Kelsey Cork and the Swigs paint poignant Philly caricatures with rebel attitude on debut single “Center City Blues”

Kelsey Cork & the Swigs | photo by Alyssa Resh | via

Kelsey Cork and the Swigs is a brand new DIY rock trio, lead by of vocalist / guitarist Kelsey Cork. Their debut single “Center City Blues” was released via Good How Are You Records, engineered by Lauren Delucca of Coping Skills, mixed by Henry Wilson and mastered by Elaine Rasnake.

“Center City Blues” somehow manages to blend blues and punk, with engine-revving electric guitar and Cork’s vocals tinged with rebel attitude. The lyrics paint poignant Philly caricatures, from the miserable “suit and ties in center city” to the “sweet old man in my neighborhood sipping a forty at nine a.m.,” pinpointing the unifying sense of home that links people of different walks of life. Continue reading →


Full Bush, Overwinter and more will play Great How’ve You Been Fest this weekend

Full Bush | via Facebook

One of Philly’s biggest DIY music festivals returns for a second year this weekend. Presented by goodhowareyou records and Paper Scissors Media, Great How’ve You Been Fest 18 will be hosted at two South Philly DIY spaces on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, Dec. 2nd; the lineup features many of the label’s artists plus several other local acts. According to goodhowareyou, the mission is “to provide two full days of non-stop entertainment that is affordable, safe and welcoming to all, and supports artists directly.” Continue reading →