with with Pockets, and Elli Dean

Concert Moms and Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

Free ($7 Suggested Donation)

Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge 

Wednesday June 26, 2019


Born out of a “particular time of trying to grow up” and feeling like she was really bad at it, Kate Bollinger’s new EP I Don’t Wanna Lose, out 6/21/2019, reflects on the overwhelmingness of adulthood in both its joys and trials. The EP marks Kate’s first time working with a full band during the recording process, who add a liveliness to the tracks without robbing them of their introspective core. Previous releases, “Tests” and “do u go out together?” produced by John Trainum, drew the attention of YouTube curators such as David Dean Burkhart, made appearances on several Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds and All New Indie, and received coverage from The New York Times and Atwood Magazine. Accompanied by the newly forged band, Bollinger will support the EP release with a small run of East Coast tour dates this summer.

Kate Bollinger grew up singing with her mother, a music therapist, and following her older brothers around as they worked on musical projects in the basement of their childhood home. She first began releasing self-recorded songs on Soundcloud in 2013 and began playing shows around Charlottesville shortly thereafter. After years of recording, releasing, and distributing CD demos to friends around town, she released her first official EP, “KEY WEST,” on Bandcamp in October of 2017, with recording engineer, Todd Erk and musicians, Jay Purdy, Matt Gibson, and Mike Harkness, from Philly-based band, The Extraordinaires.

In 2018, Bollinger came into contact with recording engineer and producer, John Trainum, with whom she released her 2-song EP, “Dreams Before,” and a slew of indie-folk-pop singles.



Pockets is the home-recording project of Virginia-based artist and producer Matthew Hirsch. Self-taught as a musician and engineer, his music is an attempt at distilling his experiences and extremely varied influences into a wide range of sonic and emotional frequencies. Frequent collaborator, producer, and bassist for Alfred., Pockets is ready to branch out and is currently recording his debut EP.