Tomorrow at the Palisades in Brooklyn, there’s a ham line-up: No Bra, Tigga Calore, LaFawndah, and Sadaf are all playing live, along with a set by DJ DJ De Se.
No Bra’s Susanne Oberbeck, notorious for her long auburn hair and tits-out performances, explained, “It made sense for all of us to play together because we are all solo performers but really different musically so it’s going to be an entertaining experience.”
It’s true the four live acts couldn’t be more different. No Bra is an eletronic-industrial project with deadpan vocals. Tigga Calore spits killer raps over addictive beats. LaFawndah pairs dreamy quixotic vocals with electronic music. And, Sadaf knits together dissonance and improvisation in her visceral post no-wave act.
What all the acts have in common though is being women in a music industry still dominated by men. We seem to be having a moment right now where that inequality is being acknowledged inspired in part by Bjork’s recent Pitchfork interview.
“It’s important that people talk about it,” said Oberbeck. “I liked what Bjork said about how she wants to say to young women, ‘you’re not just imagining things,’ because that’s often how it feels. I can imagine people blame themselves a lot rather than calling bullshit on this sexism thing.”
Unfortunately, a line-up dominated by women is rarer than it should be. I wish this wasn’t an anomaly from a gender perspective because it’s an exciting bill beyond its #girlpower. Don’t miss it.
Friday March 20, 11:55 pm, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn