Bully taps into a time in the ’90s when female-fronted bands had become less of a novelty and more of a fixture on the musical landscape, and the phrase “for a girl” was edited from the end of a sentence that began “She’s a great guitarist/vocalist/whatever.” Alicia Bognanno plays and sings with the dissonant ferocity of that time and the immediacy of her own era, channeling the visceral likes of Liz Phair, Joan Jett and the Deal sisters, while funneling it through her own uniqueRead More
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Forecastle Festival Announces Lineup Additions
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Add Bully to Your MPMF Schedule
Bully is a band that has quickly developed a reputation for its ferocious live shows. It's a curious name for a Nashville quartet that is transforming familiar '90s alt-rock into smart, sharp-edged millennial indie rock, but "bully" is certainly an apt description for the band's churning guitars,...
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