We are excited to announce that Chicharra are headed to Stockholm, Sweden this summer to play Titwrench Stockholm. Now in its second iteration out of Sweden, Titwrench is the beloved music festival based in Denver, CO that operates as a collective of artists, musicians, and filmmakers and other creatives, who work together to organize a multimedia festival showcasing women and LGBTQ+ artists. Chicharra, along with many other incredible New Mexico artists make the trek to Denver each August to be a part of the festival, which seeks to build community, conversation and support around female-identified + genderqueer artists in experimental and fringe realms.
Marisa Demarco of Chicharra performed as her solo, experimental project BIGAWATT at Titwrench's first Stockholm iteration back in 2014 (pictured above; photo by Kim Shively). This year, Chicharra will join a handful of other New Mexico and Colorado bands in performing in Stockholm for the festival, held June 15th through 17th. Fundraising for the festival has been sourced from both public funds in Sweden and various granting organizing, some of which aids the international travel expenses of US bands like Chicharra making their way to the fest. Unfortunately, these funds do not cover all the festival expenses for traveling artists, so festival organizer Isis Marina Graham has set up a fundraising page on Facebook to help with additional costs for artists. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps give voice to female, genderqueer & LGBTQ+ artists: DONATE TODAY!
In addition to playing Titwrench Stockholm, Chicharra will embark on the group's first European tour (dates TBA). You can help support Chicharra's European tour and trek to Titwrench Stockhom by purchasing their music and merchandise online (Chicharra merch store). Photo above of Chicharra performing at Rufina Taproom in Santa Fe; photo by James Lutz.