T.O. music notes: Feist donates to documentary about domestic abuse

Toronto singer/songwriter Leslie Feist has gotten behind the anti-violence-against-women documentary A Better Man. A survivor of intimate partner violence, Attiya.


Toronto singer/songwriter Leslie Feist has gotten behind the anti-violence-against-women documentary A Better Man. A survivor of intimate partner violence, Attiya Khan got the idea for the film after running into her abuser- on the street 20 years after their relationship ended. She asked if hed share his reflections and justifications about that time on film. He agreed. (The trailer is riveting.)

Feist donated $10,000 toward Khans $75,000 goal on IndieGogo, saying she believes Khans courage and willingness to hear another version of the abuse she experienced will make for an important documentary and spark a conversation we will all benefit from. Perks for donating include a Justin Rutledge living room concert and dinner with executive producer Sarah Polley. And Choir! Choir! Choir! have filmed their cover of Pearl Jams Better Man to raise awareness about the film and campaign.

Find out more at indiegogo.com/projects/a-better-man.

It took Alvvays a loooong while to finally release their debut album, but clearly they were using that time to get their ducks in a row. The Toronto-based dream pop band led by Molly Rankin is amassing acclaim and just snagged a coveted opening slot on the Decemberists North American tour, kicking off in Minneapolis in March. The just announced Toronto date is at Massey Hall on March 30. How many bands get to Massey that fast?!

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