Cat Meryl Booking presents:
Adult Mom (Purchase, NY)
Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stephanie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012. Adult Mom now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell, Mike Dvorscak, and Bruce Hamilton. Through reflections and explorations of the personal and hidden, the crux of the writing produced by Knipe is focused on excavation. The dredging out of secrets, putting it all in a pan, waiting for the gold to rise. Honesty and intimacy form as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.
free cake for every creature (Philadelphia, PA)
As Free Cake for Every Creature, the Philadelphia-based songwriter Katie Bennett has spent the last couple of years playing her simple, wide-eyed songs at DIY rock shows all across the Northeast. With her upcoming debut LP, Talking Quietly of Anything With You—which favors texture, warmth, and considered arrangements—Bennett is hewing to the career path adopted by indie pop bands ever since Beat Happening kicked on a distortion pedal for 1989’s Black Candy. Talking seems to finally represent Bennett as a singular songwriter, one who’s able to transmute her influences—K Records’ ramshackle charm, Yo La Tengo’s slower, stiller moments—into pithy, affecting turns of phrase.
The Morbs (Lincoln, NE)
The Morbs, a DIY girl-powered trio, found their niche in the Lincoln music scene. Chelsea Egenberger, Maya Khasin and Monica Maher make lo-fi music about cats and not being like other girls. They’re satirical with rough edges — girls that want to see more girls in the music scene and aren’t afraid to let others know it. They’re entering the scene at full speed, sprinting with their lo-fi “synth garage” sound.
$8 at the door