Category: Half/Access Info
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first annual end-of-the-year fundraiser!
In collaboration with Take Warning Presents, we will be hosting an acoustic evening with the following artists: Malia Endres (Glacier Veins), Noise Brigade, Narrative, S!ege, and Jake Haley. There will also be raffles and food! Interested in donating something from your band/brand/organization for our raffle? Contact us ASAP!
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Post 134 (2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211). Doors open at 5pm and the night will end around 10pm. This is all ages (bar w/ID). Tickets are $10 advance and $12 day of and are available for purchase now. Post 134’s accessibility info is in our database, and you can also contact us if you have any specific questions or accommodation requests.
All proceeds from the event will be going towards our 2019 continued efforts to make live music more accessible, and will help our message reach more people!
In addition, Take Warning Presents is sponsoring us through the end of 2018, so when you buy tickets to their shows through their ticketing platform, 50 cents from every ticket will be donated to us. We super appreciate them and the opportunities they’ve given us!
Unable to attend the event, but still want to support Half Access? Here are some ways you can help:
1. Find, submit, and review venue accessibility info in our database and talk about accessibility with the people around you at shows
Using our website and helping expanding it through the submission of venues we don’t have yet and through reviews of accessibility at venues we do have will help us best connect with venues moving forward, and will help disabled people be prepared before going to a venue for the first time. Spreading the word on what we’re doing is also a huge help!
2. Donate Directly
You can donate directly to Half Access via clicking the button in the menu or by clicking here.
3. Buy something from our Amazon Wishlist
You can find it at http://a.co/0h5PEBJ.
4. Shop using AmazonSmile
At no additional cost to you, a percentage of the purchase price of your orders through AmazonSmile will be donated to Half Access if you so choose. Select us directly here: smile.amazon.com/ch/82-1516596.
5. Ask us to table your Portland shows or reach out to us about any other ideas you may have that could help us in our mission
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James Cassar is currently managing three bands (Barely Civil, bristletongue, and If Only, If Only) with his childhood friend Rachel Malvich as rumblepak. He is also helping out Take This to Heart Records with label management/A&R and will be launching another venture later this year. You can hear him on the podcast Stereo Confidential, which is the rebranded new home for the award-winning Modern Vinyl Podcast. He co-owns and formerly co-operated the record label Near Mint, and has written for Alternative Press, MTV, and more. He once bought business cards that called him “The Reigning King of DIY” but, truly, you can find him playing Yoshi’s Crafted World after he gets home to Philly from his job in Jersey, if he’s not answering emails.read more
TJ Hayes has been regularly attending shows in Chicago since 2015. Hayes, who has spina bifida myelomeningocele, checked in with Half Access to talk about their experiences with accessibility, where venues still have room to improve, and advocating for your right to accommodation.read more
Valerie Gritsch is the community manager for London-based indie label, Xtra Mile Recordings. As community manager, she handles all of their social media channels, in addition to managing their street team and other fan engagement efforts. A New York native, Gritsch is currently working towards her Masters degree at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where her research includes, but is not limited to, music fandom and celebrity studies. The subject of her thesis will focus on celebrity death and how fans create history. Gritsch—whose history of chronic nerve pain eventually led to fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome)—caught up with us to talk about her experience in the music industry and what adequate accommodations can and should look like.read more