Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz (Record Release Show!)

Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz (Record Release Show!)

Radiator Hospital, Pinkwash, Try The Pie, Empath

Fri, February 10, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

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Allison Crutchfield
Allison Crutchfield
Check out this joyous news: Allison Crutchfield is now Team Merge! Crutchfield has been writing and performing fantastic songs over the years, most notably in her co-founding projects Swearin’ and P.S. Eliot. Lately she’s been part of the Waxahatchee live band and self-released the Lean In To It EP, but 2017 will see the release of her first proper full-length.

Allison had this to say about the occasion: “Signing with Merge was always sort of a fantasy milestone in my mind, like winning an Oscar or opening a bakery in New England. It was something I dreamed about a hundred times as a teenager but never thought could actually happen. I’ve been fortunate enough to really get to know the Merge family over the last year, and now that I’m a grown-up, I’m so grateful to be able to call Merge home.”

More specifics on Allison’s LP coming later this year!
Radiator Hospital
Radiator Hospital
We are a rock band of rockers who love to rock. We also can be just one person who is much quieter but still loves to rock.
Pinkwash
Pinkwash
PINKWASH is a heavy punk duo based out of West Philadelphia. After an EP and 7-inch released on Sister Polygon, their debut LP for Don Giovanni Records is due this spring. Splintered rhythms and ultra-loud riffs.
Try The Pie
Try The Pie
Bean Kaloni Tupou is a self-taught, touring musician born and raised in San Jose, California who has also been active since 2007 in such Bay Area bands as Sourpatch, Salt Flat, Crabapple and Plume.

Try the Pie is a solo effort spanning the length of almost ten years, drawing upon a Tongan-American and a Bay Area punk background, Bean pieces together ideas of impromptu harmony, poetic imagery, soft guitar melodies, dissonance and noise. These elements are used to create a sonic collage-work to provide a variety of vivid storytelling. The project is based heavily in the ideas of mixing present experiences with indigenous folk art, inherited histories and oral storytelling of a poetic nature.

Try The Pie put their first full-length album, 'Domestication' out on Salinas Records out of Detroit in April of 2015. (http://www.salinasrecords.com/products/11793521-try-the-pie-domestication-lp) The record is a meditation on early life and socialization using beautiful melodies drenched in noise. 'Domestication' is the first effort using the help of other musicians and was recorded by Damien Wendel in November 2014 in San Jose, California. The album has sparked three tours: a full-band Pacific Northwest tour in March 2015, a solo East Coast tour in August 2015 and a full-band North American tour in October of 2015.

Released on November 13th, 2015, 'Rest' is the most recently released full-length from Try the Pie but it is a retro-released and was recorded in 2008. "Alu'a", the sixth track off the album, is the Tongan word for goodbye when you are staying and the other person is going. "Rest" is an album dedicated to this sentiment. Bean wrote the songs over a duration of three years (2005-2008) and recorded it in the last year by themselves in my room in San Francisco. Sometimes you can hear someone doing dishes or the beep of a dying smoke-detector. This album is an example of the slow, whispering tempo, slanted harmonies and embellished metaphors that Bean grew up listening to.
Empath
Empath
Warm earth noise pop from West Philly.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/