I saw Birdie Busch open up for the venerable (but still not posted on: I’m checking myself into blogger jail right after this post) Blood Feathers last year. If they hadn’t been superb despite the North Star’s muddled “sound system,” she might have committed a grave sin: outplaying the headliner.
She’s playing the XPN Festival this weekend and releasing an excellent EP, Everyone Will Take You In. Two tracks are Philly-focused, “Joey” (about cheesesteak king Joey Vento) and this cover of Soul Survivor’s “City of Brotherly Love.” Let me tell you, friends: they both hit the city’s sweet spots.
Buy the EP today.