Allison Crutchfield

Oct. 4
7:30 p.m.
Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Though just 27 years old, Alabama-bred, Philly-based indie rocker Allison Crutchfield has already proven her talents across a handful of musical projects. She’s been in three notable bands, each more successful than the last. There’s her teenage band the Ackleys, started with her identical twin sister, Katie, followed by their rollicking and wordy feminist pop-punk band, P.S. Eliot. More recently, Allison has shared lead vocal duties and played guitar in the more grungy Swearin’, who broke out with their 2013 sophomore album,Surfing Strange. These days, while Katie is the face of beloved Merge Records act Waxahatchee, Allison is pursuing her own solo career, which officially kicked off with 2014’s great Lean In to It EP. On it, Allison plays every instrument besides bass, which was handled by Philly musician Sam Cook-Parrott. The seven-song EP is mostly lo-fi electropop, with exceptions including the intimate balladry of the Joni Mitchell-quoting “You” and closing song “Berlin.” She’s currently touring with her band, the Fizz, as she preps her Merge debut, due out early next year. With Partial Traces and Tights.