Anomie

Rad Solo Acoustic Showcase at Cosmos Feb. 6

Cosmos, a new DIY show space in University City (Mantua), is hosting a rad solo acoustic showcase of front people from some of the local area music community's up-and-coming acts. You can catch Jake Ewald (of Modern Baseball/Slaughter Beach, Dog) and his humorous yet insightful signature wordplay and storytelling. Field Mouse's Rachel Browne (a.k.a. Anomie) will be there performing skeletal versions of her songs too, which will provide an interesting contrast to her usually lush, textural pieces. Evan Stephens Hall from melodious New Jersey lo-fi quartet, Pinegrove, will be in a uniquely intimate environment, exposing the heart of each tune. Also contributing to this special happening are Hodera’s Matthew Smith and Plainview’s Jeremy Smith. In all likelihood, this is not going to be your typical rowdy house show, well, maybe a few drunken sing-alongs. But one thing is certain; it will be a unique experience. Hopefully the night can offer you a new perspective on - or even new appreciation for - some very talented local songwriters/musicians. Cosmos, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $5, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock

   

Lithuania Album Release Show at Boot & Saddle August 11

Lithuania’s highly anticipated LP Hardcore Friends is being released this week via Lame-O Records. Tonight, the trio that includes DRGN King’s Dominic Angelella and Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick as well as Ricardo Lagomasino, celebrates with a record release show at Boot & Saddle. Angelella & Slick share vocal duties on songs that whose on your toes punk immediacy is leveled by melodic emotives that glimpse inward. They lay it all out there; then iron it out while reeling it in. Rachel Browne’s (Field Mouse) solo venture Anomie kicks off the festivities. While power pop quartet and Lame-O Records label mates, Year of Glad bridge the gap to the collaborative brethren. Boot & Saddle 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ Michael Colavita

   

She Shreds Magazine Philly Showcase w/Swearin', Amanda X, Mannequin Pussy, Anomie & More at PhilaMOCA April 4

In honor of its seventh issue, the only magazine that's dedicated to women guitarists and bassists, She Shreds Magazine, has put together an East Coast tour showcase of female shredders. And their stop at PhilaMOCA tonight will be headlined by Allison Crutchfield and the rest of Swearin', whom have been recording new material. So expect the rock ‘n’ roll tour de force to give a suitable preview. Amanda X will thunder in with their infectious lyrics and fast-paced garage-rock sound that has helped them blow up since the release of Amnesia over the summer. Since arriving on the scene, New York transplants Mannequin Pussy have been obliterating DIY shows with hard-hitting drums, quickened gang vocals, and sick guitar shreds. So they’ll definitely be in their element for this one! The show will also feature the promising new solo side project of Field Mouse’s Rachel Browne, Anomie, Girls Rock Philly incarnation, Jane Doe, and DJ Sad 13 (a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis from Speedy Ortiz). PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $10, All Ages - Bill McThrill 

   

Debut Anomie EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Anomie, the solo venture/moniker of Field Mouse’s Rachel Browne, has released a new self-titled EP via Father/Daughter Records. The album includes contributions from fellow band member Andrew Futral on bass while the virtually omnipresent Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania, etc.) tackles percussion. These songs were written in California during a difficult time in Browne’s life, and they serve as a means of reflection and catharsis, which you can stream and purchase below. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)