John-Allison "A.W." Weiss ~ Hit Like a Girl ~ Coping Skills

John-Allison "A.W." Weiss ~ Hit Like a Girl ~ Coping Skills

Performers:
A.W.
Hit Like A Girl
Coping Skills
All Ages
Dave Kiss Presents: John-Allison "A.W." Weiss, Hit Like A Girl and Coping Skills at Everybody Hits

John-Allison "A.W." Weiss

"Sad songs for fun times," that’s how songwriter John-Allison “A.W.” Weiss describes the music they've been making for over a decade. From power-pop anthems to soft folky tear-jerkers, the genres shift but Weiss’s core values—raw honesty, bubblegum hooks, and DIY ethos—run deep. In 2009, Weiss was one of the first artists to crowdfund a record through Kickstarter with their debut album ...Was Right All Along. The next ten years were an uphill battle as a queer artist in an industry so often focused on marketability. Still, Weiss pressed on, quietly collecting cred on tour with rock legend Lou Reed, writing with heroes like Tegan Quin and Kevin Devine, and cultivating a community of diehard fans across the globe. In 2018 came the biggest shift, when Weiss changed their band name to A.W. and came out as nonbinary. On their quest for unabashed authenticity—and despite the risk of a permanent voice change—Weiss started hormone replacement therapy alongside regular voice lessons. "In the back of my mind I always knew this was what I wanted, so I went for it," says Weiss, who has shared their life on social media since the dawn of Facebook and Twitter. "I want trans kids to see that you can take T and keep on singing. I want everyone to see that living your truth is worth it." This fall ...Was Right All Along is hitting streaming services for the first time and A.W. is heading out on tour to celebrate, delivering the album's collection of scrappy heartbreak songs in a new, lower key.

Hit Like A Girl

just another group of people who play guitar in their profile pictures begging u to like and follow their band social media accounts and spotify

Coping Skills

Coping Skills is a band of two people who live in Philadelphia, the place where bands are from now. Lauren DeLucca and Rachel Dispenza met by chance when they ended up moving into the same house after they both enrolled in college for the second time. They started working the same jobs, dreading the same bosses, and decided to learn how to play instruments so they could start a band. This is that band. They graduated, and as of this writing, their combined student loan debt is exactly $288,136.69. Which is a lot of money. They wrote a song about this. Please pay them.

Their songs are just songs. You’ve heard songs? They sound like those. The best parts of this band come from a dynamic Rachel describes as an unstoppable-force-immovable-object-collision sorta situation, where theirs and Lauren’s gut impulses come in conflict, and they end up writing records full of pop songs about bagels and the way that life can suck. They self-identify as “moderately gay post-ironic bummer pop,” which gives you a good idea of what you’re in for.

Venue Information:
Everybody Hits
529 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19122