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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
New Brunswick / Philly favorites Screaming Females have made plans to spend the bulk of the fall on the road, reportedly bringing some new songs along for the ride. The run kicks off at Johnny Brenda’s on September 28th with Street Eaters; tickets are on sale now and available here.
Local musician Shannen Moser leads tonight’s bill at The Pharmacy down in Point Breeze. Moser brought her latestOh, 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.
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 →
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 →
Philadelphia hip-hop collective Hardwork Movement is playing a record release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The group’s music boasts intricate jazz-tinged instrumental arrangements and a fierce pride of their deep roots in The City of Brotherly Love. 2016 was a fantastic year for the nine-member group: earlier this year they released their debut LP Good Problems, and a few months later they signed to Chill Moody’s #nicethingsMUSIC imprint. Come help Hardwork Movement celebrate and get a taste of their mixtape Draft Night at their last show of 2016 in Fishtown. Brooklyn-bred Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band and Philadelphia singer-songwriter Julia Rainer are also on tonight’s bill. Check out the WXPN Concert Calendar for more information on this 21+ show, and check out Hardwork Movement’s performance of “City Bars” during a session with Philadelphia-collective Out of Town Films. Continue reading →