Kississippi & Highnoon

Wednesday, January 11
Doors: 7pm
$15

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show

KISSISSIPPI (9:45 PM)

Zoe Reynolds, who performs as Kississippi, can turn a sweet song sour with a sudden, razor-sharp line turn. Harnessing self-empowerment to overcome hardship, Reynolds imbues her songs with hope in the face of grief and heartbreak.

Originally a home recorded solo project for Reynolds to explore her folk songwriting on acoustic guitar, Kississippi cut its teeth touring on Fest-friendly pop punk, and the project solidified its emo cred supporting third wave genre progenitors Dashboard Confessional. But like her earliest songwriting heroes Cat Power and Liz Phair (who Reynolds describes as “vulnerable and weird girl rock stars, which was something I saw in myself”), Kississippi songs transcend genre, and lend themselves just as well to slick arena-ready production as they do rock instrumentation. After working closely with Philadelphia studio mainstay and mentor Kyle Pulley on 2018 debut Sunset Blush, Reynolds felt encouraged to explore the sonic possibilities in electronic-focused pop, taking inspiration from favorite bands like Beach House, CHVRCHES and Purity Ring. She learned to produce with studio software Reason, delving deep into its “fun synth sounds and weird tools” to develop the lushly-layered demos that would inform ‘Mood Ring’.



HIGHNOON (8:45 PM)

Blooming from within the Philadelphia DIY scene, Highnoon began as the solo indie-rock project of songwriter, Kennedy Freeman. Drawing inspiration from dream pop and alternative rock, the band effortlessly conjures a soft summer dreamscape out of bitter cold internal winters. Freeman’s warm vocals guide us through hazy guitars, with self-reflective lyrics that are relatable and heartfelt.

JULIAN (8:00 PM)

dc -> phl indie rock, dream pop, emotional music

we released our most recent ep, yearning songs, on 11/11/22

the band is j leiby, char, max and lex