WXPN & West Art Welcome: S.G Goodman with Special Guest Secular Pets

WXPN & West Art Welcome: S.G Goodman with Special Guest Secular Pets

S.G. Goodman has burst onto the national scene, rising as a standout songwriter and performer. Sharing the stage with greats such as Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell, her raw, craggy vocal delivery is part of a distinctive musical style that alternates between bluesy roots rock and brittle Americana. With two full albums under her belt and a rapidly growing fan base, West Art is honored to welcome this Kentucky native and her band to Lancaster for the first time! She’ll be joined on this tour by Secular Pets, rounding out a stellar evening of music. Grab a friend, snag some tickets, and join us for this do-not-miss show!

Doors will open at 7 pm, and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door if not sold out. As always, we’re proud to present an all-ages show with discounted tickets available for students. We will have beer from Our Town Brewery for sale, along with a few non-alcoholic options (this event is not BYOB). Parking may be available in the small lot across the street. Beyond that, there’s parking available around Buchanan Park and F&M College in the blocks surrounding West Art. Please try to park along the park or college, and not directly in front of a house when possible, out of respect for our neighbors.

Seating: This show will be mostly standing with some limited seating available. We suggest arriving when the doors open if you’d prefer to sit. Our space is ADA accessible, and we will do our best to accommodate any specific needs.


“No one escapes the marks left behind when it comes to love or the absence of it,” says singer-songwriter S.G. Goodman, describing the inspiration behind her sophomore album Teeth Marks. “Not only are we the ones who bear its indentations, but we’re also the ones responsible for placing them on ourselves and others.”

When the Kentucky native released her debut album, Old Time Feeling, she was rightly coined an “untamed rock n roll truth-teller” by Rolling Stone. The roots-inflected rock n’ roll record saw Goodman lending her gritty, haunting vocals to narrate the dual perspectives of her upbringing as the daughter of a crop farmer, and a queer woman coming out in a rural town.

Now with Teeth Marks, co-produced by Drew Vandenberg (Faye Webster, Drive-By Truckers, Of Montreal) in Athens, Georgia, she picks up the threads of Old Time Feeling. But where her critically acclaimed, Jim James-produced debut zeroed in on the South, reframing misconceptions in slough water-soaked tones, her latest album pulses with downtown Velvet Underground electricity, shifting its focus inward – though never losing Goodman’s searing and universal point of view. Teeth Marks is what you might get if Flannery O’Connor and Lou Reed went on a road trip.

Drawing influences from the aforementioned Velvets, as well as Pavement, Karen Dalton, and Chad VanGaalen, Goodman brings 11 powerful vignettes to life, with a sound that ventures deeper into indie rock and punk territory than she ever has before. Though Teeth Marks is a love album, Goodman doesn’t aim her focus on romantic relationships alone. Instead, she analyzes the way love between communities, families, and even one’s self can be influenced by trauma that lingers in the body. Teeth Marks is about what love actually is, love’s psychological and physical imprint, its light, and its darkness. It’s a record about the love we have or don’t have for each other, and perhaps, more significantly, the love we have or don’t have for ourselves.

Contact: Josh

Email: westartlanc@gmail.com

Phone: (717) 468-2282

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07:30 pm - 10:00 pm


West Art

800 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster PA

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

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