Jenette Mackie is creator and frontwoman of cello shredding rock duo Polly Panic. Built on the back of distorted and often looped cello, drums, and powerful vocals, Mackie and drummer Joey Hurd spent much of 2018 and 2019 touring the east coast in support of the release of the 3rd studio album, “Losing Form” then came 2020 which was a year in which many songs were born, for many people, inside of their homes!
This is Polly Panic’s first show since the pandemic hit.
Jenette is a classically trained cellist who wanted to “learn the rules so you can break them”. Calling herself a Grunge Baby, influences range from early PJ Harvey and Tori Amos, to Nirvana and Tom Waits. We will even throw some classical in there, as long as it’s in a minor key. Jenette created Polly Panic in 2005, inspired by a Sylvia Plath Short story, Johnny Panic and the Bible of dreams, and her great Dane Polly, who was rescued on the brink of death and came back to life for many more years with love and food….she found her will to live. Polly explores that even now, why and how, to live. There were times that she thought she had quit Polly Panic. In a long battle with Alcoholism, then another with depression, Polly Panic comes back every time as not something she does, but who she is. Outside of Polly Panic, Jenette frequently brings her vocal or cellist stylings to the aid of performance artist, silk dancers, burlesque performers and more…
Losing Form is Polly Panic’s 3rd studio album. Recorded around touring in the esteemed cello band, Rasputina, and being pregnant and giving birth to a son, Ashton Mackie-Scheve. Polly Panic is deep in the writing process on a 4th album.
Losing Form is being hailed around the world as the best Polly Panic album yet, with reviews, interviews and playlist in over 30 countries.
“Jenette Mackie of Polly Panic wields the cello like an ax, wails like a rock goddess, and sends us straight up to the ether. She then whispers and hums to bring us back to earth. It’s an intense and unique journey.” –Meeghan Kane, Unsweetened Magazine
“References abound, P J Harvey’s bleak and angsty soundscapes, Tori Amos dark dreaming, Apocalyptica’s classical-rock attitudes, Tom Waits belligerence, but whilst you catch fleeting sights of those past glories, Polly Panic creates something totally her own, something wonderfully unique, where classical grunge meets baroque ’n’roll!” (Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture, on Losing Form)
Bonny Dagger is the turbulent, boot-stomping, heavy-sonant, riff-roaring musical envisaging of Pockets Ov.
Based in Asheville, NC and formed in 2019, the band originally was a 3-peice, but currently a solo endeavor.
Brimming with tumultuous creative power, Pockets is taking Bonny Dagger on a new voyage into uncharted seas. . The music of Bonny Dagger is greatly influenced by the sounds of punk, indie, and riot grrl with a little ukulele in the mix. For the past few months, Pockets has been focusing on recording an EP set to be out this summer. However, She’ll be coming out of hiding for a special fiery ukulele set!