On Sept. 18, at 8 p.m., Wild Pink and Kitchen will come together at the Bug Jar for a family reunion, gracing the crowd with bedroom pop and indie tracks that act as the perfect soundscape for a chilly fall evening.
Wild Pink, a three-piece band out of New York City, bridges the divide between Americana groups like War on Drugs and the contemplative, ethereal songwriting of Sufjan Stevens. Its latest full-length release, “A Billion Little Lights,” caught the attention of critics across the globe and features vocal accompaniment from Julia Steiner of the indie rock band Ratboys.
Kitchen is well-known in the Rochester DIY scene for its cleverly-composed bedroom pop tracks, delivered by a changing cast of musicians. On the group’s most recent album, “Halloween in August,” James Keegan’s ability as a wordsmith shines, exploring dark themes through lyrics that could stand alone as admirable poetry.
The Rochester and Buffalo-based alternative rock band, Charit Way, will open the night with its powerful, dynamic tracks influenced by early 2000s post-hardcore bands like Coheed and Cambria.
Wild Pink and Kitchen share the bill on Saturday, September 18, at 8 p.m., at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. $12. 21 and over admitted with ID; proof of vaccination required, masks strongly encouraged. For tickets, go to afterdarkpresents.com/wild-pink.
Emmarae Stein is a freelance writer for CITY. Feedback on this article can be directed to email@example.com.