#WomxnCrush Music (#WCM), a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating opportunities for rising womxn songwriters, has announced that it will be taking its nationwide virtual tour to the New York and Boston region Thursday, October 1 at 8 PM ET with its “WomxnCrush Music On Tour: Spotlight On New York and Boston” showcase. Featuring local Female Bands/Artists Liz Bills, ESS SEE, Natalia Malone & Stormstress*, the show will support Boston’s ONCE Somerville, with all donations benefitting the venue. Tickets are required and available now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcm-on-tour-bostonnyc-showcase-ft-liz-bills-natalia-malone-tickets-120409595341
During this exclusive live music event, fans will enjoy sets from each of the artists while helping to support the independently-owned female operated venue ONCE Somerville in Boston. #WCM’s goal is to partner with local womxn/BIPOC owned music venues throughout the tour to support them with 100 percent of the proceeds from showcase ticket sales. In turn, participating artists will be supported thanks the #WCM Facebook Fundraiser
“When COVID-19 hit, I knew that as a community-focused organization we had to continue supporting our community in any way we possibly could,” #WCMFounder/CEO Ashley K. Stoyanov states. “While the weekly Instagram Lives and webinars were reaching an international audience and were a valuable resource, we wanted a way to help further connect the rising womxn songwriter community on a local level, as well as help support local music venues who truly make the local music scenes in these communities special. We have always wanted our events to be a place where womxn songwriters can find their next collaborators for shows and to share resources, and we hope that we can continue doing that even if it is virtually through this pandemic.”
The tour will continue through mid-December, spotlighting a new city or region every two weeks. In addition to songwriter showcases, #WCM is also teaming up with local industry professionals to host panel discussions and webinars in each market.
The organization will also be hosting the “WomxnCrush Music: Inside A&R at a Major Label presented by Elektra Music Group” webinar on Tuesday, October 6 at 2 PM ET. The webinar will feature local industry professionals Tia Rabinovitz and Caterina Nasr.
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcm-on-tour-inside-ar-at-a-major-label-presented-by-elektra-music-group-tickets-120408666563
*About The Artists
Liz Bills, known for her entrancing high energy performances and emotionally charged power vocals, passionate and honest in her songwriting and stage presence; Liz is unapologetically brave yet incredibly vulnerable and real. Taking you on a wild ride that is intoxicatingly sweet and dangerously ferocious.
ESS SEE is Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sarah Cobb. Cobb began making electro-pop demos in 2009 in her bedroom at night—honing in on uniquely addictive and seductive melodies often featuring themes of identity, intimacy, and femininity. Embracing lyrical influences St. Vincent, Emily Haines, Carole King, Janelle Monae and Lana Del Rey–ESS SEE delivers a heightened sense of vulnerability and intimacy in her songwriting. Her rich, often theatrical, live performances engage audiences with eye-popping costumes, humor, and an electric presence. Her EP, "Ordinary Woman" was released in 2017 followed by her debut album "Waiting For The Sky To Fall,” in 2019. In 2020 ESS SEE released her first self-produced single, "Overdrive."
Natalia Malone Hernández is a Soul/R&B singer, songwriter and visual artist born and raised in New York City. Growing up in the early 90s, Natalia's earliest exposure to music included falling asleep in her mother’s keyboard case to the sounds of rehearsal at Pregones theatre in the Bronx and dancing at block parties in the LES. There was an eclectic mix, and at any point in time, there could be Herbie Hancock playing at the speakers at home, Fugees in the walkman and Hector Lavoe blasting on the street.
From 2011 - 2017 Natalia lived in Barcelona, where she wrote and composed her debut self-titled album of 10 original songs spanning genres from R&B to reggae. In 2017 she returned to NYC and In 2020, she released her latest single, Calor y Cariño, a queer reggaetón song.
Stormstress strikes with electrifying riffs, thunderous grooves, and catchy choruses in this vicious all-female power trio.
This event will be hosted on Zoom. A link will be emailed to all ticket holders on the day of the event.
If you are unable to make a donation at this time, but would still like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information head to www.womencrushmusic.com
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