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Weekend Warrior, March 1 - 3

Weekend Warrior, March 1 - 3

It’s not uncommon in this day and age to search for a certain depth in music and come up short. Often, many artists are simply unable to make that important connection with their audience, and upon listening, it’s clear that something remains lacking. Fortunately, this factor, as it would seem, comes naturally to Katie Crutchfield, the driving force behind Waxahatchee. From first listen, one can feel the lamenting fragility and uncertainty evident in her songwriting; its sincerity and genuine quality is something that is to be celebrated. Her new album, entitled Cerulean Salt, continues this trend of unforgettable, unfiltered honesty that the Waxahatchee project has built its reputation upon. This time, though, Crutchfield enlists her boyfriend Keith Spencer (from the band Swearin’) and her sister’s boyfriend Kyle Gilbride (who is also in Swearin’) for some assistance to flesh out her songs. On most of the album, Waxahatchee abandons the simplicity of her lone acoustic guitar, and implements the use of percussion and bass. In doing so, she creates a certain resonance that improves a product that you have already viewed as a beautiful work of art. Performing with Katie tonight will be her West Philly housemates and twin sister Allison Crutchfield’s louder and less subdued musical venture, Swearin’. The group’s self-titled effort was delivered with a similar honesty as Waxahatchee, but continued on the predestined punk rock path of their previous project P.S. Eliot. You’re invited to the family affair as they celebrate the release of Cerulean Salt at the Golden Tea House along with welcomed Michigan transplant Radiator Hospital and new Tiny Engines signees Cayetana. Prepare yourself for all the sing-alongs and attitude that only the underbelly of West Philly can offer. And don’t forget to be punk-tual; this is not a show that you want to sleep on. Golden Tea House, (Please contact questions@guildshows.com.), 7:30pm, $5 - $7 Donation, All Ages - Ed Newton

A shitload of other good things happening this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Justin Stens & The Get Real Gang, D. Ryan Belski, Lux Perpetua, SAT Heavy Medical
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Downstairs) Black Horse Motel Record Release Show w/Hezekiah Jones, The Bailey Hounds, (Upstairs) Rockers SAT (Downstairs) Ominous Black, Die Choking, Mainline Cocksuckers, (Upstairs) Dry Feet, Residuels, SUN Occult 45
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Grandchildren, Son Step, Buried Beds, SAT Penrose Album Release Show w/Levee Drivers, The Lawsuits, St. James & The Apostles
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Man Man, Northern Arms
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Downtown Club, Cruiser, SAT The Districts
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI MoonStriker, The Really Cooks, Beggars Cup, SAT Carnival Bomb, Baker Man, SUN Minorgram, Second Child, Pumba
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band, Up The Chain
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Chris Vance, Chase Allen, I-Know Brasco, Reek I'van, Tiani Victoria
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 3rd St.) FRI The Glotones, SAT Hero Campaign, SUN Sour Mash, The Bleeding Hearts
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Sonic Spank, Philadelphia Funk Hustle, SAT 4th Line Revolutionary, Avenue Kings, The Loose End, Yellow Lights, April Fools Child
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Jeffery Gaines, SAT Philadelphis Ukulele Orchestra, She Hates Me
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Pulling Punches, Goddamnit, Abilities, SUN Forever Vengeance, Big Twig, Leoce, Jenny Crank
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Go Go Morrow, SAT Bong Hits for Jesus, The Better Half
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Tsunami Rising, The Snails, SUN Ground Up, Young Savage
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Knife and Fork Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Boris Garcia, SUN Hiding From Andy
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Out of the Beardspace, Tungsten, Shadow Merchant
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) SAT Galvanize, Visitor 10
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT The Valkyrians, Greg Sover Band
Field House (1150 Filbert St.) FRI Morning River Band, Miners
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Heroes in Error, The Formulary, Close to Good, Black Stars, Nik Greeley, SAT Song Dogs, Gavilan, Study Electricity
WOA Gallery (209 Chestnut St., 2nd FL) FRI Lavis Blake, The Great Explainer, You You Dark Forest
Sit and Spin Records (1346 S. 9th St.) FRI Huey McBanjo, The White Cheddar Boys, SAT Elisha Cause
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Serpent Throne, Infiltrator
Wolf Cycle (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Dopestroke, Attitude Era
The Soup Kitchen (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Marietta, Grower
Hausu (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) SUN Crybaby, Martin
Published: March 01, 2013 |

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