Needless Ghost

Needless Ghost

Polly Panic, FuzzQueen, Luzier

Wed, March 6, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Needless Ghost
slowcore/post rock. Philadelphia, PA
Polly Panic
Jenette Mackie is creator and frontwoman of cello shredding rock duo Polly Panic. Built on the back of distorted and often looped cello, drums, and powerful vocals, Mackie and her current drummer Caleb Beissert are touring the east coast in the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 to support the releases of the 3rd studio album, "Losing Form", in conjunction with Write Hook Records. "References abound, P J Harvey’s bleak and angsty soundscapes, Tori Amos dark dreaming, Apocalyptica’s classical-rock attitudes, Tom Waits belligerence, but whilst you catch fleeting sights of those past glories, Polly Panic creates something totally her own, something wonderfully unique, where classical grunge meets baroque ’n’roll!" (Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture, on Losing Form)
Forged in the glowing embers of Washington D.C. following the 2016 election and subsequent Women’s March, the members of FuzzQueen are entrenched in the thriving DIY community of the nation’s capital. While keenly aware of the inescapably political nature of their locale, they coalesce around issues of social injustice and feminine power while also reveling in a “seething tension” that serves to both mirror and confront the political climate through sonic exploration.

Following a stint in California, frontwoman Erin Frisby returned to D.C. with husband and bandmate Chris Stelloh. Reuniting with their longtime friend and drummer Ben Tufts, and adding the bass talent of Clinton Cole, the band shed their former Americana aspirations in favor of a more urgent, visceral project. Drawing from the energy of bands like Fugazi, Queens of the Stone Age, and PJ Harvey, FuzzQueen filters raw energy through compositional complexity and Frisby’s operatic training.

Although rooted in the current social climate, forthcoming single, Ribbons & Flowers exudes a more primeval energy. Deftly melding ideas of femaleness with environmental awareness, the song exists in the present but alludes to something more ancient. Combined with their affinity for community engagement, the band taps into a collective power that serves both to heal and embolden.
edward-pierre gustave luzier
(of vveakknees)
solo project
songs from the underground.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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