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Worriers & awakebutstillinbed w/Pity Party
Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | 21+
Worriers are a melodic punk band from Brooklyn, New York. The band’s music is centered around the songwriting of Lauren Denitzio, with the help of friends Mikey Erg, Lou Hanman, John McLean and Nick Psillas, among others. They released their second LP “Survival Pop” with SideOneDummy Records in 2017 and have previously released records with Don Giovanni, No Idea and Yo-Yo Records. Worriers has toured with Against Me!, John K Samson & The Winter Wheat, Anti Flag, Julien Baker, The Wonder Years, Camp Cope, and more. Described as “a masterfully crafted punk record” by the Village Voice, Worriers’ first full-length “Imaginary Life” was produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2015.
For bands in San Jose, existence itself is a political act. With almost no venues at their disposal, and a culture dictated by billion dollar corporations, passion is the only option. Formed in 2017, awakebutstillinbed emerge from this environment screaming out for connection and meaning, their music “a vivid rendering of a life spent standing on a precipice” (Pitchfork).
Absib’s debut What People Call Low Self-Esteem Is Just Seeing Yourself The Way Others See You is an album about being crushed by expectations, and loaded with other people’s desires. It is untamable, and undeniable. What began as the solo project of singer/guitarist Shannon Taylor, absib are now a powerful group, part At the Drive-In, part Kim Shattuck, and (at times) part pre-Good News Modest Mouse. Explosive and honest, Taylor’s lyrics painfully, purposefully tear out the false seams and sutures that shape us in the eyes of others, revealing underneath the beautiful, beating heart of whatever it is we call the self. On paper, it might sound like familiar territory for emo, but don’t be fooled: absib map out whole areas of the soul previously pushed to the shadows. Plus, they fucking rock. (bio by Mike Huguenor. photos by Tommy Ly)
About Pity Party
Pity Party is an emo pop-punk band from Oakland, CA. Characterized by their frenzied, unforgettable live shows and their fierce dedication to DIY and mental health advocacy, Pity Party have been spreading their wild, barely-holding-it-together energy across the US since 2014.