When: Sun., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Philly's DIY punk scene has become ground zero for the latest emo revival, and local bands like Algernon Cadwallader play packed basements across the country. Slutever likewise hail from the City of Brotherly Love, but they're hardly trying to sound like Cap'n Jazz or the Promise Ring. On their self-released 2010 EP, Sorry I'm Not Sorry, Nicole Snyder and Rachel Gagliardi forgo jangly sensitive-boy guitars for angsty, ripping trash-punk coated with garage scuzz and topped with snotty, vaguely doo-woppy vocals. The tunes are sloppy around the edges, but not nearly as messy as the lyrics: you get a lonely pregnant teenager who resents her old boyfriend (and in fact anybody who's coupled up), an ex who bites the hand that brings him presents, and a seventh grader who blows off her homework to "fuck all night." —Leor Galil Heart Shaped Hate headlines; Slutever, Control, Absolutely Not, and the Flips open.