Bitch got her start as half of the duo Bitch and Animal, an artsy folk-rock collaboration that made a few records for Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. Bitch and Animal were often pegged as a queercore band, a limiting genre label often used in reference to music aimed at a non-straight audience. But there's something all-inclusive about Bitch's solo work: Relationships are fucked up no matter whom you love, and Bitch's newest songs speak to the heteros, the homos and everyone in between. On the forthcoming Blasted, Bitch pairs her electric violin with funky bass lines, group sing-alongs and plenty of strength for our ever-healing hearts. Her show is the centerpiece of Mad Art Gallery's "Knock Down, Drag Out" ninth anniversary party.