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NonCOMM Recap: Ani DiFranco hits the crowd with powerful messages from the new Binary

Ani Di Franco | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | <a href="http://racheldelsordophotography.com" target="_blank">racheldelsordophotography.com</a>
Ani DiFranco | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

 

Ani DiFranco has been at it for a while. Thirty years, as she reminded the public radio-centric audience at the 17th annual NonCOMMvention tonight, and launching into her set, she gave them an Abbie Hoffman quote to think about: “Don’t hate the media, become the media.”

After a stirring performance of “Swan Dive” from her 1998 record Little Plastic Castle, DiFranco turned the set’s focus to the new Binary, her twentieth album, set for a June 9th release on her Righteous Babe Records. She played solo acoustic, magnetic and mesmerizing, and hit the crowd with powerful messages about reproductive choice and gender equality.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Sweetback Sisters at PSALM Salon, Ani Di Franco at the Keswick Theatre, Aspiga at The Balcony at the Troc, Frank Fairfield at Johnny Brenda’s, Lisa Marie Presley at Chameleon Club

Brooklyn rockabilly group The Sweetback Sisters are performing tonight at the PSALM Salon. The group’s 2011 album Looking For A Fight has a classic throwback sound to country legends like Carl Perkins with retro harmonies and lively melodies. Tickets for their all-ages show tonight can be found here. Below, watch the video for their single “Be Back Home Tonight.”

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