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Olivia Neutron-John presents a weird summer playlist for late nights and long van rides

Olivia Neutron-John | photo by Jen Dessinger

West Philly-based musician Anna Nasty — AKA Olivia Neutron-John — has had a busy few months.

There was a tour to Texas and back in March for South by Southwest. A new album came out in May on Sister Polygon, their first recordings in five years. The record release show, a truly memorable night at PhilaMOCA with The Ire and Radiator Greys, was a couple weeks before they set off on their current tour with Memphis no-wavers NOTS that’s taking them from Cincinnati to Durham with a stop in Philadelphia tonight. There’s a West Coast jaunt starting later this month that includes a show in Tijuana and a bunch of dates with DC post-punk darlings Priests. Oh, and in September they’re opening up for a little band called Stereolab in Brooklyn, no big deal.

All that adds up to a lot of time spent in the van. For Anna Nasty, that means a lot of time digging deep into all manner of music. We asked for a recent playlist and the self-described “aggressive bedroom pop” performer, whose own songs occupy a space of sparse-but-purposeful electronic minimalism of keyboard, bass, and vocals, happily and excitedly obliged.

Olivia Neutron-John plays at Boot & Saddle tonight with NOTS and Deep Tissue; more information can be found here. Continue reading →

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Just Announed: Olivia Neutron-John will celebrate their Sister Polygon Records debut at PhilaMOCA

Olivia Neutron-John | photo by Jen Dessinger

Olivia Neutron-John‘s only release to date is a pair of singles from five years back, but that hasn’t stopped songwriter Anna Nasty from establishing the experimental outfit as one of the most interesting acts out there. But it’s time for some new music. On May 10, Olivia Neutron-John will release their self-titled debut album on Sister Polygon Records, and ahead of the release they’ve shared the first single “March.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Diane Coffee at Boot & Saddle, Olivia Neutron John at PhilaMOCA, The Lawsuits farewell show at Underground Arts, and more

Diane Coffee | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

XPN Fest alums Diane Coffee bring their glam-rock sound and theatrical aesthetic to Boot & Saddle tonight. The full-band project of Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, Diane Coffee released a new 7″, Peel, a few weeks ago, and they’ve brought Canadian indie pop act Peach Pit along on this tour, too. Watch their performance of “Everyday” from the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival below, and find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →