Great Time / beccs / Allie Young
Thursday, Sept. 14, 8-11pm
The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St
Great Time doesn’t want to fit in a box. Living up to their name, the band just wants to have a great time making the music they want. Tired of being advised to “pick a lane” by some of their industry peers, Great Time sets out to create music that celebrates their wide-ranging sound, incorporating genres like synth-pop, electronic, jazz, punk, rock and R&B. Throughout their career, the band has opened for plenty of notable acts, including Japanese Breakfast & Caroline Rose joining the latter on a tour across the East Coast and Midwest. Great Time was also the house band for Winnifred Coombe’s comedy show “The Violet Hour” in 2020 pre-pandemic, that featured Saturday Night Live cast members Alex Moffatt and Melissa Villaseñor. The band’s live shows reimagine their discography, bringing new elements like resampling and looping while keeping the mesmerizing energy from their recordings. They are currently working on their next full length studio album.
beccs is a Brooklyn-based indie pop artist hailed as one of NYLON Magazine’s “favorite cool girls”, A John Lennon Songwriting Finalist, and an “indie-pop vocalist of astonishing candor” by the HuffPost. Holding up a mirror to herself and society at large, beccs confronts and heals audiences with a soul-stirring voice that is as dynamic as it is vulnerable. The indie pop artist has been critically acclaimed by Refinery29, NYLON,AudioFemme, Huffington Post Queer Voices, Popdust, LADYGUNN and featured on The BUILD Series with Monet X Change from RuPaul’s Drag Race for her queer-inclusive Christmas music video “Before This Christmas Ends” as well as her climate protest song “Such A Love” which beccs self-produced in 2020 with violinist Godfrey Furchtgott (Demi Lovato, Tones and I, Happiest Season soundtrack).
A topliner and producer of enigmatic force making nostalgic, gritty, vocalpower pop. On her self-released debut EP Changeling (March 2023), honest lyricism cuts through waves of magnetic soundscapes and vocal layers that range from delicate to dissonant and bellowing.