For those of you wondering why my postings have been so sporadic lately, I have been living a lie. I have been sneakily blogging from Washington, DC all summer while interning with some little satellite radio company. Although I’ve been checking in on you guys from time to time, making the 2.5 hour drive to catch the likes of Twin Sister or Creepoid, I’m back for good now and super excited for the Fall. All of our lovely promotors have ridiculously packed schedules and I can’t wait to share them with you. Let’s get started.

9/13 Meg Baird and Birds of Maya play Kung Fu Necktie tonight in support of Woods. This is a really really cheap show at only $5 and a very intriguing lineup. I love love love Birds of Maya and am definitely intrigued by the juxtaposition of their blues-influenced punk rock against Meg Baird‘s soothing vibes. [Get tickets here.]

9/14 There’s a ridiculous amount of things going on at The Ox this month. For starters they’re hosting the Jukebox the Ghost CD release “extravaganza” tomorrow night. Also playing are local favorites Drink Up Buttercup and Via Audio. Show starts at 7:00 and will run you 7 bucks.

9/15 Next up is another record release show on Thursday night. New Brunswick’s Screaming Females are embarking on a world tour throughout the end of November in support of their new album, Castle Talk. Joining the New Jersey band will be Philly’s Women who released a new LP, No Reasons, earlier this summer. You can pick that up here either physically or digitally for $10 and $5 respectively. Dry Feet will also be at The Ox Thursday night. A very nice group of men, their Myspace reads “if you like us for some reason, download our record for free here.” If you enjoy garage punk about surfing, you’re going to like Philadelphia Beach. And last but not least, in a typical Ox WTF moment, very special guests Ted Leo and The Pharmacists.

9/17 Friday night Cha-Cha’Razzi has a super fun one. Come out and celebrate a couple of birthdays and Far-Out Fangtooth’s brand new 7″ which I will definitely be snagging. Also partying will be Super Wild HorsesSOARS, and Philly’s own Party Photographers. Expect a lot of reverb, dancing, and some cupcakes too. 7 bucks, but bring some dollars so you can pick up both Far-Out Fangtooth’s and Party Photographers’ 7 inches.

9/18 Saturday night, before The Ox wraps up an awesome week with Pissed Jeans, they play host to Baltimore’s Friends Records. Four very different acts are set to take over The Ox in what will be the label’s first out of town showcase. I don’t even know where to begin. The wonderfully experimental jazz of Microkingdom, clever hip hop of Height With Friends (which you already know I LOVE,) psychedelic rock of Sri Aurobindo, and freak folk pop of Soft Cat are too much for one little post. Check back later this week so I can get you up to speed on everything Friends Records. It’s going to be a really special night encompassing exactly what Friends Records is about – incredible music somehow tied together through camaraderie and community.