Posts Tagged ‘concerts’

The Relevance of Lilith Fair In 2010

Yesterday, I appeared on WNYC's "Soundcheck Smackdown" to debate the merits of the floundering 2010 Lilith Fair tour. I took the "it kinda sucks!" position; Marisa Meltzer presented the opposite viewpoint. I'm a big fan of Meltzer's book, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution In Music, so it was fun. Bonus: at the end of [...]

Theories of Concert Groping, Featuring Butt Grabs At Sugar Ray

Yesterday's discussion about groping at concerts has unearthed in my memory a groping incident that I had previously blocked out of my mind. The experience was a perfect storm of denial, designed to be buried in my subconscious and never unearthed again. I was groped. At a Sugar Ray concert.

Lilith Fair Is Coming to D.C. Is It Going to Suck?

Lilith Fair—everyone's favorite all-female music festival of the late '90s—is coming back next year, and it's slated to make a stop in Washington, D.C. I am torn.
On the one hand, it was great to see so many successful female musicians all sharing one stage—the original 1997 line-up included Sarah McLachlan, Meredith Brooks, Paula Cole, Shawn [...]