Polythene Pam, Amina Shareef Ali & *soft vowel sounds* (Julia Serano) 930pm $8-10
Polythene Pam are a genrequeer quirk-pop girl band. Rich harmonies, catchy tunes, cheeky lyrics, and sardonic insights on the Life of the Modern Queer. Laugh, dance, sing along — fun times guaranteed!
*soft vowel sounds* is the latest solo music project from former Bitesize guitarist-vocalist-principal songwriter Julia Serano. With *soft vowel sounds*, she offers a novel mix of deliciously percussive and dissonant guitar noises, catchy-as-hell melodies, smart yet silly lyrics, and a charming lo-fi quirkiness that evokes the spirit of early records by Liz Phair, Pavement, Guided By Voices, Beat Happening, Sebadoh, and They Might Be Giants.
Amina Shareef Ali is a talented East Bay-based singer/songwriter who performs songs of love and struggle. Poignant and revealing verse reminiscent of Leonard Cohen or Conor Oberst is set against a backdrop of American music both traditional and modern, from folk to punk to country to rock and roll.