A Very Gritty Holiday Playlist: Ten songs our hero is listening to this season

Yes, Santa Gritty is a thing | via

It’s getting to be about that time of year when holiday music surges from being “too early” all the way to “in our face 24/7.” Which, for those of you who love the overwhelmingly Christmas-centric sounds that will be piping into every shopping mall, supermarket, and train station for the next month, this might not be a bad thing. But for others it can get, as we like to say, a bit much.

If only holiday music could be…GRITTIER…amirite? Continue reading →


Just Announced: Speedy Ortiz will headline the Church in November

Speedy Ortiz | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

Last week, Speedy Ortiz‘s Sadie Dupuis launched a last-minute campaign to get Gritty, the new Flyers mascot, to make an appearance at the band’s sold-out show with Liz Phair Friday at Union Transfer. (Phair supported the effort, too.) Alas, Gritty was a no-show, but the show was otherwise fantastic, and Dupuis will have another chance to win over Philly’s favorite orange monster next month — Speedy Ortiz just announced a hometown headlining show at the First Unitarian Church on November 28. Continue reading →