Bully Brings Original Pop-Punk Sounds to Helsinki Hudson



(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Bully, the Nashville-based rock quartet that is the brainchild of Alicia Bognanno and is already earning comparisons to 1990s pop-punk bands like Hole, the Breeders, and Veruca Salt, brings its melodic hardcore confessionals to Club Helsinki Hudson  on Friday, January 8, at 9pm.

As lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer and engineer of her band’s debut album, “Feels Like” (StarTime/ColumBully brings its melodic hardcore confessionals to Club Helsinki Hudson  on Friday, January 8, at 9pmbia) – which just garnered a 3½-star review from Rolling Stone Magazine — Minnesota native Alicia Bognanno is a multiple threat – perhaps even a bully. But her music is smart, sharp-edged millennial indie-rock, and as an adjective, “bully” is an apt description of her band’s churning guitars, rambunctious rhythms, and tightly coiled intensity. Their debut “Feels Like” sounds alternately like a balled fist and a fresh bruise.

Bognanno’s visceral approach to songwriting trades in steely observations, raw-nerve confessions, and intense anger directed almost exclusively at herself, although a few bystanders and bad exes might get caught in the crossfire. It’s no wonder Bognanno is being touted as her generation’s answer to Courtney Love and Liz Phair. Her voice rises from sugar-sweet to scratchy howl as she bares her most harrowing fears to the world. In other words, Bognanno is her own bully.

For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.





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