WXPN WELCOMES INDIGO GIRLS WITH SPECIAL GUEST BITCH
Emily Saliers and Amy Ray return to the Strand Theatre for the first time since 2018! Their 35 plus-year career began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia. With 16 studio albums and selling over 15 million records, they have built a dedicated, enduring following across the globe. Don’t miss who Rolling Stone describes as the “ideal duet partners” as they take the stage this spring.
Opening the show is Bitch, making witchy poet pop with violins and synthesizers. The resulting songs from her new album, Bitchcraft, are heartbreaking, spectral, political and beautiful.
On their 16th studio album, Indigo Girls tell their origin story. They reunite with their strongest backing band to date for Look Long, a stirring and eclectic collection of songs that chronicles their personal upbringings. These eleven songs have a tender, revealing motion to them, as if they’re feeding into a Super 8 film projector, illuminating a darkened living room. Saliers and Ray tackle the mechanisms of perspective. “We’re fallible creatures shaped by the physics of life,” says Saliers. “We’re shaped by our past; what makes us who we are? And why?” In this moment of uncertainty, Look Long considers the potential of ordinary life and suggests that an honest survey of one’s life can shape something new: the promise of a way forward. With the energy of a loyal audience beneath their feet, a weather eye toward refinement, and ongoing redefinition, Indigo Girls exemplify that promise.
Bitch is based in Los Angeles after living in New York for many years. She’s a longstanding queer music icon. Bitchcraft is her 9th studio album.
Bitch first achieved notoriety as one half of the queer folk duo Bitch & Animal. The band went on tour with Ani DiFranco, who Bitch met while playing at a pizza shop in Provincetown. In the mid 2000s, Bitch went solo and shared stages with the Indigo Girls.