“I hear a lot about ‘ladies nights’ happening in Buffalo, but I wanted to do something more inclusive, so the Trans/Queer/Non-binary community could be involved,” said promoter Sara Ali, who has been booking once-a-month gigs at the Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant St.) for the past year.
Ali took matters into her own hands, and hatched the plan for “Ladies Night @ the Gypsy Parlor,” a multi-act bill that will celebrate diversity and inclusivity through music. The show will feature performances from psychedelic-indie rockers Velvet Bethany, garage-punk outfit Good Grief, and queercore punk trio Tina Panic Noise.
“The inspiration for this event is Tina Panic Noise,” Ali said. “The vocalist, Isabel, is a trans-woman, and a lot of her lyrics revolve around what it is like to be a trans-feminist in a world that still hasn't fully accepted this community. I thought it would be good to include a trans woman in the lineup, as well as cisgender woman, so we can celebrate the community as a whole in one cohesive, inclusive event. Plus, I just love them. They're a great band.”
Ladies Night @ the Gypsy Parlor is at 10 p..m. Jan. 28 at Gypsy Parlor. Tickets are $5 guys, $3 gals.