Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Nervous Dater is an indie pop punk quartet who write flexible, kinetic compositions about personal authenticity. Singer/lyricist Rachel Lighter dissects their own feelings of social isolation and anxiety through chunky guitar riffs, pulsing percussion and subtle, catchy vocal hooks.
Leisure Sport is an indie rock band from Baltimore, MD. The members – Dana DiGennaro (vocals/guitar), Kyle Balkin (vocals/guitar), Cameron Thomas (bass) and Michael Habif (drums) – bonded through a love of bands as diverse as Pinegrove, Thundercat, and Daughters. After spending most of 2018 honing a sound they could call their own, the band landed their first show opening for Dark Thoughts to a sold out crowd.
On Title Card, their debut EP produced by Chris Freeland (Future Islands, Wye Oak, Lower Dens), Leisure Sport offers listeners graceful vocal harmonies, layered guitar melodies, and intricate rhythms. The album blends the distinct songwriting talents of DiGennaro and Balkin to create immersive songs that are equal parts driving and melancholy. The five songs on Title Card explore breakups, one night stands, and finding inspiration in unexpected places.