Direct from Melbourne, Australia, the four women of Parsnip craft thoughtful, poppy punk on their debut album, When the Tree Bears Fruit. Lyrics primarily come courtesy of Paris Richens (bass), who points to children’s verse and nursery rhymes as her main source of musical inspiration. In turn, Carolyn Hawkins (drums), Stella Rennex (guitar) and Rebecca Liston (keys) enjoy reminding Richens that those innocent jumping-off points are almost always darker than they seem. The band’s first U.S. tour includes a stop at Static Age Records on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a bill that also includes Nashville-based blues rockers Dirty Fuss, Asheville rockers The Half That Matters and Anywhere From Here, which the host site describes as a “three-piece emo/post-hardcore band from Canton.” $10. facebook.com/static.agerecords.7. Photo by Charlotte Tobin
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.