Bully

S&S Presents

Bully

Melkbelly, 20 Stories Falling

Sat, March 3, 2018

7:00 pm

Kilby Court

Salt Lake City, UT

$15

Bully
Bully
Bully burst onto the scene in 2015 with their critically acclaimed album Feels Like. Today the band announces Losing. The album was engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno in Chicago at Electrical Audio.
Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, Bully was born in 2013. Bognanno was an engineer who had cut her teeth working at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Together with guitarist Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus on bass, they made a debut album received unanimous critical acclaim and Bognanno became a point of intrigue. A rock icon in the making, with her signature scream, messy blonde hair hanging in her face, and formidable skills as both a player and a engineer who prefers recording to tape. "The coarse Cobain head-scream of Bully singer, songwriter and guitarist Alicia Bognanno is its own resuscitating jolt of protest," said Pitchfork. "She spends much of Feels Like tearing the house down with her howl." The success propelled the band into an exhaustive touring cycle with spots on huge festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapallooza, Pitchfork Music Festival and ACL and a late night appearance on Conan.
While Feels Like tumbled headlong into the precarious nature of Bognanno's young adult life, Losing is a document of the complexity of growth: navigating breakups with sensitivity, learning not to run away from your troubles but to face them no matter how messy they may be. The debut single, "Feel The Same' is the album opener. Like an electric-shock Bognanno is back in your face tackling the angst of a young person feeling their way through the world. The song describes the prison of a manic mind-set, being trapped in your own head. On "Seeing It" she addresses the issue of personal safety and navigating the world as a woman. On "Running" she focuses on personal relationships and the avoidance of facing the demise of a personal relationship.
Losing is an internal, carefully focused record, a universalized diary and an exorcism-not of any one specific demon, but the host of them that characterize contemporary anxieties. Bully are growing up, sure, but their fire is in no way diminishing.
20 Stories Falling
20 Stories Falling
20storiesfalling is a post-hardcore band hailing from Orem,UT. The band consists of guitarist/singer Colton Swapp, Guitarist, Brad Rhoades, Bassist, Tai Olson, And Drummer Oakley Hill. The band is currently supporting their brand new record titled “A Reminder Of You” which contains 6 heavy hearted, emotional songs that pack a punch of teenage angst. The themes of this record come from Swapp’s first hand experience of heartache, loss, anger, and frustration.

“I started playing in this band because I felt that I had some stuff to say about things that were going on around me. I have things to say about things I see in this frightening world I live in. I have things to say and that’s really what this about. Just like many other bands, I like to write music that really captures those things that I’m going through. Every song we have is about something that I have gone through, or am going through. 20storiesfalling is really an attempt to capture those feeling and turn them into art. For us, this is all much more than a band. We are all artist. We all come from different backgrounds. We are artist that have things that we feel, think, and believe. We All have things to say about the world we live in. We all use this band as a voice for those feelings. We are all very big fans of other artists and bands, and we draw a lot of inspirations from records that changed out entire outlook on things like life and we hope that some of that bleeds through into our sound.” -Colton Swapp.

Having musical inspirations ranging from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Matchbook Romance, Thrice, and Coheed and Cambria, A Reminder Of You promises to deliver on those vulnerable edgy points that 20storiesfalling embraces. The band’s record, A Reminder Of You is now available world wide on websites such as Spotify, Itunes, I Heart Radio, and Bandcamp.
Venue Information:
Kilby Court
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
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