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ig-news-digest       tuesday, september 11 2001       volume 04 : number 153

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] amy ray quoted in city pages     [amanda <media@mightymedia.com>]
  [ig-news] city pages article excerpt      [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] amy and butchies show to listen to on the net  [madonajk <madona]

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date: mon, 10 sep 2001 11:54:56 -0500
from: amanda <media@mightymedia.com>
subject: [ig-news] amy ray quoted in city pages

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

i meant to send this to the list last week, but forgot.

the article is about ladyfest midwest.  the url to print version of
the story is below.

http://www.citypages.com/databank/printing.asp?articleid=9791

happy reading,
amanda

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date: tue, 11 sep 2001 03:32:36 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] city pages article excerpt

hey folks,

here's the relevant sections from the minneapolis/st paul
citypages mentioned earlier.  the entire article can be
read here:
http://www.citypages.com/databank/22/1082/article9791.asp

- -sherlyn


- ---begin article---
she bop
music - vol 22 - issue 1082 - posted 8/29/01

by melissa maerz

don't call it cock rock: cynthia plaster caster at ladyfest
image by melissa maerz
>from panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock
form a holy union at chicago's ladyfest

[...]

ladyfest midwest--featuring slumber party, dj minx, the
butchies, shannonwright, sally timms, the puta-pons, the
hissyfits, bratmobile, and minneapolis's own effloresce (see
"road trip," right)--is a significant, though perhaps small,
step in honoring and supporting women in rock. the four-day
festival kicks off with high-profile performances by agit-pop
punk-rappers-cum-spin favorites le tigre and former indigo
girl/rockabilly queercore mama amy ray.

speaking by telephone before the start of ladyfest, ray
expresses her enthusiasm for the event, especially in
comparison to sister lilith. "i felt really out of place at
lilith," she says. "there was a lot of hidden homophobia, and
just a general lack of diversity. all of the straight white
artists would be standing in the middle of the dressing room,
and there was always the lesbian artist and the black artist
grouped together on the far wing. it was like a sad microcosm
of society."

ray celebrates ladyfest's commitment to remaining
anti-corporate and independent. "i'm realizing that it's hard
to get people to change their biases without being exposed to
something in a mainstream way," she admits. "when i'm down at
the diner, sitting next to my neighbor who has a confederate
flag hanging outside his house, and i want to know how to
bridge the gap between us, he says something like, 'well, i
think that ellen degeneres is all right.' and i think,
television! tv is what makes him not want to burn me and
other lesbians at the stake!...but when there's no access for
women at all in the mainstream--in the power-hungry,
homogenized media and music industry--you really have to
build smaller coalitions among the people who are left out of
that system. and that's what ladyfest is trying to do."

does that mean ladyfest is working within the separatist
spirit of punk rock? "for me, punk is a philosophy, not an
aesthetic," ray explains. "the idea behind punk is, that
music is a community of people who don't have a voice in
society, and yet these people can come together to hear their
voice through music."

[...]

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date: mon, 10 sep 2001 20:04:49 -0400
from: madonajk <madonajk@alpha.delta.edu>
subject: [ig-news] amy and butchies show to listen to on the net

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

http://sa.mlive.com/cafe/

amy ray & the butchies

of the indigo girls, amy ray isn't the gentle, laid-back one. so, for her solo
debut, stag, fans can expect a harder, more punk-driven sound. she stopped by
with the butchies for a plugged-in set.

go listen to the show

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