NEWS ROUNDUP: Pauline Oliveros & A Guide To Benefit Concerts

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  • Pauline Oliveros Dies At Age 84

    As well as being a musical pioneer who was one of the first to utilize electronic music and the creator of “deep listening,” Oliveros also frequently addressed and challenged gender inequality in the world of music, particularly when it came to composers. Listen to one of her most well-known works below, “Bye Bye Butterfly.” To create the song, she tweaked and altered Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” (It’s kind of a remix, if you will).

  • Your Guide To Rocking Out For A Good Cause

    There’s a lot of terrible stuff going on right now. Do you want to help? Do you also want to rock out? Read on for a list of December’s benefit shows in the New York City area.

    TONIGHT 12/2 @ Silent Barn

    A benefit for: Migrante NJ

    Who’s playing? Punk rock karaoke- go sing your favorite punk tunes. “Punk Rock Karaoke is a DIY, fund-raising event that benefits a different community group at each event.”

    12/5 @ Shea Stadium

    A benefit for: Standing Rock

    Who’s playing: Sharkmuffin, What Moon Things, The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman and Sodium Beast.

    12/7 @ Shea Stadium

    A benefit for: Planned Parenthood

    Who’s playing: Milk Dick, Fraidycat, Medium Mystic

    12/11 @ Silent Barn

    A benefit for: “expressing solidarity and support with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the water protectors risking their well-being in Cannon Ball, ND.”

    Who’s playing: OSHUN, Bunny Michael, Professor Caveman, Laura Ortman, Esoteric Ayanna + Benjamin Lundberg

    12/12 @ Brooklyn Bowl

    A benefit for: Standing Rock

    Who’s playing: Performances by “Aztec dancers, Taino singers, Shinnecock drummers and Hawaiian hula dancers and chanters will kick-off the evening. Following the indigenous acts, we will have performances by Immortal Technique, The Skins, Constant Flow, Cole Ramstad, Holly Miranda, Diane Birch, a DJ set by ST LUCIA, and more TBA.”

    12/15 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

    A benefit for: Housing Works

    Who’s playing: This event is “a gathering and marathon-style reading of responses by and for artists and arts organizers. Line-up to be announced. Artists of all disciplines will read their short responses – of any form – to the results of election 2016 and the imminent administration.”

    12/19 @ Silent Barn

    A benefit for: The ACLU

    Who’s playing: Shunklings, birdbird, Shake, Beeyotch, Dog Petter

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