Lezzie faves Antigone Rising and Michelle Malone at the Bitter End

The two acts join forces for a live mashup

Mark your calendars for the evening of Tuesday, July 17, when the all-female country/rock band Antigone Rising will do a very special one-time-only show with their good friend, singer-songwriter Michelle Malone, at the Bitter End. Here’s the deal: Antigone Rising will do Malone’s songs with the solo singer, while Malone does Antigone Rising songs with the band. No intermission or costume changes, just one big mashed-up show.

Both AR and Malone have been busy this year. Antigone Rising recorded a public service announcement for the online peace campaign Push 4 Peace/Summer of Peace, which was featured at the organization’s event on June 21 in Oakland, Calif. Antigone Rising is participating in the International Day of Peace by streaming a live show on September 21 as part of a global event supporting peaceful conflict resolution and global cooperation. And, the band spent March and April of this year traveling and performing in Israel and the West Bank as Arts Envoys, an initiative fostering cross-cultural understanding sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Michelle Malone’s 2009 album Debris was on the ballot for a 2010 Grammy Award nomination in the Best Americana Albums category. She is now putting the finishing touches on her eleventh album, produced by Shawn Mullins, for a fall 2012 release.

As a bonus for fans going to the Bitter End performance, Antigone Rising is offering to lift ticket convenience charges—yes, a $15 ticket is actually a $15 ticket! Fans and friends should send an email to armgmt@comcast.net to be added to the advance ticket will-call list; then pay at the door. All fans who confirm by email are guaranteed a seat at this special performance. Or, you can purchase tickets at the door if any are left. Don’t miss it!

The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, doors open at 7pm and the music begins at 7:15pm with A Fragile Tomorrow opening the show. 

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