Shonde rhymes with Rhonda, and it's a Yiddish term meaning disgrace.
WHEN PEOPLE HEAR THE SHONDES for the first time, they're often struck by the Brooklyn-based punk band's driving, Pat Benatar-reminiscent sound, and the violin, expertly wielded by one of the gender-tweaking foursome.
I don't know what a 'pansexual band' is," she says, citing the label often applied to the Shondes.
If anything, the trio's cross to bear is, as with the Shondes, their name.
Under founder and editor Susan Weidman Schneider, Lilith has covered the paucity of female leadership in Jewish organizations, Jewish homophobia, the hidden shonde
[disgrace] of violence and incest in Jewish families and the epidemic of eating disorders among Jewish women and girls, along with many other issues.
Technical University of Munich Date/Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 -- 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Room 158 (Washington Convention Center) Poster Session: "Fibered Confocal Endomicroscopy: A Feasibility Study to Enhance Routine Endoscopy" Lead Investigator: Anthony Shonde
The line-up features New York-based The Shondes, and four bands from Kansas City and Lawrence: Blondie Brunetti, Grenadina, Wick & The Tricks, and Amy Farrand.
Ruscin says the event started to formulate when she was approached by The Shondes, a band from New York City.
We love playing shows that include different kinds of music," says Louisa Solomon, vocalist and bassist for The Shondes.
In fact, with the exception of Phranc (in her pre-Folksinger Los Angeles hardcore days), the field was wide open when the Shondes burst on the scene in 2006.
Deriving their moniker from the Yiddish word for shame or disgrace, the Shondes fashion original songs--such as the album centerpiece "I Watched the Temple Fall"--that integrate politics and poetry with passionate, unconventional settings.
To spread their message, the Shondes have been on live bills with varied artists, including Electrelane, Erase Errata, Sarah Dougher, the Indigo Girls' Amy Ray, and Lesbians on Ecstasy.