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7PM – Doors
8PM – Show
BLOOD (10 PM)
Blood’s latest release, Bye Bye, is above all else a document. Their debut on UK label Permanent Creeps depicts how the punk sextet weathered the storm at the start of the pandemic. While many bands broke up or shacked up in the fallout of the pandemic, Blood made the decision to double down and move into a compound together before relocating as a unit to Philadelphia. As the months in quarantine progressed, the band house quickly evolved from a practice space into an intentional community centered around group mental health meetings, family meals, and working on music. With no shows or any future at all on the horizon, the band also put their heads down and took to home recording for the first time. All three offerings on “Bye Bye” have a sense of the band’s newfound closeness and the strangeness that can only come from a group of people who have willingly siloed themselves off. The collage of deviating styles and pretty mistakes brought up in the mix, reveal a band pleasurably crashing their previous vehicle, which was not yet ready to stray from the tired masculine bravado of contemporary punk.
KOLÉZANKA (9 PM)
koleżanka is the solo project of Kristina Moore, who played in various acts and under a handful of monikers for a decade in Phoenix, AZ before relocating to New York City in 2018. Moore’s debut album, “Place Is”, was released via Bar None Records in summer 2021 and received praise from NPR, Stereogum, Under the Radar, and more. Her music has been described as both ethereal and aggressive, with enchanting melodies and twinkling synth lines over jagged and swaggering guitars, a combination that harkens to the likes of artists such as Cate Le Bon, Broadcast, and Melody’s Echo Chamber.
TOSSER (8 PM)
Hailing from Washington DC, Tosser formed in 2017 to flesh out some demos guitarist Eric Zidar had been working on with bassist Ryan Plummer and drummer Jonas Farah-Bumstead. Before long the three began writing collaboratively influenced by 90s guitar rock and DCs emo and hardcore scene from the 80s. The result was a collection of songs that turned into their first full length record “Total Restraint”, released independently in February of 2020 with distribution from Dischord Records.