Pouty & Idle Bloom

Pouty & Idle Bloom

Ursula, Amanda X

Wed, October 4, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Everybody Hits

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Facebook comments:

Pouty
Pouty
Though listeners may be familiar with Rachel Gagliardi from her work with bands like Slutever and Upset, she now finds herself shifting gears to focus on Pouty, her solo project. Pouty's debut EP, Take Me To Honey Island (out Gagliardi’s own Bratty Records) released last year, was well received by peers and publications alike.

Appearing on bills alongside Allison Crutchfield, Mitski, Swanning, Pinkwash, Mannequin Pussy, Harmony Tividad (of Girlpool), Pouty’s first year was an eventful one.

Her follow up recordings, "Saint Mary of the Moods”, indicate the rise of a new persona representing the development of Gagliardi’s intuitive side: softer. more receptive, and heavily in tune with the cycles of the moon. Accompanying the recordings (and set to the songs themselves) is a hazy, mojave desert kaleidoscope of 35mm goodness, shot by LA-based photographer Emily Alben. This short 'visual album' allows listeners to get a beautiful look into Rachel’s own intimate world.

Written while living (and while traveling) between both coasts and citing heavy inspiration by the works of PJ Harvey, 70s spiritual cult lifestyle, and the battling of anxiety attacks; the album is still reminiscent of Gagliardi’s previous work (Coven is a nod to the season of American Horror Story) all the while showing a new maturity. With songs that describe personal growth, the struggle of self-care, and new beginnings, this sophomore EP is an personal and honest look into Gagliardi’s current headspace.
Idle Bloom
Idle Bloom
Idle Bloom is a four-piece that is emboldened through textures. The Nashville based band released their debut EP, “Some Paranoia” in the fall of 2015. “Some Paranoia” is the perfect showcase of Idle Bloom’s need to explore sound. The way this band accesses different states results in a complex sonic weave. They defy being subjected to one genre and, in turn, blow away listeners with their unique onstage presence and sound that cannot be duplicated.

Shortly after the release of their EP, on a beautiful piece of property in rural Tennessee, the band set out to record their debut full length with friend and engineer, Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Girlpool). “Little Deaths” is a record that channels a wide spectrum of experiences and inspirations. As people, Idle Bloom’s influences are all over the map. Naturally, when that is the case, songs are pulled and stretched to the limit and for Idle Bloom, nestled perfectly between pop, sparkly psych and the golden age of college rock. (Think, Dinosaur Jr., The Breeders)

Idle Bloom has shared the stage with many notable bands, including Sheer Mag, Speedy Ortiz, Babes in Toyland, All Them Witches and Chastity Belt.
Ursula
Ursula
CO + SP. Groosum 2sum.
Amanda X
Amanda X
Born out of the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where you can't throw a rock without hitting a great band, Amanda X is the three-piece antidote to bumming on grey days and the Sunday night blues. The Philadelphian women—Cat Park on guitar, Melissa Brain on drums, and Kat Bean on bass—make music to remind you that colorful riffs and lilting oo's are meant to complement post-punk shredding and astute songwriting. Their debut full-length, Amnesia, rattled you out of your wintertime slumber like a cannonball straight into the pool, and their sophomore record, Giant, brings more expressive solos, sharper vocals, and a few shots straight through the heart by way of a grimey Fender guitar and production by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording.

Amanda X self-released their bedroom-cozy EP, Ruin the Moment, in 2012 to great acclaim, taking the sunny-serious vibes with them to venues all over Philadelphia, as well as on a number of tours up and down the East Coast and Canada. They’ve since toured all over the country, opening for bands like Parquet Courts, Marnie Stern, Dum Dum Girls, FIDLAR, The Vaselines, The Thermals, and Protmartyr, bringing playful stage banter, garagey guitar earworms, and dual harmonies that hit just as hard live.

After catching wind of their dedicated show schedule and powerful new songs, Philadelphia's own Siltbreeze picked up their first album; their followup will release digitally with Charlotte-based Self-Aware Records. The release of the sophomore record sees the trio growing their songwriting for a wider audience—just as strong, just as fast, but with a cleaner edge, one laced with an ever-present mix of sadness and hope. The lovely melodies and honey-tinged singalongs they've built their sound on are just as available, but now with wider eyes and more cutting lyrics. All of the proceeds from their sophomore followup will be donated to Women Against Abuse, a local Philly organization.

Imagine if Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks took a few lessons from The Raincoats, or if the K Records lineup of yesteryear had a little more distortion in their repertoire. Amanda X manages to deliver smarts and sweets in poppy songs so tightly packed that they come with a punch so strong they are really, really hard to forget.
Venue Information:
Everybody Hits
529 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
http://everybodyhitsphila.com/