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  • Get Extra Sweaty with The Joy Formidable This Sat. and Sun. at Boot & Saddle

    Welsh alt rockers The Joy Formidable have been longtime friends of PHILTHY, from their days of super sweaty gigs at Johnny Brenda’s, to ginormous shows at Union Transfer, and their recent stops at Underground Arts, but this weekend the band will be playing likely their most intimate Philadelphia gigs...
  • Flashing Back to 2014 with Slothrust (Thursday at Johnny Brenda’s)

    This September some of our favorite 21st Century alternative rockers, Slothrust (whom we last spoke to in March of last year), released their fourth full-length, The Pact.  The LP has the band, who originally hailed from Boston, but have spent recent years in Brooklyn, and recently relocated to LA,...
  • Death Valley Girls Talk Death, Dogs, and The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection

    Although this was never intended to be part of the story, I’ve actually spent much of the past few hours live-Tweeting back and forth with LA-based punks Death Valley Girls about the 18-inning, Game 3 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox… And,...
  • Motherhood, Introducing Themselves to Philly, Tonight at Kung Fu Necktie

    Canadian “avant-rock trio” Motherhood have apparently actually been kicking out jams for the better part of a decade.  However, they just made their way to America for the first time earlier this year, and their first time in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection will be tonight,...
  • Shilpa Ray: “I like that period of Rock’N’Roll that was really Nihilistic”

    Last month Brooklyn-based blues punk singer/songwriter Shilpa Ray (also, notably former madame to the Happy Hookers, Bad Seed-backing-singer, and Drexel University student) released her Nihilism EP, the follow-up to 2017’s Door Girl LP, her sophomore full-length as a solo artist.  Although Shilpa Ray has only officially been a solo...
  • The Weekly Soundup, August 11-15

    Hi, friends! I’m back from my well-deserved vacation and excited to be in Philly for a few really special shows this week. 8/11 The good folks at Weathervane Music are presenting a perfect lineup in Fishtown for Waterfront Wednesday. Local favorites Reading Rainbow will be joining their BFFs Eternal...
  • Photo Proof Of Aziz Ansari At KFN

    (Photos via) Proof, finally, that Aziz Ansari was at KFN‘s Night Train last Thursday night in Fishtown. Thanks Shadowscene!! TTLY Conrad ...
  • Kung Fu Necktie Hires Graffiti Artists To Re-Do Exterior

    Ran into Philly graffiti artist Le Josh yesterday, working on the exterior doors and windows of Kung Fu Necktie, on Front street, in Fishtown. Oddly enough, he said that he’s read this blog and that he liked that I was talking so much about street art lately. Le Josh...
  • Video: Girls “Lust For Life”

    Girls first album titled, well… “Album”, just got released last week and it’s the most seriously perfect end-of-summer music I’ve been listening to. Appropriate, considering that like me, most Philadelphians will be holding on to this end-of-summer season until we have to put our winter coats on. Take a...