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Just Announced: A reunited Team Dresch will play Union Transfer with Screaming Females this fall

Team Dresch | courtesy of courtesy of Jealous Butcher Records

19 years after their last release, Portland queercore punk band Team Dresch is reuniting. The band just shared a new song, “Your Hands My Pockets,” and announced a string of East Coast tour dates this fall. They’ll join forces with Screaming Females for an awesome power-packed double bill at Union Transfer on October 3. Continue reading →

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Screaming Females slayed two Nirvana covers at Beat Kitchen on New Year’s Eve

Screaming Females | still from video

Philly power trio Screaming Females spent their New Year’s Eve at Chicago’s storied venue The Empty Bottle Beat Kitchen, and rang in 2019 with a pair of covers from Nirvana’s Nevermind. Five glorious minutes of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” a frenzied jam that suits Marissa Paternoster’s vocal style impeccably, gave way to the doubletime slamdance fuzz of “Breed.”  Continue reading →

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Screaming Females enlists Sammus and Moor Mother for “End of My Bloodline” remix

Screaming Females | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN | Sammus | photo by John Vettese for WXPN | Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Screaming Females | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN | Sammus | photo by John Vettese for WXPN | Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

It hasn’t been long since Screaming Females released their new record, All At Once, and it’s been an even shorter time since they tore up Union Transfer in support of it. Still, if you’ve been longing for more Screamales in your life lately, then the band’s latest news should do the trick. Thanks to a collaboration with Philly experimental artist Moor Mother and rapper Sammus — both labelmates on Don Giovanni Records — one of the tracks off All At Once now has a totally different sound. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Screaming Females is taking THOU and HIRS on tour, playing Union Transfer in April

Screaming Females | photo by Grace Winter | courtesy of the artist
Screaming Females | photo by Grace Winter | courtesy of the artist

New Brunswick, NJ DIY veterans Screaming Females have been a steadfast force in the East Coast scene for over a decade, and it releases its seventh LP, All At Once, in February on Don Giovanni Records. This week, the band — led by acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Marisa Paternoster — announced its spring tour, which comes to Union Transfer on April 5th. Continue reading →

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Screaming Females’ seventh LP All At Once comes out in February; watch the “Glass House” video

Screaming Females | photo by Farrah Skeiky | courtesy of artist
Screaming Females | photo by Farrah Skeiky | courtesy of artist

After releasing their head-banger single, “Black Moon,” a few weeks ago, Jersey rockers Screaming Females are back; this time with a video for their new track, “Glass House,” as introduction to their upcoming album All At Once — out on February 28th via Don Giovanni Records.

As Screaming Females have been kicking for more than ten years, they’ve had time to explore their capacity as musicians — and in their new track, “Glass House,” they’re trying something new: patient simplicity. With expert calculation and sparse arrangements, the “Glass House” is able to carve out a sound striking and severe. Continue reading →

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A very limited edition Screaming Females 7″ is up for grabs at New Brunswick’s Spina Records

Screaming Females
Screaming Females | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

New Jersey punk rock power trio Screaming Females have a new 7″ for a song called called “Black Moon,” and it’s only available in one spot. Starting tomorrow at noon, a limited quantity of the vinyl single can be picked up at Spina Records in the band’s hometown of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Shannen Moser at The Pharmacy, Taxes at Ortlieb’s, Screaming Females at The Chameleon Club and more…

Shannen Moser | photo courtesy of the artist
Shannen Moser | photo courtesy of the artist

Local musician Shannen Moser leads tonight’s bill at The Pharmacy down in Point Breeze. Moser brought her latest Oh, My Heart release to the WXPN studios recently, sharing three of her beautifully, emotionally intimate songs in a joint Folkadelphia / Key Studio Session. Stream the session below and get more info for the all-ages show, also featuring Harmony Woods, here.

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Preview the Don Giovanni Records Showcase with Screaming Females’ Guest DJ set on WXPN

Screaming Females | courtesy of the artist
Screaming Females | courtesy of the artist

Tomorrow night, Jersey independent label Don Giovanni Records kicks off its annual showcase — which this year has stretched into a three night affair, two at Brooklyn’s famed Knitting Factory and one at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church. The lineup is impressive to boot, a cross section of the label’s artists and friends with hardly any overlap between the three nights.

Here in Philly, the action is led by Screaming Females, the New Brunswick / Philly punk rock power trio renowned for high-energy live performances and frontwoman Marissa Paternoster’s guitar mastery. Joining them are raucous Alabama rockers Lee Baines III & the Glory Fires – late of Sub Pop’s roster, with a new album coming out on Don G this year – as well as Baltimore jangle-popsters Outer Spaces, Philly-via-Brooklyn punk outfit Worriers and D.C. power pop four-piece Bad Moves.

To get amped up for the show, Paternoster and drummer Jarrett Dougherty guest DJ’d on WXPN this week, highlight a couple songs from their fantastic 2015 album Rose Mountain and introducing us to everybody else on the lineup. They also talked about the early days of the Don Giovanni Showcase at Maxwell’s (R.I.P.) in Hoboken, the continued importance of the event as the label grows, and the closeness of some of the bands on this bill (Lauren Denitzio of Worriers evidently stopped by to borrow kitchenware while the playlist was being planned). Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Screaming Females will headline a Don Giovanni Records showcase at the Church on 2/4

Screaming Females | courtesy of the artist
Screaming Females | courtesy of the artist

We’ll take a good Screaming Females show wherever we can get it, but this one’s extra special. On February 4th, the New Brunswick power trio will headline the basement of the First Unitarian Church for a showcase of the esteemed record label they call home, New Jersey imprint Don Giovanni Records. Continue reading →