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Free Download: Hopscotch Fest - Birds of Maya & Waxahatchee

Live music archivist NYCTaper just posted sets by Philly's Birds of Maya and Waxahatchee from this year's Hopscotch Fest. You can listen to performances of Birds of Maya's "E.O.I." (September 7, 2013 - Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Day Show at Louise "Scottie" Stevenson Amphitheatre) and Waxahatchee's "You're Damaged" (September 6, 2013 - Kennedy Thatre) below as well as download their entire shows HERE. Enjoy!

Show Recap: Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Tenement & Trophy Wife at the First Unitarian Church

Don Giovanni Records fall tour, which slated Screaming Females, Waxahatchee and Tenement together, made its final stop at First Unitarian Church Sunday night. The tenacious twosome of Katy Otto and Diane Foglizzo, a.k.a. Trophy Wife, kicked off the show with a quick intense set demonstrating the duo’s raw power while setting the bar for the rest of evening. Amos Pitsch-fronted Wisconsin punk outfit Tenement were next. The set included moments of guitar flourishes and Pitsch glistened with effort; however, the set seemed to flash with the blink of an eye.
 
Hometown favorite Waxahatchee, a.k.a. Katie Crutchfield, wasted little time putting the crowd underneath her thumb with songs primarily from her latest critically acclaimed LP Cerulean Salt, a steady combination of emotive intimacy and controlled aggression. The delicate nature of “Bathtub” transitioned into the energetic pop vibe of “Coast to Coast” with its bursting percussion, and then Waxahatchee displayed a different side with the darkened edge of “Misery Over Dispute.” The subdued “Lively” preceded a fitting cover of “Make Your Own Kind of Music,” which was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and made famous by Cass Elliot. Closing with “Peace and Quiet,” Waxahatchee delivered a multifaceted set, pulling the audience in close as Crutchfield held them with every word.
 
Screaming Females had the final word on this night. The trio led by blistering guitarist/singer Marissa Paternoster enthralled the audience with a litany of in-synch heavy grooves with thick smashing drums and impassioned vocals, piling riff after riff on Ugly staples such as “Leave It All Up to Me” and “It All Means Nothing,” demonstrating her chops through a series of finely executed solos. The crowd bounced along to “Sheep,” and fell in line on “Baby Jesus.” By the time the band appropriately closed out the show/tour with an explosive take on “Expire,” there was no doubt the audience had digested the message loud and clear. (Photos by Rachel Barrish) - Michael Colavita
 

Weekend Warrior, September 27 - 29

Listening to the songs of Alabama-by-way-of-Brooklyn-transplant, Waxahatchee, is getting a glimpse of her soul. Katie Crutchfield’s style is fuzzy, lo-fi (even on the primarily acoustic tracks), but her voice cuts through the melody, revealing a slight southern lilt and a whole lot of honesty. It’s easy to imagine Crutchfield as a friend, her lyrics read like a conversation - the kind of talk that happens in the dwindling hours of darkness, fighting heavy lids and sharing hazy secrets. The same cathartic lyricism exists with the night’s other local act, Trophy Wife. Except with their songs, there’s no gentle romance - just two exposed, beating hearts. Katy Otto and Diane Foglizzo take their incredible vocal range and pair it with an unapologetic outlook on the world. They test themselves and their listeners, to face, head-on, what makes them uncomfortable. Belted over heavy guitar lines and crashing drums, their music will cut to the bone. Both acts and Wisconsin’s Tenement lead into Sunday evening’s headliner at the Church, New Brunswick’s own Screaming Females. The Female’s brazen punk style has garnered them a large following over their seven years, but their musical integrity hasn’t strayed. Frontwoman, Marissa Paternoster, owns the stage with her own brand of might and fury unleashed through her magnificent guitar work and vocals. While each act carves their own musical style, there’s no doubt they’ll all leave a mark. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $10 adv/$12 door, All Ages - Shaylin O’Connell
 
Other things to do during this fall weekend…
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Work Drugs, Lockets, Bridge Underwater
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Marc Neibauer, Scott Churchman, The Fantastic Imagination
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Hound, SAT Ugh God, SGNLS
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) SUN Jeff Ziegler & Mary Lattimore, Laura Baird
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Kingsnake, SAT Sean Graham, Red Richards, Jason Evan, Blueshift, SUN Heathen Reign, Sunburster
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Bigness, SAT The National Rifle
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Moonstirker, Left of Logic, North Broad, Barncat, SAT Kwesi Kankam, Nicky P, SUN D&M
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Meta, Silverton
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Anjuli Josephine, Attic Dancers
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Air Is Human, The Saturday Giant
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 3rd St.) FRI Family Vacation, Slothrust, SAT Sunshine Superman
 
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SUN Bridging The Music Presents: Pennsylvania Solo Artist Awards
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) SUN Knucklehead, The Charley Few, Wimp Talk
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI The Philly Zombie Prom
 
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Ground Up
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) The Donuts, SAT Jersey Corn Pickers
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Chris Kasper CD Release Party w/Hezekiah Jones, SAT Absolute Zeros, SUN Cream: The Best of Philly Rising
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI In The Presence of Wolves, Lor, SAT Electric Boa, Torsion, SUN Andrew Winter and The Reckless Dodgers, Midnight Bottle Service
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Jacopo De Nicola
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Pr$ph$t, Charlie No Face, A Decent Distraction, SUN Higher Level Trap Boys
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Besting Tensions, Alex Dimattia, SAT Stealing Fame, Mike Nappi
 
Little Berlin (2430 Coral St.) SUN Van Sutra
 
The Dream Oven (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Secret Plot to Destroy The Entire Universe, King God, SUN Placeholder, Sex Cross, Herb
 
Moonbase Nix (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Alex G, Dogs on Acid, SHMNS
 
Glitoria (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Fuck SS, Batworm
 
The Mitten (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Mitten Garden Show and Potluck w/ Mikey Cantor, Cynthia Ann Schemmer
 

New Music Video: "Misery Over Dispute" - Waxahatchee

Here's Waxahatchee, a.k.a. Katie Crutchfield, showing of her tap-dancing skills in a new music video for "Misery Over Dispute." Yeah, you read that right. The black and white video was directed by Joshua Mikel. Waxahatchee will be performing next in Philly on September 29 at the First Unitarian Church with Screaming Females so grab your tix because that's going to be a rad show.

R5’s Free Concert Series w/Waxahatchee Opening for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at Morgan’s Pier July 31

This evening, R5’s free concert series at Morgan’s Pier will be hosting another big show with Waxahatchee opening for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Katie Crutchfield, the mastermind behind the heavily lauded Waxahatchee, immediately pulls you in with her lyrical magnetism, as song after song seems to capture a deeply personal moment or situation with her vocals delivering these intimate stories in a straightforward unmasked manner that at times exudes confident and strength and in others reveals pain and anguish. There is a genuine aesthetic that fits Waxahatchee’s tendency toward minimalism as moments of distorted guitar and heart-thumping bass are used to accentuate and elevate each tune. Crutchfield has that innate ability to gain strength and authority over an audience by sharing her thoughts through her music fearlessly. And you should already be familiar with DIY garage-punks Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, whose live performances are legendary in the underground music community. It’s going to be another packed night of great performances and drunken debauchery on the water. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd., 9pm, Free, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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