Rock and Roll Refugee Coming to NYC


Musical pioneer Genya Ravanwho’s been featured on The Rumpus, has a new album in the works and a musical play opening in New York. In the early 60s Ravan founded Goldie and the Gingerbreads, the first all-female band signed to a major label. She went on to front the experimental jazz-fusion band Ten Wheel Drive, record as a solo artist, and become the first female independent music producer for the Dead Boys and others. The play, Rock and Roll Refugee, will focus on Ravan’s early life on the Lower East Side and the forces that shaped her career. At the Royal Family Performing Arts Space. Previews begin January 28; opening February 2, 2016. For tickets and further info, head here.

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, & edits in Evanston, IL. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) & her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is out now from Burrow Press. Poems have recently appeared or are soon forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Hobart, Autofocus, & Sweet: A Literary Confection. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, & editor-at-large for The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet & on Instagram at @marisaemily. More from this author →