Skating Polly, Potty Mouth, WIGS

Skating Polly

Potty Mouth

WIGS

Fri, November 30, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Skating Polly
Skating Polly
Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, was produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips. Lost Wonderfuls was released in April, 2013. They are now working on their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, set to be released early 2014. Fuzz Steilacoom was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening.
Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 13) and Bighorse (18) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, NWA, Nirvana, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two largely self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, each track on Lost Wonderfuls retains a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun.
Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans in Rosanne Cash and Sean Lennon, taken the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and opened up for such indie heavy-hitters as Deerhoof and Band of Horses. Tapping Mayo’s dad as their tour manager, the stepsisters typically hit the road with their entire family and optimize their travel time by making up songs on their ukulele.
Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on
Potty Mouth
Potty Mouth
Potty Mouth are Los Angeles-based trio Abby Weems (guitar, lead vocals), Ally Einbinder (bass) and Victoria Mandanas (drums). Originating in 2011 from Northampton, Massachusetts, Potty Mouth emerged from a casual, "why not?" attitude when Einbinder, who met Mandanas at Smith College, set out to form a band with like-minded women who shared her interest in learning and growing together as musicians. Though no singer was chosen at the time of formation, Weems emerged as having a knack for melodies and lyric writing, and what started out as a casual pastime turned into a way of life; recording, making t-shirts, and planning tours soon came in natural succession.

In August 2015, the band released a five-song self-titled EP under their own imprint, Planet Whatever Records. Produced by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead, Bikini Kill) at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, the EP showed off a new level of both songwriting and production for the trio. Singer-guitarist Abby Weems weaves sarcasm and melancholia throughout each track, supported by Victoria Madanas' drum-crushing progression and bassist Ally Einbinder's kick-down-the-door, solid foundation. The crisper direction emphasizes the work the triad has put in since their 2013 album “Hell Bent,” with more vocal harmonies and bigger production, recalling the sounds of influences like Veruca Salt and Nirvana.

From 2016-2017, Potty Mouth has toured and shared the stage with CHVRCHES, Against Me!, Bayside, and Taking Back Sunday. Their tour with CHVRCHES included a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. They have also played some of the country's biggest festivals, including Lollapalooza and Riot Fest.

Their latest single ‘Smash Hit’ was featured on Last Call with Carson Daly.
WIGS
WIGS
WIGS is a four piece punk-infused power pop band formed in Bellingham, WA, in 2017. Whether it's singing to our dog, kickin' it in Old Navy, or flexing your newfound independence, WIGS is sure to get you up and dancing or shedding a tear or two with their upbeat summertime jams and unfortunately relatable lyrics.
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/