Punk Start My Heart began in Portland, OR as a booking collective dedicated to setting up shows for women, people of color and queer identified musicians. As PSMH started doing more and more shows, it became increasingly obvious that there was a collective desire to create more of these spaces.
This ultimately led to the creation of the Not Enough! Festival: a 2-day music, art, and film festival showcasing new collaborative-based work of Portland’s diverse queer community. For most of these bands, it was their first show, which happened in an extremely supportive community environment and many of them chose to keep playing this last year. We decided that in order to further support these bands we could create a record label, with a focus on queer and feminist artists, releasing vinyl records and assisting with promotion. We are trying to raise money to help us get started and will use this money to cover pressing and printing costs of the first 3 releases on the label.
Punk Start My Heart Records will coexist with Punk Start My Heart booking and put out records for queer and feminist bands because we feel there will never be enough!
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