It’s great news enough that Potty Mouth has announced the release of SNAFU, their first full-length album in several years. But here in Philly, we have another reason to celebrate: the new record will be released on local label Get Better Records. Though Potty Mouth is based in LA, the band’s bassist Ally Einbinder co-runs the Philly-based label with her partner Alex Licktenhour. Continue reading →
Western Mass-turned-California coast punk trio Potty Mouth return to Philadelphia for a show at Boot & Saddle tonight. Since their last gig in town, the band has opened for CHVRCHES and followed up their 2015 self-titled EP with a new single called “Smash Hit.” Watch the video for that song below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with PARTYBABY here.
Northampton, MA trio Potty Mouth play Everybody Hits tonight with Stove, Mannequin Pussy and Blowdryer. Their self-titled EP was released last August, putting forth a collection of indie pop / seventies punk influenced songs like “Cherry Picking” below. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.
Up the Chain bring some new music to Bourbon & Branch tonight. We recently premiered the trio’s single “Sidecar,” an track written by frontman Reed Kendall a few years ago that got a rejuvination for the band’s upcoming LP The Prison Break. Tonight’s show sends Up the Chain off on a European tour; pick up tickets here and listen to “Sidecar” below.
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space tonight at 11pm on XPN! Tonight’s show is a two-hour doozy (and I don’t use that word lightly). We’ll get to a spotlight on Death Magic, the blistering new album from the LA-based noise rock band HEALTH, which offers some surprisingly pretty moments alongside the unrelenting dissonance. There are a ton of new tracks to get to in the mix as well, so be on the lookout for a few of these:
Fuzzy indie rock quartet Swearin’ headlined a gig at Boot and Saddle on Friday night. Fronted by Allison Crutchfield, Swearin’ was started after the band she was in previously with her sister Katie – P.S Eliot – broke up. Katie went on to start her indie solo project, Waxahatchee, after the split.
With three releases to their credit – What A Dump, their 2012 self-titled release, and 2013’s excellent Surfing Strange, Swearin’ played the audience of punk fans a wide selection of songs from their albums. Allison expressed her love and adoration for Philadelphia’s DIY punk scene and happily announced that she and Kyle Gilbride (guitar/vocals) would be moving back to Philly soon. Allison and Kyle have a great chemistry together, both singing and playing guitar. Kyle’s vocals are reminiscent of mid-90’s grunge. Allison was very cute and cordial, yet fierce at times when the songs called for that.
The show was the last date of a short tour with all-girl indie-punk four piece Potty Mouth, and West Philly punks Urine Culture.
WXPN welcomes folk / Americana luminaries Phosphorescent at Union Transfer tonight. Rescheduled from a snowed-out show last month, the show will feature singer-songwriter Matthew Houck and his bandmates showcasing material from last year’s critical favorite Muchacho, as well as the band’s extensive back-catalog. Tickets for tonight’s all-ages show are $18 and can be purchased here.
Power-punk quartet Potty Mouth will celebrate their debut album Hell Bent tonight on the Boot and Saddle stage. Their sound is a blend of old school punk and power pop as the new record builds on their 2012 EP Sun Damage. Check out our interview with drummer Victoria Mandanas where she discusses touring and the band’s stance on female empowerment. Get tickets here and watch their video for “The Spins” below.
“Visibility as a band made up of women is very important to us,” says Victoria Mandanas. “There is great value, for girls and young women, especially, in seeing bands made up of women or with female members.”
The drummer of the all-women power-punk quartet Potty Mouth, currently touring with her bandmates in support of its new record (and playing Boot & Saddle on Thursday), adds “I think about my band and our music in the same way, and I hope that others will try to do the same.”
And it seems others are. The Northampton, Massachusetts group’s first LP, Hell Bent(released on Old Flame Records last September) was previewed as an NPR ‘First Listen.’ The group was named one of Spin Magazine’s ‘Best New Artists,’ as well as a Nylon Magazine ‘Band Crush’ and countless other word combinations that all pretty much mean the same thing — Potty Mouth is on the rise, going places, and right now the group’s heading up and down the East Coast in support of 10-tracks of linear, bass-driven power punk that seems split from some combination of late 70’s punk and the roaring womanly intellect made popular by the 90’s Riot grrrl movement.
The tour around this record — which follows 2012’s Sun Damage EP — was defined in part by the national DIY sub-scene that Potty Mouth finds comfort and companionship within. The women write their own songs and have experience booking their own shows. Half of the members even taught themselves how to play their instruments so that they could be in this band, together. This month, the group will be sharing bills with like-minded punks including Nothing, Waxahatchee and Radiator Hospital (to name a few). Continue reading →