Earlier tonight, WPRB sponsored the The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Zaza at The Barbary in Philadelphia, and we just got back from the long train ride back from Philly.
What a wonderful show! Before the show, we got to meet the band, who are so awesome and sweet (just like their music). WPRB bonded with Kip and Peggy of TPBPH over college radio. In fact, Kip grew up in Philly listening to WPRB, so he told us stories of how he loved listening to Shellac on WPRB. Peggy, who grew up in uptown New Orleans, talked about how she loved being DJ and music director at Tulane’s station. Just as much as we loved meeting the band we love to listen to, TPBPH was excited to meet the college radio kids they once were. We had a wonderful time talking with the band; the interview with the band will air in the very near future, so stay tuned for details.
The opening band, Zaza definitely mastered the art of using loop machines. While the band only consists of a guitarist, a bassist, and drummer with a cymbal, floor tom, and a snare, the band used loop machines to create a full and dreamy sound.
After Zaza, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart played a set of mostly songs from their self-titled album. The band was so adorable! They also played their latest single, “103,” which they dedicated to WPRB. Kip, before playing the song, mentioned to the audience how much he loved WPRB and that their latest single was for WPRB, which shares its frequency with the song title.
Overall, it was a very fun show, filled with awesome shoegaze and dream pop! What did you think?
Stay tuned for more fun this summer — we’ve got a bunch of great shows lined up!