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New Track: "Sleep My Pretties" - Swanning

Cynthia Ann Schemmer (of Radiator Hospital) is branching out with a solo project, Swanning. With a debut LP, Drawing Down the Moon, due out via Salinas Records on May 27, it’s first single “Sleep My Pretties,” finds Schemmer’s even-keeled vocals contrasted by the heavy thud of bass and percussion as she voices frustration over her past demons, shifting the balance of power in the process. Swanning will be performing on Friday, May 27 at The Waiting Room. 

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Abi Reimold LP Release Show at JB's April 28

With her debut LP Wriggling that was released earlier this year via Sad Cactus, Abi Reimold continued her ascendance. Reimold lyrically navigates in a mind-cleansing scenario, pulling at both ends of dynamics. On one hand, she strings narratives together through an extending path that reveals inner workings, while breaking down personal barriers in a delicate bare manner. However, she still manages to exhibit a furious volatile element, which is capable of chewing up and spitting out any roadblock that lies ahead. That balance of beauty and brashness - a calm, which quickly transforms into chaos makes Reimold (who is accompanied by a full band this evening) a force to reckon with. Tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, she'll celebrate with a record release performance, joined by the high-leveraging ebb and flow of grunge-punks Loose Tooth. Jacqueline Constance erects precise layers of encompassing soulful R&B, while Reimold’s Fake Boyfriend compatriot Sarah M. opens providing an incisive, comforting eeriness. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita





Posers Opening for NOFX at the TLA April 27

It’s well-pieced together melodic rock that gradually climbs before riding the musical momentum down a sharp decline in stampeding fashion. The quartet of Posers, opening as part of the NOFX sold-out show at the TLA, smacks with a sense of immediacy, balancing harmonious anthem-tuned choruses with a quick-bursting instrumental cohesion, wielding itself with sticky, memorable narratives. The band embraces the freeing unity of power-pop, while exhibiting a well-honed sense of firing on all cylinders exemplified in tasty guitar solos and a backend that won’t sit still. Tonight, they’ll be joined by Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit!, who will likely be showcasing songs from their forthcoming new album Wasted Mind, and the heavy-ska combination of Mephiskapheles lays down the path to NOFX. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St., 7pm, $25, All Ages (Photo by George Abruzzo) - Michael Colavita

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New Music Video: "Slippery" - Littler

Below is a new music video from Littler for their track "Slippery," off Of Wandering. The lo-fi production was directed and edited by band member Dan Colanduno. It plays out like an homage to LaCroix Sparkling Water and flowers. Littler will be performing this Friday, April 29 at Underground Arts with Dilly Dally and Fat White family.

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Debut The Pretties EP Available for Streaming & Download

With a stick-to-your-ears, unrefined-lingering, riff-rock feel, The Pretties' debut EP Control has a possessing sound, churning in a fuzzy accessible-through-the-side-window manner that’s heavy without holding you down, tearing through the mundane. You can catch them live tomorrow night at Kung Fu Necktie with Acid Dad and OOLALA.

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