She Shreds Magazine Philly Showcase w/Swearin', Amanda X, Mannequin Pussy, Anomie & More at PhilaMOCA April 4

In honor of its seventh issue, the only magazine that's dedicated to women guitarists and bassists, She Shreds Magazine, has put together an East Coast tour showcase of female shredders. And their stop at PhilaMOCA tonight will be headlined by Allison Crutchfield and the rest of Swearin', whom have been recording new material. So expect the rock ‘n’ roll tour de force to give a suitable preview. Amanda X will thunder in with their infectious lyrics and fast-paced garage-rock sound that has helped them blow up since the release of Amnesia over the summer. Since arriving on the scene, New York transplants Mannequin Pussy have been obliterating DIY shows with hard-hitting drums, quickened gang vocals, and sick guitar shreds. So they’ll definitely be in their element for this one! The show will also feature the promising new solo side project of Field Mouse’s Rachel Browne, Anomie, Girls Rock Philly incarnation, Jane Doe, and DJ Sad 13 (a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis from Speedy Ortiz). PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $10, All Ages - Bill McThrill 

Weekend Warrior, February 20 - 22

As they work on new material, indie-punk four-piece Swearin’ headlines a lineup that runs three deep tonight at PhilaMOCA. The group has that peeking-through-the-window, un-shaded honesty; however, on the same token, there lies elements of unforgiving brute-force instrumentation. That multiple view sound exhibiting sincerity and strength, while inviting you in and then pushing you back, establishing a dynamic you’ll keep returning to. Michael Cantor, a.k.a. The Goodbye Party (formerly of The Ambulars), whose Silver Blues was The Deli Philly’s January Record of the Month, is the meat in this evening’s sandwich (or veggies for all you vegetarians/vegans). The Goodbye Party juxtaposes contemplative ambient tunes with quick shots of power-pop and rust-worn rockers, pointing you in whichever direction the momentary tale dictates. Bassist Jon Rybicki (Radiator Hospital) leads the band Attendant, whose live lineup also includes Ashley Arnwine (Pinkwash), Jen Twigg (The Ambulars), and John McLean (Dead Dog, Todd Killings). They open the night with their slightly off-kilter take on pop rock, and recently dropped a new EP Sun Room last month. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Michael Colavita
More places to escape the winter cold this weekend…
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Miss Rose's Sexploitation Follies presents HAYAO MIYAZAKI BURLESQUE
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Free Form Funky Freqs, Tom Spiker, SAT Illinois, Satellite Hearts, SUN Upperfields
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Psychic Teens, Bardus/Community Service, Damn Dirty Apes/Ecstatic Vision, The Writhing Squares, S.T.O.P., SUN MRC and the Souvenirs
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Illvibe Collective
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI The Disco Biscuits, SAT The Disco Biscuits
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Ode to Omni (EP Release), Max Swan, SAT Dibbs Preston and the Detonators, Full Blown Cherry, SUN Matt McAndrew, CJ & Evan
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Hiding Scarlet/(Downstairs) Quizzo Bowl XI with Johnny Goodtimes and York Street Hustle
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI (5pm) The Really Fast Automobiles, The Reflexes, Andorra/(8:30pm) Bosom Band, Ray Bradley, Michael Kordish, SAT Lawrence Arnell, DJ Kwestion, Burke the Jurke SUN PA Solo Artist Awards & Local Showcase
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SUN Thom McCarthy
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI A.M. Mills, Dressed Like Stolen Cars, SAT Official Sturgill Simpson After Party: Mark Lansky
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI St. James and The Apostles, Gamma Ray SAT Hatchets and Hammers, HighKick, Kevin Killen
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Rock On Philly Presents: Songwriters in the Round A Tribute to Kurt Cobain
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  FRI American Schoolyard, The Joe Hillman Band, SAT Disgruntled Sherpa, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Lupe Garu, Dear Althea, Momma Hankston/John Clark, Marty and Berlin, Jacqueline Constance, Anyee Wright & Sincerely, Tahj, BRI STEVES, SAT (1pm) The Madeleine Haze, Knightlife, Next To None/Ms. Tension, Ricky Ricardo, Mixed People/2F Club, Zell, Watching Savannah Burn, SUN Kur
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Lamplighters (CD Release), Teenage Bigfoot, Beer Me, SAT Kid Cousin, Roi & The Secret People, Overfield
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Superheaven
Hard Rock Café (1113-31 Market St.) SAT Alright Junior, The Loud Company, Risen Resilient
Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar (1200 E. Passyunk Ave.) SAT Travis J and the Rhinestones
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI A Day Without Love, Chalfont, Local Smokes, The Heavy Weather, Jahwula & the Hvuddle, SAT Kenny Price
Ardmore Music Hall SAT PhillyBloco, SUN Jefferson Berry & the Urban Acoustic Coalition, Stu & the Gurus
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Clique, Loose Tooth, Ghost Gum, Mumblr, SAT The Holy Mess, Ma Jolie
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St. Suite 76) SAT Weekender, Sad Actor
Black Vulture Gallery (208 E. Girard Ave.) SAT Crack House
Everybody Hits! (529 West Girard Ave) SAT The Lime-Snakes, King Azaz, Loose Tooth, Shitty Friends
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Dirty Purple, Breezy, SAT Church Girls, Minor Setbacks
A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Combine, Spirulina, Datai Mage
The Spruce Caboose (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ulthar
Beaumount Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Infernal Stronghold, Backslider, Nightfall
Mile High House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Buster, Community Service, Shrink, Wring Out
Mantua Yacht Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Legs Like Tree Trunks, OhBree, Vita & The Woolf, In Place
The First Banana (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Fursaxa
Titan House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Hallowed Bells, Accretionist, Lead Pipe, Philiac
Cha-Cha'Razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Singularity: One Piece Fest: Alex Smith, Low Moan Hover, Diane Foglizzo, St. Skribbly Lacroix, Flesh Prince, A Tree Named Turtle, Moor Mother Goddess, What Nerve, Michael Cantor

New Allison Crutchfield EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Swearin's Allison Crutchfield just shared a beautiful new seven-song EP entitled Lean In To It that finds her delving into lo-fi pop driven by casio tones and drumbeats. Assisting on bass and vocals as well as co-writing the track "Lupe" is Sam Cook-Parrott (a.k.a. Radiator Hospital), and the combination is one that should be repeated over and over again. Crutchfield's Swearin' bandmate Kyle Gilbride also mixed and mastered the record, which you can enjoy in its entirety and purchase below. So now you can "dance like no one's watching"!

West Philly's OK FEST Announces Full Lineup

The inaugural OK FEST, which will be held at Golden Tea House and Nacho House in West Philly, just announced its full lineup that includes rad local faves like Radiator Hospital, Cayetana, Amanda X, The Ambulars, Swearin' and much more alongside buzzing out-of-towners such as Speedy Ortiz, Mannequin Pussy, and Pile. You can check out the rest of the acts above and more details about the kick-ass fest HERE. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Decarcerate PA, a coalition of organizations and individuals seeking an end to mass incarceration and the harms it brings our communities. Niiiiice - see you there! (Poster by Michael Cantor)

Polished Grit w/Swearin' at The Boot & Saddle June 13

When Swearin’ hits the stage at The Boot & Saddle, its members bring a road-tested, garage-punk vibe. Harvesting emotional attitudes while hovering the threshold of a polished performance yet retaining honest, appealing grit, their songs spring forward meshing the interplay of male and female vocals, demonstrating a pace that at times is easy to latch onto, while conversely, at others, pushes the pace ratcheting up the intensity gauge as the clean, snappy percussion takes on adrenalized smashes with bass hitting like a sledgehammer and guitars jaggedly fuzzing out. The steady charge of youthful Massachusetts garage-pop, all-female quartet Potty Mouth reinforce the bill which is also supported by relative newcomer, West Philly trio Urine Culture. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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