Monday 11/14/22~ Turning Leaves Festival at Halsey’s

Here it is! 23 shows in 13 venues featuring 60 performances across 9 days! Astoria Music Collective presents Turning Leaves Music Festival 2022! The Repressions are playing Monday 11/14 at Halsey’s Astoria, 30-95 33rd St, Queens, NY 11102, with Katelyn Richards and Brandon Glasgow. No cover.

When the band isn’t playing their show, they’ll be at the other venues watching this festival, beginning Friday 11/11. Follow @astoriamusiccollectivenyc for the full lineup. Days and days of live music spanning all genres, join us!

Saturday 10/22/22~ The Local with Astoria Music Collective

Think globally and play locally! You are invited to The Local, in Astoria Queens, a relaxing venue that is a constant for lovely live music. On Saturday October 22, The Repressions are playing original songs and more, joined by Sam Rasiotis and The Grey Scales. Admission is free, feelings will be felt and there are so many songs to share! Show starts at 9pm!

Special thanks to Astoria Music Collective!

I Never Told You I Was Broken ~ New Video

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.

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