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Queer Punk Duo PWR BTTM Is Here to Put Your Halloween Costume Together

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Done up in the kind of dresses you envy and makeup looks that take years of practice to achieve, Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins are everything punk has been craving, but they’ll be the first to tell you their success was an accident. The duo met while attending Bard College and went on to form Brooklyn phenomenon PWR BTTM, your new favorite queer punk band if they aren’t already.

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CMJ Showcase: Conscious Coupling, Father/Daughter and Miscreant Records

(Flyer via Facebook)

(Flyer via Facebook)

Father/Daughter Records (SF) and Miscreant Records collaborative effort had me at “Bloody Mary & Doughnut bar,” though hopefully that doesn’t mean they’re one in the same. Get excited for the photo booth and “homecoming coronation” too. Oh, and the bands are worth checking out too. We’re looking forward to hearing from Nicholas Nicholas(contemporary, benzo’d-out elevator meditations) and PWR BTTM (short-on-vowels indie rock, super cute angst-riddled songs about cute boys, pill popping, and being not quite there). We’re also warming up to Hiccup, masters of a familiar frenetic pop punk sound without the commonplace vocal trappings of the genre.

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Shows: Father/Daughter Prom Party and CMJ Without Agoraphobic Nosebleeds

(Flyer via Santos Party House)

(Flyer via Santos Party House)

CMJ is upon us, which translates to either the arrival of a complete shit show or (if you’re not really the observant type) venues suddenly appearing slightly more crowded with douchery than usual. Regardless of whether you’re in touch with the less-than-ideal reality for regular show-goers, or prefer to put on chakra glasses and render all those grayscale suits as rainbow zombies, you still gotta plan out this week just a little better than usual– having your friends drag you out of a cab, splash beer on your face, and carefully deposit your lifeless body at your favorite venue’s doorstep isn’t gonna fly. Instead, you’ll need PMA, advanced tickets, and whatever lies beyond this line.

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