Fuzz – Sunderberry Dream 7″

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As Ty Segall and his latest psychedelic stoner-metal outfit FUZZ continues to twist minds on their cross-country tour, we’re going to take a closer look at the band’s third 7″ single Sunderberry Dream from In The Red Recordings. Continue reading “Fuzz – Sunderberry Dream 7″”

PURLING HISS Record Release Show Live in Philadelphia (04/05/13)

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Plenty of shows and events took place in the city of Philadelphia this past Friday night, but anybody who ended up at the sold out Record Release show of PURLING HISS at Johnny Brenda’s knew they made the best of their night. Water On Mars was released by Drag City Records on March 19th, which only meant that this celebration for the record was long overdue. Joining Purling Hiss on the stage for the night were hometown heroes SPACIN’ along with the Chicago-based AXIS:SOVA (who just released a new 7″ on Philly-based label Richie Records), who together set us up to endure one hell of a damaging performance. Continue reading “PURLING HISS Record Release Show Live in Philadelphia (04/05/13)”

TRUST Live in Philadelphia (10/24/12)

Last night was the first time that TRUST ever visited Philadelphia. The Toronto-based electronic outfit brought us all a sexy-good time at the North Star Bar, headlining a bill comprised of Void Vision, the Downtown Club and DJ Passable Plastic, who all happen to hail from Philly. The show marked the beginning of their current string of North American shows, where they had just wrapped up a large portion of their Fall 2012 tour over in Europe. The trio on stage played a generous portion of their twisted synth-pop debut TRST from Arts & Crafts, even slipping in a couple brand new tracks that have yet to have a home. Robert Alfons led the way in his dark, brooding tone for the duration of the show, often times sounding right on point with what you hear in their recorded material. Perhaps once this current tour of theirs is over, we’ll start hearing more about these new songs they played last night. Continue reading “TRUST Live in Philadelphia (10/24/12)”

Cold Showers, Cousins Live in Philadelphia (10/01/12)

COLD SHOWERS and COUSINS each came a long way to play for us in Philadelphia last night. Cold Showers hail from out west in Los Angeles, while Cousins come all the way from Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. Also joining them was Coke Weed from Bar Harbor, Maine and (((Taco))) from no other than Philadelphia. Together this line up destroyed eardrums for the mere fifteen people upstairs at Kung Fu Necktie, leaving me with no other question than where the hell were you last night? Right now Cold Showers are in the process of touring for their upcoming debut LP on Dais Records, Love and Regret, which officially drops on October 9th. They played for us a generous portion of the album, which also includes some tracks from older Cold Showers singles we’ve been raving about for the past year. As for Cousins, the friendly duo ripped through a handful of tracks from their album “The Palm at the End of the Mind,” who are probably responsible for the majority of my hearing loss as I type this passage. Check these videos below and see just how the show played out. Continue reading “Cold Showers, Cousins Live in Philadelphia (10/01/12)”

Spider Bags Live in Philadelphia (09/21/12)

Dan McGee and the SPIDER BAGS tore shit up this weekend in Philadelphia at Kung Fu Necktie. They played upstairs in an apartment which made for a blazing sweatfest, which is probably the only real way to experience the Bags in a live setting anyway. They headlined the show, following the destructive acts of some like-minded bands like the Golden Boys, the Limes, and Philly’s brand new scuzz-punks the Residuels (whose set I unfortunately missed). The Bags were forced to finish by 11pm, so they plowed through a near half-hour set, gracing our ears with the rock & roll monstrosities that make up their latest album, the epic Shake My Head. On top of those songs, they even played the entirety of their Papa Was a Shithead 7″ from Sophomore Lounge Records.

By now the Bags have certainly come a long way, from the twangy country-punk of A Celebration of Hunger to this brand new and electrifying offering from Odessa Records. Witness a lethal batch of these tracks come to life right below, followed by your solemn vow that you will always go and see Chapel Hill’s Spider Bags each and every time they come to your town. Also, don’t forget to check the rest of the videos from the show right here. Continue reading “Spider Bags Live in Philadelphia (09/21/12)”

Ty Segall & White Fence Live in Philadelphia (05/18/12)

This past Friday night Ty Segall, White Fence and Teenanger invaded Johnny Brenda’s in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. It was a night many people probably had marked on their calenders for weeks to come. Teenanger took the stage first and got everybody foaming at the mouth with their stomping punk rock. It was a totally fitting introduction to the show because it certainly got everybody ready to rage. Tim Presley and White Fence would follow up next, which by the end of their set the folks at Johnny Brenda’s were ready to explode. Sure enough, they did just that by the time Ty Segall took the stage. The main event began when Segall arrived and proceeded to tell the crowd, “For the first two songs, we are ‘The Hair.'” Now witness the madness that followed shortly thereafter: Continue reading “Ty Segall & White Fence Live in Philadelphia (05/18/12)”

ROAD TO RUIN FEST, 4/20-22 in Philadelphia

Today I am proudly introducing the ROAD TO RUIN FEST. For those of you who might not know, the Road To Ruin Fest is a completely independent punk/ rock & roll festival to be held in Philadelphia. The fest is being booked without the help of corporate sponsorship and everything is coming out of the pockets of the organizers. The organizers include Evil Weevil Records, Chikara Wrestling and Dead Industry.

Road To Ruin is a three day festival that will take place in Philadelphia during the weekend of April 20th to the 22nd. Each day will be held at a different venue and each day features a slew of different bands, ranging from mainly local acts to New Jersey, New York, Washington DC and beyond. Believe it or not, there is also a wrestling portion of the weekend which will take place on the 21st. Now do yourself a favor and imagine that combination – endless amounts of performing bands with a wrestling match right in the middle of all the action. Definitely sounds like a memorable weekend.

Continue reading below for a list of bands involved in the festival, ticketing information and general details:

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Current Line Up (which is only bound to grow larger):

Very Happy – Philadelphia/West Chester, PA – Excitement Cat Records
LVL UP- Purchase, NY- Evil Weevil/Double Double Whammy Records
Diarrhea Planet – Nashville, TN – Evil Weevil/Infinity Cat Records
Everyone Everywhere- Philadelphia, PA – Evil Weevil/Tiny Engines Records
Iron Chic – Long Island, NY – Dead Broke Records
Algernon Cadwallader- Philadelphia, PA- Hot Green Records

@ 23rd Street Armory
22 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Luther – Philadelphia, PA – Black Numbers Records
The World Is A Beautiful Place…- Willimantic, CT- Top Shelf Records
Secret Police- New Brunswick, NJ – Don Giovanni Records
Captain, We’re Sinking- Scranton, PA- Evil Weevil/Kind Of Like Records
Nuclear Santa Claust – New York, NY – Don Giovanni Records
Give – Washington, DC – Painkiller/Deranged Records
Cloak/Dagger- Richmond, VA -Jade Tree Records
Dry Feet- Philadelphia Beach, PA – Evil Weevil/Burger Records
The Eeries- Philadelphia, PA – Evil Weevil Records
The Holy Mess – Philadelphia, PA – Evil Weevil/Red Scare Records
Night Birds- Brooklyn, NY – Grave Mistake Records
Big Eyes- Seattle, WA -Evil Weevil/Don Giovanni Records
Pissed Jeans – Allentown/Philadelphia, PA – Sub Pop Records
The Front Bottoms- New Jersey- Bar/None Records
Tigers Jaw- Scranton, PA – Run For Cover Records
The Menzingers- Philadelphia/Scranton, PA- Epitaph Records

@ The Fire
412 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Rational Animals- Rochester, NY- Katorga Works
Deep Sleep- Baltimore, MD- Grave Mistake Records
Kicking Spit- New Brunswick, NJ- Tankcrimes Records
Hooking Up- Harrisonburg, VA- Evil Weevil Records
Night Sins- Philadelphia, PA- Evil Weevil Records
Spook Houses- Ridgewood, NJ – Evil Weevil Records
Stable Boys- Philadelphia, PA- Evil Weevil/Ranch Records

That’s all for now! We’ll keep you updated as things unfold! See you all in April!

Ty Segall, White Fence, Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love: Great American Music Hall – 3.2.2012

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Friday March the 2nd was a good night for rock and roll in the city of San Francisco. Ty Segall headlined a sold out show at the historic Great American Music Hall with support from White Fence, Mikal Cronin, and The Feeling of Love. This show marked a milestone in Ty’s career and served as a showcase for San Francisco’s burgeoning garage rock scene.

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Heavy Times, Brain Idea Live in Philadelphia (11/19/11)

Despite poor attendance ratings, Saturday night in Philadelphia was an entertaining one. HEAVY TIMES, BRAIN IDEA and LANTERN all joined forces for a much-needed show at Little Bar in South Philly.

Brain Idea were touring for their latest EP “Cosmos Factory” on Mexican Summer, while Heavy Times were touring fresh off the heels of their brand new album “Jacker” from Hozac Records. At the same time Lantern were wrapping up their tour where they played out west, so they must have been psyched to be playing on their home turf again in Philadelphia, especially with such awesome company. Below are a slew of videos from the show, so be sure not to miss out. Continue reading “Heavy Times, Brain Idea Live in Philadelphia (11/19/11)”

Weekend Megapost w/ Creepoid, Young Adults (08/19-08/20)

Over this past weekend I had the privilege of traveling up north with Philadelphia’s own grunge-rockers CREEPOID. Two stops were made on this part of their short tour, which (for Creepoid) began in Baltimore on August 16th. The following night they played Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia and then set out on the road Friday the 19th. The first stop was in Brooklyn, NY at Lulu’s, where they played with Michigan tour-mates SHORES and Brooklynite FLETCHER C. JOHNSON. It was Fletcher’s birthday celebration which only meant good times and friendly vibes, which is exactly how the night went down – a combination of that and endless free pizza. Continue reading “Weekend Megapost w/ Creepoid, Young Adults (08/19-08/20)”