Manic Productions Presents:


Henry Flower, Witch Hair

Wed, January 27, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


New Haven, CT

This event is 21 and over

Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschper while she studied printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Now a quartet, their debut album 'When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired,' released via Grand Jury Music and Wichita Recordings, has earned the young band high praise from the press, including from NPR Music ('First Listen'), The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME ('Radar'), and Q Magazine, among many others, while the band themselves have been included on numerous ‘Musicians to know’ lists for 2016 including from Stereogum, Vulture, Spotify, Paper Magazine and others. Comprised of eight original songs - the majority of which were written while Leschper was finishing art school in early 2014 - Mothers’ debut LP is an introduction to the foundations of the young band, a snapshot of a particular period of their genesis that maps both where they been and where they are heading.
Henry Flower
David Van Witt (Sidewalk Dave) leads Henry Flower-- the botanical avatar for a collective of musicians including Jared Walker (Foxygen), Abdon Valdez III (Hellbirds), and Jamie Buxton. Together in Brooklyn, they bend to better formulate an emulsion for empathy. The capillary action of Henry Flower-- jangle-y sunshine goth music dosing the world of unknowing, floating philosophers-- ebbs and flows, slow-motion, through us in a rapturous croon, until we move - even just a little - for he leaves us somewhat altered.
Witch Hair
Songs about motorcycle gangs, splits with reality, and people left behind. Witch Hair is more cult than band, adding droning, bass heavy psychedelia to their slanted noise pop offerings. Ashley Kenney is the band’s core, laying down heavy garage rock bass and delivering mystical lyrics in her natural rasp. Guitar noise crashes into surf rock bends and then zones out into a repetitive mantra- courtesy of guitarist Joe Russo. The newest addition to the band, Tom Connolly, has re-energized the band to do more sonic damage. His rhythms are always urgent but never rushed, powerful and certainly the focal point of the band.

Witch Hair formed in the heady days of 2015. Joe (Spectral Fangs) met Ashley (ex- Loom) at a local show, and mutually decided that there was far less chaos and rock n’ roll in the scene than there ought to be. And that is to say nothing of the absence of songs about bikers. So Ashley and Joe started Witch Hair to address these issues, and to occasionally throw their guitars at shows and stomp on them- like a proper rock band. After several excellent shows with bands such as Mothers and R. Ring (ft. Kelly Deal) and more scene oriented local shows, Joe and Ashley met recent Philly transplant Tom through mutual friends and the circle was complete.

Witch Hair will be releasing new music in spring ‘17
Venue Information:
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT, 06511