Tuesday, March 14, 2017


I'm playing the Thing in the Spring this year! So excited to go to Peterborough for a weekend and be a part of that world. There are about 40 bands playing different shows over a few days, as well as an arts fair, a reading series, a film series, exhibits, etc. It's a dream! 


I'm playing at BSP in Kingston on March 31 with Laura Stevenson, which is also going to be a really great show. 


Did some work at Salvation Recording Co. for new guilt mountain songs last month! It feels pretty exciting. I'll share more info when I've got it.


Made these "queer erasure" pins for the folks out there who vibe with that kind of message. (a brief treatise: pins to blatantly address the constant erasure of queerness in our society by assumed heteronormative narratives, and often, by our own doing. Safety through assimilation, the myriad of ways that queerness is still only accepted when it appears "harmless" or doesn't appear at all. I could go on for a long long time!) Find me in person & toss me a quarter if you want one.

photo by John Craddock

Played a lot of shows over the last bunch of months since I've updated this! Shipped a lot of mugs (donated a lot of $ from the profits to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center!), mailed a lot of zines, did some readings, tried to keep many plants alive and failed miserably, sighed a decent amount.

Photo by Tara Pelletier
Photo by DMNDR
photo by Phil McAndrew
photo by Marissa Carroll




& I drew a lot of flyers for shows I booked at Commissary! Here's those lil guys.






Sunday, June 19, 2016


I made a single one of these mugs a few years ago, ordered custom off some weird internet site in the middle of the night out of rage at what a close friend was currently dealing with. Seeing her deal with abuse and trying my best to support her through it and thinking too much about the way things often seem to work in our communities, I ordered one out of passive aggression, I guess. Obviously, a mug won't change things, but it felt cathartic, as much as a mug can. I just made a bunch more, to spread around the message: take care of yourselves, your friends, and your communities. Support each other. Fight the good fight in a world that seems to be increasingly scary and dangerous for a lot of us.

So, I made a million of them to spread around the world. They're USA made, more solid & sturdy than you can believe. A solid lb. each. Feels great in your hand. You can get one here: http://teamkate.storenvy.com/

For the next few weeks I'll be donating 100% of any online sales of any of my things to the Pulse Victims Fund of Orlando. Consider giving money if you are in a financial situation which allows for it. There is so much that needs to happen in the wake of the shooting, but a necessary and feasible thing for right now is donating money where it is very much needed. Also, keep dialogue open about it. Check in with your friends. Ask what you can do. Talk about why this happened, what it means, how it makes you feel. Grieve and question and be critical of our world. Listen to each other. It's hard to keep processing something so tremendous and painful, but we need to. Even though it hurts.

Zines have been restocked at Quimby's, Inquiring Minds, and Bluestockings. Zines AND Fleetwood patches are restocked at Have Company.


Issue 8 of no better than apples is back up for sale online! Thought I had lost the master pages years ago, but uncovered them recently. It covers all sorts of stuff from 2012: familial death and illness, personal illness, teaching at willie mae rock camp for girls, touring, all sorts of life changes, and kind of just musing on a million different things. Text heavy! Pretty thick zine. You can get it here: http://teamkate.storenvy.com/

photo by Krystal Cannon




I played a solo guilt mountain set in Ithaca a few weekends ago. I also contributed a *new* track to this Sundress Records compilation! Check it out, there's a lot of really rad songs \ artists on it!


Played some shows recently with Real Things: NYC @ Palisades and Shea Stadium, on SUNY New Paltz campus.


I booked a show last weekend and drew a flyer up for it. I didn't play the show, but I'm sharing it here for productivity's sake, because drawing roses for hours felt like the best way to spend my time. Highly recommended to all. It's flower season & I'm elated. & The show was so great. Looking forward to putting more together for the Commissary space in the coming months!


I built a zine library in the new cafe in New Paltz! Lagusta's Luscious Commissary, there's a standing locker full of my personal collection of zines for in-house browsing. I'm doing write-ups on featured zines of the week, and trying to foster the small zine scene we have in this tiny town. 


I played drums on a couple of tracks on S.ayton's new tape! These songs are everything I needed lately, and I feel very very honored to be involved with them even in the slightest bit. They're all I listen to anymore, Sarah is brilliant. Listen to the whole tape here: https://sayton.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, February 25, 2016


I played a solo guilt mountain last week in New Paltz with Emperor X, an all-time 100% favorite musician of mine. It was real fun.

photo by June
& I'm playing another set at Space Mountain on April 16th.


I finally silkscreened more "YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY" patches! You can get em here: http://teamkate.storenvy.com/ or as always, send me something cool in my p.o. box as a trade.

photo by Morgan
I played a bunch of shows with Real Things in the fall! Played one last week at Present Company Gallery in Brooklyn. Got to play a few songs with Sarah, too, which is the best gift a human could ever be given.
photo by jeff

A live woodstove fire in the room was projected onto the wall the whole time = an opportunity for me to make "feelin the bern" jokes every other minute.


Real Things is playing a bunch of shows coming up, too!


February 27 @ Snugs in New Paltz, NY with Los Doggies
March 2 @ Palisades in Brooklyn, NY with Spit, Cutting Board, and Rye Pines
April 2 @ Harry's Hot Sandwiches in Beacon, NY with Blue Museum
April 9 @ Spark Art Space in Syracuse, NY with Izzy True, Painted Zeroes, The Nudes, Crusher


We made tapes, too! We'll have em at shows if we remember to bring them to the show! This is how it goes! Cruel reality!

photo by Bon
The deadline for applications for the Halifax Radstorm residency is closing in! Broken Pencil asked me a few questions about my experience doing the residency, and wrote up a short thing to remind everyone to go submit an application! Do it!

http://www.brokenpencil.com/news/call-for-submissions-halifax-zine-residency


I have a *~previously unreleased~* song on this tape, sides split between the locals (new paltz, team love <3 label), and the kids across the ocean (margate, kent, UK, sexx tapes label). The tape looks great alongside a late season sunflower, but that was pretty much what we all expected.

Saturday, September 5, 2015


I just got back from a 3-week residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia! Supported by the Ink Storm \ Anchor Archive \ Sad Rad collectives, my time was spent working on a new zine & new recordings, exploring Halifax, and meeting some really amazing people.



I played a show\did a reading to celebrate the end of my residency, and silkscreened posters for it. Good friend Dee (Ephemerus, The Bloodwashed Band) played a solo set, new friend Tzomi played, and the lava lamp was in top form the entire night. 





The project I finished is a bundle with a personal zine and a 26-minute tape of recordings. The zine cover and the tape are both silkscreened and the project is in a numbered and limited edition of 100. Intended to be read & listened to at the same time, but do what you feel is right.(Always.) You can order it here if you want it! http://teamkate.storenvy.com/ Also, Team Love has a few copies if you're in New Paltz!


I gave an artist talk & performance sponsored by Visual Arts Nova Scotia at the Deanery in Lower Ships Harbour, Nova Scotia, during my time there, too!


I play drums in a new band (REAL THINGS) with my friends Jeff and Tara! We just recorded an EP with Matt, and you can listen to it here: http://realthings.bandcamp.com


I'm playing a show with Guilt Mountain (full band, which means me & Matt!) in a few weeks: Thursday, September 17th at BSP. Playing with Adult Mom, it's gonna be awesome. BSP is doing some ridiculous shows this month. Check out the list above!


I have a new track on a split tape that just came out from Team Love & Sexx Tapes (UK). The Team Love side is all New Paltz bands: Fraternal Twin, Quarterbacks, Pecas, & Guilt Mountain, and the other side is 4 bands from the UK label. You can listen to the songs and\or order the tape here: https://sexxtapes.bandcamp.com/album/margate-kent-vs-new-paltz-ny


Played a show with Izzy True & PWR BTTM in July at Rocket Number Nine Records in Kingston. It was great & those bands are really really doing things right. I'm so happy to have played with them.

& You can now get issues of no better than apples #9, #10, and #11 with Stranger Danger Distro, based out of Chicago. 

Monday, June 22, 2015



I just finished a new issue of no better than apples! It's about a lot of things from my past year of livin', (dealing with chronic illness in my family and myself, touring, the enthralling world of opposite side street parking in cities, fires and bulldozing, self-injection anxiety, healing through metallica, etc). You can order it online or send a few bucks or a nice trade to my p.o. box: kate larson \ p.o. box 1250 \ new paltz, ny 12561.

I'm slowly stocking up stores and distros with it and you can currently find it at Inquiring Minds in New Paltz, Doris distro based out of Athens, Ohio, Boxcar Books in Bloomington, IN, and Bluestockings in NYC. If you're interested in wholesale-ing it with me, get in touch!

I tabled at Chicago Zine Fest, which is always the most overwhelming and the best and the biggest thing in this tiny zine world. I saw a lot of good people and got a lot of good zines, but most importantly, I ate a couple of good arepas at my table (hallmark of a nice time).


I'm playing a show next week w. Guilt Mountain in Kingston at Rocket Number Nine Record Store with Izzy True & PWR BTTM. Gonna be as "cool" and "rockin'" as all the rumors say.