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Ani DiFranco headed to Madison Theater

Ani DiFranco is playing Cincinnati (ok - NKY, but same) for the first time since 2016!

Ani DiFranco is a feminist icon. For me, for everyone.

 "Ani Difranco has been a personal hero of mine since I first heard her in 1998. I was delivering pizza, listening to WOXY and all of a sudden the song "Little Plastic Castle" was speaking to me over my Geo Metro speakers. I drove around the block a few extra times in order to hear the full song. Easily, I can say my life changed that day. " - CincyMusic (2012).

Ani DiFranco's album, Living In Clip is celebrating its 25th anniversary! If you ever needed anywhere to start listening to Ani, this is IT.

  Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Bon Iver, Brand Carlile, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more. Her most recent albums include 2021’s Revolutionary Love and the July 2022 25th Anniversary Edition reissue of her iconic live album Living In Clip ,both on her own label Righteous Babe Records. Her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream was released in May 2019 by Viking Books, and was a New York Times Top 10 best seller.

Rejecting the major label system has given her significant creative freedom. She has referenced her staunchly-held independence in song more than once, including in "The Million You Never Made" (Not a Pretty Girl), which discusses the act of turning down a lucrative contract, "The Next Big Thing" (Not So Soft), which describes an imagined meeting with a label head-hunter who evaluates the singer based on her looks, and "Napoleon" (Dilate), which sympathizes sarcastically with an unnamed friend who did sign with a label.

Her lyrics are rhythmic and poetic, often autobiographical, and strongly political. “Trickle Down” discusses racism and gentrification, while “To The Teeth” speaks about the need for gun control, and “In or Out” questions society’s traditional sexuality labels. "Play God" has become a battle cry for reproductive rights while “Revolutionary Love” calls for compassion to be the center of social movements.


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REVIEW: Ani DiFranco at Madison Theater 

On Saturday, October 15, in the midst of the epic BLINK Festival, a dedicated crowd could be seen shuffling into the Madison Theater, eagerly anticipating the arrival of the folk legend, Ani DiFranco.

Ani DiFranco Gets Political 

Ani DiFranco is a singer, songwriter, feminist icon, activist, and independent entrepreneur. She is headed back to the Queen City on her “VOTE DAMMIT” tour to be held at Bogart’s on Tuesday, April 5th. Matching the current political climate in the United States, DiFranco is using...

Ani DiFranco Wants You to Take Down Your Flag 

Check out this new version of “Take Down Your Flag” – a song by Peter Mulvey and many others, performed by Ani DiFranco with Ivan Neville and Terence Higgins.  Peter Mulvey wrote “Take Down Your Flag” two days following the Charleston, SC shooting on June 17. He...

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Ani DiFranco :: Interview 

Courtney Phenicie had an opportunity to sit down with the folk singer in anticipation for her show at the Madison Theater on September 28. Ani Difranco has been a personal hero of mine since I first heard her in 1998. I was delivering pizza, listening to WOXY and all of a sudden the song "Little...