Sonic Youth

  • L.A. Witch’s Irita Pai Talks Life on the Road (Tonight at JB’s)

    Tonight L.A. Witch bring their self-described “REVERB-SOAKED PUNKED-OUT ROCK” to Johnny Brenda’s for their first headlining show in Philthy in more than half a decade.  The Los Angeles trio were, however, in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection just last December, when they were supporting All Them...
  • Waxahatchee, Two Nights for Two Years

    “I’ve been looking forward to this show for so long, for years now,” said Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, four songs into her set last Sunday night, before launching into “The Eye” off of the indie rock singer/songwriter’s 2020 album Saint Cloud.  The performance was the first of...
  • A Night at the Opera with Courtney Barnett (2/4 at The Met)

    Although Courtney Barnett is far from shedding her punk influences (which include Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, and Bikini Kill), her third album, 2021’s Things Take Time, Take Time, showcases the Australian indie rock singer/songwriter’s most intimate and vulnerable offerings yet.  And with that, comes the artist’s biggest and fanciest...
  • FEELS Get a Little Dystopian

    “I think coming from the last year and a half of this crazy stuff, spending time rehearsing and writing, we definitely have magical moments together where you really feel like, ‘This is why we started doing this in the first place’,” says Michael Rudes, drummer of LA alternative rockers...
  • Lucy Dacus’ Home Video and 10 More Gems from Matador Records

    This Friday, June 25th, sees the release of Lucy Dacus’ third LP, Home Video, courtesy of Matador.  The album chronicles the existential ins and outs of Dacus’ formative years in Richmond, VA.  Her fourth and latest single, “Brando,” tells the tale of a high school friend obsessed with Old...
  • Catch Up With the “calm and chill” Chastity Belt This Thursday (11/14), at The Church

    Although Chastity Belt’s recently released self-titled LP isn’t exactly a “reunion album,” it does capture the spirit of the Seattle-based, Hardly-Art-signed, alt rock quartet after a brief hiatus, working on other projects and exploring extra-curricular sounds.  Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte (better known as...
  • Allen Tate on Going Solo, Nearing and Turning 30, and Making Rock’N’Roll (Saturday at B&S)

    San Fermin may have just announced their first Philly show in several years, November 23rd at Union Transfer, but lead vocalist Allen Tate will be making a far more intimate appearance in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection this Saturday, June 22nd, at Boot & Saddle.  Last...