Mary Timony Plays Helium – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – February 15th, 2018

Mary Timony Plays Helium

Casbah presents

Mary Timony Plays Helium

Allison Crutchfield

Thu, February 15, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Mary Timony Plays Helium
Mary Timony Plays Helium
No history of American indie should be written without a chapter on Mary Timony, who managed to straddle multiple worlds—among them Boston’s college-borne rock realm and Dischord’s DC-based DIY scene—over the course of her early career. In the Boston band Helium, Timony took center stage, playing rock and roll that was anything but straightforward.

Timony’s fearless approach to her craft resulted in her forging a new path for the much-discussed “woman in rock,” one where a woman could nod to her femininity without hewing to outdated ideas of womanhood, and one where someone could not just play guitar, but could play with ideas of how the instrument should be approached. Timony simultaneously deconstructs and rebuilds riffs, searching for resolution but also savoring the journey toward it; with Helium, she pushed her technique and explored unconventional compositional ideas in-depth. The chug of “Pat’s Trick” was of a piece with the brand of ‘90s rock given the “indie rock” blessing, but Timony’s swallowing-itself solo and laconic vocal elevated the track, making it a head-rush of damaged beauty.
Allison Crutchfield
Allison Crutchfield
Allison Crutchfield has been writing and performing fantastic songs over the years, most notably in her co-founding projects Swearin' and P.S. Eliot. Lately she's been part of the Waxahatchee live band and self-released the Lean In To It EP, but 2017 will see the release of her first proper full-length.

More specifics on Allison's LP coming later this year! For now, stay in touch by following Allison Crutchfield on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.casbahmusic.com