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Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:10 pm
Over the years, THICK have earned recognition as an unstoppable live act, with their show typically spawning a mosh pit described by Stereogum as “more like an aggressive hug.” As they dreamed up the tightly crafted yet uncontainable sound of 5 Years Behind, the band kept the live experience at the forefront of their minds. “When we write, we write toward the emotions of the audience,” says Sisti. “I know that lyrics play a huge role in connection, but I’m personally more focused on visualizing how people might physically respond to a song—what it would make them feel in the moment and how it might make them move or dance.”
Now gearing up for a national tour in support of 5 Years Behind, THICK aspire to strengthen the palpable sense of inclusivity that’s defined their shows from the start. “We want people to feel safe in the mosh pit, and hopefully connect with each other,” says Page. “We’ve made so many friends at the shows we’ve played, and we’d love it if people could build some kind of community from coming to see us.” And in the making of their first full-length effort, THICK aimed to instill an undeniable feeling of solidarity into each of the album’s tracks. “In a way the theme of all our songs is: ‘We’ll get through this. We’re not going to be kept down,” says Black. “I hope when people listen to the album, it gives them that same feeling. And I hope they feel like, if they ever needed it, we’d absolutely have their back.”
Fusing elements of alt-rock with classic D.I.Y. punk and indie pop, savvy Oklahoma sibling band Skating Polly found international exposure through rigorous touring, earning both critical acclaim and support of the indie rock scene. Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse formed the group at a young age, with their brother Kurtis Mayo joining in 2017. The band is noted for their alternating instruments among each member, poetic lyrics, intense live shows, melodic arrangements, and an eclectic array of songs. They have released five albums and make over thirty music videos.
Like most teenagers, this band has taken on quite a few shapes. Since 2017, Teenage Bigfoot has been Tiffany, Joe, and Jake, but the band looked much different in 2014 when they played their first show at Philadelphia’s original First Time’s the Charm festival. As the only active band from the fest, Teenage Bigfoot continues to strike like lightning with their artful blend of 90s skate punk, melodic hardcore, and pop punk gushy stuff. The band has shared the stage with Jeff Rosenstock, Masked Intruder, The Dirty Nil, Mischief Brew, The Dollyrots, among others, and in 2019, Teenage Bigfoot accompanied long-standing Japanese pop punk outfit, NAVEL, on their first ever U.S. Tour. Teenage Bigfoot released “Weapons Against Darkness” November 2021 via Bloated Kat Records.
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