Alt Pop

Alt Pop

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Holy Ghost!
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/HolyGhostNYC/
Venue name: 
Elsewhere The Hall
   

Alt Pop

Time: 
18:00
Band name: 
Paperwhite
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/paperwhitemusic/
Venue name: 
Elsewhere Zone One
   

Girl Fest 2019

Well, we’re officially a few days into the new year and everyone is beginning to gear up for whatever surprises might be in store. Personally, I would love to get my year off on the right foot, which is why I’m so excited about Girl Fest 2019. Taking place next Thursday January 10th, Girl Fest celebrates female artists in the Pacific Northwest. The organizers set up a stunning and fiery lineup this year. Starting 2019 off with an empowered and united attitude, artists such as Dirty Princess, Kayela J, and Cry Babe will be playing sets. Each act brings something unique and powerful to the table.
 
For the full lineup and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook page here. The show is taking place at the Holocene and will be all ages. 

By Avril Carrillo 

   

Alt Pop

Time: 
10:00 PM
Band name: 
Brooke Josephson
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/brookejosephsonmusic
Venue name: 
Bar Lubitsch
   

The Deli Philly’s January Record of the Month: Big Dogs - Johnny Utah

Delicate piano and an airy rhythmic push allows one to drift into “Crazy For Your Love,” which kicks off the Big Dogs EP from Jacob Sullenger, a.k.a. Johnny Utah, available via Z Tapes Records. Toggling between bright falsetto and introspective, spoken, behind-the-scenes asides, the song hovers in a slinky, playful manner, as intermediate trumpet blasts breathe fresh air into the mix. It’s followed by “Folding Like Honey,” which creeps in a funky, key-oriented, night-time groove. The soft, secretive delivery of the vocals rides over the sirens of the streets. It’s a brief confessional track of infatuation, shown through pops of neon light, while “Really Meant” builds drama & warmth in a strolling, vamping headspace. “Patty” is instantly dipped in a deep R&B/funk tone. The song is a candid manner of reaching out, revealing one’s feelings in the hopes that they will be reciprocated or a relationship rekindled. At the same time, the smooth flow of that instrumental elixir induces movement on the dance floor. Album closer, “Skytop Garden,” opens with an encouraging message, draped over a mellow, jazz sample of the classic “Blue Moon,” which is kicked up by the backbeat. Featuring SCALISI, the recording creates a soulful, musical dialogue that serves as a snapshot of an earnest love story. With the EP clocking in at about 12 minutes, one becomes easily immersed in Sullenger’s experimental, bedroom-pop world, which is definitely worth revisiting. – Michael Colavita