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Photos: A hardcore / pop-punk free-for-all with Slingshot Dakota and Iron Chic at the First Unitarian

Slingshot Dakota | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Slingshot Dakota | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Last night the regional hardcore and pop-punk scenes collided in the basement of the First Unitarian Church. Keyboard-led Lehigh Valley pop-punkers Slingshot Dakota co-headlined with Long Island hardcore crew Iron Chic, and both bands whipped the capacity crowd into a frenzy. Check out photos from both sets in the gallery below.

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Dig into the aggressive side of Bleeding Rainbow on “Images”

Bleeding Rainbow | photo by Chad Yanagisawa
Bleeding Rainbow | photo by Chad Yanagisawa

So Philly’s Bleeding Rainbow have a great new record coming out called Interrupt. It’s their rawest outing yet, and in his interview with the band yesterday, our writer Brian Wilensky made reference to a song called “Images.” He refereed to it as “a moment of sheer aggression unleashed from Garcia.”

(Read More – The Adaptable Noise-Punks: Bleeding Rainbow releases its rawest record to date)

Today, that song was premiered on Stereogum, which called it “a two-minute rocket-blast” and a “charged-up thumper that should appeal to fans of recent-vintage Cloud Nothings.” Sounds about right, and you can definitely notice the angrier, more intense emotions that Garcia made reference to yesterday. Listen below, and get more information on Bleeding Rainbow’s slot opening for Mission of Burma at The First Unitarian Church this Saturday at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Photos: A punked up bill with Waxahatchee, All Dogs and Cayetana at the First Unitarian Church

Waxahatchee | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Waxahatchee | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield had her biggest headlining Philly show to date last night, playing to a packed crowd at the First Unitarian Church and mixing in songs from last year’s breakout LP Cerulean Salt and 2012′s American Weekend. Opening the show were two very like-minded punk-rooted acts: Columbus Ohio’s All Dogs, featuring Maryn Jones of Saintseneca, and and Philly power trio Cayetana. Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Waxahatchee at First Unitarian Church, Pine Barons at Kung Fu Necktie, Candice Martello at The Fire and more

Photo by Emma Swann
Photo by Emma Swann

Waxahatchee (aka singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield) will play at First Unitarian Church tonight. Crutchfield began the alt-folk project back in 2011 and has released two albums under the moniker (which was named after Alabama’s Waxahatchee Creek) with the most recent being 2013′s Cerulean Salt. Watch the video for the crunchy-but-catchy “Misery Over Dispute” below and get tickets here.

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Just Announced: Bleeding Rainbow opening for Mission of Burma at the First Unitarian Church on 2/8

Bleeding Rainbow | photo by Chad Yanagisawa
Bleeding Rainbow | photo by Chad Yanagisawa

Philadelphia shoegaze / punk outfit Bleeding Rainbow will support Mission of Burma on their February 8th show at the First Unitarian Church.  The Virginia natives have kicked things into high gear this year, releasing Yeah Right on Kanine Records and quickly announcing plans for a follow-up LP in 2014.  The new record will feature instrumentation recorded in a live setting at Philly’s Fancy Time Studios with the goal of capturing the raw and unbridled energy of the band’s live shows.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.  Watch their video for “Waking Dream” below.

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Review: Their / They’re / There rock the First Unitarian Church

Their/They're/There | By: Rachel Del Sordo
Their/They’re/There | By: Rachel Del Sordo

Last Friday, emo super group Their / They’re / There took the stage at the First Unitarian Church. For those who don’t know Their / They’re / There consists of Evan Weiss, better know as Into It. Over It,  Matthew Frank of the math rock band Loose Lips, Sink Ships and Mike Kinsella of American Football, Owen, Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz fame.

The show started off with openers Birthmark, another musical endeavor from the Kinsella family. With a Radiohead meets Death Cab For Cutie sound, Birthmark – the solo project of Nate Kinsella - offered a unique openingto the show. Next up to bat was indie rockers Mansions. Cementing themselves as a band to watch in 2014, Mansions put on an insanely fun set that got the crowd excited for the rest of the show.

Their / They’re / There came to the Church in support of their second EP, the three-song Analog Weekend. The trio killed it with an extremely technical performance that the crowd went nuts for; check out photos of the show in the gallery below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Their/They’re/There at First Unitarian Church, York Street Hustle at World Cafe Live, John the Conqueror at Boot and Saddle and more

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Chicago indie rockers Their/They’re/There will play at First Unitarian Church tonight. The band is a collaboration of Evan Weiss from Into It. Over It., Mike Kinsella from Cap’n Jazz and Matthew Frank from Loose Lips Sink Ships, and its tour comes in support of the band’s new EP Analog Weekend. Check out their new video for “New Blood” below, read more in Beth Ann Downey’s interview and get tickets here.

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