Meet Pouty, the new project of Slutever’s Rachel Gagliardi, and watch their new music video “Sad”

Rachel Gagliardi of Pouty | Photo via
Rachel Gagliardi of Pouty | Photo via

Whenever anyone decides to move from balmy Los Angeles to Philadelphia right before the dead of winter, you have to question their sanity a bit. Rachel Gagliardi did just that – but she’s not totally unprepared. She got her start in Philly, after all, performing in the punk duo Slutever and then relocating to the west coast. For the trip back, she’s brought along her new project Pouty.

The has just released the music video for “Sad,” the second track off of their debut EP Take Me to Honey Island. Although the album was recorded both in Philly and in L.A., it still feels solidly West Coast. The track’s sunny vibes are similar to fellow Philly-via-L.A. transplants Girlpool, and they’re matched in the video by the equally sunny, blue skies of Los Angeles. Continue reading →


Fabian Akilles to perform at Goldilocks Gallery on August 21st

Fabian Akilles
Fabian Akilles | photo via Facebook

After releasing his food-for-thought single “Profit” a couple months ago, Philly rapper Fabian Akilles is set to perform at Goldilocks Gallery in Center City to build hype for his upcoming Freedom No Control project. Listeners of the Philly artist might know this already, but his smooth and collected delivery recalls a young Lupe Fiasco; with clever wordplay and reggae-inspired instrumentals, this emcee is one to keep on your radar. Get more information on the Golidlocks show here, and watch the video for “Profit” below. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Titus Andronicus at First Unitarian Church, Rufus Wainwright at The Pullo Center, Kopecky Family Band at MilkBoy Philly, The Lawsuits at PhilaMOCA’s Tuesday Tune-Out, Des Ark at Goldilocks Gallery

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New Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus make a stop in Philly tonight for a show at the First Unitarian Church that coincides with the release of their third studio album Local Business.  Led by Patrick Stickles, Titus Andronicus’ live shows are a force to be reckoned with and this one will be no exception, with support coming from hardcore punk outfit Ceremony and local post-punk band Psychic Teens.  Tickets to the all-ages show are $15 here; doors open at 8:00 p.m with music beginning at 8:30 p.m.  Below, watch a live-session video of Titus Andronicus’ “In a Big City” off of the new record.  Read Stickles thoughts on food fights, punk rock and Local Business in an interview with The Key here.

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Today’s Concert Picks: Work Drugs, City Rain, and Cold Fronts at Johnny Brenda’s, Kite Party at Goldilocks Gallery, and Johnny Miles at FDR Park

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It’s Friday and what better way to kick off the weekend than with some good old-fashioned live music. First off, local bands Work Drugs, City Rain, and Cold Fronts are sharing a bill at Johnny Brenda’s for a night of indie vibes. The doors for the 21+ show open at 8 p.m. and the bands start at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 in advance here. Listen to Work Drugs’ song “Pluto” in the player below.

Philly alt rock band Kite Party is playing an all ages show at Goldilocks Gallery tonight with punk band Captain We’re Sinking! and support by Luther and Cayetano. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is $5. Visit the event page here. Below, listen to Kite Party’s album “Baseball Season.”

Finally, if you’re looking for some free outdoor music, check out Johnny Miles and Ben Arnold playing at FDR Park tonight. The show is part of the FDR Park Summer Concert Series and also features performances by hosts Dani Mari and Reverend T.J. McGlinchey. Check out an interview the Key did with Dani Mari and Reverend T.J. McGlinchey about the FDR Park Summer Concert Series here.