Sometimes the message can come through when you are jumping and up-tempo. See our new live performance of “Just An Animal” on YouTube today. Thanks for watching!
Tonight, it’s tonight… 9pm, B Sides at LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard (Court Square stop on the subway.) And yes, we will be overdressed. No cover.
The Repressions are slightly late to the Discord party, but our friends on Twitch are showing us the beauty of this extra spot. This will be another place to get news about all of the music and shows, share your own news, meet fans and friends and lots of other talented musicians. See you there!
I Never Told You I Was Broken is not an easy song, nor an easy subject. In a culture of emotional repression, victim blaming, and lack of empathy, it can be extremely difficult to tell others that you have been abused, assaulted, traumatized, or suffer from mental illness. Even those with sympathy may treat you differently, or trust your competence less. It is a door that cannot be closed. Our self preservation instincts cause us to hide parts of ourselves that are in no way bad, but will be construed as bad, and give us permanent classification. These imposed negative labels may come to dominate other’s perceptions of us. While trauma can affect everything, it is not the whole of a person. Trying to overcome trauma while facing fear or judgement from others adds more mountains, and can be debilitating. Survivors may keep things private for very good reasons, but they may also internalize shame, even when they have done nothing wrong. You can tell the world and be judged, or tell no one and feel isolated; Are these the best we have for choices in a world where we know better?
This song is for anyone dealing with that pain, you are not alone.
The Repressions invite you to LIC Bar, in Long Island City, Queens, an open, relaxing venue that is a constant for terrific live indie music. On Wednesday September 28, The Repressions will take the stage at 9pm. Admission is free, feelings will be felt and there are so many songs to share!
Astoria Music Collective not only puts on a show, but they bring the community out too! What an amazing evening playing in the cottage to all of Broadway and Astoria!
Lift your head up, lift your head up, lift your head up, lift your head up now! It is about truly taking in all of the beauty in the moments and the world around you, and also about looking directly at the things in our world that need action and reform. Here is a live performance from The Repressions’ latest show at c’mon everybody in Brooklyn.
There are simply too many good things to say about last night’s show at c’mon everybody~ Fantastic stage, lighting and sound from Somer and Eric, gorgeous high energy music and performance from headliner Earl Yellow, and the type of crowd that just sees you and gives and what an amazing night! Much thanks and love to Earl Yellow and C’mon Everybody !
You are invited to Astoria Bier and Cheese Broadway, in Astoria Queens, an open, relaxing venue that is a constant for terrific live indie music. On Friday September 2, The Repressions are playing original songs and more. Opening will be an acoustic set by Sam Rasiotis. Admission is free, feelings will be felt and there are so many songs to share!
Special thanks to Astoria Music Collective