Skating Polly, Starcrawler, Pinky Pinky

Skating Polly, Starcrawler, Pinky Pinky

Photo by Debi Del Grande Skating Polly


Past Event

Location Info:

The Echo
1822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
Skating Polly can punk it up as much as any other riot-grrrl band, but the Oklahoma City sibling trio also occasionally digress into more introspectively melodic passages. On 2016 album The Big Fit, the group alternate between pent-up bursts of grungy catharsis such as “Oddie Moore” and starker acoustic idylls like “Picker of His Words,” in which Peyton Bighorse exchanges lines and casts out consoling harmonies over her stepsister Kelli Mayo’s rueful lamentations. Skating Polly were championed early on by Exene Cervenka, and they collaborate with Veruca Salt’s Louise Post and Nina Gordon on the recent EP New Trick. “Hail Mary” encapsulates the band’s sonic duality, as Kelli Mayo coolly describes — over somberly lulling waves of Bighorse’s guitar — a damaged girl who has “tied her guts in a knot” before drummer Kurtis Mayo slams into the momentously stormy climax


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