Late Slip | I am The Polish Army, The Rizzos Emily Fenton
Arlene's Grocery Presents:

Late Slip

I Am The Polish Army, The Rizzos, Emily Fenton

Ages 21+
Late Slip | I am The Polish Army, The Rizzos Emily Fenton

Late Slip

Late Slip is best categorized as country-punk, though the band's genre-bending makes for a unique, if not undefinable, listen. Their 2016 EP, Other Men, is a rollicking four-song romp that grapples with the theme of love lost, without descending into tones of bitterness or self-pity. The tempestuous content of frontwoman Chelsea Nenni's lyrics is counterbalanced by uptempo, crunchy, roots-rock arrangements. Nenni's vocals are remarkably strong and versatile, carrying each song along with impressive technique and range. Above all else, the songs are catchy and concise, with memorable melodies that'll stick around one's brain long after they're over…” - Ethan Ames, the Deli Magazine

I am The Polish Army

“You Don’t Know” – the first track on the debut album by this Brooklyn trio led by singer-guitarist-songwriter Emma DeCorsey – sounds like grunge never ran out of gas: a dark, roundabout guitar riff; the way DeCorsey’s sharp, plaintive voice harmonizes with that hook, Kurt Cobain-style; the snap to attention in the chorus. But then “David Bowie” pulls you hard into the present as DeCorsey confesses – in chant-like anguish against a hammering motif and yowling guitar – her competitive frustration (“Cursed here to have never made it/Victim of my own good nature”) and the compound ache of listening to the last music of a treasured icon. In this era of near-daily rock & roll passings, DeCorsey hits that intersection of pain where profound loss meets the fear that an age has truly passed and you’ve missed the chance for your own voice to be heard. The credits note that DeCorsey wrote these eight songs – including the Soundgarden-like avalanche of “Dead Cat” and the frantic, choral slice of the title song – over a decade. She didn’t waste the care or patience. On My Old Man, I Am the Polish Army have delivered the year’s best rock & roll album about time running out – and making the best of everything of you have to give. - David Fricke, Rolling Stone 12/19/17

The Rizzos

The Rizzos were born on the bathroom floor of a dirty dive bar named Don Pedro. This trio of beer-loving, delinquent do-rights, loves traveling up and down the east coast, showcasing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll which was once compared to "falling across as trampoline." All the boys and girls want to kiss their faces.

Emily Fenton

Writer, performer, visual artist

Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Street
New York City, NY, 10001