How do you keep the quivering bony hands of old white Republican lawmakers away from women’s reproductive organs? It’s a question we as a society have been grappling with since forever, but we may finally be on the verge of a breakthrough treatment: several hours of live local music, played at high volume.
That’s the idea behind Keep Safe Boston, the new digital compilation (with accompanying concert on December 10 at Brighton Music Hall) created to benefit the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. The group “intends to remind us to look out for one another, and to give voice to the issues that affect us,” adding that “the organization’s motivating inspiration is to honor the memory of the women lost in the Brookline clinic shootings in 1994 – the anniversary of which is this December.”
KSB has its roots in the music community — founder Anngelle Wood has been a radio DJ and active force in the local music scene for years — so it’s no surprise the compilation, out next Tuesday, features an impressive roster of homegrown talent, led by Parlour Bells and Petty Morals, who lend the exclusives “Wetware” and “Just A Game,” respectively, to the album. They’re joined by Blackbutton (“Hospital Stay”), The Rationales (“All the While”), Hallelujah the Hills (“Affectionate Darlings 4 Life”), Apple Betty (“Skin of My Teeth”).
The Rationales will also feature in the benefit concert, where they’ll line up alongside The Color and Sound, Corin Ashley, Drab, Jass Bianchi and comedian/host Jody Sloane, plus Club GRCB, comprised of two bands who are part of the Girls Rock Campaign Boston’s 10-week after school program serving Boston girls from 7th to 11th grades.
Check out the first two singles from Parlour Bells and Petty Morals below.
KEEP SAFE BOSTON BENEFIT CONCERT w/ Parlour Bells, The Color & Sound, Corin Ashley, Drab, Jass Bianchi and The Rationales. Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston Wed 12.10. keepsafeboston.org