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Join Roger Harvey & Family for an intimate side chapel gig

Roger Harvey | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

The basement of the First Unitarian Church has been home to members of the Philly punk scene for longer than anyone can remember. But occasionally, when a show calls for a quieter, more intimate sound, musicians emerge from the basement hall and into the chapel itself — the church-y part of the Church, if you will.

That’s just what Roger Harvey plans to do next month — in fact, he’s reserved the Church’s smallest performance space, the side chapel, for a solo show with a stacked opening lineup of local musicians. The show, happening April 20, comes as the latest installment of the Roger Harvey & Family tour, which has previously made stops in Pittsburgh and Chicago with different “family” members joining for each lineup. Continue reading →

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Listen to Anika Pyle of Katie Ellen contemplate guilt, shame and self-identity in the stirring solo song “The Void”

Anika Pyle | photo via anikapyle.bandcamp.com

Known these days as the singer-guitarist and songwriter at the front of Katie Ellen, and know previously as the voice of Brooklyn punks Chumped, Philly’s Anika Pyle occasionally forays into solo compositions and contemplations — as she did this week with the new track “The Void.” Continue reading →

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Stream the debut EP from talent-packed project The Rentiers

The Rentiers
Joel Tannenbaum | photo by Isaac Turner

The Rentiers is a blossoming four-piece of well known talent: Joel Tannenbaum, whose musical resume includes Plow United and Ex Friends (as well as occasional writing for The Key) and Mikey Erg, the punk ruck drummer who has a repertoire of former bands (The Ergs!, The Dopamines, etc.). Joining them on the album are Anika Pyle of Chumped, and Tyler Pursel of Goddamnit and Gym Class Heroes. Continue reading →