Hysterics (US) ⊹ Shopping (UK) @ Open Series


Adrenalin Addiction & Open Series present:

Wednesday 4 June hc/punk! @ OCCII   

HYSTERICS (US)

All girl hc/punk from Olympia!
“One of the most essential hardcore EPs of late came from Hysterics, a fierce Olympia band led by 23-year-old Stephie C.– a whiplash-speed screamer who asks profound questions in brutal form. “Take a good fucking look at the world you live in!” Cristol roars on that 7″, which mixed personal and political messages without pretense. A Hysterics song can resist sexism or explore the complexity of being conscious among the toxicity of modern corporate brainwash. Their band logo evolves the Black Flag icon into a row of bloody tampons. One of their local fans, K Records founder Calvin Johnson, called them “a musical cement-mixer [that] can’t be stopped, pulled apart, or dismissed.” When I spoke with Kathleen Hanna last year, she said her favorite new bands were Pussy Riot, Wild Flag, and Hysterics.” – Jenn Pelly / Pitchfork