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Teenage Bigfoot covers Pulp’s “Common People” on new EP

Teenage Bigfoot | photo courtesy of the artist
Teenage Bigfoot | photo by Jaime Parker of Alpha Rabbit | courtesy of the artist

Teenage Bigfoot has been a defining member of the Philly pop-punk scene for the past several years, so it’s only fitting that the band would cover a song from a defining member of the Britpop movement of the 90s, Pulp. “Common People” is the lead single off Pulp’s 1995 album Different Class, and the Philly trio’s cover appears on their new EP the buck stops here, out now. Continue reading →

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Listen to pop-punk trio Teenage Bigfoot’s latest EP, 2 Lit 2 Quit

Teenage Bigfoot
Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

At some point while I was listening to Teenage Bigfoot’s latest EP 2 Lit 2 Quit, I found that I had kicked my shoes off and was dancing far more aggressively than is appropriate in an office setting. Maybe I identified with the EP’s third song “No Office in the Wild” a little too much, or maybe it was the trio’s fast-paced anthems. To be honest, it was probably a combination of both of those things. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Girlpool at PhilaMOCA, Tigers + Thieves at Tellus 360, Teenage Bigfoot at Kung Fu Necktie and more…

Girlpool
Girlpool | photo by Simon Klein for WXPN

Local duo Girlpool play PhilaMOCA tonight while in the midst of a quick east coast tour. Cleo and Harmony released their breakthrough LP Before the World Was Big last year, which quickly got picked up by outlets like the New York Times and NPR (they even filmed a killer Tiny Desk Concert). Watch the video for “Magnifying Glass” below and pick up tickets for the all-ages concert here.

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Teenage Bigfoot: A classic combination in Philly punk

Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com
Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

In the past ten years, the punk scene in Philadelphia has grown exponentially. House venues seem to pop up left and right, while collectives like DIYPHL have made it insanely easy to find, attend and book shows. In a city saturated with punk bands, Teenage Bigfoot stands out with their raw and upbeat anthems.

Vocalist / bassist Tiffany Tavella met drummer Doug Abelow back in the summer of 2012 while they were in another band that never took off. Even so, the two developed a fierce musical bond; they helped come up with a song called “Teenage Bigfoot” for the old band but clearly thought that the title would work better as name for their new one. Continue reading →

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Pi Lam announces line-up for Human BBQ XXXVI, including Slingshot Dakota, Laser Background, Alex G and more

Slingshot Dakota | photo by Ryan Russell | www.ryanrussell.net
Slingshot Dakota | photo by Ryan Russell | www.ryanrussell.net

West Philly’s punk frat house Pi Lam has announced the line-up for its 36th annual Human BBQ, taking place Saturday, April 5th.  The 18-band, day-long festival will feature performers from across the genre spectrum, including Haverford fan favorites Alex G, psych-Americana outfit Heat Thunder and “rotten fuzz punk” four-piece Mumblr.  Heading up the meat and music event are upbeat pop punkers Slingshot Dakota, post-hardcore emo outfit Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe and indie rockers Cold Fronts.  The mostly-local bill is filled out by Laser Background, Roof Doctor, ScooterJinx, Told Slant, Is and of The, No Stranger, Memorial Gore, The Interest Group, David Phosphor Walrus and Teenage Bigfoot.  More information can be found on the Facebook event page here.  Check out music from some of the acts below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mohican at Kung Fu Necktie, XPN welcomes Bettye LaVette at World Cafe Live, Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA

Mohican | photo via www.facebook.com/mohicanband
Mohican | photo via www.facebook.com/mohicanband

Local instrumental rock outfit Mohican will play Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  Having released the single “Self-Propelled Organism” in July on a new label run by Parts Philly, Mohican’s newest EP The Abuse is Character will be available next week.  A quick listen to a couple of the songs on the EP uncovers an expansive and lush record that moves from Sigur Ros-like ambience to Circa Survive-esque melodic rock.  Watch the promo video for the EP below.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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