When I type: Shonde
("shame"), my phone autocorrects to: Standard.
rhymes with Rhonda, and it's a Yiddish term meaning disgrace.
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.
" is the Yiddish word for "disgrace") bring their hot licks and political punch (as self-identified queers, trannies, radicals and Jewish-Palestinian solidarity activists) to CURVE.
, Brooklyn based queer rock, pop, and punk band, was founded by singer and bassist Louisa Rachel Solomon and transgender violinist Elijah Oberman (www.
thought they had their 2014 headlines all wrapped up.
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.
When Brooklyn-based queer-core band, The Shondes
, first formed in 2006, it's safe to say that a label breakup and a stolen van were not a part of the agenda-While those two misfortunes alone might have caused a band with less moxy to jump ship, The Shondes
endured another harrowing blow when they were forced to abruptly cancel their European tour following violinist Elijah Oberman being diagnosed with cancer.
Even if there was competition for the mantle of best feminist punk band with Jewish influences, The Shondes
would be at the top of the heap.
Though their musical styles are very different, punk rockers The Shondes
, folkie Chris Pureka and rock upstarts Hunter Valentine are indie queers who are heartthrobs out to steal your heart with their lovesick lyrics.
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.
Sherr often collaborates with the ladies of Fuse (that touts itself as "the queer dance party that's breaking hearts and causing trouble") to produce shows that feature prominent LGBT artists such as Bitch, the Shondes
and Lesbians on Ecstasy, alongside local favorites.