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Watch Attia Taylor perform “Wild Forest” for an On the Hill Session (playing Cha Cha’Razzi on 10/4)

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Philadelphia native and Girls Rock Philly alum Attia Taylor will return to her hometown for a show at Cha Cha’Razzi on October 4th.  After releasing her Luxurious Corners EP in February, Taylor stopped by the studio of Kettle Pot Tracks to record an exceptionally lush and intimate On the Hill Session.  You can watch the video for “Wild Forest” below and check out the rest here.  Taylor will be joined by Noun (the side project of Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females) and House Red at the Cha Cha’Razzi show; more information can be found on her Facebook page.

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Watch videos from Ladyfest Philly’s Galentine’s Day Cover Band Benefit

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.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes The Spinto Band to Johnny Brenda’s, Arctic Splash at Kung Fu Necktie, Cold Roses at MilkBoy, Parquet Courts at Voyeur for Making Time, Galentine’s Day Cover Band Show at Cha-Cha’Razzi

XPN welcomes The Spinto Band to Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  Boasting a new album in Cool Cocoon and 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 Yorker and 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.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Yeasayer at Union Transfer, Permanent Wave Benefit at Cha-cha’razzi, The Miners at Milkboy Philly, John Prine at Merriam Theater, METZ at Kung Fu Necktie


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.

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Listen to “Ghosts,” the new single from Gypsy Death and You (record release next week at Cha Cha’razzi)

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.

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Philly Local Philes: Bandname’s “Wonder Why”

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.

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Video: Moon Women at Cha-cha’razzi (1/14/11)

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.)

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