Live Review: Charly Bliss, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 14, 2019

Eva Hendricks is such an effervescent, captivating frontwoman that it’s easy to overlook her bandmates in Charly Bliss. Which would be a mistake.

At the same time Hendricks is jumping and banging a drum while dressed in feathers, pounding the keys or lobbing her commandingly girlish hand grenade of a voice toward a bad ex (“Chatroom”), a good therapist (“Ruby”) or a great crowd (basically everything from Young Enough, one of my favorite albums of 2019), guitarist Spencer Fox is throwing tricky guitar shapes, drummer Sam Hendricks (Eva’s brother) is keeping the beats big and bouncy, and bassist Dan Shure bubbles and fizzes and provides the backbone all night long.

It all adds up to some of the most satisfying buzzy pop and bubbly rock this side of Veruca Salt.

—M.J. Fine; photos by Chris Sikich