Alt Rock

Le Butcherettes and L7 Bring Feminine Power to Mohawk

  As ritual chants broke over the crowd's heads, a throng of people were mesmerized by the presence of the incendiary individuals on stage. Le Butcherettes, lead by Teri Gender Bender, start to play and people begin to fidget with anxiety in anticipation of dancing. Careless poetic verses float through the audience as the band exemplifies their true expression through body movements, equally magnetizing as hypnotic. Many fans waved their phones in the air for instagram stories and social media photos while many others stood stupified by their brilliance.

L7 didn't let up the torrent of force as they purveyed aggressive riffs that demanded movement and headbanging from listeners. People from the Austin music scene blended with white-collar dads in a pseudo-moshpit which served as a testament to the strength of the relatability of L7's music. Nostalgia and blissful enjoyment spread around the venue like a virus, giving a sense of enjoyment and well-being to everyone present.

 

Antonio Rodriguez

Photo:  Austin Hansen

   

Alt Rock

Time: 
18:30
Band name: 
Ryan Pollie
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/RyanPollie/
Venue name: 
Pop Obscure Records
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Little Slugger's "You're on Your Own" is an American roadtrip

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Burlington’s Little Slugger exists at the intersection of indie rock, rockabilly, and surf rock, creating music from a DIY show in Westworld. Their recent single “You’re on Your Own,” the debut track from forthcoming LP I Want To Live Here Forever, is full of unexpected musical twists, from the introduction of vocalist Sam Bevet’s drawling, baritone vocals, to a metamorphosis from high gain synths to jangling guitars, to a sliding, Surfaris-inspired shredding breakdown. And while the listenability of “You’re on Your Own” derives in part from this unpredictability, these varied instrumental components coalesce over the track’s nearly four minute run time to create Americana that’s weird in the best way, the sonic equivalent of the Further bus chugging down Interstate 80 and incorporating all Statesian influences it happens upon along the way. Hop aboard, and stream the single below. -Connor Beckett McInerney, Photo by Meera Jagroop

   

Blues rock quartet Quarters of Change set to play Knitting Factory on 05.24

Cha-ching! NYC’s Quarters of Change continues to score with some wickedly addictive songs. Since the release of their 2018 eponymous EP, the group has been keeping their work rate in high gear with a trio of singles. Each tune is more refined than the next and displays the band’s vibrant blues-rock style—bass lines slip and slide, guitar melodies cavort, snares crack, and crooning voices harmonize. The smooth players will be further affirming their entry into the NYC music scene by playing Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on May 24th. Check out the sleekness of “Feathers” below. - Rene Cobar

   

Alt-rockers Sons Of Our Fathers play The Cobra 05.17 in tribute to Weezer

Alt-rock group Sons Of Our Fathers splashed into the Nashville scene last September with their single "Harness", and they've kept themselves busy around the city since. On May 17th at The Cobra, the band will lend their heavy sound to pay tribute to the music of Weezer; you'll have to attend to see how lead vocalist Rodney Noffsinger channels his inner Rivers Cuomo. The event, which marks the 25th anniversary of Weezer's Blue Album, also features local bands like Dad Hats, Pretty Ravens, and Ghost Town Remedy; call your friend Jonas, get out your Buddy Holly glasses, and wear your favorite sweater, and go see these bands at The Cobra on May 17th. Until then, take a listen to "Harness" below. - Will Sisskind