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The Softies

Lightheaded, 22º Halo

Thursday, October 03
Doors: 7:30pm | Show: 8pm


The Softies, comprised of Rose Melberg and Jen Sbragia, embody timeless themes of friendship and self-discovery through their minimalist pop soundworld. Since their formation in 1994, they’ve created uncluttered and fearlessly vulnerable music, contrasting with prevailing trends. The Bed I Made, The Softies’ first new studio album in 24 years, showcases growth while reflecting on life’s complexities with lyrics drawn from real experiences. Despite individual pursuits and personal losses, Melberg and Sbragia reunite, channeling grief and rejuvenation into an album that captures the essence of their enduring friendship and offers hope and renewal amid life’s challenges. Through their perfectly-paired harmonies and telepathic playing, they navigate the present, past, and future, offering a poignant continuation of their musical legacy, resonating like time spent with an old friend who knows you best.


New Jersey-based group Lightheaded make songs that call on the unsatisfied tunefulness of classic indie pop and college rock, as well as tapping into the idealistic daydreaming of ’60s chamber pop. They signed on with Slumberland Records for the release of both their 2023 EP Good Good Great! and their proper debut album, 2024’s Combustible Gems.

22º HALO

22 Degree Halo is a band from Philadelphia.

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