For a little reminiscing, Big Country is headed to Sellersville Theater tonight. Though they only gained fame in the US for their 80s hit, “In A Big Country,” Big Country were very popular in Europe, gaining fame for their celtic rock sound and maintaining a huge cult following to this day. Back in April, the group released their ninth studio album, The Journey and are in tour in support of the album. The group often added elements of traditional celtic music into their songs, whether it was lyrically, or musically (“In A Big Country” used guitars engineered to sound somewhat like bagpipes). Check out the song that made the group famous in the US below, and be sure to catch these Scottish legends tonight.
Continuing with their Tuesday Tune-Outs, PhilaMOCA presents Straight to VHS movie night in an homage to, well, straight to VHS movies of the 90s. In addition to a showing of the film The Buttercream Gang, the event will also feature Philly bands Holy Death and MOSS. Holy Death fall somewhere in between punk, metal and rock, fitting perfectly into a 90s themed night. MOSS don’t quite fit into the 90s category, but then again, they don’t fit well into any category. The Philly band creates what could be called psychedelic music, but it takes elements and instruments from just about every genre ever. As usual, Tuesday Tune Out looks like a fun, if a little bizarre of a night. Click here for ticket information and check out the bands below.