Born in Britain but calling Canada home, Carole Pope is as known for her music as she is for her activism in the LGBT community. She was one of the first openly lesbian artists in the 1960s/1970s Toronto music scene, fronting the band Rough Trade before pursuing a solo career. With multiple Junos on her mantle, and many other accolades to her name, Carole is truly a treasure of the Canadian music industry.
This week we are crushing on music legend Carole Pope.
If you haven’t heard of Carole Pope, you’ve been living under a rock. Even if her name eludes you, songs like this timeless classics will remind you:
Beginning April 7, Carole will be hosting a series of musical events showcasing some of the finest talent Toronto’s LGBT community has to offer. Called “Music For Lesbians” the series will take place at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, with performances by Rae Spoon, DJ Betti Forde and the self-proclaimed “radical feminista”, Carole herself.
“Music For Lesbians” was originally the title of Carole Pope‘s acclaimed album, released in 2015. It includes the track “Lesbians in The Forest” a collaboration with Peaches that was featured on the award winning TV series “Transparent”. Evolving “Music For Lesbians” to the live stage is both a salute to the lesbian audience and well as lesbian creators says Carole: “In these tumultuous times, I’m excited to showcase artists who create work that celebrates the female gaze.”
Tickets for “Music For Lesbians” can be purcharsed via Ticketweb.
Music For Lesbians
Featuring Carole Pope, Rae Spoon, DJ Betti Forde
Friday, April 7, 2017
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12 (plus service charges)
Seated Balcony: $25