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Tuesday April 11 2023
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
$17 in advance / $20 at the door
 anti-folk punk
Absinthe Father
 shoegaze slowcore
Secret Secret
 melancholy indie pop alt-rock

-Manchester, UK
-Crywank was started in Manchester in 2009 by Jay Clayton as a solo project despite having no previous experience playing guitar. The project started the night Clayton learnt their first two chords and wrote the songs (Welcome to Castle Irwell and Thomas Saunders Gang Chant). Lyrically focusing on the end of their first relationship and musically heavily influenced by American folk punk and anti-folk, their first album ‘James is Going To Die Soon’ became a cult favourite on the internet, both for its charm and many flaws.

After their first release Crywank began to play with and subvert the role of singer songwriter. Shifting the focus from self-pity to self-criticism and fluctuating from hard-hitting confessionals to tongue-in-cheek deconstructions resulted in Crywank’s ‘sad-but-fun’ sound. Dan Watson (ex-GNOD, Denim & Leather, Prangers) joined the band in 2012 on percussion and began to implement approaches and influences not often seen within ‘anti-folk’, at points going into d-beat and blastbeats.

Crywank have since self-released eight records and have amassed a dedicated following online. Despite being self-managed, unsigned and their name getting in the way of radio play or press coverage, Crywank have had over 100 million streams and have toured internationally. Crywank announced they would be breaking up in July 2020 following a world tour, but this was cut short after five continents due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After two years of hiatus and an impromptu solo album following a housefire, Crywank are back performing live again, both as a solo project and a full band.

Absinthe Father
-from Oakland, CA

-melancholy songs for melancholy people

Secret Secret
-from San Francisco, CA
-Secret Secret began as a collaboration between four friends who found their voice in the underground San Francisco rock community. They play genre-bending music that waterfalls from melancholy indie pop to explosive alt-rock. Lead singer Sadie Alan had a treasure trove of songs from her young adulthood that were rarely played in front of an audience. Her friend Marika Stuurman was determined to change that and so in 2018 she invited drummer Maria Donjacour and bassist Sasha Konnings to jam with them. They met in Sadie’s basement and got to know each other over beers and music. Since the pandemic, Sasha has parted ways from the band and Thomas Fendert has stepped in holding down the bass.

​ Secret Secret released their first EP called HUSH in 2019 and released their first full length, self-titled album on July 24th, 2020.