The Cure

  • Lizzie & The Makers on Authenticity, Sophomore Albums, and David Lynch

    “If we were one of the bands playing in Twin Peaks, this would be the sound,” says Lizzie Edwards, frontwoman of Lizzie & The Makers, of their forthcoming sophomore LP, Dear Onda Wahl.  Lizzie’s chatting with me via phone from a coffee house in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  She tells...
  • lùisa: “Third albums are always the best.”

    Ironically, lùisa’s third LP, New Woman, actually has the German singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist exploring a bevvy of vintage sounds.  The album, which deals with female-oppression-turned-empowerment on both a personal level and a sociopolitical level, borrows sonic sentiments from a lot of the best intellectual pop of the 1980s, making...
  • 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...
  • Get to Know Rose of the West’s “desert goth trip,” Next Tues. at B&S

    Milwaukee’s Rose of the West are an amalgam of pretty much all of our favorite sounds: post-punk, ethereal wave, dream pop, ‘90s alt rock… basically everything that beautifully soundtracked the lives of the most whimsically angsty and morose teens of the mid-80’s to the mid 90’s… The band is...