Get Better Fest 4 - Day 3
Thin Lips, Katie Ellen, Loone, L. Mathis (poetry), Empath, Amanda X, Christy C. Road (spoken word), Ellen And The Degenerates, Ursula
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
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
THE +HIRS+ COLLECTIVE / RADIATOR HOSPITAL / OPEN CITY / PANDEMIX / SOUL GLO / SOLARIZED
Sunday April 30 @ PhilaMOCA
THIN LIPS / KATIE ELLEN / LOONE / L. MATHIS (poetry) / EMPATH / AMANDA X / CHRISTY C. ROAD (spoken word) / ELLEN AND THE DEGENERATES / URSULA
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.
Thin Lips is the brain heart baby of Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, Christopher Diehm and Mikey Tashjian. Their debut EP Divorce Year was released in 2015, giving us a sweet blend of indie rock guitar riffs and punk rock energy. This EP was recently pressed to 7" vinyl via Lame-O Records. With their new album Riff Hard, named after the tattoos on Chrissy's knuckles, Thin Lips bring their guitar shredding, high energy indie rock to a whole new level.
Thin Lips will be on tour with Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor starting this May. The band has toured with everyone from Hop Along to Cayetana to The Front Bottoms.
Katie Ellen sings the blues.
Currently an all trans and genderqueer four-piece, Loone grew out of several years of Noel'le Longhaul's solo work as a home recording artist. Loone is able to exist as a performance project through the assistance of Nick Berger, Alyssa Kai, and Ruby Vespertillo after the construction of an expansive and diverse series of recordings of many tiny thoughts. Loone in its current formation presents a itself as a funnel of many years of stored and catalogued energies and movements.
Warm earth noise pop from West Philly.
Born out of the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where you can't throw a rock without hitting a great band, Amanda X is the three-piece antidote to bumming on grey days and the Sunday night blues. The Philadelphian women—Cat Park on guitar, Melissa Brain on drums, and Kat Bean on bass—make music to remind you that colorful riffs and lilting oo's are meant to complement post-punk shredding and astute songwriting. Their debut full-length, Amnesia, rattled you out of your wintertime slumber like a cannonball straight into the pool, and their sophomore record, Giant, brings more expressive solos, sharper vocals, and a few shots straight through the heart by way of a grimey Fender guitar and production by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording.
Amanda X self-released their bedroom-cozy EP, Ruin the Moment, in 2012 to great acclaim, taking the sunny-serious vibes with them to venues all over Philadelphia, as well as on a number of tours up and down the East Coast and Canada. They’ve since toured all over the country, opening for bands like Parquet Courts, Marnie Stern, Dum Dum Girls, FIDLAR, The Vaselines, The Thermals, and Protmartyr, bringing playful stage banter, garagey guitar earworms, and dual harmonies that hit just as hard live.
After catching wind of their dedicated show schedule and powerful new songs, Philadelphia's own Siltbreeze picked up their first album; their followup will release digitally with Charlotte-based Self-Aware Records. The release of the sophomore record sees the trio growing their songwriting for a wider audience—just as strong, just as fast, but with a cleaner edge, one laced with an ever-present mix of sadness and hope. The lovely melodies and honey-tinged singalongs they've built their sound on are just as available, but now with wider eyes and more cutting lyrics. All of the proceeds from their sophomore followup will be donated to Women Against Abuse, a local Philly organization.
Imagine if Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks took a few lessons from The Raincoats, or if the K Records lineup of yesteryear had a little more distortion in their repertoire. Amanda X manages to deliver smarts and sweets in poppy songs so tightly packed that they come with a punch so strong they are really, really hard to forget.
CO + SP. Groosum 2sum.
All proceeds from Get Better Fest 4 will be donated to the Trans Assistance Project, Youth Emergency Services and Women Against Abuse.