Crush With Eyeliner: Sir Babygirl Has Her Philadelphia Coming-Out Party

Sir Babygirl threw an exhilarating electropop/punk party at Philly’s Boot & Saddle, and you were invited. Hearing songs off Crush On Me (Father/Daughter), the debut album from Brooklyn-based Kelsie Hogue, put the crowd in a frenzy, leading to a dance party onstage for the whole show. Hogue is a versatile performer who rocked the guitar, sampled other artists in inventive ways between songs and delivered great banter. And in a preshow fitting with MAGNET for her SXSW outfit, Hogue showed a sense of how she’ll take over the music world one crush at a time. Sunspeaker—also from Brooklyn—opened with an entertaining blast of synths and vibes.

—words and photos by Chris Sikich