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Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
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Paint It Black playing Asbury Park with Screaming Females, HIRS, more

Philly melodic hardcore greats Paint It Black haven't put out new music since 2013's Invisible but they've been playing select one-offs...

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stream HIRS LP ft. Shirley Manson, Laura Jane Grace, Marissa Paternoster & more

The queer-grindcore collective's first full-length also features Limp Wrist/Los Crudos’ Martin Crudo, G.L.O.S.S.’s Sadie Switchblade, Soul Glo’s Pierce, RVIVR’s Erica Freas, The Bags’ Alice Bag, and more.

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Thou and HIRS playing matinee at Saint Vitus during Screaming Females tour

Shredding NJ punks Screaming Females are supporting their new album All At Once as we speak on tour with Thou and HIRS. In between this weekend's sold-out Brooklyn and Connecticut shows, Thou and HIRS will play their own matinee in Brooklyn...

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Control Top
photo by Vince Guglielmo
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Control Top share “Type A,” playing shows, including Silent Barn

After going through a few lineup changes, founding vocalist/bassist Ali Carter is now joined by drummer Alex Licktenhour (HIRS) and guitarist Al Creedon (Bleeding Rainbow), and the three of them make a serious racket with hints of post-punk, noise rock, and Riot Grrrl.

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HIRS announce LP ft. Shirley Manson, Laura Jane Grace, Marissa Paternoster, & more

The impressively guest-filled LP also features Limp Wrist/Los Crudos' Martin Crudo, G.L.O.S.S.'s Sadie Switchblade, Soul Glo's Pierce, RVIVR's Erica Freas, The Bags' Alice Bag, and still more.

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NPR's Top 100 Songs of 2017
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NPR’s Top 100 Songs of 2017

NPR Music's list includes tracks from Cardi B, Big Thief, King Krule, Drake, Harry Styles, Father John Misty, and more.

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Screaming Females at House of Vans
Screaming Females at House of Vans in 2016 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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Screaming Females announce tour with Thou and HIRS, share new song

Philly's grindcore-ish queer punks HIRS are also releasing a new album next week.

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Open City
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Open City (mem Worriers, Paint It Black, Lifetime) streaming LP, playing shows

Philly punk band Open City are fronted by Rachel Rubino (Worriers, Bridge and Tunnel), and the rest of their impressive lineup includes Dan Yemin (Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Paint It Black), Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony, Dark Blue), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus)...

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Permanent Ruin released an EP, touring before Smash It Dead Fest (dates, stream & lineup)

California has a long history of deranged-sounding punk rock, and San Jose's Permanent Ruin uphold that tradition admirably. Their instrumental attack translates as undisciplined at first, but theirs is a studied messiness that benefits from stronger production values than most such bands tend to have; the vocals, by contrast, convincingly fly way off the handle...

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Don Giovanni bands list favorite LPs of 2013 (California X, Screaming Females, Priests, Tenement, Worriers & more)

Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We've been asking around for artists to tell us their favorite albums of 2013, and the people at NJ punk/indie rock label Don Giovanni Records sent over some lists from a few of their artists...

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