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Watch Sheer Mag cover “Clampdown” by The Clash with DA candidate Larry Krasner

Sheer Mag and Larry Krasner | photo by Tom Beck for WXPN
Sheer Mag and Larry Krasner | photo by Tom Beck for WXPN

Last night, Philly’s Sheer Mag kicked off their headlining spring tour at the First Unitarian Church, and with the primary elections just a few days away, they were joined onstage by Larry Krasner, candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney.

Krasner and the band covered “Clampdown” from The Clash’s London Calling, and you can watch video of it below, care of Philly photographer Scott Troyan.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sheer Mag at First Unitarian Church, Circadian Rhythms at PhilaMOCA, Jimmy Eat World at Sherman Theater

Sheer Mag
Sheer Mag | photo by Mariel Lin | courtesy of the artist

Sheer Mag are kicking off a long summer tour tonight at the First Unitarian Church. The extensive list of dates is due to the fact that the local outfit is gearing up to release their debut LP, following a string of beloved rock ‘n’ roll EPs that have peppered their three year career. Check out lead single “Just Can’t Get Enough” below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show hereNeed Your Love is out July 14th.

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Sheer Mag returns with new “Just Can’t Get Enough,” debut LP Need to Feel Your Love

Sheer Mag
Sheer Mag | photo by Mariel Lin | courtesy of the artist

After three years and just as many EPs of making music insiders trip over one another to declare them the saviors of gritty rock and roll authenticity and what have you, Philly five-piece Sheer Mag — who, industry hyperbole aside, are a sincerely great band — will finally release its first full length. Need To Feel Your Love is out July 14th on Wilsuns Recording Company. Based on the debut single, the band’s self-conscious 70s / 80s stylizations are still going strong, from the badass emblem on the sleeve to the infectious riffs and licks contained within. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Sheer Mag, Tigers Jaw and more come to Boot and Saddle for charity “Peace and Noise” series in January

Boot and Saddle can always be counted on to host killer shows and bring together good people for good causes whenever the chance comes their way.

This January is no different: the South Philly music venue just announced a three- series in January called “Peace and Noise.” Each show will benefit a charity of the headliners choice. Tom May and Greg Barnett of The Menzingers open it up on January 11th, Sheer Mag continues on the 18th and an acoustic set by Tigers Jaw on the 25th. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sheer Mag at PhilaMOCA, Ingrid Michaelson at The Fillmore, Blue Rodeo at Ardmore Music Hall

Sheer Mag | via the band's bandcamp page
Sheer Mag | via the band’s bandcamp page

Philly’s Sheer Mag will kick off an international tour with a packed hometown show at PhilaMOCA tonight. They’ll hit New York several days later; then, they’ll chart a course overseas with a string of Australian and New Zealand dates. Just a few days ago, the band announced their Compilation LP, which brings together newly remastered versions of their first three 7″s in one convenient package. For tickets and more information on the show, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar. If you’re tired of your wet blanket of a coworker complaining about Monday, take him to see Sheer Mag and blow his mind. Continue reading →

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Sheer Mag get easier to love with remastered Compilation LP

Sheer Mag | via their bandcamp page
Sheer Mag | via sheermag.bandcamp.com

Over the past few years, Philly’s Sheer Mag have wowed us with a hard-rocking triptych of 7″s, and now, they’re putting them all in one place for us. The band’s Compilation LP brings together newly remastered versions of I, II, III into a chronological twelve song set so you can chart their progression since 2014 in real time. The album is available for preorder now, and to celebrate, they’re going on tour for a string of U.S., Australian, and New Zealand dates. Continue reading →

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Fall in love with the ’70s all over again at PhilaMOCA on November 14th with Sheer Mag and Dirty Fences

Sheer Mag
Sheer Mag, as pictured on the sleeve of their debut 7″

On Monday, November 14th, PhilaMOCA welcomes two bands whose music is deeply embedded in the rebellion-fueled rock of the ’70s.

The Philadelphia-based quintet Sheer Mag leans more towards a lively hybrid of punk and ’70s riff rock; the band’s most recent release, III, came out in March of 2016. It is carried by heavy distortion and lo-fi vocals saturated with youthful indignance.   Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sheer Mag at PhilaMOCA, Kamasi Washington at Musikfest Cafe, Emmett Drueding at Kung Fu Necktie, and more…

Sheer Mag | Photo by John Vettese
Sheer Mag | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philly punk powerhouses Sheer Mag just released their kickass EP III last month, and they will be performing tonight at PhilaMOCA for the Philadelphia Student Union Fundraiser. Also playing will be Bad Canoes and Dark Thoughts. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →