Screaming Females | Photo by Rachel Barrish |

On Saturday night, New Jersey’s Screaming Females ended their four week tour at Union Transfer with a set demonstrating that in their tenth year, they deserve all the good things coming to them. Focusing heavily on their new album, Rose Mountain, the songs translated well from basement show fare to something dare-I-say stadium ready. That might be a scary thought to some punk fans, but seeing Marissa Paternoster shredding for the masses rather than some dude from Walk the Moon is way more satisfying if you ask me.

Pinkwash | Photo by John Vettese

Pinkwash | Photo by John Vettese

The show opened with a set from punk two-piece Pinkwash who utilized complex rhythms and falsetto vocals not to mention dramatic lighting. Next was West Philly (and Rob Sheffield) favorites Radiator Hospital who powered through fun indie-pop ditties that had the crowd bouncing along.

Screaming Females’ tourmates Vacation played a mind blowing set reminiscent of The Stooges and New York Dolls. They joined the Females onstage for “Hopeless,” and even paid homage to their felllow Ohioans Devo with a ragged version of “Mongoloid.”

Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.