After the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark court decision that allowed access to abortion, many women in need of an abortion have turned to abortion funds and abortion clinics for help in funding and finding access to reproductive care. Dozens of musicians are helping that effort at a series of concerts, all being held on Jan. 28 of next year, which will benefit abortion clinics and funds.
All three shows will benefit local abortion clinics and abortion funds, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Noise for Now, an initiative that connects artists and entertainers with grassroots organizations.
The shows will be held at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, the Lodge Room in Los Angeles, and Schubas in Chicago.
The New York show will feature 14 artists: Anysia Kim, Discovery Zone, Downtown Boys, Duendita, Hannah Jadagu, Horsegirl, Ian Sweet, Katy Kirby, Liz Cooper, Mary Jane Dunphe, Weeping Icon, Wet and DJ sets from Yumi Zouma and Beach Fossils.
Thirteen performers have been scheduled so far for the Los Angeles show: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, Automatic, Charlie Hickey, Current Joys, Dummy, Fashion Club, Hunx and His Punx, Maral, Mary Lattimore, Riki, Tatiana Hazel, Warm Drag and a DJ set from Barry Johnson of Joyce Manor.
The Chicago show has seven artists lined up: Akenya, Bnny, Finom, Godly the Ruler, Greeley Duvall, V.V. Lightbody and a DJ set from Post Animal. Event organizers said in a press release that even more artists will be announced in the next few weeks.
Noise for Now specifically connects artists with organizations that focus on reproductive justice and abortion access, and has worked with more than 340 artists, including musicians like Fiona Apple, Lucy Dacus and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, raising more than $950 thousand for 47 different abortion clinics and abortion funds.
The organization has also worked with actors, filmmakers, visual artists, athletes and festivals including Austin City Limits and Firefly Music Festival.
Tickets for all three events go on sale at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets cost $25 in advance, and $30 if purchased the day of the shows.