Here are some bands The Pains of Being Pure at Heart really like (but maybe don’t sound quite like*): The Pastels, The Exploding Hearts, Black Tambourine/Velocity Girl, The Vaselines, The Ramones, Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Rocketship, Dear Nora. Pitchfork recently asked the band about a few of their favorite things with entertaining and educational results. *(sound a LOT like. Let's be honest. It's not a bad thing. )
But WAIT! There's MORE! This show is a co-headline with Ponytail! On the most basic level, Ponytail is an experimental band from
But WAIT! There's MORE! If there was ever a local band born to be on this bill, it's Rabbit Rabbit. Lead singer Louise Chicoine has a guttural kinship with Ponytail's Molly but she also conjures post-punk icons like The Slits, The Bush Tetras, Delta 5, and even Philadelphia's Head Cheese. She moves from swirling banshee to whispery PJ Harvey-esque incantations while the band keeps the rock edgy and on the brink but fully together. When it works, it's cathartic.
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