A Chat Between Women of '90s Emo: Tracy Wilson (Dahlia Seed, Positive No) + Susie Ulrey (Pohgoh)

Susie Ulrey and Tracy Wilson in 2018.

Regular readers of the site might already know how much Tracy Wilson's music has moved me throughout the years. Beginning with Dahlia Seed in the '90s, and now with Positive No, the singer-songwriter has always had a unique way of weaving vocal melodies, something about her delivery that I'll always cherish.

On Friday, Sept. 21, Positive No will be sharing a bill with Pohgoh and Long Arms at the Camel in Richmond, VA. Featuring vocalist Susie Ulrey, Pohgoh started playing the East Coast DIY circuit all the way back in 1994, releasing one full-lenth and handful of singles before taking a two decade hiatus. Earlier this year, the band released a new album, Secret Club, and are back out playing shows again.

Though they were both part of the same musical movement back in the '90s, Ulrey and Wilson didn't meet for the first time till the Athens Pop Fest this past August. In this new video piece, the two musicians chat about many subjects, including '90s emo, their influences, adapting as a musician with MS, and identity in a male-dominated scene that forgets you were a vital part of it. Ulrey and Wilson also talk about current artists Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker and the hope they bring. The video was put together by Coldon Martin of Positive No with the help of fellow band member Kenneth Close. 

After you've watched the video conversation, check out some tunes from both Positive No and Pohgoh below:

If you're in the RVA area next Friday (Sept. 21), head down to the Camel to see Pohgoh, Positive No, and Long Arms. Get tickets here!

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