For tonight’s installment of the Tuesday Tuneout series, Maggot House Records are bringing Bleeding Fractals and Cool Points to PhilaMOCA. The former is a post-punk rock band which features sharp and driving riffs and screaming vocals (the group claims to have been founded on a shared fear of city bears). The latter, Cool Points, is similarly based in punk noise and lead by talented singer Jill Mallon. This event will also include a screening of the documentary, My Basement is a Shithole, which explores the basement show culture in Philadelphia’s punk music scene. Take a listen to “Colfax Kids” by Bleeding Fractals (which are apparently an unusual sort of mathematical set) and find information on the show here.
English singer-songwriter Beth Orton will perform at World Cafe Live in support of her recent release, Sugaring Season. The 2012 album was recorded in Portland and produced by Tucker Martine, who has worked with artists such as My Morning Jacket and The Decemberists. Orton is praised for her introspective lyricism and blend of folk and electronica, and she will be joined by opening act Dawn Landes, a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter. Listen to Orton’s live performance of “Last Leaves of Autumn” and check out information and tickets here.
Over at the North Star Bar’s new music series, one of the busiest musicians in Philly joins one of the most unique side-projects in Philly. Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick is on a creative streak this year, between his short film Primal Essence, his new band Napping (featuring Andy Molholt of Laser Background), and his solo guitar album Out of Habit, he’s joining Nicos Gun side-project Rich Mystics on drums tonight. Tickets and information for the show can be found here. Below, stream Rich Mystics’ LP Loverdose.
Beth Orton, Bleeding Fractals, Cool Points, Dawn Landes, PhilaMOCA, World Cafe Live