What we're listening to... We can’t get enough of Brown Bird, especially after their January show in the Ninth Ward here at Babeville. Wonderful music and all around cool people! http://www.brownbird.net/ What we're reading... After some serious road rage this morning, I needed a restored faith in humanity. Thankfully we came across this site that features great stories of stranger kindness. http://www.ibelieveinstrangers.com/ What we’re watching… In case you...
What we're listening to... They may have created the anthem for second-hand shoppers with "Thrift Shop," but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take a turn for the serious on their song "Same Love." Check out their Tiny Desk Concert to hear more from this energetic duo. http://www.npr.org/event/music/166256822/macklemore-ryan-lewis-tiny-desk-concert What we're reading... No offence to the Kim Kardashians out there, but we’ve finally found an internet escape to read about some truly remarkable women. Check it...
If you visit righteousbabe.com on a regular basis you are likely aware that Ani is involved with The Roots of Music, a not-for-profit free music school for the underprivileged children of New Orleans. In true Righteous Babe style Ani fans have helped raise money and awareness for the program over the last few years. We’re back with a free and entertaining way to help raise money for the kids; now through Super...
We are happy to announce two new Ani DiFranco tour dates in November going on sale this Friday. Presales start tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 30), visit http://www.righteousbabe.com/pages/tour-dates for details. Although it is a long way off, and we really just started to recover from the holidays, Ani isn’t going to be hitting the road again until late fall as she is preparing for the newest addition to her family. Don’t fret,...
This is Andrew, Program Manager for a national organization called BALLE which focuses on building local economies. He braved the sub-zero Buffalo weather to visit us at Babeville because he's working with Buffalo First on the 11th annual BALLE business conference, coming to our city in June, and he wanted to scout out the area. Here at the babe we use local designers, printers, and manufacturers whenever possible so...
Back in November Neha Sharma from the India edition of Rolling Stone Magazine sat down with Ani for a chat before her New York City performance at Town Hall, and stuck around to catch the show. That means Neha travelled approximately 7,316 miles (or 11,773 kilometers) to catch the little folksinger do what she does best, live on stage! But don’t worry about dusting off your passport to pick up...
Here at Righteous Babe headquarters we get to meet tons of cool people, between musicians playing our venue, the folks who attend the shows, and visitors stopping by to check the place out. Today we are going to focus on the later by sharing an impromptu visitor interview! Perhaps this will be a one-time thing that we never remember to do again, or maybe it will be a cool opportunity...
Taking a trip overseas to the UK, Righteous Babe Nona
Hendryx made an appearance on the BBC’s Later…
with Jools Holland last week.
Performing a smoking hot version of “Temple of Heaven” off her latest
album Mutatis Mutandis, she showed
the world that she rocks just as hard as ever!
Check out the video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Now available for preorder: Ani DiFranco live at Babeville in Buffalo recorded 4/22/12. This newest addition to the Bootleg Series features two unreleased songs, a poem so new that it doesn’t even have a title yet, and a special appearance of Pearl and the Beard on “Every State Line” and “Which Side Are You On?”. You will also notice a brand new look for this first release in the new...
Before taking the stage in Kent, Ohio on September 29, Ani sat down with This Epic Life to chat with Kristoffer Carter about everything from her songwriting process and guitar technique to balancing her professional and family lives. Get beyond the typical questions about the business of being Ani and into the creative process behind her songs. The 30 minute audio podcast, with song clips interspersed throughout, is now available...
If you have made it to this page you may notice that things look a little different around here. This summer we started work on revamping the website for the label, the store, and Ani. There were many reasons we made this switch; partly because our old site had a lot of glitches that we weren't able to fix (since we don't speak computer) but also because we wanted complete...
This September Eurydice and Orpheus are reunited! What we mean is Anais Mitchell is opening a string of shows for Bon Iver. So the stars have aligned just right to finally release the folk-opera masterpiece Hadestown on vinyl, and fulfill the request that many of you have sent to our info box. Complete with six art prints of the characters and an mp3 download card, now you can own the...
Singer, songwriter, poet, guitarist, painter...yes, Ani DiFranco is one very talented woman (and we haven't even scratched the surface). Ani's paintings are included in Paste Magazine's "23 Musicians Share Their Paintings". Check out another dimension of Ani's artistry here: pastemagazine.com
The wait is over! Nona Hendryx fans can pick up her new solo album, Mutatis Mutandis, today where ever quality music is sold (or you can just Click here to place your order in the Righteous Babe Store). Powerhouse vocals, blistering guitars, killer horns, gospel flourishes, and unstoppable beats fuel scathing attacks on political and religious conservatives, corporate greed, and black-on-black violence among other targets. Rock Cellar Magazine even selected...
Funk and R&B goddess Nona Hendryx is joining Righteous Babe Records for her newest release Mutatis Mutandis, a highly political booty-shaking album that we can’t wait to share with the world! We’ll have lots more on that in the coming weeks, but in the meantime you can help get Nona back out on the road for the first time since the Labelle Reunion Tour of 2008! Head over to pledgemusic.com...
Attention all aspiring artists and Ani fans! Creative Allies is looking for a commemorative poster reflecting the theme of “Which Side Are You On?” and the spirit of the Occupy Movement. All posters are to be submitted by June 14th to creativeallies.com, and a $500 cash prize goes to the winner.Click here , for more information on submissions and criteria. We’re excited to see your most innovative and inspiring art,...
Music for Occupy is dishing up “Occupy This Album” a protest album featuring an array of musicians on a mission to spread the word of truth through music! Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement, artists including Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, and Third Eye Blind contribute songs to raise awareness for the 99%. Composed of 99 songs by 99 artists, “Occupy This Album” gives new musicians the chance to have...
We are asking folks for submissions to help put together a video for Ani DiFranco’s song “Mariachi” from Which Side Are You On? Film yourself singing along, dancing, playing, anything that the song inspires you to do and we’ll take the footage and put it together to make a video starring you! Submissions also enter you to win a vinyl test pressing autographed by Ani or other prize packs of...
Check out the tour page
for newly announced Ani DiFranco shows for this November including;
Washington DC; Glenside, PA; Tarrytown, Brooklyn and New York, NY.
Presales run this week. For those of you still waiting for the Little
Folksinger’s tour bus to make a stop in your town don’t despair, there
are more tour dates to come so stay tuned!
I first met Dennis in 2004 when he came to visit me backstage after a concert. What struck me about our first meeting was that I did most of the talking. He engaged me about my hopes for America and invited input about where specifically I would like to see change and improvement. Someone who I expected was coming as a politician, to schmooze, instead presented himself as a public...