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Still a little room left in your stomach after that Thankzgiving feast? If so, head over to Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday and get a mouthful of new shoegaze, courtesy of rising local band Soars (awesome video above). Also on the bill are Headless Horseman and headliners Aunt Dracula. Plus, our friends Hello From the Children of Planet Earth will be spinning Krautrock, Library Music, IDM, Synth-Punk, Instrumental Hip-Hop and Dub all night. Get tickets here.
Philly band Sun Airway will be coming in for a landing at Johnny Brenda’s tomorrow night and you don’t want to miss it. The last time I caught these rising stars, the sound and the visuals were spot on – and it was only their second show! They will be taking the stage at 9PM, opening for Twin Shadow and Bear and Heaven.
Grab tickets here and check out the two remaining dates below:
While in town to promote their new album Hexadecagon at Kung Fu Necktie, Austin psych-pop band The Octopus Project will be stopping by the Art in the Age store this Thursday (10/7) at 2pm for a FREE in-store performance. Space is limited, so be sure to tweet to @artintheage or RSVP to their Facebook Event Page to make sure you reserve a spot! Check out one of their older (and awesome) videos below and download their newest below…
Seattle psych rock band The Night Beats will be making their Philly debut tonight inside the Sailor Jerry Store. Think ’60s psych a la 13th Floors Elevators with Link Wray sitting in on guitar. Here are the deets:
Night Beats @ Sailor Jerry
116-118 S. 13th Street
Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, the debut album from one of Philly’s most promising new bands, Sun Airway, will hopefully see the light of day within the year. For now you can (and should) catch the live premiere of their blissful and layered electronic pop at Johnny Brendas in Philly this Thursday, or at Mercury Lounge in NYC on June 28th. Dig some mp3s from the album below:
NYC duo The Golden Filter will be bringing their Moroder-infused disco beats and lush vocals to Kung Fu Necktie this Saturday night and I do recommend that you catch them. Their performance at this year’s SXSW Urban Back lot party was one of the highlights for me at the fest. Dig an mp3 below:
The Music Slut is giving away two tickets to The Golden Filter’s June 19th Philly show and after catching their set at SXSW, I highly suggest you enter. GF is a Brooklyn duo who create a Moroder-infused electronic sound that is cosmic, sexy and gritty and the live show is full of poly-rhythmic glee. So don’t hesitate…
Started in 2007, Record Store Day is “the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.”
It’s an awesome thing, so for those of you who live in Philly check out the fun map pictured above and try to support your local record shop tomorrow by making some purchases.
The legendary and seminal British post-punk band Echo and the Bunnymen are making their way to Philly’s Keswick Theater on April 25th in support of their new album The Fountain — and we have a pair of tickets to give away!
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED, but enjoy the music!
Stream “Think I Need It Too” from the new album below and download it for free on their MySpace page.
And if you aren’t already familiar with their brilliant back catalog, here’s a quick and friendly wake up call: