Chelsea Mitchell

Location / Neighbourhood: Bucks Burbs

Hometown: Wrightstown, PA


Current Project(s)/Band(s): Dirty Dollhouse, Cheap Dates (new project with August John Lutz II)

Instrument(s) you play: Guitar, ukulele

What else do you do in the Philly music scene?: Avid fan and concert-goer!


Location of Photo(s): Newtown Book & Record Exchange

What do those location(s) mean to you?: It's one of my favorite places on earth. I've worked there for 11 years.


Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: Rocket Cat (Thai iced coffee!!)

Favourite Restaurant: Ekta

Favourite Pizza Spot: Lorenzo's. Livin' that big slice life. And the Trio's on Girard.

Favourite Philly Record Shop: Newtown Book & Record Exchange.

Favourite Philly Venue: It's a tie between Johnny Brenda's and Union Transfer. And MilkBoy, because the sound is AMAZING there. Can I say Bourbon & Branch, too? Their staff is the best.


Recording Space: Wherever Brian Dale Allen Strouse is recording me. Mostly Hot Box or his living room.

Favourite Philly Band(s): Levee Drivers, The Lawsuits, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb, plus anything Brad Hinton is doing.

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: Lake Street Dive at Union Transfer, April 2014

If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be?: Aside from being home to the best people you'll ever meet, Philly is indisputably the most exciting music city in the country. Rock, rap, pop, punk, country, folk, jazz. We are the music melting pot.


What are you listening to now: The Hamilton soundtrack because it's life-changing.


Life motto: If you're gonna do something, do your best with no regrets. Also: The 5-second rule only applies to dry, undressed food items. I don't know why this is up for debate. If your bagel lands butter-side down, you need to just walk away.

Random Fun Fact: If you ever want to talk about Shakespeare, Captain America, or how Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the greatest game ever made, plz see me. We'll do brunch.

Childhood Dream Job: Novelist/English professor

Pets: 4 very weird and fluffy cats.


Future plans: Maybe own a shop someday and grow old with more cats.