On the heels of their newly-released album Wolverine, New York punk crew I Am The Avalanche headlined an all-ages show at The Barbary on Thursday night. Also on the bill were Flint, Michigan’s The Swellers, Virginia band Turnover and locals The Sixties. Check out photos from the show below.
Tonight we’ve got an incredible double header at Morgan’s Pier. Indie punk stalwarts Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will play with newcomer Waxahatchee for the low price of free (though you must be over 21 for the event). Ted Leo and the Pharmacists released their incredible sixth studio album The Brutalist Bricks back in 2010 and it’s just as catchy as ever, featuring a musical combination of punk, rock pop and dub. Waxahatchee, the solo project of Kate Crutchfield joins the band to bring an acoustic punk element to the event. Her second album, Cerulean Salt, was released in March to critical acclaim and continued in her off-kilter folk-rock stylings from the past. It’s a combo you really don’t want to miss. Click here for more information and check out some songs from the bands below.
The legendary Paul Weller (The Jam, The Style Council), is touring this summer and is making a stop in Philly at Union Transfer on Wednesday, July 31st. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 19th at Noon here. Below, watch a short history of why we love Paul Weller.
We’d be lying if we said that we didn’t have tonight’s The Swellers, Everyone Everywhere, Bright And Early, and Still Rings True show at The Barbary circled on our calendar as our pick for today. Unfortunately, R5 Productions tweeted the bad news last night: “Tomorrow’s show with THE SWELLERS has been canceled. They apparently can not get out. Now you can all watch The Eagles game.” So, what else is on the calendar? Philadelphia-based “punk-drenched chamber-folk” collective Paper Masques—which will go into the studio early next year to record its second album—performs with former Philly residents Homesick Elephant and NJ natives Attic Dancers at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $10); meanwhile, over at The Fire, Grey Sky Turn performs with Something Black, Tim Malley, and Chris Munden (9 p.m., 21+, 7 p.m.)
Broken Social Scene has been away for a little while — a whole seven years of a little while — but made a return this past March with a new single, “Halfway Home.” Now, details have finally surfaced at TheMusicToday.com on an upcoming album, titled Hug of Thunder. Continue reading →
Oakland Latin fusion outfit La Misa Negra wrap up an east coast tour at World Cafe Live tonight. Blending traditional cumbia and Afro-Colombian dance music with contemporary energy and flair, the octet knows how to bring the party whever they go. Watch “Misa de Medianoche” below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show here.
Lo-fi garage dwellers The Tough Shits are a part of a fantastic Kung Fu Necktie gig featuring Greg Cartwright and Tom Lax. Their fun west coast punk sound is refreshing and welcomed here on the east coast and a perfect soundtrack for the proverbial sunset for the end of a weekend. The gig is 21+ and tickets/more information can be found here. Continue reading →