Of all of the live music events in Philadelphia last night, those who made it out to see OMNI were the ones who made the right decision. The Atlanta-based trio was supported by hometown heroes MAVIS THE DOG and ZULA, who came in from New York City.
THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE has been touring with BASS DRUM OF DEATH through the early fall for BDoD’s sophomore LP on Innovative Leisure, Rip This. The Barbary hosted the all ages show last night in Philadelphia, where both bands were joined by Philly-based psych-metal rippers HOUND – their new LP, Out of Time, comes out on SRA Records on November 28th (with a cassette to follow on Burger Records). The People’s Temple just released their new 12″ Weekends Time via State Capital Records, containing nine of their freshest tracks to date. Catch them below, playing a few songs from their other LP released this year by Hozac Records, Musical Garden.
Hound – “Little One”
“Little One” is a cut from Hound’s upcoming LP, and it was a monstrous way for them to close out their set last night.
The People’s Temple – “Handsome Nick”
The People’s Temple – “Crimson Rose”
The People’s Temple – “Sons of Stone”
The People’s Temple revisited the opening track from their debut album, the self-titled “Sons of Stone.” They ended their set with another from Sons of Stone, “Starstreamer,” which you can find on our YouTube channel right here.
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After tearing up Gonerfest last weekend, AUSMUTEANTS packed up and headed toward the east coast. They stopped in Philadelphia last night, where they were joined by DAN’L BOONE (Nate Young of Wolf Eyes, Alex Moskos of Drainolith, Charles Ballas of Formant, Neil Hagerty of the Howling Hex) and local Philly punks LANTERN. This once-in-a-lifetime event took place at Johnny Brenda’s in the lovely northern liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, on a cool, breezy night where just about anything felt possible. Ausmuteants were here from way down under in Geelong, Australia, while Dan’l Boone seem to be based somewhere out of Colorado. Together each band added a different flavor to the pot: Ausmuteants brought the punk, Dan’l Boone brought the chaos, and Lantern brought the sludge. The end result is a night you should be sad you missed – find out why with these videos below!:
Ausmuteants – Tinnitus:
Ausmuteants – Fran Drescher’s Alien Abduction:
Lantern – Out of Our Heads:
If you haven’t heard “Freedom of Information,” the first single from Ausmuteants upcoming sophomore album Order of Operation, do it here and be on the lookout for a pre-order from Goner Records sooner than later.
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As you may already know, the SPIDER BAGS just dropped their fourth and first album for Merge Records, Frozen Letter. They stopped in Philadelphia last night at Boot & Saddle to play songs from the LP, joined on stage by Philly trio NO OTHER and local psych-punks TYGATON. No Other released their EP I Believe In Werner Herzog in 2013, while Tygaton have a small collection of material available on Bandcamp. We caught the Bags last time (?) they were in Philadelphia, where they were touring for their previous album on Odessa Records, Shake My Head. Witness their psych-flavored country-punk debauchery, executed in full-form right below, along with an accompanying video of No Other. Now when the Bags are in your town, you know what to do.
No Other – “Opaque”
These ladies hit hard and heavy with their psych-flared take on punk – luckily for us they’ve got a new 7″ single coming soon, courtesy of Negative Fun Records in North Carolina. Witness them play “Opaque,” the B-side to their 7″, then catch them live for a full dose of their sound – they were throwing around some new material and boy was it monstrous.
Spider Bags – “Summer of ’79” and “Japanese Vacation”
The Bags began their set with a couple of choice tracks from their previous albums, namely “Friday Night” and “Que Viva El Rocanrol,” before proceeding into the new material. They started with their cover of John Wesley Coleman’s “Summer of ’79” before jumping headfirst into “Japanese Vacation.”
Spider Bags – “Back With You Again in the World”
They followed up with the introductory track to Frozen Letter – this one quickly stirs the pot with it’s stomping rhythm, led by Dan McGee’s squealing guitar work and rugged howling.
Spider Bags – “Eyes of Death”
They nearly ended their set with “Eyes of Death,” a staggering psychedelic anthem that is the closing statement on Frozen Letter. Despite the venue’s time restraints they had time for one final song after “Eyes of Death,” so the Bags quickly ripped through “Papa Was a Shithead” before calling it a night. And what a night it was – you can see some more video from the show right here.
EX-CULT made a stop in Philadelphia last night to play at Underground Arts. It was their first ever visit to the city, who were joined on stage by local punk freaks The Abandos (who will be playing at the 2nd SD Showcase on June 11th). Ex-Cult are currently touring for their sophomore LP Midnight Passenger, which was just released by Goner Records on April 29th. They played a large handful of songs from the LP, including these few that we caught live for you below. In other news, The Abandos just released a new 7″, which includes the sludgy tantrum below called “Missing Chromosome.”
Ties You Up:
Lights Out Club:
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Bourbon & Branch, Philadelphia’s newest venue space, was taken over on Saturday night by the very first Styrofoam Drone Showcase. Burnt Ones and Raw McCartney came into town from San Francisco and Indianapolis respectively, while Shape Breaker and Jackie Paper provided the hometown entertainment. Burnt Ones are on the road for their upcoming LP on Castle Face Records, an album that should be available for mail order any day now.
Take a look below for a video apiece from each band that played on Saturday. If that’s not enough, you can find more videos from the show right here (keep checking back!)
Shape Breaker – “Spellbound”
Shape Breaker closed their set with the track from their recent split 7″ on Gary Records, “Spellbound.” Psychedelic and punk vibes are prominent in their sound, more of which you can listen to right here.
Raw McCartney – “Born to Ride”
“Born to Ride” is a track from Raw McCartney’s recent Introducing cassette on Chicago’s Tripp Tapes. It’s loaded with the most fuzz as these guys stop at nothing to melt your face off.
Jackie Paper wasted no time with their take on folk-inspired psych rock. Fluttery flutes and grainy psych washes dominated their set, building their songs up into a monumental affair.
Burnt Ones brought their own synth-driven stoner pop, showcasing a bit from their upcoming LP on Castle Face titled Gift. It’s officially released on March 25th by the label, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the Castle Face Records store.
WHO?: BURNT ONES, RAW McCARTNEY, JACKIE PAPER and SHAPE BREAKER WHERE?: Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA WHEN?: March 22nd, 2014
Coming on March 22nd, the brand new Philadelphia venue BOURBON & BRANCH will be taken over with the first Styrofoam Drone Showcase. Bourbon & Branch is nearly ready to open for business, and once it is, it will become one of Philadelphia’s newest venues. Located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of the city, the venue features a 16 foot-wide stage, not to mention a full bar/restaurant with a heaping menu of food and drink.
While all this is going down, BURNT ONES, the San Francisco-based glam pop trio, are readying their new LP for Castle Face Records. They hooked up with Indianapolis-based fuzz-heaters RAW McCARTNEY for a tour, who just released a new cassette on Tripp Tapes (some highly recommended listening). Joining them in Philly for the night will be SHAPE BREAKER and JACKIE PAPER, two bands who are based in the city limits of Philadelphia. Continuing the trend of new releases, Shape Breaker just set free their vinyl debut on a split 7″ from Chicago label Gary Records. Jackie Paper is a 5-piece band with flutes and synth, joining the stage with their shadowy take on psych rock.
Currently based in Brooklyn, Denver-born psych crew WOODSMAN just dropped their third studio album on Fire Talk Records (more on that later). Their current tour just concluded over the past weekend with their record release show in New York City. The night before they made a stop in Philadelphia, bringing their experimental psych rock to Kung Fu Necktie on a Friday night. Philly-based band SCHOOL GIRL kicked things off. They specialize in a form of primitive protopunk, playing their second show to date. Grungy punk n’ roll trio LANTERN followed up, playing some tracks from their 2013 debut and a few other choice nuggets. It was their first show in awhile but they were right on point, evidenced by these videos after the jump: Continue reading “Woodsman, Lantern, School Girl Live in Philadelphia (02/07/14)”→
Welcome In the Shit Records of Teramo, Italy is back with another wave of cassette tapes. THE HUSSY have had a busy year and this cassette marks what looks like their fifth release of 2013. Continue reading “The Hussy – s/t CS”→