Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Show Preview: Screaming Females w/ Waxahatchee & Tenement

Screaming Females will be performing with Waxahatchee
and Tenement at Kings Barcade tonight, Sept. 18
As we’re all still coming down from the Hopscotch high, perusing through post-festival blogs and reliving the weekend through Flickr photo albums, Hopscotch has teamed up with Kings Barcade to present Screaming Females with label mates Waxahatchee and Tenement.

Three-piece Wisconsin rockers Tenement will open the night with what should be a high-energy set that veers from their recorded music. Known for improvisation at live shows, Tenement has played a strong role in the punk and hardcore scene in Wisconsin since their formation in 2006.  The band has a knack for balancing occasional harmonies with fuzzy punk, making it damn near impossible to get through their show standing still.

Singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, under the name Waxahatchee, has been involved in the music world since her early teens, rooted in punk. Waxahatchee has had a busy year, going on a lengthy tour with Katie’s twin sister’s band, Swearin’, as well as playing festivals including Hopscotch, SXSW and FYF Festival. Her sophomore album, Cerulean Salt, was released in March of this year on Don Giovanni Records in the US and Wichita Recordings for the UK release.

Screaming Females stems from the New Jersey punk scene and is constantly cranking out more guitar-driven rock, releasing five full lengths since their start in 2005. Lead guitarist Marissa Paternoster’s vibrato vocals range from whaling over mesmerizing guitar riffs to screaming alongside noisy feedback-ridden power chords. When paired with bassist King Mike’s vocals, it creates an almost eerie balance that works perfectly with the music as a whole.  The band released a 7” split with Tenement in early September and has plans to come out with another full-length next year.


Tickets are available in advance or at the door, both $10. This is an all ages show and doors are at 8:30 PM.

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