Intrepid experimentalist and artist, blogger and pillar of strength staring down a life-threatening illness, Letha Rodman Melchior is a warrior in every niche. In the ‘90s, she served as slash ‘n’ burn guitar queen in NYC’s influential quiet/loud math-rockers, Ruby Falls and Rodman Melchior forged a kinship with fellow ax-lady Jennifer Rogers and her drummer/sis Laura. Ultimately, Ruby Falls disbanded and the Rogers Sisters formed from the ashes, spreading tasty dance-punk grime before calling it quits themselves in 2006. Now, the Rogers Sisters have reunited and brought with them a jaw-dropping lineup for this benefit to help Rodman Melchior combat her mounting medical expenses. Rodman Melchior won’t be there to play the stunning dreamscapes from her revelatory 2013 LP Handbook for Mortals, but her indomitable spirit will undoubtedly engulf Secret Project Robot this evening.
Sat., Jan. 18, 5 p.m., 2014