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Photo by Lauren Trzaska Photo by Lauren Trzaska A special on-the-scene report from Girl About Town photographer Lauren Trzaska: The Electric Factory was certainly full of electricity this past evening as Ani DiFranco whipped the crowd into a frenzy! Blasting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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For thirty years, Depeche Mode has been synonymous with the explosion and evolution of synth pop. While certainly not the first band to experiment with electronics and synthesizers, they were one of the first bands to advance the genre using... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Sophisticated synth-pop darlings Chairlift will be hitting the area tonight to play the Susquehanna Bank Center as show opener for The Killers. Sounds killer, right? Chairlift is a trio from Brooklyn via Boulder that has been having a banner year.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Northern Liberties has been home for quite a while to the 700 club, but no time like the present to revisit an old friend. Every second Thursday of the month brings The Rag, five local lasses and music muses who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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The Spectrum, Philadelphia's famous soon-to-be-obsolete arena, has seen a lot of activity this week. Three major rock acts - two uber legendary - have made pitstops on their Spring tours to say goodbye to the venue that has seen it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Kings of Leon rock it out at The Spectrum Girl About Town braved the crowds of frat boys, their girlfriends, and kids at their first arena rock show to check out the much hyped Kings of Leon. It didn't hurt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Tonight at Danger Danger Gallery (50th and Baltimore Ave) for only $5 - Philly's avant proggy Make A Risingwith Oh! Pears (i.e. Corey Duncan's new project, ex-Pattern Is Movement), Owl Stations, and Daniel Francis Doyle(one-man band from Austin). Consider this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Our other favorite band from Glasgow, Camera Obscura, is set to kick off a busy summer with the release of their fourth album "My Maudlin Career". Changing labels from Merge to 4AD, the new album drops tomorrow, 4/20, in Europe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Reknowned Philadelphia record producer Brian McTear has announced the start of a new venture aimed at changing the music industry: Weathervane Music. McTear is no stranger to the music business, as owner of Miner Street Studiosand contributor to many a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Bob Mould photo by John Vettese Looking every bit his 48 years with full grey beard and glasses, don't count out Bob Mould just yet. Proving that he is as relevant as ever, Mould played a solo electrified set to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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The Courteeners, photo by Lauren Trzaska Frontman Liam Fray, photo by Lauren Trzaska Bassist Mark Cuppello, photo by Lauren Trzaska Backstage with The Courteeners: the band with their manager Dave (at Left) and Girl About Town, photo by Lauren Trzaska... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Scottish phenomenon Glasvegas, hot off their triumphant SXSW shows, are conducting their third tour of the US while making their way to Coachella in mid April. Stopping last night in West Chester, PA - or Philadelphia, as frontman James Allan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Girl About Town is proud to present, along with Heyday Entertainment, The Courteeners! This Manchester UK band was hand picked by Morrissey to open for him on his current US tour and we are lucky to get the boys to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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There's a famous saying that "only 2000 people bought a Velvet Underground record but every one of those people started a band". This is the main exploration behind this German TV documentary from 1998 House of the Rising Punk, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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You may remember Brody Dalle from her ill-fated punk band The Distillers, who broke up about two years ago. Or you may remember Brody Dalle as the brash, outspoken herione to Josh Homme's dashing hero (Queens of the Stone Age).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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It's that time of year again, preparations for the South By Southwest music festival in Austin. Oh wait, we're not going. But perhaps you are, and so here are our picks for a grand ole' time. Let us know how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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If you're anything like us, you are as equally obsessed with the graphics that don record covers as much as the musical content inside. Luckilly, there is a great website that is interested in cataloging the iconic record sleeve art... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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South Philly's Toy Soldiers is the core duo of Ron Gallo (vocals and guitar) and Mike Baurer (drums). Friends from Temple University, this dynamic duo has been on the Philly music scene for about a year-and-a-half, entertaining audiences with their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Well known and admired in the UK, Late of the Pier is not new to Philly, having made their debut in our city when they played Making Time in October. But their album wasn't released in the US until January... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Girl About Town presents our next music extravaganza at The Khyber on Wednesday, February 25th! We are proud to host four amazing acts: Folklore: Folklore is the project of Elf Power's guitarist Jimmy Hughes, with help from Sam Tremble of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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It's never too early to plan your show itinerary for the coming months. Wilmington Delaware's Mojo 13 has the only indie rock monthly in the state, and each and every month proves to be a fun time. And perhaps you'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Has electropop eclipsed guitar based indie rock this year? With acts like M.I.A, Santogold, MGMT, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Justice, Crystal Castles and Ladyhawke among the many that are making room for synth based rock, it's not a surprise that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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It's time! East Hundred, one of the gems of the Philly music scene, is just about to release their first full length album "Passenger" on Tuesday, January 13th. Highly anticipated after two EPs (one from '05 and one from '07),... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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Ladyhawke is twenty-something New Zealander Pip Brown. Taking her name from the 1985 fantasy-themed film starring Rutger Hauer, Ladyhawke embraces all things weirdly current right now with her medieval-damsel-gone-electro persona. She created this alter-ego around her music as a side... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town
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The Rosebuds are married couple Kelly Crisp and Ivan Howard from the music-rich scene of Raleigh, North Carolina. Originally meeting in Wilmington, NC, the couple moved to Raleigh and had their hopes set on Merge Records, the premier Chapel Hill... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Girl About Town