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Restorations throw a wild hometown party for the release of LP3

Restorations | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Restorations | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

On Saturday night, hard-hitting Philadelphia rock band Restorations throw an enormous party at the First Unitarian Church to celebrate the release of their third full-length album, appropriately titled LP3.  Friends, family and local fans poured into the Church to share in the celebration. Restorations also brought with them some fellow Philadelphia bands to share the stage with them. Continue reading →

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The Ultimate Basement Show: Why Gainesville’s FEST is so important to the Philly DIY scene

Philly's Restorations is headed to Gainesville's FEST for the fifth time, and timed it's new album release around it | photo via restorations.tumblr.com
Philly’s Restorations is headed to Gainesville’s FEST for the fifth time, and timed it’s new album release around it | photo via restorations.tumblr.com

Some musicians route their tours around it. Others plan major releases to coincide with it. Others still will travel thousands of miles to play a one-off show at it, turn right around and head home.

The annual FEST in Gainesville, Florida, has become something of a DIY scene mecca over its 13-year existence. A series of punk concerts housed in a handful of venues over the course of a weekend where, as legend has it, the University of Florida’s football team is always out on an away game, THE FEST – usually written in all-caps, but not for any particular reason – is a huge draw, especially for artists from the Philadelphia region. Continue reading →

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Cayetana puts on a brilliant show for a brilliant album

photo by Rachel Del Sordo
photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

The Golden Tea House was packed from wall to wall Sunday night as local favorites Cayetana celebrated the release of their debut full length album Nervous like Me on Tiny Engines Records. The band decked the halls with tons of personal touches, hanging balloons and streamers along with and supplying the show with a keg of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. It was truly a celebration of the scene that brought their record into fruition, and the band even presented trophies to people who help make the Philly punk scene happen. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cayetana at Golden Tea House, Papercuts at Johnny Brenda’s, Rocco DeLuca at Tin Angel

Photo by Mary Ferrigno | via facebook.com/cayetana
Photo by Mary Ferrigno | via facebook.com/cayetana

Philly-based punk trio Cayetana will celebrate the release of their latest album, Nervous Like Me, tonight at Golden tea House The show will kick off at 7:30 PM with a suggested donation of $7.00.  The ladies have been making big waves in the Philadelphia music scene as of late and have been busy this past year playing shows, producing a music video for “Hot Dad Calendar” (check it out below) and getting picked up by Tiny Engines Records. For tickets and more information, head on over to the XPN Concert Calendar or check out their Facebook event page. Continue reading →

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Get hype for Cayetana’s album release party at Golden Tea House on 9/7

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana
Photo by Mary Ferrigno, via facebook.com/cayetana

Philly punk trio Cayetana just announced that the record release show for their highly anticipated debut Nervous Like Me will happen at The Golden Tea House September 7th.

Throughout the year, Cayetana has teased several songs from the album, including “Dirty Laundry” – which they played during their Space Jam Session - “Hot Dad Caledar” and its basement party, and most recently “Scott, Get The Van I’m Moving” via AV Club. The band also did a moving version of “Miss Thing” for Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series, which the band first performed during their Key Studio Session. Continue reading →

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Listen to Cayetana’s raw “Scott Get the Van, I’m Moving”

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana
Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana

Fresh from playing this year’s OK Fest, Philly power punk trio Cayetana just released another spectacular song “Scott Get the Van, I’m Moving” via, The A.V. Club. The track is off their upcoming new album Nervous Like Me, which is out September 9th via Tiny Engines Records. Earlier this year, the band released “Serious Things are Stupid”, “Dirty Laundry” and “Hot Dad Calendar”. The band also recently did a Space Jam Session where singer Augusta Koch and bassist Allegra Anka played a stripped down, emotional version of “Dirty Laundry”. They also did a Shaking Through Session, where they played “Miss Thing”.

“Scott, Get The Van, I’m Moving” continues along the same emotional spectrum in “Dirty Laundry” and “Miss Thing.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: OK Fest with Cayetana, Amanda X, Radiator Hospital and more at Golden Teahouse, Juston Stens at Boot and Saddle, Langhorne Slim at Tellus 360

Amanda X: Tiff Yoon, Cat Park, Kat Bean (Photo by Peter Murray)
Amanda X: Tiff Yoon, Cat Park, Kat Bean (Photo by Peter Murray)

West Philly’s super cool OK Fest kicks off tonight at the Golden Tea House. The incredible lineup includes Cayetana; the emo-tinged trio played a Space Jam Session this month featuring a live version of “Dirty Laundry,” and were also featured on Stereogum recently. They will be joined by Radiator Hospital, who will release their brilliant second album Torch Song soon, as well as Amanda X, who did a great interview with The Key’s Kate Bracaglia. Rounding out the night are The Ambulars and Brooklyn punk group Worriers. The all-ages show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are between $8 to $12. Listen to Cayetana’s “Serious Things are Stupid” below. Get more details at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Cayetana’s acoustic version of “Dirty Laundry” for Space Jam Sessions

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana
Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana

Local punk band Cayetana recently sat down with Space Jam Sessions to perform an acoustic version of its song “Dirty Laundry.” The stripped-down session featured lead singer Augusta Koch and bassist Allegra Anka performing the laundromat / romantic angst song. Although the original is still awesome (check it out below), this raw, less clean-cut version gives the track a little more emotion. Continue reading →

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Stereogum names Cayetana “Band to Watch” and shares an awesome new song called “Dirty Laundry”

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana
Photo by Mary Ferrigno via  facebook.com/cayetana

Philly punk band Cayetana recently sat down for an interesting interview with Stereogum, where they talk about the Philly music scene, what it means to be punk rock, and why laundromats are sucky and depressing. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

STEREOGUM: What’s “Dirty Laundry” about?

KOCH: The song is about sitting in a Laundro-mat and equating that dreadful experience with feelings of disappointment in yourself and others… but mostly it’s about being pissed off doing laundry.

STEREOGUM: How’d you get involved with Tiny Engines?

KOCH: We put a three song demo up on Bandcamp a while ago and Tiny Engines got in contact with us shortly after. They were extremely patient and supportive, and they completely share the ethics that we believe in so it’s been working out very well.

STEREOGUM:What’s your live show like and how different is it from what you record?

KOCH: I’d like to think that our live show and the record are a fairly similar experience. We try to put a lot of energy into our live shows. I feel like the only huge difference between them is you’re not going to hear a lot of awkward banter and bad jokes when you listen to the record.

Along with this “Band to Watch” interview, Stereogum premiered a brand new track from the band called “Dirty Laundry,” which will be on the band’s Nervous Like Me LP, out on Tiny Engines in August. The song showcases the good old punk rock skill we’ve come to expect and love from Cayetana. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the band has any shows scheduled around the area right now, but they did just get back from a huge U.S. tour with The Menzingers and Pup, so it’s understandable. We’ll be sure to let you know once a new show is announced. Check out the full interview and the song here.