In a lineup that merged style and substance at PhilaMOCA, Brooklyn’s Habibi embodied both with ease, pairing Rahill Jamalifard’s breezy vocals with an irresistible combination of high-performance garage-rock swagger and girl-group sensibilities.
Cincinnati’s Leggy buzzed with energy, too, at its first show with a new bassist and a new album (Let Me Know Your Moon). “Prom,” a fizzy tune about consent, was the clear highlight in a solid set of alt-rock.
Philly’s Florry—in a solo turn by frontwoman Francie Medosch—piled next-generation riot-grrrl guitar strumming atop lyrics about the lousy ways people treat you when you’re a teenager and trans, even when your mom and cats love and support you.
—M.J. Fine; photos by Chris Sikich