Charming Disaster, Your Last Chance for a Great Halloween Party (Tonight at JB’s, w/ Rasputina)

Charming Disaster, Your Last Chance for a Great Halloween Party (Tonight at JB’s, w/ Rasputina)

Although the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection did host a number of noteworthy shows this actual Halloween, most notably Angel Olsen at Franklin Music Hall and Chelsea Wolfe at Union Transfer, I suspect that the city’s best Halloween celebration of...
Odetta Hartman: “I love all genres from all eras and all places” (Tonight at B&S with Lola Kirke)

Odetta Hartman: “I love all genres from all eras and all places” (Tonight at B&S with Lola Kirke)

Postmodern Americana singer/songwriter Odetta Hartman describes her sound as an amalgam of, “cowboy soul, future folk, superstitious songs, [and] sound experiments,” driven by “back-porch banjos, detuned violins, foley field recordings, [and] tuning...
Come Sit Down with The Paper Kites, 10/4 in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church

Come Sit Down with The Paper Kites, 10/4 in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church

Australian folk rockers The Paper Kites have been good friends of PHILTHY since all the way back in 2013, when they made their first trek through America (including a stop at Johnny Brenda’s).  They’ve since returned to the City of Brotherly Love and...
Talk About Introspection, with Outer Spaces (Wed. at JBs)

Talk About Introspection, with Outer Spaces (Wed. at JBs)

Although Jay-Z-Palooza is headed for the Franklin Parkway this weekend, I can assure you that, if exceptionally mediocre mainstream hip-hop isn’t your thing, the best bill to hit Philly this week will be at Johnny Brenda’s this Wednesday, August...