Julia is a slam poetry champion (having qualified for finals and/or semifinals in Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Jose in the past) and has performed spoken word at a variety of high profile events, including Toronto Pride, San Francisco Pride Main Stage, The San Francisco Dyke March, Ladyfest Bay Area, and The National Queer Arts Festival. http://juliaserano.com/booking.html
Kat Cataclysm is quite a character: absurdist short fiction writer, failed linguist, recovering slam poet, wannabe stand-up comedian, and the not-so-pure invention of Julia Serano. In other words, as the French would say, she is a nom de plume. Except that the French don’t say “nom de plume,” they say “nom de guerre.” Which literally means “war name.” Although Kat has never fought in any wars. Nor would she want to. katcataclysm.com
*soft vowel sounds* is the latest Oakland-based solo music project from former Bitesize guitarist-vocalist-principal songwriter Julia Serano. With *soft vowel sounds*, Julia offers a rather novel mix of deliciously percussive and dissonant guitar noises, catchy-as-hell melodies, oddly endearing vocals, and smart yet playful lyrics. http://softvowelsounds.com
Since the late 1990’s, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Bitesize have been bringing a little bit of sickness to indie-pop, filling their otherwise perfect two-minute long pop gems with awkward stops and starts, weird bursts of guitar noise, quirky vocals, and lots of jumping up and down. The band has released two critically acclaimed CDs (The Best of Bitesize and Sophomore Slump), received college radio airplay nationwide and have been invited to perform at high profile events such as Noise Pop, North-by-Northwest, Ladyfest Bay Area, Folsom Street Fair, Mission Creek Music Festival, bEASTfest and the San Francisco Pride Main Stage.