Clone Wolf, Hootsie, Mighty, Super Snake

Clone Wolf

Hootsie

Mighty

Super Snake

Oct 19 Fri

7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Clone Wolf
Clone Wolf
Exploring their own style of post-pop-rock, Seattle based Clone Wolf embraces the grunge and indie attitudes that permeate the PNW. The brainchild of Chris Rovik (vocals/guitar), the project grew from its tender singer/songwriter roots into a fully fledged rock outfit with the aid of Jonny Cole (bass/synth) and Jonny Gunderson (drums). With the full band, the sound took a turn for the heavier. They recorded their self titled EP at the cusp of fall in a house tucked deep in the woods.
Hootsie
Hootsie
t's funny how life comes together sometimes.

Four years ago, Hootsie was a project born in a basement in northern NJ. Today, it is a trio of musicians who somehow found themselves in Philadelphia, looking for music to play. Over the course of two years, Jeff (vocals/guitar), Joe (drums), and Miguel (bass) have built an undeniable chemistry both on and off the stage, and the first product of this chemistry is "Run." (Available 9/7)

Recording during many night shifts at The Headroom in Philadelphia, "Run" is a collection of honest and irresistibly catchy indie-rock. Each song bursts with energy, warmth, and playfulness, and it is the first official release of hopefully many by Hootsie.
Mighty
Mighty
“The big joke when we were working on this record was, ‘Oh, this is never coming out,’” muses MIGHTY frontman Angelo Fiaretti. As it turns out, he was right: What you’ll hear on the self-titled debut LP from the Atlanta-based band is definitely not the same album they began working on in 2016 – but MIGHTY isn’t the same band, either.

For the better part of a year, the singer had been laboring over a batch of garage-meets-grunge songs with producer Daniel Gleason (of indie rock band Grouplove) – songs they thought were good enough to comprise the follow-up to 2015’s Bye, Have Nice! EP.

But they instead ended up mining a new emotion, one that served as the impetus for wholesale change and the underpinning of what both the band and album would eventually become. What started as a de facto solo project for Fiaretti in 2012 has now grown to a trio – with bassist Joseph Dempsey and drummer Cameron Latham rounding out the ranks to transform the singer’s musical blueprints into a gripping collection of vulnerable indie-rock.

The feeling that ultimately led them there? Doubt.

Doubt has followed Fiaretti nearly his entire musical life, dating back to his teenage days as a staple in Pittsburgh basements and DIY punk spaces. But instead of pushing those feelings of second-guessing down, he finally let them steer the ship this time around.

So the band scrapped an album’s worth of songs and started from scratch, unafraid to let darkness and doubt creep into the subject matter of MIGHTY’s songs – whether relating to the world at large or even themselves.

That acceptance ultimately broke through in a big way, resulting in songs like the dreamy, anthemic “Drip Drop” and the visceral energy of “Safe And Sound”: songs that showcase both where the band has been and, more importantly, where they are now. They’re standouts in the most confident, brazenly honest MIGHTY material to date – a testament to what can happen when you embrace uncertainty, as unnerving as it can be.

“The whole record is a bit like, ‘Fuck, am I doing this right?’” Fiaretti says. “‘Undertones’ was the song that changed everything. There’s a sense of disappointment there in something or someone you believed in. Having your perception of someone shattered so much ended up moving the record to something where I could talk more openly about the darker aspects of my life.”

Welcoming that darkness helped elevate the songs that originally made up MIGHTY from good enough to exactly the record the band needed to write. It’s an album that closely examines our flaws as humans, throwing an arm around the ugly parts of both ourselves and others. Most importantly, it uses any sense of doubt Fiaretti felt as a catalyst, lighting a fire for raw emotion that gives MIGHTY an undeniable edge among its most memorable alternative rock moments. As individuals and a collective work, the songs are intimately personal yet ultimately universal – all at once a lifeline for those who need a helping hand and a cathartic look back into the singer’s past.

“On stage, my brain takes me back to where I was when I wrote the songs,” Fiaretti says. “It’s really hard to deal with, but it feels really good. I wouldn’t do this if there weren’t some sense of a communal experience and connection with the audience. It’s like therapy.”
Super Snake
Super Snake
Super Snake is a Ouija board chopped up into little pieces, made into kindling, stuffed into your pipe.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/