Slumberland / Bella Union artists Veronica Falls hit Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The London-based four piece are indie pop born and bred, having come together after three members (two from Sexy Kids and one from Your Twenties) met at a Comet Gain show. Now touring in support of their second full-length Waiting for Something to Happen, Veronica Falls got their start releasing gothy / punk-pop singles on Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks label. The current LP, however, is much brighter sounding than the early efforts with a Pale Saints-esque shoegaze quality. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Cold Showers and Juan Wauters can be found here. Watch their video for “Teenage” off of Waiting below.
Obits play Underground Arts with Creepoid tonight. Built from the ashes of established indie rock outfits Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Pitchfork, Obits is the new-ish project of guitarist / vocalist Rick Frogberg that impressed Sub Pop Records so much after just one bootlegged show that the band was signed within the year. Philly’s twisting psych / rock quartet Creepoid open for the Brooklyn band in a one-off appearance, working behind the 2012 reissue of their Horse Heaven LP. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Le Yikes Surf Club can be found here. Watch Creepoid perform “Find You Out” for Big Ugly Yellow Couch below.
Local soul rockers Aaron & The Spell will perform at the Tin Angel tonight. We dug into the band’s 2012 debut Sing last August in The Key’s Unlocked feature series, where frontman Aaron Brown discussed how his grandmother’s church in Florida inspired the record and how the interconnectedness of the Philly music scene allowed him to work with local favorites Ross Bellenoit and Ali and Claire Wadsworth. Tickets and information for tonight’s show with Murchant and Allison Polans can be found here. Below, watch the video for Sing lead track “By My Side.”Aaron and the Spell, Allison Polans, Cold Showers, Creepoid, Johnny Brenda's, Juan Wauters, Le Yikes Surf Club, Murchant, Obits, Tin Angel, Underground Arts, Veronica Falls