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New Trophy Wife EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Diane Foglizzo and Katy Otto merge in the affecting hardcore punk of Trophy Wife, and they just released a new two-song EP Body Camera/Where is North. “Body Camera” stirs in a grey-clouded melodic anticipation with vocal harmony easing the heart rate as the well-honed instrumental tirade rolls in overhead, crisply shaking the foundation. “Where is North” is a measure of controlled restraint, momentarily demonstrating turbulent potential with a steady hand. You can stream and purchase both tracks below.

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Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle Feb. 6

Ever since they emerged onto the scene in 2007, Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells have been creating enchanting multi-layered jams with gothic elements. Though it has been over two years since the release of the band’s EP Worried Land, the mesmerizing heavy psych rock quintet is ready to share its new self-titled full-length on vinyl, and will its release this evening at Boot & Saddle. You'll be able to purchase a limited edition pink copy of the record, and the group will also be giving away cassette singles to the first 50 attendees, which has even more new material. Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells will be joined by the always brash and politically-charged punk rock duo Trophy Wife and blues rock quintet Bonzai. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Bill McThrill

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Calculated Explosions w/Trophy Wife at Wolf Cycles Jan. 6

The tandem of Katy Otto & Diane Foglizzo fuse as Trophy Wife. Performing this evening at Wolf Cycles, the duo develops a textured sound even though fully capable of kicking down the door at any moment with brute force. As their latest album All the Sides (SRA Records) clearly demonstrates, there is well-formed thoughtfulness behind the message issued via their lyrics and the music that helps deliver it. This combination of pensive melody with tightly woven guitar and percussion creates songs that seem ideal for taking a walk in the open with a slight chill in the air. There is that persistent grunge sound, pace-setting space, clearing percussion and smooth preparatory guitar licks that build anticipation. However, once the moment arrives, Trophy Wife tears through with calculated explosions, blasting your ears with gritty precision. Tonight’s bill also includes the pop-punk of local trio Blowdryer and heavy grunge-oriented tunes of Baltimore’s Big Mouth. Wolf Cycles, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7:30pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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New Track: "It Comes in Waves... (Neil Young)" - Trophy Wife

Below is a track from Trophy Wife called "It Comes in Waves... (Neil Young)," off their album all the sides. It may be a surpise to those have been following the duo's catalogue. The song is a 7-minute mostly instrumental jam with a mantra of "Once beat strong/Beat again"; however, it still keeps the band's signature intensity, which is generated by Diane Foglizzo's searing electric guitar and Katy Otto's in sync pummeling of her kit - only with spaces to breathe to take it all in.

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Weekend Warrior, February 7 - 9

Union Transfer hosts a huge all locals only lineup this Saturday as Pissed Jeans and Purling Hiss join forces for a three-day run with a stop at Union Transfer alongside Trophy Wife, who will joining in for an evening of chaos. Ever since signing to Sub Pop and putting out Hope for Men, Pissed Jeans have found themselves being regarded as one of the best hardcore noise-rock bands of the current generation. And their work with Grammy-nominated Alex Newport on King of Jeans and last year’s Honeys has elevated their sound to a whole new level. What started out as a solo side project by then Birds of Maya guitarist Mike Polizze has evolved into another heavy rockin’ power trio in Purling Hiss. And ever since signing to Drag City and releasing their first record as a trio, Water on Mars, Polizze and friends have gotten bigger than ever. Though Trophy Wife aren’t yet as well-known as their other bill mates, all that could change with the third album that the ladies are shooting to release in late spring, so tonight could be an opportune moment to sample a couple new tunes among the old. It’s your chance to rage this weekend before the snow forces you to hibernate in your home once again. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8pm, $15, All Ages - Bill McThrill

 
Other places to go this weekend before more snow comes…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Norwegian Arms, Dream Safari
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Wild North, SAT Restorations, The Holy Mess, Dogs On Acid
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Dangerous Creatures, Vita and the Woolf
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Upstairs) Tinmouth, The Valhallas, Tiny Cities, (Downstairs) VoirVoir, (Late) Lantern, SAT (Upstairs) Prosper Or Perish, SoluM MortuM, (Downstairs) Goddamnit, Quiet Arcs, Passenger Train Proposal, Pulling Punches, (Late) Easy Creatures, SUN Psychic Teens, The Pretty Greens
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Bad Side, The Whips
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Retake the Video, Nobody Yet, Sacagawea and The Hunters
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI BK Friendly, Stolen Rhodes
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN Ben Kessler, Brethren, Wilbur, Hayley Jordanna, Memphis Hat
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Philly Kid Graffix Showcase, SAT Carl Crossfade, Traverse, Rhythm HB, H.I.M. Lee, Rachel Tension, TroiLauren, Spenser Michaels, SUN Marietta, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Royal Noise, Kings & Comrades
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Tom Brosseau, Joey Sweeney, Mitch Esparza, SUN A Night at the Opry w/Red Skiles and His Country Ramblers
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Better Half, Overcoming Gravity, 91s
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Risen Resilient, Blackrue, Theone 2S, Shots Called
 
JR’S (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Fisthammer, Coffin Dust, SAT 2blk2wht
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Kwesi K, SUN Jennifer Logue, Katie Barbato, Alec Stewart, Carmen Magro, Echo Victory
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI John Train, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI (Early) The Phoenix Bridge, Layers And Frames, SAT Smacking Madison, Smarty Pants
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Daniel Collins, Pete Jive, Katie Barbato, Leo Minor, Railroad Fever
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI The Terribles, SUN Spoken Life
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Little Bird, Underwater Country Club, The Rivals, Bird Watcher, The Fitch Bros., SAT Dr. Beardface & The Spacemen, Janine Toner, John
 
Yell Gallery (2111 E.Susquehanna Ave.) FRI 185668232, Nocht the Only Ghouls, Falcony
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Weaks EP Release Show w/Thin Lips, Kite Party
 
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