Get acquainted with musicians performing at this week’s Northern Liberties Winter Music Fest
The annual Northern Liberties Winter Music Fest is always chockfull of Philly talent, and this year is no exception. The Fire is hosting six days of musicians with all different styles and stories starting Feb. 10. From Spelling Reform to Moor Mother Goddess, there’s something for everyone.
Alumbrados featuring members of Bardo Pond
Lisa Dembling with The Cast Shadows
Moor Mother Goddess
DJ Pete Sounds
Get acquainted: “I will be reading poetry from my latest zine ‘2 weeks/notes #4’ and playing synth and creating cosmic black futurism soundwaves,” said Moor Mother Goddess, who has gained recognition for her mastery of poetry, lyricism, and rapping. Watch her perform “Of Blood,” a track that is telling of her haunting and enchanting stage presence.
The Captain The Pilot The Driver
Get acquainted: Fans of local rocker five-piece Roof Doctor will be happy to see them on the lineup, considering they’ve been laying low for awhile. “We wanted to get involved because we have been taking some time to work on other projects,” said drummer Kevin Paschall. “We thought this would be a good opportunity to have some fun before we start getting back to work.” Listen to “Bulldog,” recorded live at WXPN.
Which Craft (members of Conversations)
Get acquainted: Spelling Reform’s Dan Wisniewski says Guided By Voices, Pavement and Wilco fans will not be disappointed at this 90s-themed night of the festival. “If I didn’t have to play guitar, and my back wasn’t a mess, I’d try some Robert Pollard high kicks,” Wisniewski said. “Another day perhaps.” After forming this past summer, Spelling Reform have released indie-rock singles like “Fake Conversations” and “Together Apart.” “Being part of a new band is like the beginning part of a relationship, where you just want to be together all the time,” Wisniewski said. “It all feels so effortless and rewarding.”
Chalk & The Beige Americans
The ill Fated Natives
Get acquainted: Philly quartet Chalk & The Beige Americans will perform all 10 songs from their upcoming album at The Fire come Friday. Released via Jawn Deli, watch a teaser for the album below.
Get acquainted: “One of the stand out facts is that its during the winter,” said Philly neo-soul singer Jacqueline Constance of the festival. “The warmer months are always over-saturated with festivals, shows, etc. No one ever utilizes the colder months to host events. I like that.” Listen to Constance cover Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball.”
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Legs Like Tree Trunks
Get acquainted: Legs Like Tree Trunks, the formerly Pittsburgh-based quartet, recently moved to Philly. Expect some new material from their debut album, scheduled for release this summer. “Or we might just play the theme song from ‘That 70’s Show’ on repeat for our entire set,” said member Matt Holden.