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Monsoon / Grocer

All Ages
Saturday, April 15
Doors: 7pm Show: 7pm
$12 to $15

Monsoon is a three-piece art-rock band from Athens, Georgia, founded by Sienna Chandler (guitar/vocals) and Joey Kegel (drums). The two weave together unorthodox styles to create music that dips between the conscious and subconscious. Their sophomore album Ghost Party is out on all streaming service. less

The band displays a magnetic talent for idiosyncratic indie rock, taking recognizable elements from ‘90s rock and Britpop touchstones and reframing them in inventive new contexts.” – Under The Radar

“Charmingly weird… a mix of mathy complexity and radiant rock.” – WXPN

“Mangled and distorted, still with a pop sheen at its core, but filtered through noise rock filth and post-hardcore tonality.” – Post-Trash

Grocer is a multi-vocal guitar band from South Philly that demands context and attention: listen to just one song or wander away mid-set to smoke a cigarette, and you’ll completely miss what they’re about. Featuring three distinct vocalists/lyricists, Grocer is a band that grooves, but never quite settles; a group that loves a good melody, yet remains moments away from chaos. Recently described as “if The Pixies wrote a musical”, their on-stage chemistry is undeniable whether ripping through an Audiotree session or playing in their home city of Philadelphia.

Their forthcoming sophomore album, Numbers Game, is full of these tricks, nods, and winks as the band rearranges the puzzle pieces of 90s-influenced rock and dissonant pop into something utterly their own. Originally imagined as a four song EP, Numbers Game came about in two quick bursts: The first when the quartet isolated themselves in rural Georgia in January 2021 to focus on writing and escaping the pandemic, and the second immediately following an overwhelming six-week national tour the summer of that year.

Frequently, the songs find Grocer attempting to escape the turmoil of the outside world by turning inward, only to find struggles existing just as intensely within themselves: scattered throughout are allusions to technology dependencies, social complacencies, and overall realizations that they may not be the angels they presumed they were. Recorded quickly in hopes of mirroring the unhinged nature of Grocer’s live performances, Numbers Game is a cathartic, immersive dive into a band that refuses to stop searching.  

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