It’s been over a year since local indie rock breakout Sophie Allison, better known as her musical alias Soccer Mommy, released her phenomenal third album, Sometimes, Forever– undoubtedly one of the most buzzed about records of 2022. It’s been a whirlwind of a year since, with Soccer Mommy embarking on tours, supporting some stellar artists (like her recent hometown show at Ascend Amphitheater with Maggie Rogers), popping up on collaborations (like on on fellow Nashville favorite Bully’s new LP), and, most recently, releasoing an EP of of covers called Karaoke Night, featuring her renditions of classics by Pavement, Sheryl Crow, Slowdive, Taylor Swift, and R.E.M. Though Soccer Mommy did support Maggie Rogers at that aforementioned Ascend show over the summer, and recently made a surprise appearance for a duet with Bully at Brooklyn Bowl, Sophie hasn’t played a headlining Soccer Mommy show in Nashville since her own Brooklyn Bowl performance last November.
That’ll change tonight, Oct. 28, however, as, in between a UK run in support of The National, and some international fests in Mexico and South America, Soccer Mommy is set to headline a hometown show at Eastside Bowl, in honor of her favorite holiday: Halloween. Indie psych artist Avey Tare (of Animal Collective fame) and local experimental artist Total Wife will support- a killer lineup and a reflection of Soccer Mommy’s impeccable taste- and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Sophie encourages attendees to wear costumes, and given her avowed love of all things Halloween and spooky, we’d say you should take that suggestion seriously. Just a handful of tickets are still available right here, with show wirstbands also scoring you 50% off bowling during the official afterparty, dubbed Disco Unusual and featuring DJ Loveless and DJ Shug, with themed food and drink specials and a costume contest. If you’re looking for a Halloween event that also happens to be an incredible show, this is our top pick of the weekend!
Soccer Mommy, Avey Tare, and Total Wife will perform tonight, Oct. 28 at Eastside Bowl. The show 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $35.