WRUV Presents: GYMSHORTS
w/ Clever Girls, Father Figuer
Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ Nectar's
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
18+ $8 ADV // $8 DOS // 21+ $5 ADV // $5 DOS
This four-piece punk dynamo from Rhode Island, is everything you want in a punk band: brutal, unrefined, and absolutely thrashing. They are exactly how you’d expect them to be offstage; upbeat, hilarious, New England punks who’d like nothing more than to goof off and make music with their friends. However that impression partially collapses when they mount the stage, strap into their instruments, and reveal their sludge-coated surf riffs and drums that sound both wildly anarchic and assertively tight.
Clever Girls is a band formed in and based out of Burlington, Vermont. Robert Slater’s deft ability to interpret rhythm alongside bassist, Tobias Sullivan are invaluable, while Diane Jean’s soulful voice and raw, personal songwriting abilities combined with Holt’s effortless guitar work have created a recipe for what Redline Roots have called a “delicate balance” between soft and vulnerable, or a rock and roll raucous. On March 7th, 2017, they released their debut EP which you can stream exclusively on Bandcamp. The record has been described as heartbreaking; a “grungy collection of attitude and emotion that hits hard…but hits so damn good.
Freshly brewed float tank full of x chromosomes here to suspend you in midair and walk you to that place between sleeping and waking.