Potty Mouth

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It’s easy to pigeonhole an all-female punk band, regardless of the year, into the riot grrrl movement of the early 1990s. Potty Mouth’s simple hook-driven riffs, spry punk aesthetic and socially conscious attitudes have naturally drawn comparisons to Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and the like. However, this quartet shies away from that “lazy conflation” with the riot grrrl ethos, instead wanting their music to be judged through a “non-gendered lens.” Luckily, their songwriting skills, spiked with introspective lyrical content, have given critics no choice but to throw away the pat comparisons and evaluate Potty Mouth on its own merit.

Hailing from Western Massachusetts, Potty Mouth was co-founded by bassist Ally Einbinder and guitarist Phoebe Harris in 2011 after years of dissolution with the male-dominated DIY punk scene. Joined by drummer Victoria Mandanas and lead vocalist Abby Weems on rhythm guitar, the band recorded a five-song demo then put out a 12-inch EP, Sun Damage, a year later. Last September, their full-length debut, Hell Bent, was released to widespread acclaim, with 10 tracks of driving pop-punk melodies distinctly ‘90s inspired and executed with pristine precision—think Bivouac-era Jawbreaker.

Now veterans of the basement tour scene, the ladies of Potty Mouth appear poised for bigger and better things. They’re wrapping up a short Northeast stint that featured dates with Connecticut distortion darlings Ovlov; tonight’s gig features West Philly’s own Radiator Hospital and locals Thin Lips. / DANIEL GELB

8pm. $10. With Radiator Hospital + Thin Lips. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. 267.639.4528. bootandsaddlephilly.com
 

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WHEN
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
8pm $10

WHERE
1131 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 01/09/2014. .

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Boot & Saddle

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