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!