This Saturday, three amazing local acts come together to support an incredible group of women in India. Two Gallants, Conspiracy of Venus and The Deciders will all gather at Fort Gallery in Oakland, an interdisciplinary art space that frequently hosts great local music.
Two Gallants, who are about to embark on a month-long tour of Europe, were recently booked to the Outside Lands festival in August, and will appear at Bonnaroo in Tenn. in June. This show will be just the beginning of an exciting year for them. Conspiracy of Venus, the sister group to Conspiracy of Beards, is a women’s choir that sings their own unique versions of songs from Bjork to Rufus Wainwright. The Deciders are a bluegrass-meets-grunge outfit from SF who seem to be on a bit of a break aside from this show. Hopefully we’ll hear about a new project from them soon.
For those unfamiliar with the Gulabi Gang, they’re a group of women in India who dress in pink and literally fight (with sticks) for justice. The group, led by the amazingly fierce Sampat Pal Devi, was recently featured in Vice Magazine. The group takes donations to help pay for basic necessities in their village, as well as to set up stitching centers for women to help them support their families. It’s an amazing cause, and a fantastic night of local music. Images of the Gulabi Gang as well as stories will be posted at the event. The show starts at 8pm and will cost you a $5-20 donation.