Bassist Ally Einbinder (center) and vocalist/guitarist Abby Weems (right) (with a peek of drummer Victoria Mandanas) of Potty Mouth perform at DC9 on Feb. 26, 2016. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Los Angeles indie rock trio Potty Mouth are no strangers to DC. They most recently visited us in October to open for Chvrches at Echostage! Now they return for a headlining show at DC9 on Sunday, March 5.
Abby Weems (vocals, guitar), Ally Einbinder (bass), Victoria Mandanas (drums) draw influences from a range of ‘80s and ‘90s bands. Rolling Stone very accurately describes them as “a little bit of Breeders, a little bit of Cars, and a lot of can’t miss hooks.”
The current tour means Potty Mouth have delayed work on their highly anticipated sophomore album, but the ladies released a digital single at the end of last year. Watch the official music video for “Smash Hit” by Potty Mouth on YouTube:
When last I last saw them at DC9 about a year ago, I mused, “Musically, however, Potty Mouth certainly seem to be taking cues from their influences in Veruca Salt, whom they have praised in recent interviews. The band’s raucous guitars bridge a gap between their post-punk inspirations and their post-grunge heroines.”