Schedule

VOV 2015

VOV 2015

 

The 11th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival – Hot Springs, Arkansas – March 20-24 - Tickets available here

 

 subject to change

VOV THURSDAY
Opening Reception, Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
VOV Prints on display, James Weinberg Print Show, Robbie Brindley portraits, CHMX silk screen demo and music by Darren Keen (The Show is the Rainbow)
7 to 9pm / Free / Open to the Public

VOV FRIDAY
Jamaican Queens (MI)
My Gold Mask (IL)
Shilpa Ray (NY)
Schwervon! (KS)
Fred Thomas (MI)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

Maxines and The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival present - The 2015 Arkansas Times Musician Showcase Champion and The Grayces (TN) Maxine’s, 700 Central - Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM / $5 or Free with VOV Pass / 21+

VOV SATURDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with JD Wilkes,  Farmers Market Pavilion
Free and open to the public, bring a lawn chair.

3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
JD Wilkes leads a banjo and harmonica worksop
Free and open to the public

 6PM – Secret Show – All Eyes West (IL)
??Location announced day of show??
Free and open to the public

 7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
Water Liars (MS)
The Memphis Dawls (TN)
Native Lights (OK)
Christian Lee Hutson (CA)
The Gunshy (IL)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

8PM – HSDFI Underground and Outsider Film Series
Charles Bradley: Soul of America - The incredible rise of 62-year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011.
Screening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

VOV SUNDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with Andrew Bryant (MS)
Baseball Trail Park - Free and open to the public

3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
JD Wilkes Comic Book Illustration. Come and make your own comic from scratch! – Free! Bring a pen and paper.

6PM – Secret Show – The Shivas (OR)
??Location announced day of show
Free and open to the public

 7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
Two Cow Garage (OH)
Mutts (IL)
NOTS (TN)
Young Buffalo (MS)
Ronnie Heart (TX)
Laser Background (PA)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

8PM – HSDFI Outsider and Underground Film Series Double Feature.

8PM – Songs For Alexis Subject Ryan Cassata in attendance.  With wild hair, lip ring, and T-shirts proclaiming his affinity for 70s punk and 80s hard-core, 18-year old looks and acts the part of rock star in the making. He’s a talented, up-and-coming musician with a loyal following, a supportive family and a girlfriend named Alexis that he adores. He’s also a 21st century transman, out and proud. Which is a problem for his 16-year-old sweethearts parents, who disapprove of their relationship. A modern day, coming-of-age tale that reminds us what it feels like to be young and in love. Screening at Deluca’s Pizzeria, 407 Park Ave.
10PM – A Band Called Death - Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ’70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell…the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. Screening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

VOV MONDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with Al Scorch
Adair Park, 515 Central
Free and open to the public

 3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
Bill Daniels – How to DIY touring for artists, filmmakers and performing artist. Also a Pop Up Photography exhibit. – free!

 6PM – Secret Show - Daikaiju (Alabama)
??Location announced day of show??
Free and open to the public

 7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
Pallbearer (AR)
Swearing At Motorists (Germany)
Daniel Romano (Canada)
Heaters (MI)
The AMFMS
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

8PM – Outsider and Underground Film Series

Dig! is a documentary film directed by Ondi Timoner, and produced by Timoner, Vasco Nunes and David Timoner. Compiled from seven years of footage, it contrasts the developing careers and love–hate relationship of the  The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the bands’ respective frontmen Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Anton Newcombe. It won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film FestivalScreening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

VOV TUESDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with Ryan Cassata (CA)
Hollywood Park, 411 Hollywood Ave.
Free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair.

 3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts,  341 Whittington

LGBT advocate and singer/songwriter, Ryan Cassata (CA)  discusses the music industry future for LGBT artists.  Since coming out as transgender in his early teens,motivational speaker and singer/songwriter Ryan Cassata hasbecome a powerful, globally recognized advocate for equality,anti-bullying, and related LGBT issues for one simple reason: “I don’t want any youth to feel alone in their journey.” Gaining initial renown for his appearances on Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show and ABC’s “Heads Up,” the multi-talented 21 year old tours the U.S. frequently, addressing tens of thousands of high school, college and university students every year on the importance of acceptance. - Free and open to the public.

6PM – Secret Show – with HIKES
??Location announced day of show??
Free and open to the public

7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
PeeLander Z (Japan)
Blacklist Royals (TN)
White Mystery (IL)
Bruiser Queen (MO)
Triathalon
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

 8PM – HSDFI Outsider and Underground Film Series
The Punk Singer - A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s. Screening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

 

Jamaican Queens, VOV Friday

Jamaican Queens, VOV Friday  Jamaican Queens 

 

 

 

 

My Gold Mask, VOV Friday

My Gold Mask, VOV Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shilpa Ray on VOV Friday

Shilpa Ray on VOV Friday

 

Water Liars, VOV Saturday

Water Liars, VOV Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gunshy, VOV Saturday

The Gunshy, VOV Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Buffalo, VOV Sunday

Young Buffalo, VOV Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PeeLander Z, VOV Tuesday

PeeLander Z, VOV Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Pallbearer, VOV Monday

Pallbearer, VOV Monday

 

 

 

 

Swearing At Motorists, VOV Monday

Swearing At Motorists, VOV Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTS, VOV Sunday

NOTS, VOV Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heaters, VOV Monday

Heaters, VOV Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triathalon, VOV Tuesday

Triathalon, VOV Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Lights on VOV Saturday

Native Lights on VOV Saturday

Schwervon! VOV Friday

Schwervon! VOV Friday

The Gunshy VOV Saturday

The Gunshy VOV Saturday

Ronnie Heart on VOV Sunday

Ronnie Heart on VOV Sunday

Blacklist Royals on VOV Tuesday

Blacklist Royals on VOV Tuesday

Al Scorch VOV Monday Trail Show.

Al Scorch VOV Monday Trail Show.

The VOV is made possible in part by a grant from The NEA.

The VOV is made possible in part by a grant from The NEA.

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