So some of our more diligent followers may remember this post from local scribe Charles Hale:
One of the great things about our little musical community is its level of tolerance. Like many of you, I am connected via social media that I only know because our musical tastes intersect. (It’s the only way I know Rachel) And through all this connectedness I never witness intolerance and bigotry, but that doesn’t mean that those issues don’t exist in the world. We are the oddballs of the musical world and we take people as they come. Open hearts and scars all around.
By purchasing this compilation you’ll be able to put a little money where your mouth is. You’ll see names you recognize like Matt Woods and Uncle Leon and the Alibis on this compilation but you’ll also be introduced to artists you might come to love. These artists have chosen to put their art where their hearts are and I hope you’ll find it in yours to support FIERCE.
Well up there in the big city the time has come to have a party! Adobe and Teardrops and Karen and the Sorrows are co-hosting this month’s Queer Country Monthly in Brooklyn, and the proceeds will go to FIERCE, a youth empowerment organization for LGBTQ young people.
If you’re not reading Adobe and Teardrops, you should. We cover much of the same ground musically, but there’s always more music than any one space can cover, and I usually hear something new that I really dig when I check her site out. She asked me to let folks know about this party, and here I am, letting folks know. It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to find a good country show in Brooklyn, I’m sure, and even if you haven’t said to yourself “I need to go to a queer music show” you probably should. I had a great conversation with Gregory McKillop (whose record I reviewed earlier this year) about diversity in our little corner of the music world, and a lot of it boils down to going to see shows you wouldn’t normally see. Talk to people you wouldn’t normally talk to, and make sure you do just as much listening as talking. That conversation is marinating, and I’m sure I’ll talk about it soon in the meantime…tell your friends in NYC to go to a party!!
Where: Branded Saloon (603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: Saturday, 3/21 at 8 PM
Who: Me, Small Talk, The Paisley Fields, Karen and the Sorrows
How Much: $5 though no one is turned away,. $10+ gets you a download card!