JOHN-ALLISON "A.W." WEISS... WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
with Hit Like A Girl and Art Sorority
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
ON SALE NOW!
Saturday October 12, 2019
Hit Like A Girl is an indie/emo/pop band from Montclair, New Jersey fronted by Nicolle Maroulis. Nicolle is a non-binary/queer artist who started this project on their own. They began writing these songs years ago with an acoustic guitar and a vision. They spent years and years supporting other artists' musical endeavors, and finally decided to put that same energy into their own music. What initially started as just a singer-songwriter acoustic project, has now transformed into the full-band energetic sound we know and love today as Hit Like A Girl.
The band has since been a collective involving different people to play different instruments at various shows, but Frederick Pruden is usually there too.
Nicolle runs a non profit organization called No More Dysphoria, and at their shows sell merch for this organization. All proceeds of sales go towards aiding transgender and gender non conforming individuals pay for major aspects of their transitions including but not limited to hormone replacement therapy, gender reassignment surgery, gender behavioral and occupational therapy, etc. You can learn more about their organization by visiting
When Daoud Tyler-Ameen played his first shows at the turn of the millennium, he was a teenager devouring early Ted Leo and Sleater-Kinney albums and wondering if Weezer would ever be good again. Born in the Manhattan of the '80s and raised on the MTV of the '90s, he made his stage debut in 2002, opening with a just-finished song about the driving test he'd failed earlier that day.
Within a few years he was a fixture of New York's antifolk scene, whose emphasis on lyric-driven songwriting, scrappy DIY ethics and acoustic aggression left a lasting mark. Art Sorority (formerly Art Sorority for Girls) developed around him as a rotating collective; through turns as a co-ed harmony duo, a baritone guitar-powered trio and a classic rock quartet, the songs grew hookier and heavier, taking on a cinematic quality with fleshed-out characters and dramatic narrative arcs.
Released in 2011 after a trio of homebrewed EPs, Slow Dance is the band's full-length debut. Though recorded in a home studio, it builds a lush, layered splendor from the contributions of two dozen musicians. That same year, Tyler-Ameen relocated to Washington, D.C., where he quickly immersed himself in the intimacy and intensity of its punk scene. Older Boys — the stripped-down answer to Slow Dance's sparkle and polish, featuring drummer Josh Gottesman — followed in 2014. Since 2015, Tyler-Ameen has also been a member of the D.C. power-pop ensemble Bad Moves.