By Austin Taylor
February 18, 2019
Cherry Glazerr took its genesis from inside the monolithic Los Angeles development of bubblegum punk. Their unique sound comes out of the bands early signing with record label Burger—Lead singer Clementine Creevy was fifteen when she signed with the label in 2013. Creevy’s raw energy and loud personality gained attention from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Heidi Slimane and Death Grips, all of which she sung vocals for during the early years of Cherry Glazer. Creevy screamed out “Vancouver, you’re an awesome crowd!” to a roaring audience of people clad in plaid and doc martens. She, rocking in leather pants and a red corset top, shook, spun and fist pumped to the adoration of everyone in the room.
The teenage sound of Cherry Glazerr has transformed into a powerful rock melody. Creevy is an inspiration to fans, to work hard and stay true to your own sound. People were crowd surfing along to all the old tracks. Newer tracks were slower and meandered along a solid drum line and suspenseful harmonic guitar riffs reminiscent of a punkier Cat Power. The mismatched sounds she played, from her iconic version of rock to the slow, suspenseful tracks mixed, were equally reflected in the eclectic stage decor of giant cherry sculptures, neon pink visuals, and a stalagmite shaped light beside the drummer. The vibe of the show was confused similar to the feeling of being in your early 20’s and not knowing who or what you are supposed to be.
The fans loved the show, it was inclusive and fun was had by everyone—whether they were 19 (B.C.’s legal drinking age) or 50 (yes there were rocker moms in the crowd too.) Vice has nominated Creevy as “The Millennial Punk Feminist Icon” and one can understand after seeing this show why they would proclaim that. She has it and she hasn’t stopped working at it since she started her career. That said, it would be interesting to see Clementine Creevy graduate from her teenage pop-punk ways into a more mature rock sound. Fans like Cherry Glazerr as is and, respect, though this music isn’t for everyone, those who showed up were definitely rocking.Rickshaw Theatre