If there is a show this week that will be “least likely to have Uptown Bros” in the audience it’s going to be tomorrow’s Vagical Mystery Tour 2018 at the Cedar After a very successful run last year the brainchild of Lizz Winstead returns with a bigger national tour that will features a ever changing cast of comedians and a musical extravaganza from many of your favorite feminist badass musicians performing some of the most sexist songs ever written.
The power line-up of women and non-binary musicians for the Minneapolis stop of the tour include Jill Sobule, Chastity Brown, Tina Schlieske (Tina and The B Sides), Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland), Janey Winterbauer (The Suburbs, Wits, Sevateem), Laurie Lindeen (Zu Zu’s Petals), Danielle Cusack and Emily Schoonover (Bruise Violet). What better way to remind folks all the ways popular songs have so horribly demeaned women than by listening to badass performers belt them out, dripping with the irony they so richly deserve.
There’s of course a serious side to it. The show includes an informal post-show talkback with abortion providers and activists, who will inform the audience about what is at stake for abortion rights in Minnesota, and offer tangible ways the audiences can roll up their sleeves to fight back. Lady Parts Justice League is also partnering with local non-partisan grassroots organizers Women Organizing Women in Minneapolis to help get out the vote.
Tickets are still available HERE