Rosie & the Rivetershttp://www.rosieandtheriveters.com
Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Polson High School Auditorium
Where To Purchase: Ronan: R&R Health Care Plus; True Value Hardware Polson: 1st Interstate Bank; Perfect Shot Tavern
Length Of Performance: 1-1/2 hours
Concert Details: Rosie & the Riveters' visual branding of red lipstick, pin curls, and overtly feminine costuming may be deceiving, but this is not a throwback band. The group embraces the feminist undertone of their moniker, in a way that allows them to shed their please-all attitudes, take a purposeful stance and dare to be themselves. Their music is full of playfully defiant lyrics and confident talk-back harmonies. Every word, note, and movement in their show is done to empower and challenge.
Performer Bio: Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave - a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world.
The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before travelling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian songwriters like Royal Wood and Matthew Barber. A quick read through song titles like “Gotta Get Paid”, “Let ‘em Talk” and “I Wanna be King” gives an idea of what they have to say. While their single, “Ms. Behave”, lays down a Bill Withers-inspired groove and rejects the policing of women’s behavior, “I Believe You” sprung from the outrage and sorrow they felt after hearing the recent avalanche of stories of sexual assault. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Great Lake Swimmers), their sophomore album echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.