Taking to the Stage for Planned Parenthood

“I think it’s okay to take it with beer… I don’t really remember,” Brenda Malvini remarked as she popped one of her birth control pills on stage at Highline Ballroom. Yes, this may seem like a strange thing for the lead singer of Brooklyn band North Highlands to do in the middle of a set, but this set was part of the 5th Annual Roe on the Rocks Benefit Concert for Planned Parenthood NYC  (it’s all coming together now, isn’t it?).

The evening on April 16th was hosted by comedienne Sara Benincasa, who seized the opportunity to make jokes about vaginas and feminists (they lose their luster pretty quickly). There was a raffle with prizes ranging from a $750 electric guitar to a gift certificate to Babeland, but ultimately the night revolved around the music. Though the benefit’s title refers to ‘rock’ (as in music), the three bands that filled the evening’s program all leaned more towards electronic and pop…

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