Brooklyn’s Worries Deliver Music With A Purposes In Philly REVIEW + PHOTOS: Worries @ THE FILLMORE 6/9/18
PHILADELPHIA, PA- Living close to the Philadelphia area and its music scene is a pleasure. With countless music venues, attracting artist of all genre’s, its truly a melting pot of arts and music. Tonight’s show at The Fillmore is the second of back to back sold out shows for local band The Wonder Years and comes close to the end their current run of show dates. The show, considered a homecoming was originally scheduled for a single date but quickly expanded to two. Getting to the venue about 30 mi prior to doors you could feel a charge in the air, every pub and restaurant over run euphoric fans out for a good time. Also on tonight’s ticket local band rock band Tigers Jaw, Minnesota based indie-rockers Tiny Moving Parts and the New York based punkers The Worriers.
Opening tonight’s show were the Brooklyn, NY based punk band the Worriers, whose latest album “Survival Pop” dropped in Sept of 2017 via Side One Dummy Records. Worriers band members include Lauren Denitzio on guitar and vocals, Lou Hanman on drums, Mike Erg on bass and Audrey Zee Whitesides on guitar and vocals.
Classifying them as a pop-punk band may not be the most accurate way to describe the Worriers, who in my opinion have a sound that distorts the boundaries of the genre.
With the bands sonic chemistry, and meaningful lyrics as a battle cry for the downtrodden, the Worriers defy definition. The Worriers came out with a powerful set winning over the crowd with rocking guitar hooks, Denitzio’s vocals and stage presence gaining the attention of the crowd. Covering a set dominated by their new album, Worriers songs aren’t as much political as they are personal.
The lyrics from “My 85th Rodeo” left a particularly lasting impression on me, especially when Denitzio sang,”When the best of days were the worst of times, I protect my heart from my own mind.” I was moved by the Worriers music, Denitzio’s emotional and at times stoic delivery meshing with her bandmates instrumentals, delivered what I would call music with a purpose.