It’s been hard keeping this one tight lipped, but I’m so very happy to announce that Spraynard got together to record a new song to go along with all their out of print singles, etc. to release a collection/rarities release due out in May, but most importantly these 3 guys are friends again and will be playing a show on May 24th in Philly to celebrate. Not sure if this means more shows, but I certainly hope it means at least a chance for more shows.


Over 2 years of monthly diy show calendars. Keep em coming, Philly. 

Thanks for your patience while we go through a transition to a new website. We’re working on a new platform that will make updating the site much easier and quicker for us - which means the show listing can get updated daily. Right now, you can still see a basic listing at but it’s not getting updated as quickly and the info as a lot more sparse for the time being and we apologize for that. 

Look for an update soon about the PA Share and how that’s going. In its third month, the PA Share has been a part of 23 shows and has 11 on deck. We’ve worked out a lot of the kinks and are really appreciative for how rad everyone who has become a member has been about being on time for pickups/drop offs and how organized everyone keeps returning the PA. This thing wouldn’t work without the respect you’re all showing it. Philly <3

Edit: almost forgot the most important part! 

Jim Shomo
Megan Maatson
Jenna Peters Golden

Guy Tourangeau
Liz Prince
Karen Martinez
Perry Shall
Mikey Cantor
Dawn Riddle
Peter Clark
Joanna Quigley
Aaron Weber
Leah Girardo
Adam Juresko
Melissa Brain
Ketch Wehr
Maddie Lesperance
Riley Luce
Tiff Cheng
Rich Gutierrez
Sara Baier
Niki Avataria
Ben Fordree
Jeremie Rose Wimbrow
Genesis Crespo
Josey Diaz

First Time’s The Charm is just around the corner! 

All bands will have 15 minutes to play, including set up and break down. This show will go by fast, dinner by Black Orchid will be available, and tons of rad new bands will exist in Philly afterward. 

The proceeds of the show will be used to buy a community PA, to be set up as a PA share by DIY PHL. 

The goal of DIY PHL and First Time’s The Charm is to break down barriers that prevent folks from participating in our scene. We can’t wait to hear what all of these bands sound like. Get stoked! 

Available this month: PHL 2012: A Year in DIY, a photo anthology of Philadelphia DIY in the past year.

Since February of last year, DIYPHL has listed hundreds and hundreds of events in Philadelphia, passed out thousands of fliers, and printed nearly a dozen unique monthly calendars designed by different artists. Needless to say, we’ve been busy. 

But that’s only because this is a busy city. Thousands of bands, musicians, and artists performed in a wide array of non-conventional spaces this past year. There may well have never been a day without a DIY show. Philly is a pretty special place.

That’s why to commemorate the past year in shows (and our one year anniversary), we’re publishing PHL 2012: A Year in DIY, a 60 page, perfect-bound color book of photos from the past year, featuring submissions from photographers in Philly and beyond. 

The book will be released at the Ladyfest Galentine’s Day benefit show at Cha Cha'Razzi on Saturday, February 16th at 7pm. 

Pre-orders are available through PayPal — send $10 for pickup, and $12 for postage paid within the US, to Please be sure to include a note with your name, and shipping address if applicable.


Sometimes I mention this other project I work on. This is what it is! 

Every month, three friends and I (Max, Grace and Mikey) put together a calendar of all the DIY shows going on in Philly! It’s really rad to get to see everything that’s happening, organized all in one spot. 

Each month we ask a different artist to contribute artwork for the calendar. It’s always fun and surprising to see what people come up with. 

This project rules and I’m really glad we’ve stuck with it.

This is most of them except the very first few. You can see the rest of the calendars here:

We’ve been doing this for 14 months!

Flyer by Michael Cantor

Philadelphia’s catchiest rockers

Art Sorority for Girls (DC)
Heavenly pop hits, now available here on Earth!

Their first formation as Ingrid reached legendary status for their pummeling rhythms and indelible riffs. Ashley and Joey are picking up where they left off as Pinkwash. 

7pm • $5-7 • all ages • The Mitten/4918 Kingsessing Street


dear philly punk scene,

everybody needs to chill with this ally newbold stuff. Where was this backlash when pat loundas anally raped a woman? Nowhere, because we are eager to jump on a bandwagon throwing hate at a woman while male rapists are just kicked out of their band to save face and then forgotten about, left to live their life. We have heard nothing of Pat and barely heard anything of pat while the rape accusations were brought up, while ally is being endlessly harassed and threatened on the internet. I don’t condone her behaviors or the actions she is being accused of but I think we all need to take a serious look at the way everybody is handling this situation and compare it to how protective the philly punk scene is of its white males with social standing. The misogyny is alive and real. If everyone devoted as much energy to addressing issues in the punk scene like the misogyny, violence, and inequality that they did to ruining ally’s life maybe these problems would be much less frequent in the first place. Check yourself. Seriously.