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Safe And Sound: New Justice, GØGGS & Ultimate Painting on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Justice | Photo by So Me, courtesy of the artist
Justice | Photo by So Me, courtesy of the artist

Pour yourself a tall, refreshing glass of the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Make sure you’re listening (shortly after this month’s Making Time RADio with Dave P) for a full two-hour show that’s bursting at the seams with brand new tunes. We’ll hear new tracks from French electro-revivalists Justice, Ty Segall‘s latest power trio GØGGS, UK guitar conjurers Ultimate Painting and more. Check out those tracks below…

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Oh No! Scantron play LIVE plus The Julie Ruin and Blood Orange on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

The Julie Ruin | Photo by Shervin Lainez, courtesy of the artist
The Julie Ruin | Photo by Shervin Lainez, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight tonight TONIGHT! Listen in at 11pm ET (or better yet, keep on listening after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese) for a brand new two-hour show In the mix is our latest IRHP Live Session featuring the Philly/Wilmington garage combo Scantron! The band features more than a few members of Low Cut Connie and Satellite Hearts, and they’ll play a bunch of rip-roaring new songs live in our studio. In the second hour, our Weekly Album Spotlight shines on Hit Reset, the new album from The Julie Ruin. At the core of this band is Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox, who were previously members of the iconic punk band Bikini Kill. We’ll also get to new tracks from Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange, Cerise (produced by Joseph Arthur), Jenny Lewis‘ new band N.A.F. and more! Check out a few of those below…

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So Fetch: A Giant Dog, The Julie Ruin & Holy Ghost! on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

A Giant Dog | Photo by Sean Daigle, courtesy of Merge Records
A Giant Dog | Photo by Sean Daigle, courtesy of Merge Records

Tonight we jump into a new month on the Indie Rock Hit Parade! Our first show of May begins shortly after Making Time RADio with Dave P, and features a ton of hot fresh tracks you can’t miss. We’ll spotlight fiery Texas rockers A Giant Dog, whose new album, Pile, is their first for Merge Records. Also in the mix are new tracks from Kathleen Hanna’s latest project The Julie Ruin, DFA favorites Holy Ghost! and gloomy UK post-punks Eagulls. Check out a few of the new things below…

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Photos: The Julie Ruin and Swearin’ played Union Transfer

The Julie Ruin | Photos by Darragh Dandurand Friedman |  darraghdf.wordpress.com
The Julie Ruin | Photos by Darragh Dandurand Friedman | darraghdf.wordpress.com

All photos by Darragh Dandurand Friedman | darraghdf.wordpress.com

Last night The Julie Ruin made its Philadelphia debut in a headlining set at Union Transfer. The band, fronted by Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre fame, released its long-in-the-works debut LP Run Fast on Tuesday via Dischord Records. Joining them was West Philly garage rock out Swearin’; check out photos of the show in the gallery below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cold Fronts at Johnny Brenda’s, The Julie Ruin at Union Transfer

ColdfrontsPhilly-based rock band Cold Fronts are bringing their raw sound to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. It’s the kickoff of their fall tour with DRGN King, and we can expect some new music in the mix; including “Sum Grls,” the single they premiered on WXPN Tuesday night. Watch the four-piece perform the new song live below. Find tickets and more information about the 21+ show here.

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Listen to The Julie Ruin’s debut LP Run Fast via NPR Music First Listen (playing Union Transfer on 9/5)

Thejulieruin_wide-1c0e3e073287214f2e35b1c8eedac403bdd3e3a7-s40-c85After breaking ground and coining the Riot Grrrl label in the 90s with feminist punk outfit Bikini Kill, and going on to defy expectations in the aughts with socially conscious dance-pop trio Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna returns to the spotlight in a new decade with The Julie Ruin. The five-piece is about to release its debut LP Run Fast, and it’s an amalgamation not just of the styles Hanna has dabbled in, but also underground music culture of the past three decades. The record is streaming this week via NPR Music’s First Listen series, and NPR’s Ann Powers writes that it “connects the dots of Hanna’s long career”:

You can hear The B-52’s in the anti-gentrification rant “Kids in NY,” and X-Ray Spex in the musical manifesto “Oh Come On.” Hanna gets tender, too, in “Just My Kind,” a love song to her Beastie Boy husband Adam Horovitz that evokes younger female bedroom auteurs like Waxahatchee. Best of all is “Cookie Road,” which could be a rejoinder to the Beasties’ prankish early song “Cookie Puss,” this time with aggressive, joyful female ambition as its subject and engine.

Listen to The Julie Ruin’s Run Fast here. The band makes its Philadelphia debut at Union Transfer on Thursday, September 5th; tickets and information can be found here. Below, get a taste of what’s in store via the band’s official album teaser video.

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Watch The Julie Ruin rock out with their name in lights (playing Union Transfer on 9/5)

the-julie-ruin-e1356717249669Prime riot grrrl leader Kathleen Hanna (former singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre) tears up the stage in The Julie Ruin’s new video for “Oh Come On.” Previewing their latest album, Run Fast, the punk rock thrash-beat band backs her up in a white room flashing their name in lights. Their album debuts on September 3rd, and The Julie Ruin will be coming to the Union Transfer September 5th. For more information and tickets about the show, click here. Watch the aggressively and lively music video for “Oh Come On” below.

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Kathleen Hanna’s The Julie Ruin announces US tour dates (playing Union Transfer 9/5)

the-julie-ruin-e1356717249669The Julie Ruin, the project of riot grrrl pioneer, Kathleen Hanna, is gearing up for a busy September. The group’s full-length debut, Run Fast, is due out this Fall via their own, TJR Records, and will feature previously released tracks “Girls Like Us” and the single “Come On.” In addition to that, Hanna has now announced that in support of that album, The Julie Ruin will play a string of US dates starting this September, following Run Fast‘s release. The short, nationwide tour, the first ever for the band, includes a Philly stop on September 5th, for a show at Union Transfer. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28th at noon. Find more info here, and check out the single “Come On”, below.