WXPN Welcomes

Philly Music Fest with Low Cut Connie & more

with Ron Gallo, Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Lady HD, and Perpetual Motion

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Doors: 7pm | Show: 7pm

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Covid Policy: Unless otherwise stated, World Cafe Live will follow the City of Philadelphia’s current Covid-19 guidelines.

Philly Music Fest will take place on both stages at World Cafe Live. One ticket gets you entry to all performances in The Lounge and the Music Hall; you are welcome to move throughout the venue.

Low Cut Connie
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Ron Gallo
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Lady HD
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Kayleigh Goldsworthy
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Perpetual Motion
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Low Cut Connie is an American rock and roll band based in Philadelphia, United States, which was formed in 2010. The band has been recognized by various media in the US for their records and high-energy live show, of which the Los Angeles Weekly said "Their ferocious live show...is unmatched in all of rock right now." Frontman Adam Weiner plays a piano named "Shondra," after a dancer at the Clermont Lounge in Atlanta. Weiner performed as a solo artist prior to starting Low Cut Connie. While living in New York City, he played piano in gay bars, karaoke bars, restaurants and ballet classes, often under the name Ladyfingers.
Hi, my name is Ron Gallo. My previous artist bio started like this: I straddle the fence between two mindsets: 1. The world is completely fucked. 2. The universe is inside you. I sat on that (mostly in vans) long enough to lean heavily towards #2. I sat in vans a lot this past year because at one point in time I was frustrated with humanity (but really myself) and from that came an album called “HEAVY META”. Apparently the sentiment resonated more with people in 2016 then when I wrote those songs in my apartment in Philadelphia in 3-4 years before that (probably because the current political and social climate) so suddenly that darkness turned into doing a lot of stuff I always wanted to do but never thought I would or could - like travel around with my friends, Joe Bisirri (bass) and Dylan Sevey (drums), and play shows for people with bands we love in places all over the world: Naked Giants, White Reaper, The Black Angels, Twin Peaks, Thee Oh Sees, Hurray For the Riff Raff to name a few.  “Write what you know!” They say. Okay. 2017: Being constantly on highways, in vans, on planes, on stages, in greenrooms, on guestlists, turning a person into a brand, turning a real life human moment into a song into content into an asset to be monetized, talking to people about myself and stuff I wrote 3 years ago, watching it all unfold in the public eye from a phone in a van on a highway heading to a stage.   Do all that.  Get back home for days at a time. Seek solitude. Friends and family and acquaintances followed along on Instagram. They think it looked glamorous out there “living the dream.” They ask me all about it, but I know the truth - it’s boring and unrelatable to identify as a musician rather than just a human - so I don’t have much to say about it besides “it happened” and it wasn’t what I thought it would be and it was beautiful and I am grateful but mostly this whole world of pursuing music and the music business is hilarious and none of it really matters in the grand scheme of things.” So the way I process all that is through an EP called “Really Nice Guys” which came out 1/19/18 on New West Records. On it you can find auto-tune, tantrums about algorithms, songs featuring iPhone tabla about being on a guestlist, underwhelming solos, a song called "YouTubular" and the true star of the whole thing: my moms boyfriend, Jerry, who we secretly captured candidly talking about the EP and made it the lead vocal on "Pull Quote" the EP's closing track. For more perspective on yourself - Google image: “Earth” Boom, ya gone, With love, see you soon, Ron Gallo
Lady HD is a classic story of boy meets boy. No one can say for sure when they first met, but we can say with certainty that they did meet one day. Perhaps it was in the bustling markets of Kathmandu as they searched for the perfect blend of silk and rayon to provide the most optimal breathability for their undercarriage. Per chance it was on the dangerous unmarked slopes of the Austrian alps as they charted new ski runs for the boldest and bravest. Maybe they both matched with the same girl on tinder and she accidentally scheduled them to meet her at the same place at the same time. There’s no way to know. But who cares about the beginning of their story. Or the end for that matter (which will either be simultaneous death by spontaneous combustion of cryogenic freezing of their heads). What we do care about is the part of their story they’re currently occupying. As each one respectively hails from their own side of these united states in standard definition, Ciaran writes music from Philly and Dusty produces it in LA. Together, they are Lady HD. Revel in their grungy pop. Please listen responsibly.
Kayleigh Goldsworthy, a founding member of the Syracuse Indie Rock sextet The Scarlet Ending, has been playing music her entire life. For over a decade she has been touring with The Scarlet Ending, and upon her relocation to Brooklyn, NY, she decided to test the waters with some solo material. An avid songwriter, while writing material for herself she found a niche in the folk/country/pop genres, and "Burrower" was born. Almost 3 years in the making, her solo debut has been eagerly anticipated. Even prior to it's release she was a special guest at several shows on the 2012 and 2013 "Revival Tour" with Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Tom Gabel, Cory Branan, and Dave Hause, and has played CMJ and opened for Against Me!, Dave Hause, Vinnie Caruana, and more. Described by Cory Branan as "Gillian Welch meets Loretta Lynn," "Burrower" was released in November 2013 to only stellar reviews. She is currently working as a touring member of indie pop outfit Young & Sick, and is performing in support of "Burrower" when off the road and working on new material.