Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last Thursdays with The Seraphine Collective at The Lager House

Detroit has a very unique music scene.  There are so many bands, so many venues, and so many great artists within our community. Many of those talented artists are women, amazingly talented women who run companies, play music, write, paint, and just generally kick ass. I consider my business partner Christie Laabs to be one of the many bad ass women who make this music scene move. What would we do without Sarah and Ramona at Black Iris Booking and Virginia Benson at Party Store Productions? These ladies work really hard to bring great bands through Detroit. Rachel May fronts Broadzilla and hosts a cool show on Hard Edge Radio. Val and Elise from MPV get on stage and perform so fearlessly. Carey Gustafson, Amy Cronkite and Bethany Nixon run Handmade Detroit and work really hard to bring us The Detroit Urban Craft Fair every year. These women are amazing and talented and I respect the hell out of them.

Another group of amazing women called The Seraphine Collective are working together to create, "an inclusive, supportive and active community of female-identified musicians and artists designed to foster creative expression and camaraderie among feminists in Detroit". Their goal is, "to create a collaborative, female-owned and operated music and art community space". This group is made up of nine great women who are working hard to bring positivity to the Detroit music scene, this is obviously something that we can get behind. These ladies are booking shows and events that promote female unity and positivity. They also have a Soundcloud where they are posting all kinds of great tunes. You can check that out here.

The Collective has establish a monthly event at PJ's Lager House called Last Thursdays. These monthly events will bring local and national female acts to the stage together. The next installment of this series will take place this Thursday, February 26th at 9 p.m. Little Animal and VNESSWOLFCHILD along with DJs Mother Cyborg, Marianna Vermiglio and Dina Bankole will be performing. It is only $5 to get in the door and The Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit.


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