Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Saturday December 19 2015
8:00PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
punk indie lo-fi shoegaze
bedroom pop, glo-fi punk
Sean St. Charles, Brennan Greaves, Britty Drake, Brandan Pierce
-from Ann Arbor, MI
-Pity Sex is an indie rock / shoegaze band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States in 2011. The lineup consists of Sean St. Charles, Brennan Greaves, Britty Drake, and Brandan Pierce. They've released Pity Sex, Dark World, Feast of Love, a 7" split with Adventures, and are currently recording with Will Yip for a 2015 release. Pity Sex specialize in foggy, lo-fi noise pop and fuzzed-out, blown-speaker walls of sound, all with their own midwestern emo subtleties. Situated somewhere at the convergence of Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth and Hum, the bands quietest moments are defeated reflections with plaintive instrumentals. It's loudest are desperate cries washed in searing, reverby overdrive. They are signed to Run for Cover Records
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Colleen Green is Anything. Colleen Green is Nothing.
Growing up. As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don't have to go it alone.
This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn't mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as "Some People," "Deeper Than Love," and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it.
Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she's got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: "Understanding is reached only after confrontation."
Gabrielle Smith, Oliver Kalb, Felix Walworth, Jack Greenleaf
-from Brooklyn, NY
-Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. Smith started using the moniker in 2007, releasing experimental and noise albums through 2010, and developing the sound over the years into the realm of more structured songwriting (2011's Two Mountains), EDM (2012's Eskimeaux), and more recently, as evident in her new album, O.K., beat-driven and poetic bedroom pop. Eskimeaux is a founding member of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective.
-from KXLU, LA
-KXLU Social Media Director and DJ