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All Dogs is kicking off its spring tour at The Church

All Dogs | Photo by Nick Fancher | courtesy of the artist
All Dogs | Photo by Nick Fancher | courtesy of the artist

Columbus, Ohio punk four piece All Dogs released a great debut record last year – Kicking Every Day, which you can and should listen to here – and they’re taking it out on tour this spring, kicking things off with an appearance at the First Unitarian Church on March 5th.

The band, which recalls contemporaries like Cayetana as easily as 90s greats like The Lemonheads and Velocity Girl, appears alongside locals Pinkwash, Spirit of the Beehive and Loose Tooth. The all ages show is on sale now, more info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to “That Kind of Girl” from Kicking Every Day and check out the full rundown of tour dates.

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The Sidekicks, All Dogs, Lithuania and MARGE put on a stand-out show at PhilaMOCA

The Sidekicks | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
The Sidekicks | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

It isn’t too often I can say a show felt curated perfectly. However, each band on Friday’s bill at PhilaMOCA seemed meant to play together. The evening started off with hard-hitting Philly punk rockers MARGE. If you haven’t yet checked them out yet, I suggest you do so: if you can swing it, see them live. This band put on a dynamic performance that had audience members captivated from start to finish. Continue reading →

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Photos: A punked up bill with Waxahatchee, All Dogs and Cayetana at the First Unitarian Church

Waxahatchee | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Waxahatchee | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield had her biggest headlining Philly show to date last night, playing to a packed crowd at the First Unitarian Church and mixing in songs from last year’s breakout LP Cerulean Salt and 2012’s American Weekend. Opening the show were two very like-minded punk-rooted acts: Columbus Ohio’s All Dogs, featuring Maryn Jones of Saintseneca, and and Philly power trio Cayetana. Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.

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Watch a live video of Waxahatchee covering Guided by Voices’ “Game of Pricks” (playing First Unitarian Church 1/26)

Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Waxahatchee | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Yesterday the crew over at Philebrity dug up a video of Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield) performing an acoustic rendition of Guided by Voices‘ “Game of Pricks” at a high school in Pomona, CA last year. Crutchfield’s ability to sing confessional music in an off-the-cuff manner sounds just as honest and stripped down with an acoustic guitar as it does with her three-piece power trio band. She brings the emotional charge of emo and the sound of indie pop in a way similar to that of Frances Quinlan from Hop Along.

With the GBV cover, Crutchfield handily transforms their snappy minute and a half power pop jammer from the 1995 album Alien Lanes into her own thing; watch the video below, and compare  it against the original. Waxahatchee’s 2013 album Cerulean Salt is available here; she plays the First Unitarian Church on January 26th with All DogsCayetana, and Heavy Bangs. Tickets and information can be found here.

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