Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The return of grunge: Swedish style (at the Barbary, 3/8/09)

Masshysteri are a Swedish punk band, comprised of members the Vicious, Regulations, Lost Patrol Band, Insurgent Kid, International Noise Conspiracy, and more.

They're also, it seems, purveyors of a new breed of grunge-punk: black jeans, flannel, denim shirts, studded belts.

Rock on guys!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band: Ohhhhh yess! or Ohhhh, nooooooo (At the First Unitarian Church, 3/12/09)

I know that vests are in right now, and I have somewhat of an appreciation for kitsch, but this just seems ridiculous...

(c) Kate Bracaglia for Phrequency.com. Do not use without permission

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band -- I hope your album is better than your outfits!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hot Tub: Hip-Hop Chic (at the Starlight Ballroom, 3/19/09)

Hot Tub are 5-piece California-based hip-hop group, whose fly tunes are accompanied by even fly-er duds. I caught them live with the Tings Tings last week, and was impressed by their sassy fashions.

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(Note: All images (c) Kate Bracaglia for Phrequency.com. Do not use without permission.)

Good looking girls!

Check out Hot Tub's Myspace here.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Update! Update! Update! Update!

Wow, looking back, it's hard to believe it's been 5 whole months since our last update. Where does the time go?

If you're Rachel, it goes to Seattle, where our sassy, style-seeking snarkpot relocated last summer. Lucky for us all, she's still keeping dibs on what's fresh and cool: check out her finds at Emerald Streets.

A glass tree -- from le neighborhood Rachel.

Meanwhile, Kate's been grooving on a photography kick, taking photos and writing reviews for Philly.com's new hyper-music channel Phrequency. Check out her shiznit here, or cruise to Underwater Explosions for her thoughts on music, fashion, and life in the C.O.B.L.

Finally: as the worlds of music and fashion often collide, Kate will be posting photos, videos and more of fashionable singers, drummers, bass-players, bartenders and concert-goers found in and around the Philly scene. There may be a slight delay in the posting (unlike actual employers, le Face doesn't impose strict deadlines)...so keeping checking back, as we continue the magical, fashionable journey...

The Ting Tings' Katie White: fashion icon! (Kate Bracaglia for Phrequency.com)

With much love,

Rachel + Kate