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  • The Absolute, Undisputed Top 10 Greatest Thrill Kill Kult Songs… According to Izzy… (Sat. at The Church)

    Although we’re all still lamenting the days when our favorite industrial disco sleazeballs (and other subversive outsiders in general) could headline a city’s premiere clubs throughout the ‘90s, Philthy has enjoyed getting to see Wax Trax! alums My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult play some of the city’s...
  • Check Out Your Smith’s Brand New Single and Music Video, Out Today

    Today our good friend Your Smith (formerly Caroline Smith) released her latest single (and accompanying lyric video, directed by Gemma Warren), “Wild Wild Woman,” on Neon Gold Records.  The single follows up her Neon Gold debut, Bad Habit EP, which dropped last year and which I characterized as, “Boast...
  • Tancred’s Jess Abbott Talks Philthy, Touring, and Riverdale

    As excited as we are to have Minnesota indie poppers Now, Now back on the road and with new music, we’re equally excited to see former Now, Now vocalist/guitarist Jess Abbott’s solo project, Tancred, thriving for more than half a decade now.  Tancred’s fourth full-length, Nightstand, dropped this June on...
  • Now, Now: “I kind of feel like we are a new band.”

    It’s been nearly a year to the day since the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection last saw indie poppers Now, Now.  Last July the Minneapolis duo went on tour and played a super-duper-sold-out show at Boot & Saddle, after a hiatus that lasted nearly half-a-decade.  Fans lined...