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PLAYING PHILLY: APHRA and Control Top Release New Videos

APHRA photo by Megan Matuzak Between APHRA's solemn plea for "Love & Affection" and Control Top's wildly cathartic "Office Rage," this week's new releases in Philly music seem to span completely opposite facets of human emotion. That may be an exaggeration, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two new music videos that are [...]

By |2019-11-07T13:15:51-05:00November 7th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Philly, Reviews|

PLAYING PHILLY: Frances Quinlan of Hop Along Releases First Solo Single

Frances Quinlan press photo by Julia Khorosilov. Don't get me wrong: Hop Along is one of the best bands in the business. But what would Hop Along be without Frances Quinlan's distinctly shrill vocals and unparalleled, witty songwriting? On Tuesday, Frances Quinlan announced her first solo record, Likewise, out January 31 on Saddle [...]

By |2019-10-24T02:22:11-05:00October 24th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Philly|

PLAYING PHILLY: Big Nothing is Back With Debut LP “Chris”

When Philly four-piece Big Nothing broke onto the scene back in 2017 with their self-titled 7” EP, they brought with them an impressive lineage. Guitarist Pat Graham fronted the punk trio, Spraynard, and fellow guitarist Matt Quinn played with Beach Slang’s Ed McNulty in band Crybaby. Liz Parsons played bass in NJ punk outfit Casual, [...]

By |2019-05-24T17:04:35-05:00May 23rd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Philly|

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