WE'RE BACK. We had a bit of a break but be prepared for an onslaught of stuff this summer and autumn.
Sex Is Disgusting present ... #31 - 14th June 2011 - 8pm - £5
Grass Widow is a San Francisco-based trio who work collaboratively to create melodic, post-punk influenced songs with intricate and layered instrumentation.
"Grass Widow are like the Raincoats or The Minutemen or even The Melvins in method," says Tobi Vail, "meaning they create their own formalistic, aesthetic universe with it's own internal logic. They don't sound like they are following anyone's rules at all."
Influenced by similarly all-female punk and post-punk acts like The Neo Boys and Kleenex, they also note Roy Wood's The Move and The Kinks as a major source of inspiration, which can be heard in their three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and odd chord progressions.
In 2009, Grass Widow released their first S/T LP on local indie imprint Make-A-Mess Records as well as a 12 inch EP on Brooklyn label Captured Tracks followed in August of 2010 by the Kill Rock Stars release entitled Past Time. The band has also made their own music videos, many of which were written and directed by Grass Widow's bassist, Hannah Lew.
FIRST SHOW from Tense Men which consists of one Cold Puma and one Sauna Youth. Kraut-inflected slacker rock like Pavement covering Neu!
Omi Palone are coming from London and are NICE GUYS. Seriously. They play rock and roll that I think fans of Half Japanese, The Babies and The Mantles will dig. Come and make them feel welcome, first show out of London!