Bleeding Rainbow talk video sabatoge and the future of “Reading Rainbow” (the show) in an interview with BTRtv

With just over 50 days until their Kanine Records debut Yeah, Right LP finally gets set loose (can we project an official countdown on the Ben Franklin Bridge or something?), Bleeding Rainbow shed some light on the future of their original namesake Reading Rainbow and talk about some childhood shenanigans in this new in-studio video and interview with BreakThruRadioTV, recorded when the Philly shoegaze/punk band was in New York for CMJ a couple of months ago.  Watch the video below, and then head over here to grab a free download of “Pink Ruff” off the new record.


We’re not making this up: Reading Rainbow is now “Bleeding Rainbow”

Thanks to The Swollen Fox for noticing this update via the band’s (new) tumblr:



– We like the name Bleeding Rainbow better.
– It is trippy as shit.
– We didn’t want to get a cease and desist letter from PBS.
– We were sick of being named after a children’s t.v. show.
– We were sick of people fixating on it and making dumb jokes/comments about it. (even though it was our own damn fault.)
– Carrie Brownstein didn’t like the name Reading Rainbow.


Today: WXPN and The Key Welcomes The Philly F/M Festival Sunday BBQ with The Head and the Heart, Jukebox the Ghost, Good Old War, Reading Rainbow, Nicos Gun, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down and more

Today is the Philly F/M Festival Sunday BBQ at The Ukie Club, 847 N. Franklin Street (in Northern Liberties). Tickets to the all ages show are $15.00 and are available here. There are two stages (one indoor and one outdoor) with 15 bands performing and starts at 11 a.m. Below are the set times.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Brian McGee (outdoor stage)
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m The Parson Red Heads (outdoor stage)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. John Byrne (indoor stage)
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wigwams (outdoor stage)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pinemouth (indoor stage)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Birdie Busch (outdoor stage)
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Toy Soldiers (indoor stage)
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nicos Gun (outdoor stage)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. North Lawrence Midnight Singers (indoor stage)
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Reading Rainbow (outdoor stage)
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Avi Wisnia (indoor stage)
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Viva Voce (outdoor stage)
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Stephen Lyons (indoor stage)
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Jukebox The Ghost (outdoor stage)
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (outdoor stage)
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. The Head and The Heart (outdoor stage)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Good Old War (outdoor stage)


Contest: Win a pair of tickets to the Philly F/M BBQ feat. The Head And The Heart, Reading Rainbow, Birdie Busch, + more

This week, we’ve ALSO got a pair of tickets to give away for the Philly F/M Festival BBQ Concert on September 25th, which features performances by 15 bands on two stages, including The Head And The Heart, Thao And The Get Down Stay Down, Jukebox The Ghost, Reading Rainbow, Birdie Busch, Good Old War, Toy Soldiers, Wigwams, The Parson Red Heads, Nicos Gun, and more. (More information about the concert can be found here.)

For a chance to win the tickets, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21st. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guest will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)


WXPN Welcomes the Philly F/M BBQ with The Head and The Heart, Reading Rainbow, Good Old War, Jukebox The Ghost and many more on Sunday, September 25th

WXPN Welcomes the Philly F/M BBQ on Sunday, September 25th at the Ukie Club. The show starts at 11 a.m. and goes to 10 p.m. There are two stages with the lineup including local bands Nicos Gun, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, Birdie Busch, Reading Rainbow, Toy Soldiers, and Good Old War. Additional performers include Jukebox The Ghost, The Parson Red Heads, Viva Voce, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down and The Head and The Heart. 15 bands for $15 bucks and it includes BBQ and beer! Go here for more information. Below, check out songs from some of the bands performing at the Sunday BBQ.

Reading Rainbow – Dead End by RRPhilly

HVNLP85 The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart by heavenlyrecordings

SOLDIER by nicosgun


Reading Rainbow’s Vitamin Water Uncapped performance rescheduled for Sept. 28th

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow‘s previously canceled Vitamin Water Uncapped show has been rescheduled for September 28th, according to the band’s Twitter. The earlier date, August 27th, was cut when Hurricane Irene intervened. The 21+ concert will be free and take place at Sigma Sound Studios. Reading Rainbow will be accompanied by The Homophones and Cat Vet.

UPDATE 9/8/11 (1:30 p.m.): An earlier version of this post stated that the show was on September 29th, as was originally mentioned on Reading Rainbow’s Twitter. As Johnny Brenda’s Chris Ward mentioned below, the show is on the 28th.


Listen to a new Reading Rainbow song “Dead End,”

Reading Rainbow have a new song called “Dead End” that you can stream below.

According to the band’s web site:

Listen to our new song “Dead End” that we did for our secret split 7″ with SUPER WILD HORSES for the HoZac Hook up Klub!!
Sadly you can only get copies if you were a Hook up Klub Round 2 member – BUT we should have these for sale on tour in September!


– Recorded before Al joined the band, but the guitar feedback in the beginning and end of the song includes Al wailing on guitar. (Al also recorded this song for us)

– Feedback at beginning and end of the track also includes Rob wailing on guitar as well as SARAH* wailing. (*look for more Sarah guitar playing in future)

Reading Rainbow – Dead End by RRPhilly

Reminder: The band are playing a free show this Saturday August 27th as part of the Vitamin Water Uncapped Live show curated by The Raveonettes and also featuring The Homophones and Cat Vet. The show is at 8 p.m. at Sigma Sound Studios. Admission to the 21+ show is free by making a reservation here.


Vice and Vitamin Water announce a free Reading Rainbow (+ more) show on August 27th

Philly is apparently the place to be for free music this summer. Vice and Vitamin Water have just announced a free show to take place next Saturday, August 27th at Sigma Sound Studios. As part of the Vitamin Water Uncapped Live series, the concert will feature an all-local lineup: Reading Rainbow, Cat Vet, and The Homophones. The evening will be curated by The Raveonettes. The show is 21+ and free with an RSVP, which you can easily fill out here.

A somewhat interesting sponsor/curator/artist partnership, but we’ll take it! Thanks to The Deli Philadelphia for the tip.


Philly Local Philes: Reading Rainbow and Creepoid at Vox Populi benefit

Whether its experimental screenings by local filmmaker Ted Passon or captivating ambient improvisation by national names Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (performing as Mirror/Dash, back in 2005), you can always count on Chinatown’s Vox Populi Gallery to keep the Philadelphia arts scene fresh, thrilling and alive. But that doesn’t happen on its own. Like most cultural organizations, Vox relies heavily on fundraising, and this Thursday is a tremendous opportunity to give back. A benefit for the gallery is being thrown at Johnny Brenda’s, and it includes performances by today’s Philly Phile artists – Key Studio Sessions alums Reading Rainbow and Creepoid (pictured above). Also on tap is a collaborative appearance by local guitar mindbender Steve Gunn and drummer John Trucsinski, and a DJ set from mega scene supporter Dan Murphy, of the venerable photo-zine Megawords. Information about the Vox Populi benefit this Thursday at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s can be found here. Below, download Key Session tracks from Reading Rainbow and Creepoid.