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Girl About Town
Philadelphia, PA
Music for Moderns
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Notes from the field with photographs and a missive from our new contributor, Chelsea Alexandra: "A few weeks ago a friend approached me to see a show with her at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church (Aug 28/2014). I was excited to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Naomi Punk play Golden Teahouse tonight as part of their summer long, months long, tour from west coast to east (and back) for their brand new album Television Man. The band plays tonight's show with Philadelphia's Pink Wash (Ashley Arnwine,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Girl About Town
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This past week was the culmination of all the hard work that Positive No's guitarist Kenneth Close and vocalist Tracy Wilson put into Richmond, Virginia's Fall Line Fest (both have been part of the planning committee), but, helping to put... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Girl About Town
Take a listen to Merge Records new signing, Melbourne, Australia's Twerps. The band and label have released a preview of the brand new EP "Underlay," and for one week, starting today you'll be able to stream the release online via... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Girl About Town
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"Tori Amos opened a generation of grunge rockers up to a different genre of music and with her alternative style of piano playing and songwriting. The redhead became famous in the early 90's writing songs about rape and religion. Fast... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Amanda X's new album "Amnesia" was released at the end of July on Siltbreeze Records. Although the meeting between band and label owner may not have necessarily been clandestine, the pairing was meant to be. The new album was recorded... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Scotland's latest export, Honeyblood, will play Philadelphia for the first time tonight - this, actually being the second time they've made it to our region, having opened for label mates and fellow Scots, We Were Promised Jetpacks, in Wilmington, DE... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Old Lacy Bed (l-r): Yumi (guitar), Meeko (guitar/vocals), Hitomi (drums), Nattsu (bass) Old Lacy Bed are set to release their brand new EP "Little Girl" on 2670 Records out of Osaka, Japan on August 6th, 2014. This independent label is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Veruca Salt photos by M. Hawkey (www.hawkeyphoto.com​) When Nina Gordon left Veruca Salt in 1998, it left fangirls everywhere questioning the sanctum of best friendship. Nina and Louise Post have finally reunited, along with the band's original drummer Jim Shapiro,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Girl About Town
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This past Saturday, NY-based musician Laura Cantrell supported friends' Camera Obscura at World Cafe Live, here in Philadelphia. Cantrell has been supporting Camera Obscura who tour for their album "Desire Lines" which was recently nominated for a 'Scottish Album of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Girl About Town
We've been keeping a keen eye on Captured Tracks' Naomi Punk, who are set to release their second full-length "Television Man" via the label this August 5th, 2014. A follow up to 2012's "The Feeling," the new LP was mastered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Ben Watt (pictured above) Before I get too much into the artist Ben Watt and the subject at hand; I should preface this to say that a month or two ago, I purchased Tracey Thorn's (Everything But The Girl, Massive... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Girl About Town
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In celebration of Dark Entries' 5th Year Anniversary, the San Francisco avante-art, experimental, dance and noise label is re-issuing a trio of releases in early July, most notably in the mix is Philly's own entry, "Executive Slacks" and their s/t... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Girl About Town
"Mart Wilson writes a lot of songs, recording fragments into mobile phones or barely-there demos on his 4-track at home. SIGHS provided the chance to work with other musicians and release some music to the outside world. Having asked his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Girl About Town
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The Silence Kit, a Philadelphia-based band led by local musician Pat McKay since the mid-aught's will headline a show at Bourbon & Branch this Friday. The band has reason to celebrate, and in their newly released full-length album, Watershed, we're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Montreal's YAMANTAKA // Sonic Titan make Philly the first stop of their US tour tonight along with tourmates Green Dreams and Perfect Pussy. YT // ST began as a sonic duo, eventually adding more members allowing them to add to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Girl About Town
Premiering at the 45th Annual Nashville Film Festival on April 18th, an independent film documentary by Andrew Stubbs titled "I Lay Where I Fall," follows Philly local and ex-Dr. Dog musician Juston Stens, traveling between different cities and states to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Girl About Town
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From the subversive degentrifying lyrics and opening, explosive notes, of "Devitalize" to the guitar squeals and funky soul of album instrumental "Fairy Dust," and punky closer "Waited Too Long," Chain & The Gang continue to push limits and KILL THE... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Craft Spells were initially formed in Stockton, CA by lead member and musical brainchild Justin Vallesteros with a few close friends in 2009. When Captured Tracks signed them on the merit of the band's noteworthy track "Party Talk", they went... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Girl About Town
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When DC's Ex Hex, which features Mary Timony along with friends Betsy Wright and Laura Harris made their live debut last October at a show featuring Superchunk's Mac McCaughan in NYC, there was an unmistakable excitement behind the group's songs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Kim Deal and Morgan Nagler - 'The Root' [Official Video] from Kim Deal Music [Official] on Vimeo. "The Root" is the new video featuring the duo of Kim Deal and Morgan Nagler (Whispertown) - number four in the Kim Deal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Girl About Town
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The New Mendicants' new album "Into The Lime" is the first full-length featuring Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and Pernice Brothers' Joe Pernice, accompanied by Mike Beliskey of The Sadies. There are some genuinely pleasing, feel-good, and truly well-written songs on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Girl About Town
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Gretchen Lohse's lone first full-length "Primal Rumble", released in December 2013, is a captivating album filled with a lovely writing style that prods playfully at the listener in both verse and song. It's really wonderful to hear Lohse toe the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Girl About Town
The band TOY perform tomorrow evening at Kung Fu Necktie, and if you've not had the chance to hear their first album yet - now is your chance to dig in to the band's growing catalogue. The band is touring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Girl About Town
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