Worriers

Worriers

Thin Lips, Cheap Perfume, Lawsuit Models

Tue, October 10, 2017

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Worriers
Worriers
“I wrote the majority of the songs on this record thinking about what past versions of myself would’ve needed or been listening to at different points in my life,” explains Worriers’ Lauren Denitizio of Survival Pop, their sophomore album. “I think we’re all probably having a tough time right now and I hope that the songs on the record can be intentionally uplifting and cathartic. The record is called Survival Pop because I see it as songs for self-preservation.”

From enduring years of health issues that led to open heart surgery at the age of 25, to growing up queer, to losing friends to suicide and substance abuse, Lauren is no stranger to life’s hurdles. But make no mistake, while these experiences influenced the creation of Survival Pop, the record avoids self-pity and offers instead a triumphant rallying cry, a celebration of overcoming, and an empowering journey to self-actualization. “Simply finding a way of surviving in the face of illness and loss, misogyny, homophobia and the patriarchy is still a threat to those things - it’s a forward, aggressive action,” they explain.

Survival Pop was recorded in Fenton, Michigan with Marc Jacob Hudson, who worked with Worriers on their debut full-length, Imaginary Life, alongside Laura Jane Grace. Lauren met Marc through Laura and the two felt an immediate musical kinship. While on previous records Lauren had been the sole member to stay throughout the process with other musicians leaving after recording their parts, for Survival Pop Lauren worked and lived for over two weeks alongside Lou Hanman (guitar), Mikey Erg (drums), Nick Psillas (bass) and John McLean (guitar). The result is a record that is Worriers’ mostly tightly crafted yet, never straying from their punk roots while expanding their sound to something infinitely accessible and poppy, carried throughout by the strength of Lauren’s vocal melodies.

In addition to being an accomplished musician for over a decade, Lauren is also a gifted artist and writer, with an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons and a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. The longtime Brooklyn resident, who recently migrated to Philadelphia, has shown at galleries throughout the United States and has done international residencies in Berlin and Reykjavik. Worriers and Lauren have received praise from numerous notable publications including NPR, Pitchfork, New York Times, Village Voice and MSNBC, and have toured with Against Me!, Julien Baker and John K. Samson among others.
Thin Lips
Thin Lips
Thin Lips, huh? A rock/roll type indie band who place a whole lot of value on humility, kindness, and erudite riffage. Following their fledgling EP, Divorce Year, with the release of their first full-length record, Riff Hard (Kyle Pulley/ the Headroom, May 2016), Chrissy Tashjian steers Thin Lips down the middle lane of pop sensibility, while simultaneously testing the boundaries of some pretty wild licks, bud; backed by rhythm keepers Michael Tashjian (drums and Chrissy's younger brother), and Kyle Pulley (bass/producer). 2017 finds the band coming off a European tour and split record release with friends, Modern Baseball and the Superweaks, as well as pre-production for a forthcoming full-length follow up to Riff Hard to be released on Lame-O Records.
Cheap Perfume
Cheap Perfume are a feminist punk rock band that formed in 2015 in Colorado. They’re fun. They’re angry. They’re dirty, foul-mouthed and unapologetic.
Through lyrics written by singers “Jane No” and Stephanie Byrne, Cheap Perfume explore topics of equality, sex, relationships, violence and politics. Stephanie’s shout-singing and aggressive stage presence drive live performances that excite and empower audiences. While playing her loud, fuzzy electric guitar, Jane sings catchy melodies that complement Stephanie’s sass talk. David “Hot Dave” Grimm’s heavy drumming and Geoff Brent’s powerful bass lines deliver straight-up punk rock that’s influenced by riot grrrl, pop and metal.
The band released their first full-length album, “Nailed It,” in November 2016. The satirical song “Dogs Against Dog Hollerin’” explores what it would be like if women talked to men the way men talked to women. “Trump Roast” skewers a recent political disaster. And “Slut Game Strong” celebrates a woman’s freedom to be promiscuous despite the double standard. (The girls tried to write a sweet love song once but gave up quickly.)
Cheap Perfume play around Denver and Colorado Springs, where they love to see crowds having just as much fun as they’re having onstage drinking champagne and flirting with one another.
Listen to “Nailed It”: Streaming on Spotify or cheapperfume.bandcamp.com; for sale on Bandcamp and iTunes.
Lawsuit Models
A drunken phone call, a couple of blind dates, a few broken strings, and many cases of beer. That is our story.
Venue Information:
Moon Room
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80202