Queer Icon Bitch to Headline Ferndale Pride May 30

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(Ferndale Pride Press Release, April 28, 2015)

Ferndale Pride could not be more excited to have Bitch as our headliner this year!

Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Bitch + the Exciting Conclusion, John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus) is a queer icon who is a singer, producer, actress, entrepreneur and writer. She is known for her unique brand of electric violin, bass, ukulele and keytar rock. Her shows, like her name, are exercises in self-liberation.

Her new project, BEACH, is an upbeat show that intertwines her electric violin with feminist politics and involves an Alligator who triggers dance-y beats. BEACH makes hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock. Their first album, In Us We Trust, was released in Reid_Sally_1152013 on Bitch’s own label, Short Story Records.

Bitch first burst onto the scene with her band, Bitch and Animal, who toured the US and Europe with Ani Difranco and released two albums on Righteous Babe Records. Bitch debuted her solo material, Make This Break This, on the legendary Kill Rock Stars. She starred as herself in John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) Shortbus, and her songs were featured on Showtime’s The L Word.

Bitch has also collaborated with the legendary folk icon Ferron, producing a full-length album of the artist called Boulder, which includes performances by Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN), Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas), Julie Wolf, Geo Wyeth and Midtown Dickens.CFSEM-123-OaklandCounty115-digital-ad_v2

Most recently, in collaboration with Billie Jo Cavallaro, Bitch produced, directed and released a full-length documentary and accompanying album, Thunder & Lighten-ing, also of Ferron.

Bitch has funded her 3 most recent projects through Kickstarter because of her loyal fans.

Please join us in giving Bitch a warm welcome to Ferndale Pride as headliner of our Main Stage at 8pm on May 30th.

royal_servicesStream her music for free on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Snag your own copy on iTunes.

Watch her videos on Youtube.

Follow and like on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Ferndale Pride strives to recognize and promote pride for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally communities, working with residents, businesses, community groups, and all segmentssteele lindbloom ad of the community to welcome and promote the celebration of diversity.  Ferndale will kick off its most fabulous season early this year. Residents and visitors will take to the streets on May 30th 2015 for Ferndale Pride’s street fair. The weekend will include the return of the Ferndale Chamber’s 5k rainbow run and 2k fun run, Rosie O’ Grady’s Sunday morning drag show, parties at Ferndale’s bars and clubs and the fantastic food and shopping Ferndale is known for. Ferndale Pride attracts 10,000 to 15,000 participants yearly so join the fun and show your LGBTQA pride and love for the City of Ferndale. This is a free all ages event.  Learn more at www.ferndalepride.com.

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