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Michael Stipe, Chloe Sevigny & more honoring Courtney Love at Basilica Hudson benefit


Courtney Love will be honored at a special fundraising event for Basilica Hudson this fall, as noted by Pitchfork. Titled “Pioneering People Basilica Benefit: Courtney Love,” the event happens October 27 at Basilica Hudson and will be hosted by Aaron Dessner (The National), Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Ryan McGinley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Elvis Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stipe, Brandon Stosuy, Jack Walls, Yelena Yemchuk, and “other special guests.” The tribute was organized by Basilica Hudson co-founder and Director (and former Hole bassist) Melissa Auf der Maur and Joe Mama-Nitzberg (creative director on Hole’s Live Through This), and here’s a little more about the event:

Through conversations, readings, video, and performance, the evening’s program will shine a light on all of the ways that Love has influenced culture and inspired women and marginalized people for almost three decades. An exciting lineup of contributors will illuminate the impact of Love’s vital and inspiring art and energy and the inspiration her work continues to instil in the next generation of artists and musicians. The evening’s performances will demonstrate the incredible power and the lasting legacy of Love’s iconic explorations and subversions of femininity, and honor her unapologetic, fearless protest of the patriarchy.

Auf der Maur says of Love, “As the founder and frontwoman of the band Hole, and through her escapades as a Hollywood actress and all-around empowered voice for over three decades, Courtney broke new ground, combining lyrics of intellectual and intellectual acuity with music of a singular power to create a body of work with riveting emotional intensity.”

Tickets for this event are on sale now.

Basilica Hudson is also home to Basilica Soundscape which takes plays September 14-16 and features Grouper, Efrim Menuck (of Godspeed You! Black Emperor), The Haxan Cloak with Nick Zinner, Lightning Bolt, Insect Ark, Wax Idols, Shopping, Boy Harsher, Miho Hatori, and more.

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