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The Crutchfield sisters covered Sleater-Kinney and here’s video proof

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Katie and Allison Crutchfield of Waxahatchee | Photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com

Katie (Waxahatchee) and Allison Crutchfield paired up for a jam session at last weekend’s Vulture Festival, and video has surfaced of one of the jams going beyond the sister’s discography. The duo covered Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl,” off the 2005 album The Woods. The only thing not perfect about this all of this that the video cuts off before we get a chance to witness the entire song. Continue reading →

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Watch Waxahatchee’s new song “No Curse” take shape in their new Shaking Through documentary

Waxahatchee recording their Shaking Through session | photo courtesy of Weathervane Music
Waxahatchee recording their Shaking Through session | photo courtesy of Weathervane Music

As much as I am completely, avidly, and wholeheartedly obsessed with music, I cannot for the life of me fathom how artists can create songs. I am constantly in awe (and also thoroughly envious) of musicians ability to have art in their heads and then go and make it a real, living thing.

Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through video series allows musical plebeians such as I, to experience this amazing process of recording. Their brand new video showcases Katie Crutchfield’s Waxahatchee creating their new anthemic jam of a song, “No Curse.” Being as that the session was the first time the band played the song together, you’re able to see the song build and take shape before your very eyes. Continue reading →

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Star Stuff: Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 LIVE on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 | Photo by Lucky Banks Kenny, courtesy of the artist

You’re in for a real doozy of an Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight, friends! Listen at 11pm ET on WXPN, not too long after Making Time RADio with Dave P, for a full two-hour show that has special things galore. First up is a new IRHP Live Studio Session, as Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Moi) and the Mattson 2 perform selections from their new collaboration, Star Stuff. The album is a mind-expanding collection of psychedelic rock, electronica, jazz and just about everything else the trio can throw together. Don’t miss these three virtuosos battling it out in our studio!

In the midnight hour, we’ll preview a few Record Store Day releases, including reissues of classic albums by Luna and The Sundays, plus an epic new track from The War On Drugs. Preview some of the new things you’ll hear in the mix below…

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Waxahatchee, Mary Lattimore and Molly Fischer pack Johnny Brenda’s to support the Bicycle Coalition

Waxahatchee | photo by Michelle Goodwin for WXPN

Headlining a fundraiser for the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition, Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performed a delightfully eclectic collection of new songs and old to a sold-out crowd last night at Johnny Brenda’s. The first show of a several-week tour with Philadelphia’s Mary Lattimore, Waxahatchee charmed fans with an intimate, solo performance spanning her discography. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Waxahatchee at Johnny Brenda’s, The Magnetic Fields at Union Transfer, Ladysmith Black Mambazo at World Cafe Live and more…

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Waxahatchee | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Waxahatchee leads a fundraiser for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. the Philadelphia-via-Alabama musician released a pair of critically acclaimed records in Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tripp. Tonight, her solo set is preceded by Mary Lattimore and Hot Tears. Tickets and information can be found here. Watch “Dixie Cups and Jars” below.

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Just Announced: Waxahatchee to perform stripped down, solo set at Johnny Brenda’s

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Waxahatchee | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Local indie fave Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee has announced a solo tour along with Kevin Morby and Mary Lattimore, in which each will perform intimate, stripped down sets.  Catch Crutchfield’s beautiful solo stylings when the tour kicks off on March 15th at Johnny Brenda’s, and then jam out to the full duo later in the spring, when Waxahatchee returns to Philly to open for The New Pornographers. More info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch “La Loose” from Ivy Tripp below. Continue reading →

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Tune in for a live-streamed Shaking Through Session with Waxahatchee this weekend

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Waxahatchee | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

The folks at Weathervane Music are back it again, this time bringing us a Shaking Through session with Waxahatchee. Katie Crutchfield & co will be in Fishtown’s Miner Street Recording this weekend, January 21st and January 22nd, and the live-stream cameras will be on hand to give us a backstage pass into their recording process.

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Listen to Waxahatchee cover “Angeles” by Elliott Smith

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Waxahatchee | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Waxahatchee joins a bunch of great artists on Say Yes!: A Tribute to Elliott Smith, contributing a version of “Angeles” to the compilation in honor of the revered late singer/songwriter.

Katie Crutchfield translates the stripped down, finger-picked original into a electric cover that is deep and guttural. Sitting on the opposite end of the haunting spectrum, the guitar marches slowly forward as Crutchfield’s vocals echo through the dark atmosphere.

Listen to Waxahatchee’s version below, followed by a clip of Smith performing it live in Olympia, WA in 1999.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Waxahatchee at Chameleon Club, Tunji Ige at The Fillmore, Lisa Loeb at Haddon Lake Park

Waxahatchee | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
Waxahatchee | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Indie rock songwriter Katie Crutchfield will be bringing her project Waxahatchee to Philly tonight with a performance at The Chameleon Club. We saw Waxahatchee earlier this month for a spectacular show at Connor Barwin’s 3rd Annual Make the World Better Benefit concert at Union Transfer. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar and check out her song “La Loose” off the album Ivy Tripp below. Continue reading →