Having recently appeared in New York with a handful of CMJ shows in October, Potty Mouth wasted no time making their way back to the city. The band closed out their fall tour with Screaming Females at Music Hall of Williamsburg last week, delivering a scorching Sunday night set.
Hailing from western Massachusetts, Potty Mouth quickly transports their listeners right back to the 90s, with an alternative/pop/punk sound oozing with attitude and packed with hook after hook. Vocalist/guitarist Abby Weems fiercely attacks each line, forcefully flipping her hair and snarling with conviction. Bassist Ally Einbinder and drummer Victoria Mandanas lend each track a tight and heavy rhythmic drive that’s an excellent balance to the distortion of Weem’s guitar.
Sunday’s show featured new tracks from Potty Mouth’s self-titled EP released this past August such as “Long Haul” and “The Bomb,” as well as a couple of their earlier recordings. Much to the audience’s delight, the band also mixed in a couple of well-executed covers, the first being “No One Else” by Weezer. Later on, Weems announced, “We’re going to do something special for this last night of tour,” as Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females joined them onstage for a raw and edgy cover of Veruca Salt’s “Volcano Girls.” Their performance of the 90s alt classic was deliciously gritty, Paternoster’s driving guitar and growling vocals meshing right in perfectly. Potty Mouth closed out the set with their newest single, “Cherry Picking,” a pulsing track mocking consumerism and conformity that’s sure to stick in your head.
Potty Mouth rocked out hard with a big rock sound that certainly gives today’s music scene a solid punch in the arm. The band pulled their audience in right away with an awesomely energetic show that had the crowd jumping feverishly from start to finish.
Article: Nicole Shyti