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Activate! Now The Changes, Briget Boyle, & Meg Anderson at EBCS

  • East Bay Community Space 507 55th Street Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)

Activation, activation! Join us for a fundraiser concert featuring Now The Changes (activist rock), Briget Boyle (folk rock), and Meg Anderson (voice, keys, loop pedal).

All proceeds from the evening will go to two organizations providing legal and social services to undocumented migrants: the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), based in Texas, and the San Francisco Immigration Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC).

Doors at 7:00 PM.
Show starts at 7:30 PM.
Ticket price: $10-20, sliding scale, at the door.

Now The Changes is an East Bay-based activist rock band who combine post-punk dynamism with epic adventurousness. Their songs juxtapose the vulnerability of confession with the ferocity of defiance. Their mission: to be a positive cultural force in this urgent political moment. Their debut EP, "Beginning," was released in March 2018.

Briget Boyle is a songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California. Briget's second album, The Next Line, will be available in fall 2018. Briget's first solo record, The Parts Interior, came out in 2014 and was hailed as "emotionally resonant" and "sorrowful and redeeming."

Briget sang for eight years with Kitka Eastern European Women's Vocal Ensemble, one of the most respected American groups performing Balkan folk music today. After leaving Kitka, Briget co-founded True Life Trio, an innovative ensemble that explores music from the Balkans and the Americas.

Meg Anderson is a choreographer, musician and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, combining dance, music, theater and a passion for adventure to create site-specific musicals under the entity Kinetic Dust. Often utilizing a looping pedal to express a multi-layered vocal vision her music is influenced and driven by European, Jewish and Eastern European choral music as well as hip-hop and West African drumming. 

Meg has written, produced, composed, choreographed and performed twelve original musicals including Back To The (2018), Bright Shadow (2018), and Red Delicious (2016) and composed, co-produced and performed on their accompanying soundtracks. Her solo, DEBUTANTE, set in The Redwood Forest, is a series of untamed dance, theater and sound vignettes which aim to subvert a patriarchal story of the pristine woman and offer a coming-out of a wild and ancient self. It opens October 11, 2018. 

Venue information:
East Bay Community Space
507 55th St. (at Telegraph), Oakland, CA

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