The annual Tinderbox Music Festival, founded by Brooklyn-based experimental singer-songwriter Alyson Greenfield, is a showcase for female artists from a plethora of cities and genres. The festival returns this fall for the third time, with 40 different artists. Headlining will be sister duo CocoRosie, whose music, encompassing elements of hip-hop, opera, and blues, is a seminal force in freak-folk. The sisters released their newest single, We Are On Fire/Tearz For Animals, on June 5, and have also been putting their creative energies as of late into a ballet, an art exhibit, and a new-age opera.
Other performers include internationally-acclaimed underground hip-hop artist Jean Grae, urban folk singer-songwriter Johanna Chase, Puerto Rican Afro-Latin vocalist Taína Asili, Japanese post-punk quartet Hard Nips, experimental Canadian violinist Lili Haydn, and indie rock songstress Charlene Kaye. Tinderbox donates 100 percent of its proceeds to non-profit organizations dedicated to encouraging creativity in young female artists, including Girls Write Now and the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls. The festival will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Webster Hall.