For her first live record, Laura Stevenson opted not to record the most raucous show of her tour—an eight-week international one, at that—but a quiet night in Groningen, Netherlands instead. As she notes, about 40 people showed up, and Stevenson and her band were the only performers that night, but the band ran through its songs with a well-rehearsed urgency, including a cover of The Replacements classic “Alex Chilton,” which The A.V. Club is premiering below.
The live record is available for free on Jeff Rosenstock’s Quote Unquote Records as a pay-what-you-want download, and 100 percent of the profits raised from the sale of the live record will go directly to Planned Parenthood. Stevenson had this to say about the importance of Planned Parenthood, and why she decided to use her first live album as a means of raising money for such a vital organization.
This is the only official live recording of our band and we’re so happy to be able to donate 100% of its sales to Planned Parenthood.
I was raised by two incredibly strong women who taught me from a very young age that I should never take my reproductive rights for granted; they warned that I should never get complacent, or feel at ease because those rights will always be in jeopardy in this country, and all over the world. Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for women’s health and we are so so proud to stand with them and with all of their supporters. Let’s do everything we can to keep this institution open and accessible.
The live record can be found at Quote Unquote, and Stevenson’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
3/2—Bottom Of The Hill—San Francisco, CA
3/3—Constellation Room—Santa Ana, CA
3/4—Casbah—San Diego, CA
3/5—Bootleg Theatre—Los Angeles, CA
3/6—Sweet Springs—Los Osos, CA
3/7—Funzone—Santa Barbara, CA
3/8—The Press Club—Sacramento, CA
3/9—The Dip—Redding, CA
3/11—Vera Project—Seattle, WA
3/14—Holland Project—Reno, NV
3/22—BAR—New Haven, CT
3/23—Boot And Saddle—Philadelphia, PA
3/24—Le Poisson Rouge—New York, NY
3/25—Middle East—Boston, MA
3/26—Rough Trade—Brooklyn, NY
3/27—Black Cat—Washington DC
3/28—Duke Coffeehouse—Chapel Hill, NC
3/29—Strange Matter—Richmond, VA