Benefit for Ida B. Wells Monument
Solarized, Ronnie Vega
Thu, June 21, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
The Boot & Saddle
$10.00 - $12.00
This event is 21 and over
Please come out for a night of music to support the construction of the Ida B. Wells Monument!
Ida Bell Wells (July 16, 1862 to March 25, 1931), better known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American journalist, abolitionist and feminist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She went on to found and become integral in groups striving for African-American justice. This monument to her is long overdue; we are proud to support it. It is slated to be built in Bronzeville, the Chicago neighborhood where she once lived.https://www.utphilly.com/event/1702037/
Formed by best friends Louisa Rachel Solomon and Elijah Oberman back in 2006, they have released four albums, including 2013's critically-acclaimed THE GARDEN (praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, etc.), produced by Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, They Might Be Giants) at Studio G Brooklyn, with photography by the legendary Frank Stefanko.
The band has toured the U.S. with Against Me! and headlined U.S. and European tours, including shows with Uh Huh Her, Electrelane, Rasputina, MEN, Caithlin De Marrais (Rainer Maria), Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag), Erase Errata, Amy Ray (The Indigo Girls), Joe Lally (Fugazi), Mecca Normal, Bonfire Madigan, Party Line (Bratmobile), Lesbians on Ecstasy, Kaia Wilson (Team Dresch) and many more; and performed at festivals including CMJ Music Festival in New York, South By Southwest in Austin, and North By Northeast in Toronto.
"Riot-grrrl furor, arena bombast and klezmer stomp." –Rolling Stone
"Giddy garage melodics with a Sleater-Kinney twist." –Entertainment Weekly
"Radical politics, power-pop melodies, traditional Jewish music, & punk vitriol." –Pitchfork
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147