Neptune Theatre University District
Mon May 13, 7 pm
Recommended by Katie Herzog
The name Ani DiFranco (it’s pronounced Ah-knee, not Annie) may not mean much to heterosexuals or anyone under the age of 30, but this singer-songwriter was a big deal back in the 1990s and early 2000s. In addition to providing the soundtrack for legions of young queer womxn (née lesbians), DiFranco has lived a remarkable life herself, from emancipating from her family as a teenager to creating her own music label and coming of age at a time when it really wasn’t cool to be queer. She’ll talk about her life—and maybe read from her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream—when she comes to town, but there will be no musical performance. The good news: If you want to revisit the ’90s, all 21 of her studio albums are available on Spotify.