With seven years as a band and over 700 live performances under their belt, New Brunswick’s Screaming Females show no signs of slowing down. The band released their fifth (and first Albini-recorded) LP Ugly this month on Don Giovanni Records, and the record is already being heralded as one of the best albums of the year: fourteen tracks billed as the “perfect combination of raw energy and honed musicianship,” and definitely their tightest and strongest record yet.
Screaming Females’ live show is fire; Marissa Paternoster shreds and wails vibrato into the mic, while King Mike’s fast and melodic bass riffs allow the 5’1” guitarist and vocalist to solo in and out of songs, and it’s all held together by Jarrett Dougherty’s tight drumming. At Bottom of the Hill tonight, Tthey will be sharing the stage with Burger Record’s Audacity (touring with Ty Segall in July) and the powerful Berkeley two-piece Street Eaters.
Screaming Females, Audacity, Street Eaters
Bottom of the Hill
April 24, 2012
9pm sharp, $10