Whiner, Kissing Is A Crime

AdHoc Presents


Kissing Is A Crime

Brandon Can't Dance, Wolf Diamond

Sat · December 16, 2017

8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Kissing Is A Crime
KISSING IS A CRIME evolved as the primary outlet for prolific Brooklyn songwriter and producer Matthew Molnar. After squandering his youth on crossing bridges and tunnels from New Jersey to NYC to absorb the energy of punk shows, Molnar relocated to Brooklyn in the mid 2000's where he became ingrained in the fertile DIY scene and co-founded bands like Soft Black, Friends, and Pagan Rituals.

After departing from Friends, Molnar finally set out to gather the ideal band members who shared a mutual involvement in the DIY Brooklyn music community. He first recruited Brooklyn born and classically trained guitarist Liz Hogg after watching her perform at Shea Stadium with her own ensemble, Beach Arabs. During this time, Molnar found a kindred musical spirit in bassist and downtown Manhattan native Beatrice Rothbaum while hanging out at the much beloved (and now closed down) venue 285 Kent. After experimenting with several different drummers, Molnar found San Francisco native Alex Feldman, whose raw power and ceaseless passion for drumming congeals Molnar's ultimate musical vision.

With a timeless, emotive sound that can be appreciated by both the avid 7" collector and the casual Spotify playlist listener, Kissing Is A Crime are set to release Your Secrets Are Safe With Me, their debut EP, on Don Giovanni Records September 2. Recorded at Rearhouse by Jarvis Tavenier (of the band Woods), the 3-song collection showcases the band's meticulous approach to crafting emotional and memorable pop songs, which can be heard especially in debut single, "Crown Royal," a hooky sugar rush about adolescent infatuation.
Brandon Can't Dance
Wolf Diamond
Venue Information:
915 Wyckoff Ave
Queens, NY, 11385