Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you, brother
You can't have one without the other.
- Frank Sinatra
In some ways, the same battle is being fought now with recognizing same-sex marriages (and apparently, in many states, we're losing).
Coming up on October 30th in New York's Beacon Theatre is "A Concert for Marriage Equality" benefit.
Recently VMA nominee fun.'s Jack Antonoff had this to say about the show, "The upcoming election will be vital for all of us who believe in ending discrimination. We can't wait to be a part of this amazing event with some of our favorite artists and raise money for an incredible organization that is working hard for a better America."
Confirmed Lineup* below:
They Might Be Giants
John Cameron Mitchell with Stephen Trask
Justin Vivian Bond
* artists and line-up subject to change without notice.
Not all Kennedys are politicians, you know. This is a folk-rock band of husband (Pete) and wife (Maura). The married couple met working as Nanci Griffith's band, so it's no surprise that the couple normally open up for Griffith as a support band. They were supposed to do a 2012 tour, but due to health issues, Griffith has canceled her appearances.
As far as I know, The Kennedys are doing these dates below, promote their latest album, Closer Than You Know.
09/18 City Winery - New York, NY*
09/21 Our Times Café - Garden City, NY
09/22 Westerleigh Folk Festival - Westerleigh, NY
10/18 Black Rock Center - Germantown, MD
10/19 Cellar Stage - Baltimore MD
10/29 Half Moon Pub Putney - London, UK
* with Mike Doughty
Family Band is indeed a 'family band,' consisting of wife and husband, Kim Krans and Jonny Ollsin. Their sophomore album, Grace & Lies, just came a few months ago (July 24th) via No Quarter.
You can catch the music video for "Moonbeams" on Youtube. Regarding their skele costumes, Ollsin had this to say, "Kim (Krans) painted a skeleton costume . . . we went to an epic dance party and I shot some footage of her dancing. We realized that skeletons doing anything is awesome, so we just added a little love story and mischief to it."
I suspect they'll be wearing their skeleton costumes at their upcoming live date.
Husband and wife, Simon and Erika Angell are the driving creative team behind Thus:Owls. The couple will be releasing Harbours on October 2nd, 2012, via Avalanche.
It's said that singer Erika is often compared Björk, and you can hear for yourself when you see them on this tour. They're doing a few dates with Patrick Watson, who I saw earlier this year.
09/21 Salle Desjardins-Telus – Rimouski *
09/22 Théâtre de Baie-Comeau – Baie-Comeau*
09/23 Salle Jean-Marc Dion – Sept-Îles*
09/26 Salle Léo-Paul Therrien – Drummondville *
09/27 Théâtre Granada – Sherbrooke*
09/28 Musée Canadien – Gatineau/Ottawa*
09/29 Musée Canadien – Gatineau/Ottawa*
10/02 Le Cercle – Quebec City **
10/03 Le Lion d’Or – Montréal***
10/04 Vieux St-Pierre – Victoriaville
10/18 Le Zaricot – Ste-Hyacinthe
10/19 Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne - Terrebonne
* w/ Patrick Watson
** Album Launch Show Québec City
*** Album Launch Show Montréal w/ The Sin & The Swoon