Category: Half/Access Info
Flyer by Heather Amendola
On July 14, 2019 Half Access is hosting its first-ever online fundraiser and awareness event starting at 9:00 a.m. PT (or noon ET). There will be artists going live on Facebook and Instagram all throughout the day to play songs, talk about accessibility, and encourage listeners to donate to Half Access and check out the site’s database of venue accessibility information.
9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET – S!ege on Instagram @siegeisnot
10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET – Absinthe Father on Instagram @absinthefather666
10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET – Substitute Dad on Instagram @substitutedadpdx
11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET – saltlick on Facebook @saltlickoh
noon PT / 3:00 p.m. ET – worlds greatest dad on Instagram @wgdband
1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET – Not My Weekend on Instagram @notmyweekend
1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET – Narrative on Facebook @NarrativeNW
2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET – dobak on Instagram @aprettycooldad
2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET – My Proper Skin on Instagram @myproperskin
3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET – Hellogoodbye on Instagram @itshellogoodbye
3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET – Happy. on Instagram @bandcalledhappy
4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET – Glacier Veins on Facebook @glacierveinspdx
4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET – Crimson Wave on Facebook @crimsonwavetheband
5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET – Unturned on Instagram @unturnedmn
5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET – Barely Civil on Instagram @barelycivil
6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET – Maggie Schneider on Instagram @itsmaggieschneider
6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET – Jake Haley on Facebook
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET – Neverlyn on Instagram @neverlynca
7:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET – Porch Cat on Facebook @porchcat.music
8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET – Noise Brigade on Instagram @noise_brigade
8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET – Citysick on Facebook @citysickca
9:00 p.m. PT / midnight ET – Sundressed on Facebook @sundressed
Posters below designed by Nova Akins
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The Half Access mission is to make live music more accessible, and in most of our recent work we’ve focused on the experience of disabled fans attending shows. There’s another huge part of venue accessibility, which is making sure that disabled musicians can access venues. But, before playing shows comes learning an instrument, which can often look different for disabled musicians. I got the chance to interview a few disabled musicians to share their experiences with adapting how they learn and play their instruments in a way that works with their disabilities.
Josh Rosenberg, 24, graduated from UMass Lowell in spring 2017 with a bachelor’s of music in music business. This year marks the first year he has been able to work only in the festival and live music industry, specializing in accessibility, without any side jobs. He’s worked at about 20 different festivals, some just once and some each year over the past four years.
Luciano Ferrara is a singer-songwriter from Albany, NY, who after several years as a solo artist, recently made the transition to full-band supported act, performing as Luciano Ferrara and the Ensuing Disaster. Also a creative writing student at SUNY Albany, he just finished his undergrad thesis on a book he is writing about lumberjack folklore. In this Access Interview, Ferrara talks to us about the unpredictability of type 1 diabetes and his experience with accessibility as a performer.