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Antigone Rising Perform at Callahans Music Hall in Detroit

May 30th

Epitomizing girl power country rock style, Antigone Rising is currently touring grass roots venues in the US in support of their latest album, Whiskey & Wine, Volume 1, released March 25th on iTunes, and the first single, “That was the Whiskey,” which has already been nominated for an Independent Music Award. The tune was co-written with much-admired country and western songwriter Lori McKenna.

Keeping a busy schedule for the year 2014, next on the band’s plate – other than touring all year-long- will be the release of a second EP, Whiskey & Wine, Volume 2 set to drop October 28th, 2014.

The New York-based all-girl band made the big time in 2005, selling 150,000 copies of their debut album and dominating the Billboard Heatseekers charts for over a year. Soon enough they were supporting rock legends such as the Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers Band and Aerosmith. They play almost 300 concerts annually and have performed on the Today Show and the Tonight Show.

Antigone Rising are also renowned for their social activism, campaigning for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights around the world. Last year bassist Kristen Ellis-Henderson appeared with her wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson in Time Magazine’s special “Gay Marriage Already Won” edition.

Doing things very differently with the two 2014 EP releases, the band plans to put a laser focus on each and every song on the 2 EPs. Their goal is to stay connected and involved with the fans who have always been the lifeblood of, and the most critical part of the band’s formula for success.

You can’t help, but admire such talent, passion, and spirit. With the Hoedown this weekend, along with many others, this will be a show not to miss. The all-female-boot-stompin’-alt-country-rock band will be performing in Detroit on May 30th at Callahans Music Hall.

For more information please visit Antigone Rising’s official website: http://www.antigonerising.com/

For social media please visit: https://www.facebook.com/antigonerising

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Kristen & wife Sarah on the cover of Time Magazine’s historical DOMA issue – April 8, 2013