Rent Party!

rent party flyer

KPWR got a little behind in our finances, so we're throwing a Rent Party to catch up.  Any excuse for a party, really, is good enough for us.

There will be stand-up comedy to start the evening, followed by bands and DJs to keep you moving all night long.

And of course there will be beer :)

$5 door, Saturday March 31st, 8pm at The Fort  - 301 Chicon st.



There will be a retablo silent auction and altar installations curated by Claudia Zapata and produced by the Queer Artist's of Color Collective as well as other queer and /or artists of color.

Performances by:

Some Mexican folklore suggests that retablos are the windows that bring in the light from the afterlife to the world. It is the way the dead get to celebrate life amongst the living and are usually placed near or in complete surrounding of the altars.

Our exhibit will be a representation of political, public, and personal lives that have been significant in our own identity, consciousness, and interaction with the world.


Help the Rhizome Collective RISE from the Dead!

This fundraiser will help us in reaching preliminary goals towards building and owning a community space to host events, share workshop space and resources, art receptions, and a collective kitchen.

Have some drinks, have fun, hang out with some queers, POC and allies and watch your contribution benefit a very grateful group of peoples! :)

$7 door charge sliding scale
See you there!!!

The New Rhizome groups include KPWR People Will Radio, Bikes Across Borders, Son Armado, and Queer Artists of Color as well as individual organizers.

Live Broadcast at Treasure City Thrift's 25 cent sale - Free Beer, Food, and Fun!

KPWR (People Will Radio) will be broadcasting live from Treasure City Thrift 2142 East 7th Street Austin, TX 78702-3424 on Saturday, June 18th, with fun, prizes and free BEER! The 18th will a 25 cent sale - you won't want to miss this one.

25 cent Sale Saturday, June 18, 11-4 - The Radio Broadcast Edition
Come out to our 25 cent sale and get some treasures for only a quarter.
There will be amazing clothes, shoes, bags, books, toys, dishes, bric-a-brac, knick-knacks and random weird things, some taken straight off the racks.

Plus, this month you'll also get to enjoy music from KPWR djs and free beer! Need we say more? See ya there!

Arrive early for the best picks, but no worries if you're late to rise, we'll be bringing out new bins throughout the day.

There is additional Treasure City parking available behind Los Comales restaurant and on Prospect St.

Support Political Prisoner Alvaro Luna Hernandez

March 14, 2011 Infoshop News

Texas political prisoner ALVARO LUNA HERNANDEZ (
needs mobilized support and solidarity to protest the unlawful censorship
of his mail by HUGHES UNIT prisoncrats and mail-room officials. Because of
Alvaro’s persistent criticism of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,
and because of his insistence on having his First Amendment Rights
respected, Hughes Unit mail-room officials are now threatening to place
supporters of Alvaro on a “negative mail” list to be censored/blocked from
correspondence with him. Already, Hughes Unit, among other prisons, has a
de facto policy of obstructing legal publications such as Prison Legal
News for the purpose of keeping prisoners powerless against abuses. This
is a major attack on the rights of political prisoners and must be dealt
with swiftly by all freedom and justice loving people. If we fail to
respond to these attacks then we are simply paving the way for more
repression. Alvaro deserves our solidarity and support!

Please make PHONE CALLS to Hughes Unit and the TDCJ and tell them what you
think: 254-865-6663 and 1-800-535-0283

Please send LETTERS OF PROTEST to Hughes Unit Warden Edward Smith and
express the following:

Edward Smith
Hughes Unit Senior Warden
Route 2, Box 4400
Gatesville, TX 76597

Dear Warden Smith:

I am writing to you to express serious concerns regarding possible
violations of inmates’ constitutional rights at Hughes Unit prison by
mail-room officials.

On 18 February 2011, Alvaro Luna Hernandez (TDCJ-CID #255735) was denied
the right to receive a book, Defying the Tomb, sent to him by the
publisher, Inside Out Books, on the grounds that pages 112-113, and
120-121 of the book violated prison mail rules because the said pages were
allegedly “construed and written solely for the purpose of communicating
information designed to achieve the breakdown of prisons through offender
disruption, such as strikes, riots or security threat activity….” (TDCJ
Denial Notification Form, 2/18/11).

However, within a matter of several days, Inside Out Books mailed Mr.
Hernandez actual copies of the said pages, which were received by Mr.
Hernandez without incident or restriction, illustrating the arbitrary and
unjust nature of the original censorship of the book. Moreover, the said
pages did not at all bear resemblance to the initial claims made by
mail-room officials. Additionally, Inside Out Books was never served with a
“notice of denial of publication”—an inaction which is a flagrant
violation of federal law.

Worse yet, in response to Mr. Hernandez’s filed complaint, Mail-room
Supervisor, G. VANDIVER threatened further First Amendment violations
against Mr. Hernandez, noting that his correspondents may “be put on a
negative mail list” ostensibly as retaliation for Mr. Hernandez’s
criticism of mail-room policies, and more broadly, his continued human
rights activism directed at enforcing the constitutional rights of

I strongly urge you to conduct an investigation into this matter, and to
swiftly terminate mail-room officials Y. MCDONALD and G. VANDIVER for their
egregious incompetence and for the malicious and unlawful threats issued
against Mr. Hernandez for exercise of his First Amendment Rights.

I trust you will ensure that inmates’ constitutional rights are upheld and
that any and all recalcitrant and unprofessional employees of the TDCJ and
Hughes Unit in particular are dealt with accordingly. I will continue to
follow this case and am confident in your commitment to carry out your
duties in accordance with all state and federal laws.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Very truly yours,


Brad Livingston
Executive Director, TDCJ
3009A Highway 30 West
Huntsville, TX 77340

TDCJ Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 4003
Huntsville, TX 77342
fax: 936-437-8067

CID Ombudsman Office
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
fax: 936-436-6669

Reagan Duncan
Access to Courts Dept.
Program Supervisor II,
2405 Ave. I, Suite J
Huntsville, TX 77340

TDCJ Director’s Review Committee
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342

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Jonathan Hall – “Flee” – May 2, 1983 – December 24th, 2010



Our beautiful and sincere friend "Flee" was senselessly murdered on Dec. 23, 2010.  He will dearly be missed by all who were blessed to know him.  Not too much to say now, we're still too much in shock, but we'll sorely miss the uniqueness of your soul.   If you ever had  the chance to listen to the hopes,  dreams, aspirations and the many jokes that "Flee" would share then you would know how deeply affected we all are by this loss.     

       "if you aint a pirate, then you aint shit"                                                                                                                                                                                                            , TOUGH GUY FLEE   TOUGH FLEE

Flee was always there to make peace, but he had a look that said Don't fuck with me.  Flee left home early and spent much time on the road and had to develop this look early and fast, but Flee was the sweetest person and would always be there if you needed him, Loyal to the end.  Thank you Flee for the memories....and being who you were.  We will miss you Dearly





Uh-Oh, Plutonium!

Two weeks ago you might have heard this song (or rant) ((or magick spell)) by Anne Waldman on the Sector Phy. 

Recently Repeat discovered this delightful détournement of early music video in the name of anti-nuclear feminist Power!

Goes out to Bob, of course.




I just want to say on behalf..the other half of the TTYS...I really hate accranims (only cuz I can't spell it)  "The Tomorrow's Yesterdays Show", that I thank all of you three listeners that like our show.  THANK YOU!!!!  we do it for you...

Ballad of the Black Gold

Reflection Eternal - Ballad Of The Black Gold (Live @ Amoeba Records, San Francisco, CA. 5/24/2010)

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