Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy & Tweens @ Palisades (pics)
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
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...
Larry & The Babes