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Voices In The Crowd

  • Majestic 115 King Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The Majestic was scheduled to host Crystal Castles on Thursday night, until the electronic duo's co-founder, Alice Glass, came forward with an account of years of sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of former bandmate Ethan Kath. The show was canceled within hours (along with just about every other Crystal Castles show on the books), and instead the venue will host this event benefitting the Dane County Rape Crisis Center. The event will feature a self-defense demonstration, DJ sets from Queer Pressure's DJ Boyfrrriend and Sarah Akawa, and stories and performances aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault in continuation of the online #MeToo discussion. Granted, it's troubling how #MeToo puts the onus on the victims to educate abusers and bystanders, but it's important to listen to those who do choose to share their stories. In addition to raising money for RCC, the event is a good opportunity to connect with people who are doing important work to make the local music community a more safe and accountable place and learn how to better support those efforts. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: November 8
Kamasi Washington
Later Event: November 9
I Am Not Your Negro (free)