photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Colleen Green / Mannequin Pussy / Tweens
Colleen Green
Mannequin Pussy
Tweens

Colleen Green brought her tour with Mannequin Pussy to NYC over the weekend for two shows, Cake Shop on Saturday and Palisades on Sunday (8/23). Pictures of the latter are in this post.

Larry & the Babes opened with a set of dull '50s/'60s pop-inspired indie rock and sounded like they could use a few more practices, but Tweens quickly upped the energy in the room with their sugar-high garage rock. Tweens are always fun live and last night was no exception. They worked a few new songs in which all sounded great, and of course had the place bopping around for "Be Mean." Then it was Mannequin Pussy, who added a bassist since I last saw them which was definitely a big plus. Their indie rock-meets-hardcore formula was already tight, but the fuller band made it even better.

Speaking of full bands, Colleen Green had been advertising this as a full-band tour, which would make sense seeing as this year's I Want to Grow Up is her first full-band album. Unfortunately, despite saying it'd be a trio, it was just her and drummer Casey Weissbuch (also of Mitski's band and ex-Diarrhea Planet), and I left feeling disappointed. I think I Want to Grow Up is a very good record, but without a bassist or at least a bigger guitar setup, the songs just felt empty.

Tweens play NYC again at Cake Shop tonight (8/24). More pictures from Palisades below...

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Larry & The Babes

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