Courtney Barnett to Release Here and There Festival Compilations for Reproductive Rights
Photo credit: Mia Mala McDonald
On August 9, Australian sensation Courtney Barnett kicked off her Here and There Festival tour at the Midland Theater in Kansas City, Mo., accompanied by Lucy Dacus and Quinn Christopherson. To complement the current series of collaborative concerts and to recognize the immense artistry that has contributed to the events, Barnett has announced that she will be releasing a limited number of cassettes featuring some of the touring artists from her current series, with all proceeds collected in the sale of music for the benefit of reproductive rights.
With news of the cassette’s upcoming limited release, Barnett also revealed that all funds raised from the sale of the eight-track collection will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth. Additionally, the musician also shared the watchlist for the Here and there tape, which sees touring guests Julia Jacklin, Bedouine, The Beths, Faye Webster, Sleater-Kinney, Caroline Rose, Hana Vu and Barnette take on a handful of demos and live tracks in the name of charity.
Barnetts current tour sees the artist host Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross , Men I Trust, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, They Hate Change, Waxahatchee and Wet Leg on stage during the late summer show series. For more information on Barnette’s current tour, visit www.hereandtherefest.com.
Pre-Order Courtney Barnett’s Limited Edition Tapes and Stream If I don’t hear from you tonight (demo) here.
Here and there: Watchlist of B-sides, live tracks and demos:
- Julia Jacklin, Vegas Weddinh (demo)
- Bedouin, Wasn’t It Me (Live)
- The Beths, keep the distance (demo)
- Faye Webster, Come to Atlanta (Live from Chase Park Transduction)
- Sleater-Kinney, Complex Female Character (Live)
- Courtney Barnett, If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight (Demo)
- Caroline Rose, Soma (demo)
- Hana Ve, Maker (live from the parking lot sessions)