Preview & Inside-view

Click more or visit this page to read Philadelphia Weekly’s preview for The Crimea’s gig at the Electric Factory last night. So it’s a bit late for previews, but there’s plenty more future gigs left.
For a more personal view on the Billy Corgan support tour, check out this online journal by one of Billy Corgan’s band members. Plenty of Crimea mentions and maybe even some photos sometime too.


Sat., June 25, 8:30pm. $35-$37. With Billy Corgan + Doris Henson. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.336.2000.

If you can forgive the Crimea’s overwrought lyrics-tales of alcoholic teenage girls, drugs, depression and several mentions of Tarzan-you might be taken in by their undeniably catchy songs, with echoes of everyone from the Kinks and the Smashing Pumpkins (they’re opening for Billy Corgan on their U.S. tour) to fellow Brits Ash. Their first single “White Russian Galaxy”-which sounds like the Wallflowers if they were British, brooding and better guitarists-got them noticed at SXSW by the requisite A&R types, one of which quickly signed them to Warner. Armed with their major label deal and lots of sweaty press photos, they seem to be gunning to be the latest members of the growing British invasion.

Preview by Doree Shafrir for Philadelphia Weekly.

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