WPTS RADIO PRESENTS: Swearin’ and Waxahatchee at the William Pitt Union
We’re more than excited to announce that our 2015 Spring Show headliners are the Crutchfield sisters, Swearin’ and Waxahatchee with local openers Naked Spirit. They will play at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Friday, March 27th. Doors: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets are now available for $5 with a Pitt ID and $8 without at the William Pitt Union Ticket Office, Dave’s Music Mine, and Soundcat Records.
Swearin’ is Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer, and Jeff Bolt. Some of their other musical endeavors include: PS Eliot, Big Soda, Bad Blood Revival, Bad Banana, Big Eyes, Dear Marje, and countless others. You can hear the influences of these bands in Swearin’s sound along with bands like the Breeders or the Rentals. All of Swearin’ has come up and been involved with with the DIY scene for a long time. Not much has changed with this band, they record their own songs, make their own merchandise, and self released their first tape “What a Dump”.
Named after the lake not far from her parent’s house in Alabama, Waxahatchee is the name of D.I.Y. songwriter Katie Crutchfield’s band, which began in 2011 as a solo project, appearing first in the form of a split cassette with Chris Calvin. Katie had been writing songs since her early teen days and was playing with her sister Allison in the scrappy punk group P.S. Elliot for a time. That group disbanded around the time of a serious breakup, and Crutchfield stole away to her parent’s country home where she recorded the songs that would become Waxahatchee’s lo-fi debut full-length, 2012’s American Weekend. The confessional if somewhat brittle songs on the project’s debut gained Waxahatchee more exposure, and Crutchfield began performing in and around Philadelphia, where she now lived. She assembled a band to back her up live, and in 2013, the sophomore album Cerulean Salt was released to largely positive critical review.
Pittsburgh’s own indie rock and roll foursome, Naked Spirit has quickly gained local popularity for their own breed of nostalgic 80s-meets-90s rock in the vein of The Replacements, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Third Eye Blind. They just released a live cassette tape, and are in the process of recording their debut 7″.