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The Ladies of LCD Soundsystem are rolling into Atlanta to party with Deep South ATL and The Music Room Saturday night! Nancy and I will be donating $1 each for every ticket sold to Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates in response to Georgia’s new anti abortion legislation so get out and party w/ us!
Ladies of LCD Soundsystem New Orleans party is tonight at Republic NOLA! Nancy and I are each donating $1 per ticket sold to the New Orleans Abortion Fund. Let’s pack it out and enjoy each others’ company. See ya later on. http://www.republicnola.com/2019/06/08/ladies-of-lcd-soundsystem/
In response to the recent wave of anti abortion legislation from the Louisiana State government aka the #6weekban or #sb184 Nancy Whang and I will each be donating $1 from every ticket purchased to our Ladies of LCD Soundsystem show on June 8th at Republic NOLA to the New Orleans Abortion Fund. Please come out to party, dance, celebrate your body and support legal, safe abortion now and always! #Pride feels real complex for me. Complex is good. But the reality is that the thing that has now become Pride began by trans femmes of color pushing back against police harassment. And today, right now, trans folks, especially trans folks of color are still being murdered, locked in cages, assaulted and killed by law enforcement, by ICE and by ignorance. I believe in the political and spiritual power of the dance floor and the party. And also intention feels critical in that space. Nancy Whang and I are playing several Pride parties as the #ladiesoflcdsoundsystem and I always wear my #justiceforroxsana shirt that Micah Bazant made and Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez presented me with last year. I will wear it until there is Justice for Roxsana and for all other incarcerated and detained trans folks, which means #abolition now and forever. All struggles are connected and the New Orleans Abortion Fund has done a great job of connecting trans advocacy with the fight for safe and legal abortion. This is one of the many reasons we chose them to donate to. #nola #louisiana #righttochoose #prochoice #mybodymychoice #prochoiceisprolife #noaf #stoptheban #neworleanspride #pridenola #donttreadonme #abolishice #justiceforjohana #justiceforroxsana #abolitionnowandalways #allatrugglesareconnected
Being on the panel of National Sawdust’s Hildegard Competition gave me the opportunity to hear works by young femme, trans and gnc composers, and to work directly as a mentor with a few of them. It was a phenomenal experience. Tomorrow night the winners Inti Figgis-vizueta, Niloufar Nourbakhsh نیلوفر نوربخش and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir will present new pieces generated by the competition prize and runners up Bahar Royaee, Yaz Lancaster, Meara O’Reilly, Nina Shekhar, Angela Slater, and Sugar Vendil will also have works played by the ensemble. Well worth checking out, join me there! https://nationalsawdust.org/event/hildegard-competition-concert-inti-figgis-vizueta-bergrun-snaebjornsdottir-and-niloufar-nourbakhsh/
Tonight, Ophelia's Electric Soapbox Denver with Boyhollow and L.A. Zwicky! https://www.opheliasdenver.com/event/1847719-ladies-lcd-sound-system-ft-denver/
Ladies of LCD Soundsystem tour starts this weekend with Nancy and I hitting Ophelia’s Denver, Emerge Impact + Music Las Vegas and Monarch San Francisco... And continuing throughout the summer. 5/30 Ophelia’s Denver 5/31 Emerge Las Vegas 6/1 Monarch SF 6/7 1720 LA 6/8 Republic New Orleans 6/15 Music Room Atlanta 6/23 Pride Toronto 6/29 Good Room Brooklyn 6/30 Metro Chicago 8/2 Ogden Amphitheater Ogden 8/9 Cheer Up Charlie’s Austin 8/10 Paper Tiger San Antonio
Me and Nancy Whang are back on the road as the Ladies of LCD Soundsystem starting next week! We’re preparing a tasty spread of dance jams for y’all. Come find us at one (or more) of these.... Ticket links in the comments! 5/30 Ophelia’s Denver 5/31 Emerge Las Vegas 6/1 Monarch SF 6/7 1720 LA 6/8 Republic New Orleans 6/15 Music Room Atlanta 6/23 Pride Toronto 6/29 Good Room Brooklyn 6/30 Metro Chicago 8/2 Ogden Amphitheater Ogden 8/9 Cheer Up Charlie’s 8/10 Paper Tiger San Antonio
The day is here! Weird Science 11 is this afternoon; Sunday May 19th from 4pm - 10pm at Magick City 37 Box St Brooklyn, NY. I play 8 - 10 but it’s about spending the whole afternoon there, An-i and Amourette will be on their game. The ask for this function mentioned an invitation to play music that might fall outside of a traditional club set. As someone who has always pushed and blurred boundaries, even in a peak time main room club set, I’m excited about this opportunity to dig deeply in my selection and to pose interesting challenges for listeners and dancers alike. What an awesome chance to draw on my long and complex history with electronic and exploratory sounds. See you there 💥🧙🏻♀️
Peter Gordon has been a big part of my creative life in the last years, from rehearsing and touring with Arthur Russell's Instrumentals Directed by Peter Gordon to our PGR/MsX collab at C//TY CLUB and more. I’ll be joining him, Kit Fitzgerald and several other great artists to perform “Frozen Moments of Passion” next Thursday May 23rd at Roulette. https://roulette.org/event/kit-fitzgerald-peter-gordon-frozen-moments-of-passion/
New Black Meteoric Star "Ghost Frequency" EP is out today! Along with the launch of the new BMS Bandcamp. No More White Presidents Tapes and 3 Love Songs EPs also available again, physical and digital. https://blackmeteoricstar.bandcamp.com/
This Saturday is the first official show of my National Sawdust residency. Please join me for this special event. https://nationalsawdust.org/event/gavin-rayna-russom/
Thanks to everyone who came to share musical and physical space on the recent Australia dates. What a journey. I just returned to NYC this morning and it all feels like a dream, but I have this so I know it was real! One of my favorite sets from the "Acid Witch of the West" Oz DJ tour. Late afternoon at Pitch Music & Arts in a beautiful location inland on the Australian continent. With some of the tracks form the upcoming Black Meteoric Star "Ghost Frequency" EP I'll be releasing soon peppered in there. This is just recorded on my phone in the booth, originally for personal use only, but since it felt to me as so good a representation of how I am playing at the moment I'm sharing it. And I grew up and came up listening to a lot of shitty room recordings of DJs I liked so if you did too you'll recognize this kinda audio quality. https://soundcloud.com/gavinraynarussom/dj-session-at-pitch-festival-mafeking-australia-march-9-2019
Very excited to be part of Emerge Impact + Music with Nancy Whang as The Ladies of LCD Soundsystem. This looks like it will be quite special. I mean Patrisse Cullors people! I’m very honored to be sharing creative space with someone I respect on such a deep level. The same goes for the rest of the folks involved. It will be great to see you again Big Freedia!