Forced Into Femininity (Chicago)

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DOORS 9 / SHOW 9:30

Forced Into Femininity has been the "marxist body horror act" of performance artist and musician Jill Lloyd Flanagan for 9 years. Jill is known for playing in the bands Coughs (Load Records), 2watt, Gula-Gila, and more. The music of Forced Into Femininity is a mix of asymmetrically assembled beats, strange electronic outbursts, and of course Jill's arresting vocal style. It has that truly rare quality of being unlike anything else.

Forced into Femininity’s previous albums were attempts to explore political theatre through allegory and extended metaphor. Her new EP "I’m Making Progress" goes the opposite way into pure political literalism. Jill delivers her political concerns from the opposite perspective of punk. As she explains: "Often punk has meant creating a false outsider’s view of one's own privilege and using it to self-righteously rail against the status quo. What if radicals openly talked about their own positions as gatekeepers maintaining racism, classism and sexism? 'I’m Making Progress' is an attempt to speak from the antiseptic voice of privilege, from the dark heart of liberal narcissism."
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By: Double Double Land

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