them so.
Our favorite Mission shop where you can peruse through an amazing and occasionally audacious selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing as well as rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and gifts recently celebrated it’s 2nd Birthday! If you are at a loss for last-second Pride looks then search no further than this radical queer-owned, operated and staffed store on 20th and Valencia. Also, basically, you, me and everyone we know will be wearing Stone Pony bought outfits and vibing off their woo-laden crystals so don’t be left out.
The fabulous Tricia Gillespie’s pie in the sky dream of opening her own brick and mortar aesthetics business is coming true before our eyes! The Tidy Shoppe will be your must-visit location for everything from waxings of yr sexy parts to one-of-a-kind custom body art. You can even get yourself all tidied up at Pride because Tricia will be there doing airbrush body art at Hard French Hearts Los Homos. Donate to their Indie Go Go to help the Shoppe open its doors!
Browntourage rocks so hard for doing this exclusive interview with Magic Mouth for us. In addition they have a blog, made to order tshirts, and events which showcase the artists they feature on their website! Also, they are pretty much the baddest brownest babe duo in the whole Bay Area. What’s not to love?
SF BAY GUARDIAN
The Bay Guardian is pretty much the only print paper that Hard French trusts for a no-BS take on the issues and events that are really important in San Francisco. For the third year in a row we are excited to kick-off Pride with the Guardian at their Pullin’ Pork for Pride Happy Hour at our favorite Castro patio bar, the Pilsner. We are upping the ante at this year’s party with hostess Lil’ Miss Hot Mess and performances by by Dick Van Dick, Tara Wrist and Rotimi Agbabiaka — did we mention there is free pork? Because there is.
Being a Zipcar member gives us the freedom of choice and do we ever choose! Our favorite car sharing service lets us put on a different set of wheels every time we leave the house. You may see a Hard Frencher scooting around town in a convertible mini cooper or working some butch realness in a Tacoma pickup. Variety is the spice of life and Zipcar keeps things spicy.
We’re beside ourselves excited to dance to the art-punk dance jams of Kansas City bred art collective SSION at Hard French Hearts Los Homos 2012! The Hard French crew has been obsessed with these magical queer phosphorescent beings since catching them live and then obsessively watching all of their videos on YouTube (see below) and it’s our pleasure to bring them to you.
Check out what the New York Times (BIG TIME!) had to say about ’em cuz we couldn’t have said it better:
Arguably the most wonderfully weird thing to come out of Kansas City in recent memory, Cody Critcheloe and SSION (pronounced “shun”), his band of merry eccentrics, have bounced back and forth across the country for more than a decade, releasing their own music, directing music videos for groups like the Gossip, Peaches and CSS, and making their mark at MoMA PS1, Deitch Projects and the Hole.
But don’t take the New York Times & our word for it, check out their videos yourself and don’t forget to buy yr presale tickets now because they’re going fast!
For the second year in a row we are celebrating Pride the Hard French way. This year’s line up promises an inter-generational extravaganza as we pay homage to our SOUL music roots and usher in a new era of queer performance. Plan on all the regular Hard French fixings like sweating it out to hours upon hours of your favorite 45’s from our house DJ’s Brown Amy & Carnita, smoking-hot dance moves from the Jiggalicious Dance Babes and Magic Capturing by notorious Photo Booth which will be benefiting a local queer non-profit. On our main stage get ready to sweat to performances by the living legend Sugar Pie DeSanto, Indie Queer Electric Darling magic weirdo SSION and Bounce Magician BeyondaDoubt. Throughout the day strap in for a wild ride with our infamous 6 clubs in 6 hours bringing you sets by some of the hottest queer DJ’s and parties from San Francisco and up and down the west coast. Click here to buy tickets!
Hard French Hearts Los Homos Pride 2012
SOMarts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 4pm – 11pm
$20 Limited Presale, $25 General Presale, $60 All Access Homo Pass!
Presale tickets now onsale at http://hardfrenchpride2012.eventbrite.com/
DJ Carnita & DJ Brown Amy
and the Jiggalicious Dance Babes
Spinning the baddest all-vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the ’60s
Live Performances by:
SSION (Kansas City)
Art-punk dance/design/film collective from Kansas City, Missouri, headed by Cody Critcheloe.
Living Legend Sugar Pie DeSanto (Oakland)
Bay area 60’s soul and rhythm and blues sensation
Original, boundless bounce production using drag, vogue, genderfucking, twerk fierceness.
Featuring guest DJ sets by:
Mustache Mondays with DJ Josh Peace (LA)
One of the liveliest, lushest gay dance clubs in LA
Stay Gold with DJs Rapid Fire & Pink Lightning
White hottt cruising and hella gay dance jams
Ships In The Night with DJ Durt
A Radical, Trans-Bay, Queer Dance Party
OH! with DJ Taco Tuesday
The Party for the Dirty Gentleman
Bearracuda with DJ Medic
A fun, friendly party for bears, cubs & other wildlife
Hard Dancing. Hard Cruising. Hard Homos.