This Wednesday, Philly rockers Hop Along will perform at the Bishop. Following the release of their widely-acclaimed 2015 sophomore album Painted Shut, Frances Quinlan and co. have toured extensively and will perform at a handful of music festivals this summer, including Sasquatch and Shaky Knees.
Initially beginning as a freak folk solo act (then known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis) in 2004, Hop Along has expanded into a fully developed band, drawing in more lo-fi and punk influences into their sound. Their first record Get Disowned was released in 2012. After signing to Saddle Creek Records in 2014, they released Painted Shut the following spring. Featuring raspy and wild vocals by front woman Quinlan, Painted Shut is filled from top to bottom with energetic guitars and personal, story-songs. Songs range from acoustic, folksy mid-album track “Happy to See Me” to fast-paced closer “Sister Cities.”
Kleinerwasserbar (Richard Wehrenberg and Jon Washington from Saintseneca) and local artist Amy O of Brenda’s Friend (Who will be playing at Culture Shock!) will open the show. Tickets are $12 and available online, at The Bishop, or Landlocked Music. Doors for the show, which is 18+, open at 8:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:30 p.m.