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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Three Man Cannon at Boot and Saddle, Kississippi at Chameleon Club, Cuddle Magic at World Cafe Live and more

Three Man Cannon
Three Man Cannon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN

Lame-O Record’s annual residency at Boot and Saddle ends with a bang, leaving with a headlining set by Three Man Cannon. Their relaxed indie rock is quintessential to Lame-O’s roster, and Katie Ellen and The Afterglows as support makes this a stacked local bill not to be missed. The gig is 21+, and all proceeds will be donated to the Philly ACLU; more information and tickets can be found here. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Three Man Cannon

To be honest, I still can’t believe we got all four members of Three Man Cannon in the studio at the same time.

The Philly-based four piece — vets of the regional punk rock community — are busy, busy dudes. Singer-guitarist-keyboardist Matt Schimelfenig is a studio engineer by day (and night), and seems to always be working on someone or other’s records. Pat Brier drums plays in at least two other bands (8 and Queen Jesus) while Spenser Colmbs can sometimes be seen holding down the low end for Cherry, other times performing solo. As for guitarist Dennis Mishko, I’m not certain, but I believe TMC is his only project — so there’s that. But he also lives in Scranton.
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Abi Reimold, Three Man Cannon, Cayetana, Swanning, and more support ACLU with covers compilation

Abi Reimold
Abi Reimold | photo by Haley Richter | haleyrichterphoto.com | courtesy of the artist

Musicians from across the country have coming together for Don’t stop now: a collection of covers. The thirty-eight track set, which benefits the ACLU, is stacked with Philly acts the likes of Abi ReimoldThe Menzingers, Cave People, and more performing lo-fi covers of some of their favorite tracks. The creators of the project elaborated on its timely release and title in a quote on their Bandcamp page. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Moor Mother at ROCKERS, Madalean Gauze and Three Man Cannon at Kung Fu Necktie, Madeleine Peyroux at World Cafe Live and more

Moor Mother Goddess
Moor Mother | Photo by Chris Sikich for WXPN | sikichphotography.com

Philly’s Camae Defstar is the longtime organizer of the ROCKERS series, and also creates aggressive spoken-word sound-art under the name Moor Mother, which just signed to Don Giovanni Records. Tonight, the final ROCKERS happens at Community Futures Lab Everybody Hits, and Moor Mother performs along with The Kominas and Ghetto Songbird. More information can be found at Facebook; listen to “Deadbeat Protest” below.

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Watch Three Man Cannon drink the punch in new video for “Coma’d”

Three Man Cannon | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist
Three Man Cannon | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist

For an indie rock band like Three Man Cannon, taking strange journeys seems to be normalcy at this point. Since making the move from Scranton to Philadelphia, the band released their fantastic Pretty Many People, had their gear stolen, and then put out the EP Will I Know You Then on Lame-O Records. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Three Man Cannon at Boot and Saddle, Groovy Movies at Ortlieb’s, Howlish at Bourbon and Branch

Three Man Cannon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN
Three Man Cannon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN

The Lame-O Records Rock Residency at Boot & Saddle continues tonight with a headlining gig from Three Man Cannon. In many ways, these dudes are the glue that holds the Philly DIY scene together. Not only do these guys rock their own blend of howling and heavy guitar-rock, their Matt Schimelfenig is an ace producer who has worked with a bunch of awesome local folks – Cayetana, The Menzingers, Petal – and even heavy hitters like The War on Drugs. Joining them tonight are Sun Organ and lowercase roses. Listen to last year’s Will I Know You EP below and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Listen to Three Man Cannon’s “Gold or Silver”

Three Man Cannon | Photo courtesy of the artist
Three Man Cannon | Photo courtesy of the artist

Scranton-to-Philly transplants Three Man Cannon had a badass record in last year’s Pretty Many People, and though they experienced a setback last fall when they had a bunch of gear stolen from their van, the dudes persevered and are coming out with a new EP next month. It’s called Will I Know You Then, and it’s out via Lame-O Records on November 6th, and if the song premiered on Stereogum today is anything to go by, it’s simultaneously more accessible and more daring. Opening on a howling noise snippet, it launches into a swift drumbeat and a warm and fuzzy vocal melody that dare-I-say hedges around Kings of Leon vocal territories.  Continue reading →