April 20 is turning into a significant date in the world of Philly brat punk duo Slutever – and not just ‘cause of the obvious reasons for a couple of self-proclaimed “McDonalds-loving stoners.” On this date last year, we released the band’s badass Key Studio Session; today, Slutever’s Rachel Gagliardi launched her own indie label, Bratty Records. From Gagliardi’s announcement:
Heavily influenced by DIY punk, Lisa Frank stickers, leather jackets, and grrrl power, Bratty hopes to put out music by bands that get it.
The label will deal in limited run cassette singles, beginning with the latest from Slutever itself: the Runaways-channeling “Pussycat.” The video for the song – directed by Philly photographer and videographer, XPN2 DJ and cassette enthusiast Eddie Austin – totally looks like something out of a high school TV lab circa 1994, exactly like it should.
Two DJs who host shows on WXPN and XPN2 are DJ’ing this evening at the Smile farewell party at The El Bar. Eddie Austin, who hosts a weekly show on XPN2 (Wednesdays noon–2 p.m.) and co-hosts Philebrity Radio with Joey Sweeney on XPN2 (Thursdays 3–5 p.m.) will be joined by some guest DJs including Making Time RADio’s Dave P, DJ Snackpack, and Russell Alexander. More information to the 21+, free event is here
Any music hound knows that few things are as satisfying as digging through countless crates of records and discovering a rare gem. Unfortunately, with so many local DJs and other LP collectors out there doing the same exact thing, you’ve probably got a better chance of finding the actual Cup Of Christ than finding one of your Holy Grail albums at a thrift store or estate sale. The good news is that many of the DJs and collectors who have already snatched up all the good stuff are making it available this Saturday afternoon at the Inaugural Barbarella Record Fair. Notable names among the vinyl purveyors include Dennis Wilfong, Ian St. Laurent, Billy Werner, Creep Records, Aaron Luis Levinson, Courtney Blue, Tree Tree Smith, and Fred Sherman (among others); the event—which is curated by Eddie Austin and Edward B. Gieda III—will also feature DJ sets by Austin, Gieda, Blue, and Kyle Andrews. The Inaugural Barbarella Record Fair runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 6, at Barbarella (upstairs at The Barbary), 951 Frankford Ave.