Free Cake for Every Creature began in 2012 as a solitary musical project in singer-songwriter Katie Bennett's bedroom. Eventually developing into a full project, the Philadelphia-based band now features a rotating collective of Bennett's friends and fellow musicians. Bennett's voice is bright and sweet, like a squeaky little mouse, with a playful yip to her melodies that adds a cheery bounce to the mix. Sometimes light-hearted and happy, other times quiet and cloudy, Free Cake for Every Creature is a cheery soft pop celebration of youth and the bittersweet changes of growing up.
Free Cake for Every Creature will perform along with Attic Basement, Ben Morey & The Eyes, and Shep Treasure on Saturday, August 11, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $8. bugjar.com; freecakeforeverycreature.com.