The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden
Potty Mouth. Photo: Christopher Sullivan

Abby Weems, guitar and vocals; Ally Einbinder, bass; Victoria Mandanas, drums

Potty Mouth is a postpunk trio based in Western Massachusetts. The group emerged from a casual, why-not attitude when Ally Einbinder and Victoria Mandanas, who met at Smith College, set out to form a band of like-minded women with a shared interest in learning and growing as musicians. Abby Weems soon stepped forward with a knack for melody and writing lyrics, and what started as a side project turned into a way of life: recording, making T-shirts, and touring. The refreshingly candid work of singer-guitarist Weems weaves sarcasm and melancholia over a solid bass-and-drums foundation. In August 2015 Potty Mouth debuted a five-song self-titled EP, produced by John Goodmanson, that showed new levels of writing and production. A new, crisper sound, with more vocal harmonies and sophisticated production, recalls influences such as Veruca Salt and Nirvana.

Every Thursday in July and August, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The musical component of Summer Thursdays 2018 celebrates musicians living and working in New York City. Organized in collaboration with PopRally, the series hosts a variety of sounds that explore the City’s expansive musical landscape. Each evening, unique sonic flavors fill the Sculpture Garden with a range of blended genres such as dream punk, Afrofuturist soul, funk fusion, hip-hop, experimental, and lo-fi baroque pop.

    This event accompanies BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE.
    This event is part of Summer Thursdays.