PREVIEW: Audiofemme Anniversary Bash w/ Haybaby, Wooing, & Parrot Dream

On Sunday, August 20th, Audiofemme takes over Brooklyn Night Bazaar in honor of our fourth year on the interwebs! Since our inception, part of the blog’s mission has been to showcase not only the writing of female-identified journalists, but also some of Brooklyn’s best emerging bands. One of our favorite ways to do that is to throw a big ol’ party with a killer line-up, and we’re super excited about the three bands playing our anniversary shindig. Read on (and take a listen!) for more info on Haybaby, Wooing, and Parrot Dream below, and if you’re able to make it to Greenpoint on Sunday, be sure to say hi to your hosts. We can’t wait to see you there!

Make sure to arrive early for Parrot Dream, whose delicate tropicalia melds the indie sensibilities of Brooklyn, which they now call home, with their origins in Santiago, Chile. Cristina Appel and Gonzalo Guerrero have been at the group’s core since the release of their debut EP Set Sail Someday, with a rotating cast fleshing out live performances and latest single “Jungle.” They’ve just finished mixing their long-awaited full-length debut, so don’t miss their sneak-preview set.

Though she’s just twenty-three, Rachel Trachtenburg has probably been in way more bands than you. By the time she was six, she was performing in an eponymous family act with her mother and father. Next came Supercute!, an indie pop duo with Julia Cumming (now of Sunflower Bean fame), as well as a brief stint with The Prettiots. But it’s her current project, alt-rock trio Wooing, that has totally, well, wooed us. Their latest EP, Daydream Time Machine, sounds exactly as its title would suggest – it’s a woozy, slightly nostalgic head trip with psychedelic pop flourishes. Check out their set, and you’ll be sure to fall in love, too.

Last November, we swooned over “Yours,” Haybaby‘s scathing send-up of rape culture. Vocalist Leslie Hong deadpans exhausted acquiescence to male entitlement, but an explosion of turbulent grunge rock reveals her true rage against being seen as an object. As a stand-alone single, “Yours” bodes well for the impending full-length follow-up to Haybaby’s 2015 debut Sleepy Kids, though no official date has been set for the album’s release. Suffice to say there will be plenty of new scorchers alongside fan favorites during the band’s headlining set.

Audiofemme’s Anniversary Showcase starts at 8pm and will be 10$ at the door, but you can snag tickets here just in case.