On Saturday night, South Philly arts space Cha-Cha’Razzi hosted a benefit concert for Ladyfest Philadelphia, an event taking place at The Rotunda June 7th through June 9th celebrating women in arts, culture and activism. The Galentine’s Day Cover Band benefit raised $1,200 for the organization and featured groups of Philly musicians playing cover sets spotlighting the music of The Breeders, Bikini Kill, Electrelane and more. Check out a video recap of the benefit in the player below.
On deck for Ladyfest Philly is a benefit dance party at Eris Temple on March 8, a Karaoke benefit at Tabu on March 21, and a Little Berlin organized by Girls Rock Philly campers on April 20. The festival is taking artist submissions through February 28th: the lineup will be announced on April 1, and a companion cassette compilation will be released to coincide with it.
XPN welcomes The Spinto Band to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Boasting a new album in Cool Cocoonand a viral-y popular video in “What I Love,’ the Delaware natives have had a busy few months leading up to this hometown-area show, perhaps best exhibited by their coverage in The New Yorkerand on NPR. As the band points out in this interview with The Key, their generally upbeat, happy sounding music often has much deeper, sometimes melancholy lyrics. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Language Problems and Alec Ounsworth can be found here. Watch the video for “What I Love” below.
XPN Welcomes electro-pop/rock band Yeasayer to Union Transfer tonight. The group is currently touring in support of their third album, Fragrant World, which was released in August. The band’s psychedelic sound draws a mix of influences from electronic music, folk, and world rhythms, heard best on the 2010 release of Odd Blood, which skyrocketed their reputation, even earning the title of 2010′s most-blogged artist on The Hype Machine. Go here for more information about tonight’s all-ages performance; doors open at 8. Below, watch Yeasayer’s new video for “Longevity” from Fragrant World.
Philly noisepop duo Gypsy Death and You are preparing to release their latest batch of shoegaze-inspired recordings, EP No. 2. The five-song set is amped, gauzy and infectious, and this week the band gave us a taste of what’s in store with a new track called “Ghosts.” Listen to it below, and get more info on Gypsy Death and You’s September 28 EP release show at South Philly art space Cha Cha’razzi at the show’s Facebook event page.
It was released last November, but Bandname’s Breakfast wasn’t really an autumn album. It’s meant more for this season, a perfect record for road trips to the shore, slamming around in the heat, and backyard cookouts on cool breezy evenings. You’ll get to do at least one of those things in conjunction with Bandname’s feisty garage-punk tomorrow, when it plays Cha Cha Razzi with buzzing local fellows Kite Party and a handful of touring acts. Today’s Philly Local Phile digs into our session archives for a rendition of “Wonder Why” recorded for us right before the album’s release. Bandname plays Cha Cha Razzi, 1918 S. Bancroft St. with Kite Party, The Guru, Hot Mess and High Pop, Fri. July 23 at 7 p.m. Admission to the all ages show is $5.
Did you miss the Tyvek, Moon Women, and Eternal Summers show last Friday night at Cha-cha’razzi? Luckily, YouTube has you covered (as far the local act goes, at least). Thanks to YouTube user “totaleffingdickhead” for posting the following videos. (You’ll always be a total effing class act to us, buddy—don’t let anyone tell you different.)
Can’t make it to Eternal Summers’ show with Tyvek and Moon Women at Cha-cha’razzi later tonight? (Or just want to prime yourself for the performance?) Check out the Roanoke, VA-based duo‘s recent appearance on Y Rock, which features an interview with John Vettese and Eric Schuman as well as a live performance in the Y Rock studio.