June 15th, 2023 7:30pm Stage 2
Keepsake House presents Found Family
Make yourself at home at Keepsake House for our inaugural Pride month celebration. Artist in Residence TONIE co-hosts and joins fellow queer songwriters AERI, Emily McNally, Frank Song Jr., and kid sibling for songs and stories about childhood, parents, and chosen family. Invite your chosen family or even find new family in this safe, cozy space where everyone is encouraged to be their truest self.
This is a benefit show supporting Campaign for Southern Equality.
AERI (she/they) / Emily McNally (they/she) / Frank Song Jr. (he/him)
AERI is an artist who fosters collective tenderness through atmospheric soundscapes and raw lyricism. Her debut EP—an archive of a journey through grief, shame and longing—was featured on Them's "Best New Music by Queer Artists" and Live Nation's "Ones to Watch.”
Brooklyn-based queer singer/songwriter Emily McNally is creating the soundtrack for the lovelorn and anxious. With their genre-fluid, world-building tunes, Emily confronts themes of yearning, existentialism, and hope within diaristic lyrics and heartfelt melodies. They work full time as a freelance musician on Fiverr, and her music can be found on all streaming sites.
Frank was raised on East Asian folk, Appalachian folk, R&B and Soul music. These are Frank's greatest musical influences. His goal now is to be an American Asian Queer disrupter. Vulnerability, nature, and the human experience. If you want to know more, listen to his lyrics and songs, social platforms, or just come ask!
kid sibling (they/them) / TONIE (they/them)
kid sibling, AKA Harlow, is a transmasc nonbinary artist who makes visual art as well as music. They fell in love with music through singing and also play guitar, bass, and synth. Found Family is their first time performing music live since 2019, and they can't wait to share the stage with these incredible artists.
TONIE is doing their very best to make you cry, in all the best ways. Their music is deeply autobiographical, taking on topics such as love and heartbreak, struggles with depression, and queer contemplations. TONIE wraps challenging conversations in luscious synths, driving guitars, and dynamic vocals that invites listeners to love themselves fully and bask in their feels.
The LA-native writes and produces each synth-pop track from the comfort of their skylit home studio in Brooklyn, NY—a perfect backdrop for the emotional vulnerability that colors their lyrics. Proudly Vietnamese American, nonbinary, and themselves!