Colleen Green 

Wednesday, Sept. 9, The Watercooler


It takes as much effort to give a shit as it does to not give a shit. This slacker's dilemma is one of the themes explored by bedroom-bubblegum rock songwriter Colleen Green on her latest album, I Want To Grow Up (Hardly Art, 2015).

For evidence, see side two of I Want to Grow Up, which opens with "Things That are Bad for Me (Part 1)," a three-minute power-pop anthem. On the track, Green earnestly declares it's time to cut the bullshit and take responsibility for her life. Then, at the 3:02 mark, Part 1 ends and "Things That are Bad for Me (Part 2)" begins. The tempo drops and guitar rig morphs into a fuzzed out, pulsating drone as Green ditches her solemn delivery and adopts a detached Jesus and Mary Chain-esque vocal style. In near monotone, she sings, "I want to do/ drugs right now/ I want to get high/ right now."

Green and JAILL are making an all-ages Boise appearance at The Watercooler. Come on slackers, give a shit and check out this show.

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