To celebrate the opening of our gallery show 480 Pixels - An Exhibition of BrooklynVegan's Music Photography at 92YTribeca documenting NYC's indie music scene, Screaming Females will tear our Mainstage to pieces in their first headlining Manhattan show since 2011, with a little help from Hunters and Heliotropes.
The photo exhibit will also include original artwork by Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster. Gallery opening reception (free) at 6:30 pm, doors to the Mainstage at 8 pm.
Screaming Females' seven years as a band, four full-length albums and 700 globe-spanning live shows have made them difficult to miss. Through it all, the New Brunswick, New Jersey trio have continued to exude a frenetic energy which is built upon the zeitgeist of America's punk and indie underground yet has always remained forward-looking. Fittingly, for Screaming Females' 5th album Ugly, the band enlisted legendary recording engineer Steve Albini, famed for his unique ability to capture the ferociousness of a live performance while delivering gorgeous sonic clarity. The album's 14 tracks reaffirm the touchstones of the band; they can still shred and front-woman Marissa Paternoster can still unleash a powerful howl. But it doesn't end there. The album ushers in new explorations for the band, a truly remarkable feat considering their already prolific output. Ugly has the perfect combination of raw energy and honed musicianship that produces the type of rock & roll which is still a force to be reckoned with.
Hailing from Brooklyn, Hunters’ music is charged with wild energy -- led by singers/guitarists Derek Watson and Isabel Almeida. Mixing boy/girl harmonies with super catchy guitars, their songs tend to get stuck in your head before you even finish listening to them. Somewhere along the way they got with Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs who mixed their upcoming EP and former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha on the production end. The result is exactly what you would expect. Well maybe not... think The Vaselines on a wonderfully chaotic psychedelic binge.
Heliotropes is the musical vehicle of four Brooklyn women that hail from places as wildly divergent as West Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Formed in 2009 by current members Jessica Numsuwankijkul and Amber Myers, the band eventually saw the release of 2011's Ribbons 7"—an offering of heavy psych numbers steeped in dark magic and new-romantic leanings with a formidable lyrical presence. In 2012, Heliotropes signed to LA's Manimal Vinyl (Bat For Lashes, Warpaint, Sister Crayon), and have 2 singles slated for release on the label. The tracks recall the phased-out, distorted intensity of the early nineties—and invoke the lush dreamworld of Twin Peaks.
More info on the free gallery opening HERE.
Gallery Opening: 6:30pm (free), Mainstage Doors: 8:00, Show: 9:00 pm.
Show: from $12.