Lucy Dacus is a musician, performer, storyteller, and widely regarded as “one of the best songwriters of her generation” (Rolling Stone). She has released three full-length albums under her name: 2016’sNo Burden, 2018’sHistorian, and 2021’sHome Video, as well as the boygenius album in 2018 with her bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker.Home Videowas named a top 10 album of 2021 byNPR Music,SPIN, USA Today, Rolling Stone, The New York Times,and many more, leading to performances onThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show withStephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS This Morning,andLate Night with Seth Meyers. Additionally, Dacus made herAustin City Limits TVdebut in 2020.
A collaboration between multi-instrumentalists Sam Huntington and Madel Rafter, Philadelphia duo Crooks & Nannies’ signature blend of brash, confessional indie rock functions on extremes. Alternating between painfully tender and jarringly obtuse, the childhood friends fashion themes of growth, loss and transformation into off-kilter pop songs that whirr with the unpredictability of a failing engine. Synthetic, hook laden choruses fizzle into sparse folk arrangements — Huntington mutters drop-pitched affirmations as Rafter’s playful yet serrated vocal delivery pours through the arrangements like rubbing alcohol. It might heal you, but it’s going to sting.