Get Better Fest 4 - Day 2
Pinkwash, +HIRS+, Pandemix, Radiator Hospital, Solarized, Open City, Soul Glo
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
Get Better Fest 4
GET BETTER FEST 4
Friday April 28th @ Glittery Gallery
ASK A PUNK
Saturday April 29 @ The First Unitarian Church
+HIRS+ / PINKWASH / SOUL GLO / PANDEMIX / RADIATOR HOSPITAL / SOLARIZED / OPEN CITY
Sunday April 30 @ PhilaMOCA
THIN LIPS / KATIE ELLEN / LOONE / EMPATH / AMANDA X / ELLEN AND THE DEGENERATES / LORA MATHIS (Poetry)
Get Better Fest has always been, and will continue to be a benefit. All proceeds from this year's fest will be donated to the following:
TRANS ASSISTANCE PROJECT
The Trans Assistance Project (TAP) is a national organization that connects trans people in both financial and non-financial need with donors able to provide financial and non-financial resources for documentation and medical purposes. In the face of the recent election, trans individuals will face an increasingly difficult time meeting their basic needs for survival. TAP helps trans folks cast a much wider net than they would be able to on their own, linking up willing donors with recipients in need beyond individual social networks.
YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Y.E.S. is a non-profit organization that has provided immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia’s children, youth and families for over 65 years. YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia’s only Crisis Nursery Programs and the largest shelter in the area for homeless and runaway teens. Through shelter, counseling, and in-home support services, YSI reaches more than 5,000 clients annually, the majority of whom live below the poverty level. They Offer: Emergency shelter for homeless and runaway teens, 24-hour emergency care for young children, parenting skills classes and counseling, truancy prevention services and family-based services in the home.
WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE
The mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education.
PINKWASH is a heavy punk duo based out of West Philadelphia. After an EP and 7-inch released on Sister Polygon, their debut LP for Don Giovanni Records is due this spring. Splintered rhythms and ultra-loud riffs.
NO GODS//NO COPS//NO SHITHEADS
We are a rock band of rockers who love to rock. We also can be just one person who is much quieter but still loves to rock.
Solarized is a buncha space noise, just some burnt embers floating around the shitty trappings of punk rock like pixies through a celestial husk. DC-meets-San Diego trashy, queer-inspired hardcore from some old assed dudes/astronauts you know.
A new band from Dan Yemin, Andy Nelson, Rachel Rubino and Chris Wilson. Songs for the Hiltz Basement.
Soul Glo are a self described “aggressive” band from Philadelphia. “Aggressive” typifies their presence in multiple senses: their first release is an untitled 13track LP of sonically diverse exploration of all of the best themes of extreme music. Covering ground that journeys from hardcore punk to black metal with welcome experiences of powerviolence, screamo, and grindcore, the band applies aggression in a much more direct and urgent sense lyrically, describing “the experience of the Black american,” as their priority. “Aggressive” doesn’t just apply to their open politics but also the ease with which the message spreads to the ears of anyone who daily walks with the burden of “social other” on their back. It’s a replenishment of the body’s water in a drought, both revealing and satisfying a need for truth that one doesn’t know they possess. In the same places they find inspiration, the members of Soul Glo see desperate need for change. They have little interest in simply providing the world with more color-by-numbers hardcore songs, and instead focus on the politics of identity and experience in an increasingly dystopian america.
All proceeds from Get Better Fest 4 will be donated to the Trans Assistance Project, Youth Emergency Services and Women Against Abuse.