Monday, May 6, 2019

The Ladies are Representing at GalStock this Saturday

In 1991, the world watched male representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties disrespect Anita Hill in such a disgusting and dehumanizing way that it inspired an unprecedented amount of women to run for office the following year. We saw the same phenomenon in 2018, after the election of President Donald Trump. Last year ushered in a new year for women, one in which 127 women hold seats in the United States Congress, 25 women hold seats in The Senate and 102 women in The House of Representatives. Women are making waves in the workplace and demanding fair treatment, fair payment and fair treatment in every aspect of their lives including the local music scene.

Detroit's music scene is one of the most female-dominated in the industry. We have amazing women like Virginia from Party Store Productions, Ramona from Black Iris Booking, and Melody at Small's booking a lot of the best local events and female artists/acts like Bevlove, Tart, Zilched, Sweat, The Lucid Furs, and many more tearing up stages across town. We have feminine power running through every aspect of our music scene, but we rarely recognize it. Something that GalStock is hoping to change.

GalStock is a new event coming to Detroit this Saturday, May 11th. The one night only party will feature live music made and played by women. There will pop up shops from a variety of female-owned companies and there will be visual and artistic performances from a variety of female identifying artists. The purpose of the night is to celebrate women and that is what the organizers are hoping to do. Supercoolwicked, Double Winter, Tiny Jag, White Bee, DJ StaceyJ, Yukiko, Milfie, Afe Marie, Problematic Black Hottie will all be performing at the event. Tickets to get into the party are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and 100 % of all proceeds from the night will be going to some seriously worthy charities. These charities include March of Dimes, Girls Rock Detroit, and Black Sheep Collective.

You can find out more about the first GalStock here and you can make your calendars for 8 p.m. this Saturday so that you can come out and celebrate all that is female at Tangent Gallery. This event was organized and planned by women to showcase women and raise money to support organizations that uplift women, there is no reason not to come out!


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