Finishing today’s doubleheader Free At Noon performance upstairs, Brooklyn-based Elizabeth and the Catapult enchanted the Philly crowd with a sound reminiscent to Regina Spektor and A Fine Frenzy. Featuring their January release Like It Never Happened, the quartet played a few poetic tunes such as “Sugar Covered Poison” and “Thank You for Nothing.” Listen to the full performance below by clicking on the XPN music player under the photo galley and set list.
Elizabeth Ziman knows the exact culture her music appeals to because she has always been a part of it. Born and raised in the artistically relevant Greenwich Village, Ziman became accustomed to a free-spirited, musical lifestyle at a very young age. The Elizabeth And The Catapult frontwoman began studying classical piano as a child and eventually attended the Berklee College of Music for classical music. Nowadays her personal project, Elizabeth And The Catapult, veers far from her classical training and towards her folksy, New York roots. This homegrown, classically influenced blend can be heard on both of her full-length albums, especially her most recent, The Other Side Of Zero. It consists of indie pop that is bound together by eclectic instrumentation and strong piano leads, which are often performed with free-flowing hair and a floppy fedora. Elizabeth And The Catapult performs with Sonya Kitchell and Christina Courtin at 8 p.m. at the Tin Angel; tickets to the 21+ show are $10. —Caitlyn Grabenstein
Also Playing: XPN Welcomes JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound + Blayer Pointdujour And The Rockers Galore, New Motels at Kung Fu Necktie (7:30 p.m., 21+, $10–$12); The Heat Run + The End Of America at Milkboy Philly (10 p.m., 21+, $8–$10); The Slackers + The Pietasters, The Snails at Union Transfer (8:30 p.m., all ages, $15); The Maine at First Unitarian Church (7 p.m., all ages, SOLD OUT)
This week, we’ve got a pair of tickets and meet-and-greet passes for Sara Bareilles‘ performance with Ben Lee and Elizabeth And The Catapult at Electric Factory on Monday, October 17th. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, October 14th). We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guest will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)