Worriers

Bootleg Theater Presents

Worriers

Chris Farren, Camp Cope, Typesetter

Wed. July 26, 2017

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Worriers
Worriers
Worriers are a punk band from Brooklyn, New York. The band's music is centered around the songwriting of Lauren Denitzio, the former vocalist/guitarist of The Measure [sa]. Worriers remains Lauren's primary band with Mikey Erg, Rachel Rubino, Audrey Zee Whitesides, John McLean, and Lou Hanman, among others. They have released records with Don Giovanni, No Idea and Yo-Yo Records. Worriers' first full-length will be out later this year, produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!
Chris Farren
Chris Farren
Chris Farren is a true DIY Renaissance man. For the past decade he has fronted the Naples, Florida, act Fake Problems but over the past few years he's cultivated second life through his solo work, ceaseless touring and accidental viral success with a T-shirt design as well as his musical and podcast collaborations with Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock via Antarctigo Vespucci and Back From the Island. We can't say it's strictly due to the O'douls but there's no question that you can't have such a tireless work ethic when you're rolling out of bed every day hungover at noon. Even if you live in Florida.

Farren's latest two releases are his three-song EP Where U Are and his split 7-inch with Tim Kasher which both came out in April and established Farren (according to Stereogum) as "something of a legend in certain circles." He started writing the EP to challenge himself to outdo his home-recorded album of Christmas originals Like A Gift From God Or Whatever but wasn't able to finish it before embarking on an Australian tour alongside the Gaslight Anthem earlier this year. "I ended up bringing a portable set-up to Australia with me and I was doing handclaps and back-up vocals in my hotel rooms before and after the shows every night," he explains. However one of the benefits of this approach is that he was able to get the band's frontman Brian Fallon to lend his signature pipes to 'Permanent For Me.'"

That same tradition of ambition and collaboration lead Farren to work with one of his musical heroes Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life) for his new split 7-inch You Be Me For A Little While on Saddle Creek Records. "I met Tim on tour in 2012 and we kept in touch. One day I had the insane idea to see if he wanted to do a split with me. I agonized over the email for two days before I sent it but within ten minutes he wrote me back and said he would love to," Farren says of the split. "It was his idea to make it a little more interesting and write songs for each other to interpret." The result is a unique collection of songs that showcase both artists' talent as songwriters and sees Farren taking an unorthodox idea and not only pursuing it but transforming it into a tangible collection of tunes that are sure to become fan favorites.

Although he didn't start a solo artist, it's clear that Farren has come into his own with his two releases in 2015 (and keep in mind this bio was only written in April) and he explains that "after spending a lot of time alone onstage this year, I'm starting to really enjoy myself." Furthermore, Where U Are sees Farren taking his DIY sensibilities even further by releasing the EP on Boyfriend Island, a new label started by himself and his fiancé. "We call it Boyfriend Island because the label is sort of freedom in isolation, not really bothered about what anyone outside of it might say or think. It's about just doing things because you like it," he adds.
Camp Cope
Camp Cope
Formed in 2015 to add body and beat to Georgia Maq’s solo songs which she has been performing for the past few years, the eight tracks on CAMP COPE’s debut discuss real life working shifts in a hospital, living in rundown share houses in Footscray and what it’s like to be a woman in the world. CAMP COPE’s soulful, indie-punk played under Maq’s raspy and robust voice have made it okay to enjoy feeling angst again.
Typesetter
Typesetter
Typesetter is a band from Chicago, IL. They are influenced by punk, indie rock, shoegaze and noise rock. Since 2012 the band has played 250+ shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. Their latest release, EP "5," came out in May 2016 on Black Numbers.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/