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Boygenius announce first live show in three years

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus will play a benefit gig in San Francisco

By Charlotte Krol

Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker pictured in a composite image
Boygenius – Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker. (Picture: Youtube [various])

Boygenius have shared details of their first live show since 2018.

The band, comprising Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, will reunite on November 19 for a benefit show at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco.

Proceeds from Boygenius‘ comeback show will go to Bay Area nonprofit Bread & Roses, an organisation that produces free live music and entertainment for local children, teenagers, adults, and elderly people in need.

Singer-songwriter Allison Russell will join the supergroup for the gig. Head here for tickets.

Boygenius last toured together in 2018, the same year that they released their debut self-titled EP.

Bridgers released her second solo album, ‘Punisher’, last year, while Baker and Dacus shared ‘Little Oblivions’ and ‘Home Video’ respectively earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Bridgers has launched her own record label (Saddest Factory) and shared her ‘Copycat Killer’ EP of reworks.

In October, she was joined by Baker on stage to perform a number of songs together.

Baker was the surprise opener for Bridgers’ California gig on October 16. The pair closed out Baker’s set with a cover of Loudon Wainwright III’s ‘One Man Guy’ . Watch footage of the cover below:

Later on that evening, Baker returned to perform ‘Punisher’ tracks ‘Graceland Too’ and ‘I Know The End’ with Bridgers.

Elsewhere, Dacus recently performed a cover of Regina Spektor‘s ‘Summer In The City’.

The musician covered the song at Chicago’s Vic Theatre on October 11 as well as Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Dancing In The Dark’. Dacus played the show without her guitarist, Jacob Blizard, because he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Dacus was also one of several musicians, along with Yungblud, Maggie Rogers and St. Vincent, who spoke out recently against Texas’ strict new abortion law which came into effect in September

Senate Bill 8 bans most abortions in Texas, making the state the most restrictive in the United States in terms of access to abortion services.

The new legislation prohibits aborting a foetus once cardiac activity can be detected, which is generally around six weeks. That is a very early point in a pregnancy when women may not even know they are pregnant. It also makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

Dacus wrote on Twitter in response: “All the money I make at our upcoming shows in Texas will be going towards abortion funds jsyk, if you’re not cool with that don’t come.

“If you are cool with that (and are vaccinated) Austin and Dallas are sold out, but Houston and San Antonio are not, come thru and bring extra $ cause I’m gonna figure out a donation situation.”