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Underground Arts to host Kathapalooza, a benefit concert for Kathleen Mullaney and her fight with cancer

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Last year, Kathleen Mullaney was having dinner with friends on Easter when she felt a sharp pain in her back. She went to the doctor. They ran tests. Then came the harrowing news: she had late-stage breast cancer.

On Saturday night, Underground Arts will host Kathapalooza, a benefit concert in support of Mullaney, who was a prominent figure in the Philly punk scene in the late 1990s as the lead singer and guitarist of the all-female band Grubby. Continue reading →

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Watch the rock and roll jam “Riff Mountain” from Fishtown’s Creem Circus

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Power chords, Philly-made axes and full-on glam rock, need we say more?

The brand new video for the appropriately named track “Riff Mountain” from Creem Circus, a band headlined by local guitar-smith Chris DiPinto, has all this and more. DiPinto and company bring a song chalk full of raw energy and presents it in a way that harkens back to a simpler time when rockers weren’t afraid to be loud and in your face. Continue reading →

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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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