Potty Mouth is infectious indie pop meets punk perfection. The Northampton, MA based quartet are performing Thursday, September 26th 10:30p at Know Theatre. They've performed with Andrew W.K., The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Bleached, Waxahatchee, and more, and were recently part of the New Museum's exhibit "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star." Their Debut album, Hell Bent, is out September 17 via Old Flame Records. Potty Mouth is made up of Abby Weems (vocals, guitar), Ally Einbender (bass), Phoebe Harris (guitar), Victoria Mandanas (drums).
“Slapping the riot grrrl label on us just because we happen to be women playing a type of music that happens to be reminiscent of another era in time seems like a lazy conflation,” Einbinder says. “I think Potty Mouth’s music would be described very differently if people spoke about us using a similar degree of non-gendered language with which they speak about bands with all male members. In no way do I want to dis-identify with the politics of riot grrrl (indeed I think having a strong movement of women in the male-dominated culture of punk is still very important), it’s just that I would like to see people, especially music writers, push themselves more to describe our music through a non-gendered lens … GENDER DOES NOT EQUAL GENRE.”
Don't miss your chance to see punk perfection at MidPoint Music Festival Thursday, September 26th 10:30p at Know Theatre!