Ivy Room Presents
Potty Mouth, Colleen Green
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
20 years after their first release, Dressy Bessy returns with Fast Faster Disaster, their second album on Yep Roc. Lyrically and sonically, the band remains true to their sound with catchy indie pop/punk hooks and sharp lyrics wrought with intense joy and deep sadness. “There's an undeniable sense of honesty and freedom to it, lyrically and sonically, and it came with a humbling ease,” says songwriter Tammy Ealom. “We pay close attention to current events, including politics, and have been profoundly impacted by the recent climate. There's nothing like the threat of losing your basic freedoms and realizing the fragility of democracy to open up your eyes and pull you out of your personal bubble. More than ever, we’ve come to appreciate the importance of family, friends and community.”
Fast Faster Disaster, out June 14th, 2019 - Yep Roc Records (CD, LP, Digi), Burger Records (CS)
Dressy Bessy have released six studio albums –Pink Hearts Yellow Moons (1999), SoundGoRound (2002), Dressy Bessy (2003), Electrified (2005), Holler and Stomp (2008) and KINGSIZED (2016)—Additionally, California EP (2000), Little Music (Singles Compilation, 2003), various compilations and singles.
We’re Potty Mouth, a “pop-rock” band from Massachusetts now living in LA 😉
Vocals, Guitar ~ Abby Weems
Bass ~ Ally Einbinder
Drums ~ Victoria Mandanas
As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don’t have to go it alone.
This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn’t mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as “Some People,” “Deeper Than Love,” and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it.
Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she’s got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: ”Understanding is reached only after confrontation.”
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