531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
When singer and guitarist Jenna Moynihan saw the phrase “Daddy Issues” scribbled on the bathroom wall of a now-defunct Nashville DIY venue, she mistakenly assumed it was the name of an all-girl punk outfit sure to become her next favorite band. Upon realizing that no such band existed, Moynihan and friends Emily Maxwell (drums) and Jenna Mitchell (bass) picked up their instruments, taught themselves how to play and started their own band. Three years later, Daddy Issues are gearing up to release their full-length vinyl debut Deep Dream, out 5/19 via Infinity Cat Recordings.
The band originally caught Infinity Cat's eye after tastemaker Casey Weissbuch offered the trio a spot on the cassette series he curates for the label, which has hosted releases from artists like Rozwell Kid, Colleen Green and Guerrilla Toss over its three-year history. Days after submitting their tape in the summer of 2015, the band signed to Infinity Cat as official artists, releasing a 7" split with Louisville band White Reaper later that year. Shortly thereafter, the band started work on Deep Dream with producer and label owner Jake Orrall (JEFF The Brotherhood, Colleen Green). Combining the sounds of '80s alternative, '90s grunge and '00s pop, Daddy Issues tackle the difficulties of friendship, heartbreak, mental health, sexual assault and a number of other issues that come with the package of youth in the modern world.
For the Cincinnati-based trio, Leggy, it all started in a castle; the Cavity Castle to be exact. The band compromised of Veronique Allaer (guitar and vocals), Kerstin Bladh (bass and vocals), and Chris Campbell (drums) have been friends since they were 14, but formed a band years later in 2013. The trio started in a house they shared, one they dubbed the Cavity Castle, which became the namesake of their first EP. The six-track release was the first peek at their lush, candy-coated punk, hitting listeners hard and fast with catchy melodies that came coated in fuzz and fun.
The release was only the beginning though, and since then the band’s star has continued to rise. In the last two years, they’ve toured with punk legends Alice Bag and Shonen Knife, appeared on a New York Times compiled playlist of women dominating rock and released a self-titled compilation of their singles on label, Damnably. With music that speaks unabashedly in support of feminism, sexuality and embracing every part of who you are, it's no wonder that Leggy’s message has resonated with audiences on a worldwide scale.
Chicken thot pie. Philadelphia.