Swearin'

Swearin'

Dark Thoughts, Leggy

Sat, December 8, 2018

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

Everybody Hits

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $14.00

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This event is all ages

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Swearin'
Swearin'
Swearin’ is Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, Jeff Bolt, and Amanda Bartley.
Dark Thoughts
Dark Thoughts
"At Work" is the second 12” from this Philadelphia band that wears their Ramones influence on their collective sleeve. However, Dark Thoughts has always seemed like a hardcore band playing melodic, Ramones-inspired punk rather than a true pop-punk band, as evidenced by the Negazione and Betong Hysteria shirts members often wear when they play live. I’ve always said that dressing like you’re from one scene but playing music in the style of another is a sure path to success, but in actuality Dark Thoughts’ secret sauce is their incredible songwriting. At Work, while sounding very similar to their great first LP, strikes me as an improvement. The songs feel snappier and more direct (the LP also feels shorter, but I haven’t checked whether it is) and the Ramones influence is closer to the surface. Dark Thoughts don’t just ape superficial aspects of the Ramones’ sound, though. The big riff (and even bigger vocal melody) in “Psycho Ward” sounds like it could have been a deep cut hit off Halfway to Sanity or Brain Drain, while “Don’t Wanna” is just as clear an homage to Leave Home as the record’s artwork. As someone who was never hardcore enough to sell off my Screeching Weasel records, I’m right in Dark Thoughts’ key demographic. If, like me, you thought that the pop-punk section of your record collection was no longer accepting new entries, I suggest you board this bandwagon.
-Daniel Lupton, Sorry State Records
Leggy
Leggy
For the Cincinnati-based trio, Leggy, it all started in a castle; the Cavity Castle to be exact. The band compromised of Veronique Allaer (guitar and vocals), Kerstin Bladh (bass and vocals), and Chris Campbell (drums) have been friends since they were 14, but formed a band years later in 2013. The trio started in a house they shared, one they dubbed the Cavity Castle, which became the namesake of their first EP. The six-track release was the first peek at their lush, candy-coated punk, hitting listeners hard and fast with catchy melodies that came coated in fuzz and fun.

The release was only the beginning though, and since then the band’s star has continued to rise. In the last two years, they’ve toured with punk legends Alice Bag and Shonen Knife, appeared on a New York Times compiled playlist of women dominating rock and released a self-titled compilation of their singles on label, Damnably. With music that speaks unabashedly in support of feminism, sexuality and embracing every part of who you are, it's no wonder that Leggy’s message has resonated with audiences on a worldwide scale.
Venue Information:
Everybody Hits
529 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
http://everybodyhitsphila.com/