Changing Woman Initiative & Matron Records Present:

Changing Woman Initiative Benefit

Featuring: Treemotel, Chicharra, Future Scars, Weedrat & Sex Headaches

March 31, 2018 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Time: 8:30pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $15 - $20
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Changing Woman Initiative and Matron Records present a night of local music at Rufina Taproom featuring performances by Treemotel, Chicharra, Weedrat, Future Scars & Sex Headaches. Ticket sales and event merchandise proceeds benefit the non-profit Changing Woman Initiative, a Native-American-centered women's health collective.

Tickets are a sliding scale $5-$20. Special $15 pre-sale tickets are available online (limited to 30) that include an exclusive, silkscreened beer koozie featuring art from the show poster. Attendees may purchase tickets on the sliding scale at the door, cash or credit.


Changing Woman Initiative

Changing Woman Initiative is a developing non-profit organization with the mission to renew cultural birth knowledge to empower and reclaim indigenous sovereignty of women's medicine and life way teachings to promote reproductive wellness, healing through holistic approaches and to strengthen women's bonds to family and community.
They are focused on developing a culturally centered reproductive wellness and birth center. By creating a physical space for education and healing for Native American women, we will reclaim cultural identities through birth and motherhood that has been shaped through our cultures.


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An American rock band and musical project founded in 2007 by Mark Williams. The band currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Treemotel evokes the sounds of throwback garage-y psych and punk music with Dead Milkmen-esque vocal work and certain subtle nuances that recall lesser-known bands like Asian Man Records’ Ee and/or Korea Girl. There are even slight touches to these phenomenal songs that would be familiar and aurally pleasurable to fans of indie titans Modest Mouse, artsy new-wavers B52s or the endlessly catchy work on Beck’s Modern Guilt. Treemotel is, in a word, incredible, and even the sour-faced old folks manage to crack a smile or tap their toes from their fold-out chairs." - Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter



Most of the time the word “heavy” is used in reference to metal or hardcore bands. For the last two years Chicharra has been interpreting it in their own way. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city surrounded by sometimes stark but always gorgeous desert, Chicharra were hardened in a brutal summer heat under the hum of swamp coolers. Their dynamic, delicate and heavy compositions reflect the love and grit it takes for something to grow where no one expects. Comprised of three bassist/vocalists (Marisa Demarco, Monica Demarco & Mauro Woody) and two drummers (Henry Hutchinson & John Butler), Chicharra weave together orchestral textures indicative of their name sake, the Chicharra. The word “Chicharra” means “cicada” but also, roughly, sound you can’t control in your environment--buzzers and bells, and people who talk too much. Responding to to all of these ideas, Chicharra invites a swelling cacophony into their songs with intense and emotive live performances.

"Not often does the bass guitar get the kind of attention it did within the creative movements of Chicharra — but Woody and the Demarco sisters brought the instrument's many sonic faces out in multitudes. The juxtaposition of the bass's lower intonation with the three vocalists' higher register harmonies made Chicharra the kind of band you stop to stare at, just to try to figure out what exactly is going on on stage." -Bree Davies, Westword



Angry pop-punk from the land of enchantment. Eat Weed Smoke Rats.


Future Scars

Future Scars embodies the coexistence of the calm and calamity of waking life. Founded in 2015 by members of As In We, Future Scars is emotionally rooted in the contemplative, melodic atmosphere of post-rock and expands beyond a singular genre’s expectations, often times overflowing into the domain of sheer intensity and fervor. The group couples these drastically varied, yet complementary components with the recurrent flurries of heart-wrenching vocals, creating an aura of earnest exhilaration and beauty. Laced with technicality and the prowess of control, Future Scars construct a sound balanced in adversity, soothing and cathartic yet all the while anxious with anticipation.

Undergoing a line-up change in late 2017 in the midst of writing the group's debut full length and follow-up to their 2016 EP debut, Future Scars has grown into a foursome comprised of the group's original front-woman, Eliza Lutz, with Paul Wagner on bass, Marcus DiFilippo on drums and Dylan Blanchard on keys. This show will be the groups first show with the new line-up playing all new material from their forthcoming album.


 Sex Headaches 

"A chaotic mix of fuzzy garage pop layered over a solid DK-esque punk rock foundation." -SFReporter