- Jun 25 2022
- 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – Booked By Grandma presents Rippers Takeover (Punk Rock Beach Party)
Saturday June 25th
With QWAM, Desert Sharks, Frida Kill, & Spite Fuxx
To kick off beach season and celebrate Pride month, queer and female focused booking collective company Booked By Grandma is taking over Rockaway beach’s Rippers for a punk rock party.
The event brings some of Brooklyn DIY’s heavy hitters to the shorefront mainstay. QWAM, the self-proclaimed “popsicle punk band,” revives pop-punk sensibilities with an aggressively joyous delivery. Desert Sharks’ most recent release garnered high praise from AdHoc, who described them as “gritty and catchy enough to recall Sleater-Kinney or L7, opening up a portal to a chaotic but contemplative state of mind.” Frida Kill released their debut EP this year, including the standout track Mujeres Con Mangos praised by Add To Want List for combining “danceable song with bilingual lyrics that gives humanity and visibility to those who often go unseen.” Spite Fuxx channels glitter and glam to bring their raucous sound to life onstage.
The free event kicks off at 6pm at Rippers (Beach 86th Street), which can be reached via the A train to Far Rockaway or the Shuttle transfer.
Booked By Grandma is a collective focusing on inclusive shows. We’ve worked with buzzy bands like Water From Your Eyes, Empath, and Pom Pom Squad. S3R news said that our past event, Palentine’s Day, ”reminds us of the beauty of Falling in Love with our Friends”. Other work includes a 2020 compilation tape benefiting For The Gworls, and past event collaborations with Tom Tom Mag and Planned Parenthood. Follow us on Instagram @bookedbygrandma.