The Blow, Evan Greer
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:45 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 18 and over
Erika M. Anderson (EMA) is a singer/songwriter from South Dakota. She was originally in Drone Folk band Gowns, and she went solo in 2010 releasing her debut album Little Sketches on Tape on Night People, an independent music label founded by former Raccoo-oo-oon Shawn Reed. In 2011 EMA released her second album Past Life Martyred Saints, which received positive reviews on Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound and the NME. After releasing her debut album EMA was named "New Band of the Day" by the Guardian newspaper and the "Artist To Watch" by Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2011 she performed "Endless, Nameless" for SPIN's 20th anniversary tribute to Nirvana's album Nevermind.
She has been heavily blogged about and was recently described by Yahoo news as the most blogged about artist of the week. This was calculated using an aggregator of 1000 music blogs.
Evan Greer is a trans/genderqueer activist singer/songwriter, parent, and organizer based in Boston. She writes and performs high-energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! Evan tours internationally as a musician and speaker, and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. Wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to foot-stompin’ bluegrass singalongs, Evan has been honored to collaborate, tour, and share stages with artists as musically diverse as Pete Seeger, Against Me!,Talib Kweli, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Against Me!, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Michael Stipe (REM), Amanda Palmer, Immortal Technique, Kimya Dawson, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Hari Kondabolu, Billy Bragg, Pamela Means, Anti-Flag, Downtown Boys, The Coup, Anne Feeney, Oi Polloi, Dispatch, Dirty Projectors, Screaming Females, and Chumbawamba. She's currently the campaign director for Fight for the Future, the viral digital rights nonprofit behind the largest online protests in history. Evan writes regularly for The Guardian Time, Newsweek, and HuffPost, has been a guest on Good Morning America and All Things Considered, and has been interviewed about her music activism by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine, Pitchfork, NBC News, Billboard, the Wall Street Journal, Spin Magazine, CBS News, Washington Post, Democracy Now!, The Atlantic, The Nation, CNN, Mother Jones, and even Fox News.
Crossroads Presents EMA
with The Blow & Evan Greer