• mmeadows: “I like to think we bring a lot of humanity to this type of music.” (Tonight at WCL w/ Will Sheff)

    “What’s pleasantly surprising about these shows… is having people come up to us at the merch table and say things like, ‘I usually don’t like this kind of music,’ meaning pop music,” says Kristin Slipp, laughing.  Slipp is likely best-known as a member of Cuddle Magic and The Dirty...
  • Meet BAYLI, 11/13 at UT (w/ Magdalena Bay)

    BAYLI is currently our favorite alt-pop-phenom-on-the-rise to emerge from the confines of lockdown-inspired internet fandom.  “She makes bops for the it-girl that resides in all of us,” says The Face.  The queer, Black singer/songwriter first made a major splash on her own with 2021’s stories from new york EP,...
  • The Schizophonics: “We want to turn up the energy and hope it’s contagious…” (11/10 at KFN)

    Few bands would seem better suited to headline Kung Fu Necktie – Philly’s Mecca of proto-punk – than San Diego garage-soul trio The Schizophonics, whose primary influences would seem to be MC5, The Stooges, and The Cramps.  The band – who have been kicking out their jams since 2009...
  • Starcrawler Take Over Eraserhood (Tonight at Underground Arts)

    I vividly remember five years ago, a quartet of teens looking like the supporting cast of Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine thrusting their way through a beyond-sold-out Kung Fu Necktie (and an exceptionally sweaty and crusty cast of punks there to see A Giant Dog) to take the stage of...
  • Superorganism’s Orono Noguchi on, “making the boldest, biggest, coolest thing EVER!” (11/5 at UT)

    This July London-based, internationally bred pop outfit Superorganism released World Wide Pop, the year’s most unabashedly candid collection of songs, and also one of the year’s best.  New York Times called the band’s sophomore album, “An explosion of bubble-gum hooks, wild production ideas and genuinely poignant reflections about growing...
  • Tenille Townes: “It’s such a wonderful thing to see people singing along.” (11/4 at WCL)

    Canadian country singer/songwriter Tenille Townes’ upcoming show at the Music Hall at World Café Live this Friday, November 4th, is at least the third scheduled date for the emerging star’s headlining show at the legendary venue.  This January’s date was rescheduled for June, due to the latest strand of...
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: “In the states people just go berserk!” (11/3 at JB’s)

    “It’s good to be back after everything went to shit,” says Gareth Liddiard, frontman and guitarist of Australian art rock band Tropical Fuck Storm.  Since the pandemic the quartet has released a handful of releases, including their third full-length (Deep States), a joint EP with King Gizzard & the...
  • Get to Know Man On Man, 10/30 at JB’s

    “When we go the extra yard and do something that’s unexpected and ridiculous, we get really good results,” says Man On Man.  Comprised of boyfriends Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen, Crickets) and Joey Holman (Holman), Man On Man is a self-identified, “unabashed queer rock band… that confronts...
  • Hear Madi Diaz Talk About Love, 10/26 at JB’s

    Nashville-based Americana singer/songwriter Madi Diaz has played a handful of ginormous shows in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection since the August 2021 release of History of a Feeling, her ANTI- debut, which NPR Music called, “freaking superb,” and which even earned a Tweet from Kathleen Hanna. ...