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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:44 PM

Michelle Shocked blows up her career (and yes she still had one)

Michelle Shocked: anti-gay rant triggers Evanston cancellation

Evanston’s SPACE has canceled singer Michelle Shocked’s May 5 performance at the club following reports of her anti-gay rant from a San Francisco stage Sunday night. “After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it's clear that this is no longer a show we're willing to put our name on,” the club announced on its website and Facebook page Monday, offering refunds to ticket-holders.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-michelle-shocked-evanston-20130318,0,7598900.story

http://www.michelleshocked.com/tour.html

bye, bye bigot

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Reply Michelle Shocked blows up her career (and yes she still had one) (Original post)
cali Mar 2013 OP
villager Mar 2013 #1
Raine1967 Mar 2013 #2
Dyedinthewoolliberal Mar 2013 #4
Raine1967 Mar 2013 #8
cali Mar 2013 #9
Webster Green Mar 2013 #3
OutNow Mar 2013 #5
Webster Green Mar 2013 #6
OutNow Mar 2013 #7
etherealtruth Mar 2013 #10
HCE SuiGeneris Mar 2013 #11
KinMd Mar 2013 #12
JustJoe Mar 2013 #13
nomorenomore08 Mar 2013 #14
Iris Mar 2013 #15
Webster Green Mar 2013 #16

Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:49 PM

1. "her people" were assholes, even back in the 80's

Was doing some tabling for a very out-of-the-mainstream environmental group, talking about rainforests and climate change "before it was hip," etc.

Shocked's folks got in touch, and wanted us to table in front of the venue (here in L.A.), and then inside during the concert. We had, after all, an "edgy" message.

We may have done some tabling outside -- I don't remember. But I do remember when concert time came, that all the rest that was promised -- the inside tabling (and hey, seeing the show!) -- was yanked, and pretty officiously at that, with selective memory being deployed, etc.

In other words, we'd gone to a lot of trouble to rearrange our schedules to be there, and were given the brush-off for those troubles.

I've never trusted any of her shtick since.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:53 PM

2. Actions should have consequences

and this is consequence worthy. I wasn't aware of her bigotry to be honest. Is this something her fans were aware of?

Having said that, can someone please tell me why people like Ted Nugent can still tour? Are some forms of hatred more welcome than others?

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:05 PM

4. This is new

An org I msupport had her appear at a fundraiser and she was Fantastic! not sure what is going on with her.....this was 4/5 years ago

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

8. I'm the first to admit that I am not a big follower.

But this is all rather (I hate to use the word, but I'm gonna) shocking.

I thought she came out in the 90's.

I did some quick research before I posted this response. I found this, from 2008.


This is all very strange. Maybe it is performance art...
... Bad performance art. I dunno.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:46 PM

9. It is NOT perfomance art

the guy tweeting her act and the club owners were very, very clear on that. And in 2009 she said she was the "world's biggest homophobe".

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:53 PM

3. I think she can expect a lot more cancellations of her tour dates.

As it should be.

What an idiot!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:07 PM

5. Very Disappointing

I liked Michelle Shocked music. I saw her perform at an anti-war rally in Austin back in January 2004 and then again at a Dennis K for President concert/rally that night at the Austin Music Hall.

This news is VERY disappointing.

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Response to OutNow (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:13 PM

6. I think she performed at the Madison, WI protests a while back.

I was under the impression that she was progressive.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:23 PM

7. Another cancellation?

I looked at Michelle Shocked's tour calender. It lists a gig on Saturday April 27 here in Eugene, Oregon.

But when I just looked at the venue calendar there is no listing for Michelle Shocked at all.

Maybe is has already been cancelled? That would be nice.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:49 PM

10. Holy shit ... I never knew

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:16 PM

11. Cancelled show @ Moes Alley in Santa Cruz

The Michelle Shocked Show Has Been CANCELLED
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Thursday, March 28th
if you have purchased tickets you will be refunded in the next 72 hours.
8:00 PM, Doors Open 7:30 PM, , This show will not be rescheduled.

Novato -- cancelled


Presented by: the session room...
Michelle Shocked: CANCELLED
indie | folk | rock
Due to comments made by Michelle Shocked at Yoshi's in San Francisco last night, March 17, we have decided to cancel our show here with Michelle on Friday March 29. Refunds can be made at place of purchas

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:50 AM

12. If she had did this rant a week earlier..

...they would have booked her at CPAC

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:52 AM

13. 2 shows canceled in Santa Monica at McCabe's.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 01:13 AM

14. She's done an incredibly, pointlessly destructive (to her career) thing.

Hope it was worth it to her. Though I doubt she'll see it that way now.

And I know this has been mentioned but isn't she bisexual? That is some monumental self-loathing right there...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 01:18 AM

15. I guess she'll be anchored down in Anchorage from now on.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:13 PM

16. Michelle Shocked Cancellations [updates; 9 confirmed

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