New Time Religion: Philly’s Church Girls Preach To The Hometown Choir

Philadelphia’s Church Girls blasted the roof off hometown Johnny Brenda’s behind their sparkling new Cycles EP (Chatterbot). Frontwoman Mariel Beaumont led the power-pop parade with insightful lyrics and guitar hooks, and the band’s frantic energy was infectious and left the crowd awaiting more in the Fishtown cathedral of sound. Philly/Brooklyn outfit Field Mouse opened with a terrific dusting off of its past catalog and hints of forthcoming music.

—words and photos by Chris Sikich

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