PWR BTTM (pronounced Power Bottom) are an American queer punk duo formed in 2013 at Bard College. It is composed of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins.[1] The duo's debut album Ugly Cherries was released in 2015. Their second studio album Pageant was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. Pageant's release was preceded by sexual abuse allegations against Ben Hopkins, which led to the duo being dropped by both Polyvinyl and Big Scary Monsters. PWR BTTM has denied the allegations.



Pageant is an album by musical group PWR BTTM, released on May 12, 2017.
LOL is a song by musical group PWR BTTM, released on April 10, 2017.
Answer My Text
Answer My Text is a song by musical group PWR BTTM, released on March 7, 2017.
Big Beautiful Day
Big Beautiful Day is a song by musical group PWR BTTM, released on February 14, 2017.

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The Year in Arts & Culture: Refreshers and Updates on the Most Important Stories of a Volatile 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
In the music world, queer punk band PWR BTTM was dropped from both Hopscotch and a Pinhook bill after sexual assault allegations against band member Ben Hopkins came out (but good for our local presenters for doing the right thing). And we reported on our ...
U.K. Campaign Against Sexual Assault, Discrimination The Latest In A Growing Movement
  –  December 21, 2017
Earlier this year, PWR BTTM singer Ben Hopkins was anonymously accused of assault, resulting in his band being dropped from its label and its music pulled from streaming services. Milwaukee Public Media is a service of UW-Milwaukee's College of Letters ...
10 Artists To Check Out If You're Ready To Leave Your Problematic Fave
  –  December 18, 2017
3. Stop listening to PWR BTTM, start listening to HIRS. <a href="">YØU CAN'T KILL US by HIRS</a> Though it happened earlier this year, the ...
The Year Of Exposing Abusers
  –  December 6, 2017
That hesitation stemmed from the fact that PWR BTTM is a queer punk band that advocated for safer spaces policies in venues and were seen as beacons heralding a new era of rock stars. Considerate ones who preached self-acceptance and championed social ...
Why Brand New and Others Didn’t Make the Year-End Cut
  –  December 6, 2017
In what we hope results in a more productive dialogue, I’ve reached out to some of our most esteemed music critics – journalists who helped shape our publication’s coverage of later-accused acts like Brand New and PWR BTTM – to see where their ...
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