solar return to the stage (oct. 7th show at midway cafe boston)

dear brave sun dreamers and heart ray beamers,

it has been a frikkin’ long time! i write you in the midst of a season of big changes for me… a little bittersweet but mostly ripe with joy and hope and delight. and i am SO excited to bring you news of an actual upcoming gig!

Muzztival 2.0
Saturday, October 7th
Midway Café, Boston

it will be an event bursting at the seams with celebrations of life and each other and all of our fabulousness. and it will happen on Val’s birthday, to boot!!! i’m so grateful to R-Muzz of MUZZINS for inviting me and the Ghost-Lights (this time Val on cello) to be a part of this fantastic happening. i mean, there will be a community costume swap and open-to-all secondhand fashion show in addition to live music!! if you werk it, we will clap for you!!!! it would mean the world to see you there in all your glory, whether or not you choose to strut the catwalk. read on for details…

autumnal mists and deliciousness,


muzztival 2.0
saturday, october 7th, 2023 at 8pm
midway café, jamaica plain, boston, ma
3496 washington street 02130
cover: $10 (cash only)
8pm sharp: community costume swap starts
music by (in reverse order):
MUZZINS: electrified badassery created by psychedelic dance wizards Rayna Jhaveri (vocals, vocal harmonizer, synths), Chris Antonowich (drums, backup vocals), and Tom Stepsis (electric bass guitar)
sidebody: art pop dance punk stop drop rock ‘n’ roll by hava horowitz (vox/synth), amulya mandava (vox/guitar), martha schnee (drums/vox/guitar), cara giaimo (guitar/bass/vox), and lena warnke (bass/guitar/vox/drums)

DJ Luna del Flor: Luna del Flor is a Caribbean Woman with roots in the Boston, Massachusetts House Scene. A Househead, dancer, writer, and poet, Luna del Flor merges these passions into performance vocals on House tracks and stages.

Petaluma Vale & the Ghost-Lights: folk-pop of enchanting spontaneity, originality, trickery, and delicacy, with me on harp and vocals, and Valerie Thompson (aka the birthday girl!) on cello and backing vocals.


Costume Swap and Fashion Show Q&A

What can I bring to the costume swap?
You’re invited to bring 1-3 clean, dry, gently used items of “fancy dress” clothing or accessories to the costume swap—things you’d be delighted to see on someone else. No shoes or jewelry, please.

Who gets to be in the secondhand fashion show?
You! Me! All of us! If there is a secondhand costume, outfit, or ensemble do you want to try out and show off in an inclusive, affirming, safe, and body–positive space, come walk our homemade runway as we cheer you on as a community!!!

What is Muzztival?
Muzztival is a creative experiment in social change through intentional community building, collective, participation, radical interdependence, and collaborative self expression. Not sure what any of that means? Come experience the Muzz for yourself!