Slang Church is an art collective and music label in Oakland, California founded in 2013. This organization works to help the local DIY music scene while also providing safe and accessible environments to perform and listen. Slang Church also provides screen printing services for bands and local businesses in the Bay Area, and occasionally provide studio spaces to record or practice.


Gig Church is a not-for-profit Slang Church-backed initiative that seeks to provide sustainable, accountable, inclusive, and accessible infrastructure for art and music on a local level and beyond. Our goals are to be able to sustainably provide guarantees to all bands regardless of draw and show turnout, record & livestream as many of our events as possible, and generally provide safe spaces for art backed by community accountability processes.