When: Sunday March 6, 1 p.m.
Saturn will be hosting their first Birmingham Punk Rock Flea Market on Sunday March 6, 2016. There will be about 20 vendors and artists as well as three bands; Bad Cologne, Talls, and Girls Rock Birmingham. The event is sponsored by This Ol’ Thing Vintage and Rock Hell. Vendors will feature unique creations like henna, zines, gnarly art by Brandon Cahill, and some far-out oddities by Steam Powered Arts.
Bad Cologne is a six member “psyche, garage, power pop, rock n roll” band based out of Tuscaloosa, AL. The band features Ronnie Fame on guitar and vocals; Jay Delay on guitar and vocals; Tino on guitar and vocals; Murray Poppins on keys and vocals; Bobby James on bass and vocals; and Mikey Mod on drums. Bad Cologne is signed with Eyesore Records/Fatback Records.
Girls Rock Birmingham will be performing a set. From their Facebook page: “Girls Rock Camp is a week-long program serving girls ages 9-16 in the Birmingham areas. During the week, campers learn an instrument, form a band and write a song which they perform at the Friday evening showcase. In addition, the girls will participate in workshops centered around empowerment and creativity such as, Songwriting, Dj-ing, Image & Identity, Zine-Making, Screen Printing, Design and more, all designed to cultivate self-esteem & healthy expression.”
Event Coordinator Raquel Dulpin is a recent arrival in Birmingham, but has quickly adapted to the city’s pace. “I just moved to Birmingham about two months ago, and have come to realize that if you want things to happen, it is super easy in Birmingham,” she says. “We plan on having three more flea markets this year. When I say “We,” it’s a project that me and my roommates are doing. Tino, and David Allen have been incredible help.”
“For this Flea market we have 20 vendors and three bands,” says Dulpin. “But I hope to make it bigger and better with each event. I had to turn away some incredible bands and vendors because we just don’t have the space. I am stoked for the event. Saturn has been so good to us letting us reserve the space for a networking/community event.
“I hope that everyone that is doing something gets the recognition through this market,” says Dulpin. “I am super excited to work with a bunch of motivated talented people!”