Desert Sharks / BANGZZ / Gown
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
GEN ADM: $12.00
TICKET SALE DATES
GEN ADM Public Onsale: September 13, 2023 5:48 PM to October 29, 2023 7:00 PM
Brooklyn-based Desert Sharks are known for their heavy riffs, soaring vocals, and high-energy performances. Often compared to female-led heavy hitters such as Veruca Salt, L7, and Sleater-Kinney, Desert Sharks bring a unique sound with a doom-infused twist to the grunge-punk genre. Their powerful live shows are known to be energetic, urgent, and loud. In March 2023, Desert Sharks released their new EP The Tower on Substitute Scene Records.
WXPN once wrote, “If lightning bolts were music it’d be BANGZZ.”
BANGZZ is a snarling two-piece, all queer, femme, POC, garage punk outfit from right here in the Triangle. Their sound has been described as “confrontational femme-punk that weds a Stooges stomp to five-alarm-blaze-yelps” and a “brand of punk noir” that is “all scuzzy irreverent riot girl catharsis.” Their first full length album "You Took My Body Long Ago and Now I am Taking it Back" released on North Carolina label, Potluck Foundation, was hailed by INDY Week as “one of the most exciting full-length Triangle debuts to emerge out of the muck of 2021.” Barreling out of the lull of the pandemic, the band was featured on NPR Live Sessions and began to turn heads with campy music videos they made in support of their album. Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill discovered the bandʼs ramen-encrusted music video for their single, “Hell is Other People” and shared it on social media with the comment “Thank You” and said of the duo, “This is the future and now colliding!”