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Thin Lips, Pinkwash, Trophy Wife and more playing benefit festivals in April

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Thin Lips, Pinkwash, Trophy Wife and more playing benefit festivals in April

Thin Lips | photo by Jessica Flynn | courtesy of the artist

Local bands are teaming up for a run of benefit festivals this spring, supporting organizations that are crucial to queer and POC communities. Electrifest: Radical Queer Empowered Healthcare and Wellness expands the fest model to include symposium-style discussions on April 8th and 9th at The Rotunda, while the 4th annual Get Better Fest supports the Trans Assistance Project, Youth Emergency Services, and Women Against Abuse on April 28th at Glittery Gallery, April 29th at the First Unitarian Church, and April 30th at PhilaMOCA.

Organized by the Strange Dreams collective, Electrifest ...

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Open City (mem Worriers, Paint It Black, Lifetime) streaming LP, playing shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Philly punk band Open City are fronted by Rachel Rubino (Worriers, Bridge and Tunnel), and the rest of their impressive lineup includes Dan Yemin (Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Paint It Black), Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony, Dark Blue), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus)…

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Perfect Pussy Takes the Floor at First Unitarian Church

Source: Rock On Philly

Syracuse punk five-piece band Perfect Pussy took the floor at First Unitarian Church this past Friday 4/25, with support from YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITANGreen Dreams, and +HIRS+. They actually didn’t have the normal set up of the church, for some reason they moved the bands right down onto the floor in front of the stage. The result was a house-style show that got more physical with each performance.

One of Philly’s loudest bands opened the night, two piece hardcore band +HIRS+ thrashed about on stage with a simple set up of vocals, guitars, pre-recorded drums, and ...

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Perfect Pussy @ The Church, with +HIRS+, Green Dreams and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

Source: Jump Philly

Text and images by Rick Kauffman. The term “face melting” is tossed around so often these days that at times it seems to have lost all meaning. In the case of the Perfect Pussy show at the First Unitarian Church, however, no other description seems to befit the performance the noise-rockers put on to a […]

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Album Review: Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love

Source: Rock On Philly

Perfect Pussy is a five-piece punk band based out of Syracuse, and their first full length album Say Yes to Love comes together in a way that is totally chaotic and distorted, but has a continuous, solid, driving force behind it. Frontwoman Meredith Graves bashes about with her raspy, high-pitched voice on top of the already screeching-feedback guitar and loud, bizarre keyboard lines. Listening to Say Yes to Love requires an appreciation for a band that goes all-out, and a likeness for some experimental hardcore.

Driver” is a kick-start song and the first on the album. Graves’ voice ...

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Philadelphia Punk Legends Flag of Democracy announce show at Golden Tea House on 12/15

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Philadelphia punk legends Flag of Democracy (F.O.D.) recently announced a show at the modern day punk haven Golden Tea House. After headlining the Philly Punx Picnic at FDR Park this past summer, and re-releasing their second full length album 23 (listen below) this past September on SRA Records, F.O.D. showed it is still a big part of the Philly punk scene. Their music has stood as an influence for hardcore and punk bands since the eighties.

Guitarist and vocalist Jim McMonagle plays at breakneck speeds that have not slowed down a bit since the band’s heyday. Their live show ...

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