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Teenage Bigfoot covers Pulp’s “Common People” on new EP

Teenage Bigfoot | photo courtesy of the artist
Teenage Bigfoot | photo by Jaime Parker of Alpha Rabbit | courtesy of the artist

Teenage Bigfoot has been a defining member of the Philly pop-punk scene for the past several years, so it’s only fitting that the band would cover a song from a defining member of the Britpop movement of the 90s, Pulp. “Common People” is the lead single off Pulp’s 1995 album Different Class, and the Philly trio’s cover appears on their new EP the buck stops here, out now. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Teenage Bigfoot at The Fire, Weekender at Bourbon and Branch, Snake Club at World Cafe Live

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Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com
Local pop-punk trio Teenage Bigfoot returned last year with the playful and rifftastic 2 Lit 2 Quit EP. Tonight, the band rocks a set at The Fire on Girard Avenue; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Listen to pop-punk trio Teenage Bigfoot’s latest EP, 2 Lit 2 Quit

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Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

At some point while I was listening to Teenage Bigfoot’s latest EP 2 Lit 2 Quit, I found that I had kicked my shoes off and was dancing far more aggressively than is appropriate in an office setting. Maybe I identified with the EP’s third song “No Office in the Wild” a little too much, or maybe it was the trio’s fast-paced anthems. To be honest, it was probably a combination of both of those things. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Girlpool at PhilaMOCA, Tigers + Thieves at Tellus 360, Teenage Bigfoot at Kung Fu Necktie and more…

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Girlpool | photo by Simon Klein for WXPN

Local duo Girlpool play PhilaMOCA tonight while in the midst of a quick east coast tour. Cleo and Harmony released their breakthrough LP Before the World Was Big last year, which quickly got picked up by outlets like the New York Times and NPR (they even filmed a killer Tiny Desk Concert). Watch the video for “Magnifying Glass” below and pick up tickets for the all-ages concert here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Teenage Bigfoot at Kung Fu Necktie, Cactus Blossoms at Sellersville Theater, Parsonsfield at Boot and Saddle and more…

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Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Philly pop punk trio Teenage Bigfoot will headline a crowded bill at Boot and Saddle. Also playing are Texas’ Dead Words, Philly’s The Mad Splatter, and local feline-themed rocker Kitty Rotten. Listen to Teenage Bigfoot’s latest EP below and head to the XPN Concert Calendar for more information and tickets to tonight’s gig. Continue reading →

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Teenage Bigfoot: A classic combination in Philly punk

Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com
Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

In the past ten years, the punk scene in Philadelphia has grown exponentially. House venues seem to pop up left and right, while collectives like DIYPHL have made it insanely easy to find, attend and book shows. In a city saturated with punk bands, Teenage Bigfoot stands out with their raw and upbeat anthems.

Vocalist / bassist Tiffany Tavella met drummer Doug Abelow back in the summer of 2012 while they were in another band that never took off. Even so, the two developed a fierce musical bond; they helped come up with a song called “Teenage Bigfoot” for the old band but clearly thought that the title would work better as name for their new one. Continue reading →

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502 South release Philly Rock Comp, Vol. III, featuring The Sixties, Hurry and more

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Philly Rock Comp, Vol III band The Sixties at Fennario | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Though they are no longer hosting shows at their West Philly DIY space, the folks of 502 South have continued to be crucial supporters and promoters of local music. They spread their love in a big way with the annual Philly Rock Comps CDs, and volume three has just been released for streaming on Bandcamp.

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