HOME GAMES Kamstra's Tomboyfriend crew play as part of Steers & Queers at the Dakota (249 Ossington), tonight (Thursday, July 5), $5. 416-850-4579.
NICKNAME Onstage diva alter ego is scRatCH kaMstrA
POSITION Vocals, harmonica, jaw harp, slide guitar, finger-picked nylon- and steel-string guitar. Electronica and weird recording techniques.
TEAM MEMBERS Lindsay Fisher (drums); Susan Bustos (bass); Marlena Zuber (femme co-lead vocals); Karilynn Ming Ho (guitar); Margaux Williamson (art direction); Jim Munroe (video documentarian).
ROOKIE YEAR Taught himself keyboards on a cheesy model in a 13-year-old fit of anti-adult sentiment, then quickly joined his sister's boyfriend's punk bad, Nihilism, as the primary songwriter. Busked from age 17 on.
LEAGUE "1950s sock-hop band of the future, the wreck of millennial culture in a tide of blood, what girly-butch would sound like, heavy candy."
STATS Released a poetry collection called lATE cAPITALIST suBLIME with Insomniac Press (2002); self-produced albums aLL fALL dOWN (2002) and i want an army (2005). Helen Campbell Memorial Scholarship for writing.
SPECIAL TALENTS Makes really good pasta.