Feminist Friday Ft. She Keeps Bees

Resident Presents

Feminist Friday Ft. She Keeps Bees

Leah Wellbaum (Slothrust solo)

Fri · June 23, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

She Keeps Bees
She Keeps Bees
Considering how controlled the chaos was on Eight Houses—the band's last offering, which was ruptured by riffs and rattled by rhythms without leaping straight off the rails—it's tough to imagine a time when Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant didn't finish each other's sentences, creatively and personally. But that's how She Keeps Bees began: with LaPlant bashing a borrowed kit (including a garbage-picked floor tom) atop a step-ladder and Larrabee directing the dark solo recordings she began soon after moving from Philadelphia to Brooklyn.

The band, which formed in 2006, have been compared to the likes of Patti Smith, the White Stripes, and Cat Power. The New York Times' ArtsBeat compared Larrabee to PJ Harvey, but added that "far from Ms. Harvey’s theatrical poise, Ms. Larrabee is loose, vehement and unchoreographed, jittering around the stage.”

She Keeps Bees is planning to release a 7” in the Summer of 2017, their first new music since 2014’s Eight Houses.
Leah Wellbaum (Slothrust solo)
Leah Wellbaum (Slothrust solo)
With their long-awaited third album, Slothrust deliver ten riveting anthems that reward repeated listens. The songs grab the ear and pierce the psyche with complex arrangements and lyrical depth intensified by guitarist/vocalist Leah Wellbaum’s penetrating vocal delivery.

Slothrust is Wellbaum, Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums). The trio first staked out their unique strain of jazz- and blues-afflicted rock as students at Sarah Lawrence College. The band’s 2012 debut Feels Your Pain, and its successor 2014’s Of Course You Do, established the band as a breed apart, serving up deceptively clever epics that veer satisfyingly between incandescent riffing and pop hooks, winsome anxiety and powerful heft.
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