If you are not comfortable with strong female artists, better stay far away from the Turf Club on Saturday. An One Two punch of Sir Chloe and Moon Kissed promises a fun night of music. Tickets are available HERE
Sir Chloe is the band Dana Foote formed during her senior year at Bennington College in Vermont, where she put on a concert in lieu of a thesis. Originally comprised of guitarist and producer Teddy O’Mara, Willy Giambalvo on drums and bassist Pixel West, the group now includes Dana’s brother Palmer Foote and Austin Holmes. Together, they began to flesh out Dana’s songs, developing a sound as much inspired by The Pixies as Stravinsky.
“I enjoy the philosophy of turning pain into strength and a positive, proactive call to action,” explains Foote. That approach to songwriting is apparent on “July,” which narrates the end of a jagged love affair between Foote and a noxious part of herself. “You’re prettier than anything I’ve seen in my whole life,” she sings, before confessing: “I’d be foolish if I trusted you with everything you’ve done.” That philosophy also places Sir Chloe directly in a lineage of uncompromising rock bands like Modest Mouse, Talking Heads and Blondie.
NYC’s Moon Kissed not only played one of my favorite shows of 2021 at the Entry, “Lost It” has become a song that gets stuck in my head all the time.
Emily, Khaya, and Leah met at a New Year’s party on the lower east side in New York City. Their self-released debut album, aptly named, I Met My Band At A New Year’s Party, draws upon themes of youth, heartbreak, and the quiet power behind vulnerability. It features infectious hooks, virtuosic synth lines, and unique drum melodies. the producer, Khaya, takes inspiration from acts like Chairlift, Charlie XCX, Grimes, and St. Vincent; and feels a deep connection to the soundscape she’s created for each of the songs.
This band is sheer, unadulterated energy. the connection between them is undeniable, and palpable in the air when they perform. Since meeting on New Year’s of 2019, they have played 50+ sweaty, intense shows all around Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the East Coast. The purpose of their shows is to create a moment, to hone the magic that happens between audience and performer when music is going on. It is cathartic, exhilarating, and intimate. Plus, Leah falls in love with someone in the audience at every show, which adds an element of surprise.