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The Week Ahead: Speedy Ortiz, RFA, Ellen Siberian Tiger, Travis Scott and more

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Travis Scott’s Astroworld | courtesy of the artist

From Speedy Ortiz’s final run of shows in support of Twerp Verse to Travis Scott’s hotly anticipated Astroworld tour stop at Wells Fargo Center, rock and roll from RFA, folk from Kaia Kater, and our House Key Showcase with Ellen Siberian Tiger and more, there’s a lot for you to take in all around the scene this week. Here are 20 concerts to see in the next seven days.  Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger talks collaboration and channeling emotion in new Shaking Through session

Ellen Siberian Tiger | still from video

Philly indie rockers Ellen Siberian Tiger are the focus of the latest Shaking Through session from Weathervane Music. The group, helmed by songwriter/vocalist Ellen Tiberio-Shultz and performing as a four-piece for this session, joined the Weathervane folks at Miner Street Recordings to put together a finished rendition of their previously unrecorded song “Everybody Always.” The final product is out now, and includes a polished music video of the song and a documentary-like look behind the scenes into the process of recording. Continue reading →

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Anger Is A Healthy Emotion: Get a taste of Ellen Siberian Tiger’s Shaking Through session in this short trailer

Ellen Siberian Tiger | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

Indie rock trio Ellen Siberian Tiger will be featured in the next episode of the Shaking Through Sessionns from Weathervane Music Organization, and this week, the band shared a short trailer showing up what we can expect. In the clip, vocalist Ellen Tiberio-Shultz discusses how to channel feeling angry into something healthy, like artistic expression. The band recorded their song “Everybody Always” for the upcoming episode. Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger, Hemming and Camp Candle will play the House Key Philly music showcase at Underground Arts

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Experimental Philly indie rock outfit Ellen Siberian Tiger teams up with emotive rocker Hemming and electropop duo Camp Candle at the end of this month for the House Key Showcase, a night of Philly music at Underground Arts.

The 21+ gig is co-curated by local promoter House Cat Presents and The Key, sponsored by Yards Brewing Company, and takes place on Friday, November 30th. Continue reading →

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Watch Ellen Siberian Tiger play “Grinding My Teeth” in new Random Tea Session

Ellen Siberian Tiger | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

Ellen Siberian Tiger can usually be found around town performing as a trio, but the latest Random Tea Session sees songwriter Ellen Tiberio-Shultz showcasing a quieter side to their musical project. Filmed in Northern Liberties’ plant-filled and natural light-soaked Random Tea Room, Ellen Siberian Tiger’s just-released Random Tea Session is the 60th installment in the series, which began in 2012. (Check out the archive of Random Tea Sessions here.) Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger unpacks gender and condescension in a nervy, sci-fi tinged new video

Ellen Siberian Tiger | still from video

First released to the world in October last year as a single, local indie rock trio Ellen Siberian Tiger released the music video to “When Men Explain Things To Me” earlier this week. The crescendos of the song ebb and flow throughout the music video, as well as the song itself, from the screams of “Back up, don’t touch me,” to the closing whisper of “I love when men explain things to me.” Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger and more to play WOAR benefit show at World Cafe Live this weekend

Ellen Siberian Tiger | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

This Saturday, May 26, the upstairs venue of World Cafe Live will be filled with the sounds of four of today’s best emerging artists for the kind of stacked benefit show that doesn’t come along all that often.

Local favorite Ellen Siberian Tiger, who last fall released the fantastic feminist anthem “When Men Explain Things To Me,” will headline the show. Fellow locals Queue and Baltimore’s Joy Postell will both open, along with the just-added Grace London from New York. Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger talks songwriting, music school, and representation on the 25 O’Clock podcast

Ellen Siberian Tiger | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

One of the newer faces in the Philly music scene, Ellen Tiberio-Shultz, better known by their band name Ellen Siberian Tiger, is the most recent guest on Dan Drago’s long-running 25 O’Clock podcast. The songwriter sat down for a conversation with Drago ahead of this week’s snowstorm, and the two cover everything from Tiberio-Shultz’s upbringing in State College, PA to their brief stint as the drummer in a Liz Phair cover band. Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger returns with the powerful anthem “When Men Explain Things To Me”

Ellen Siberian Tiger | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

The latest from Ellen Siberian Tiger starts with a measured observation, builds into a rage-filled feminist battle cry, and goes out on a whisper. That dynamic, which captures the variety of influences and styles bandleader Ellen Tiberio-Shultz pours into her music, makes the new track all the more impactful.

“When Men Explain Things to Me” is the latest single from the Philly rock trio; it’s a powerful anthem with an important message — the kind we wish we didn’t still need in the year 2017. But since we do, I’m glad we have Ellen Siberian Tiger right there with us for commiseration and encouragement. “Back up, don’t touch me,” Tiberio-Shultz belts in the middle of the song, the title of which is a reference to feminist writer Rebecca Solnit’s essay that shares the same name (and is reminiscent of Tacocat‘s “Men Explain Things to Me”). Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger distills frustration into dance for the “Grinding My Teeth” video

Ellen Siberian Tiger | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

Philly trio Ellen Siberian Tiger ended their week by releasing a music video for “Grinding My Teeth.” The self-proclaimed feminist indie rock group began as Ellen Tiberio-Shultz’s solo project in 2009, evolving through various configurations and ultimately landing on the three-piece it is today. The band prides itself on its use of punk and orchestral influences, and when combined with Tiberio-Shultz’s breathy yet powerful vocals, their overall sound becomes instantly enticing.

“Grinding My Teeth,” found on last year’s Red Blooded Woman EP, is a song of not feeling enough, of that forceful letting go, which is a persistent theme throughout this EP. Just the name of the song itself — “Grinding My Teeth” – evokes frustration, the lyrics are counteracted by a beautiful acoustic guitar and strings. The contrast makes the song a little more settling than if the music behind the lyrics was also intense. Continue reading →