Let me start with this - I love my job! I'm a publicist and most of my clients are in the arts, mostly in music. For the past five years or so I've had the distinct honour and pleasure to work with one of the hottest rising bands coming out of the prairies, Rosie & the Riveters. Not only has it been a delight to work with them but we've also become friends and I'm happy to share some of their special kind of joy with you! You're going to love this. If you're already sold and don't need to read the rest...click here to see what I'm talking about.
You're still here...OK check this out. The ladies are on tour right now in the US for the first time ever, which is particularly meaningful because they chose their band name based on the American icon, Rosie the Riveter. Remember her?
"Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is used as a symbol of feminism and women's economic power. Similar images of women war workers appeared in other countries such as Britain and Australia. Images of women workers were widespread in the media as government posters, and commercial advertising was heavily used by the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service in factories." (Wikipedia)
The band has a whole bunch of Canadian shows this summer, fall, and into winter but for obvious reasons these three American shows have a special place in their hearts.
Monday Aug 8 Club Passim (Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts)
Thursday Aug 11 Rockwood Music Club (New York City, New York)
Friday Aug 12-14 Musikfest (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
And for one day only, Rosie & the Riveters are going to share what it's like being on tour and spending the day in Boston...with four friends AND a baby (Farideh's daughter was born last summer and she goes everywhere with them) and all of the adventures, trials, sisterhood, and more. So they're taking over Our Collective Muse's Instagram.
Follow along HERE.
If you've been to Boston and have a 'must-do' recommendation for them, please comment on their posts today! And if you have friends in any of these cities, let them know about the concerts - Rosie & the Riveters are a 'must-see', too.