BirnCORE Live PresentsWeakened Friends

Thursday / December 5, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Weakened Friends
Image courtesy of the artists

Founded by songwriter Sonia Sturino and bassist Annie Hoffman, Weakened Friends is a low-pressure outlet for emotionally volatile music. Engineered and produced by Hoffman, the Portland, Maine, band’s debut record Common Blah broadcasts heavy feelings with little more than a fuzz pedal to clog up the signal chain. 

The songs are filled with the feeling of being young, stuck, and settling for less. On Common Blah, Weakened Friends use volume—instrumental and emotional—to reassert a sense of control at a time when daily life has slid out of tune. The album also features J Mascis on the song “Hate Mail.”

$10 in advance / $12 day of show (standing room only)