There might have been some rumors that punk rockers Beach Slang were going to break up recently, but their response? “If you’re still in, we are.” Well so are we. The band returns to Union Transfer tonight to light the venue on fire with blood, sweat, and rock and roll. Opening the show will be Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama, and Positive No. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.Continue reading →
Local Delaware brewery Dogfish Head is in the business of making good beer, but did you know they’ve also jumped into the music festival scene? On September 17, the 6th annual Dogfish Head Analog-a-Go-Go festival is coming to Bellvue State Park near Wilmington. Continue reading →
Over the past couple years, Robotic Empire has made their way backwards through Nirvana‘s short but dense catalog of music by releasing tribute compilations of their entire albums. Their next undertaking will be the grunge pioneers’ first LP, Bleach, and they’ve enlisted Circa Survive, Beach Slang, and many more to cover songs from the album.
Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach will also feature bands such as Defeater, Basement, Daughters, Young Widows, and many more. Robotic Empire also released the first single from the compilation, Circa Survive’s cover of a cover of “Love Buzz.” Anthony Green and crew remain faithful to the original while at the same time beefing up the instrumentation and adding extra noise to the mix.
The tribute compilation, which also features Beach Slang covering the classic “About A Girl”, will be released for Record Store Day on April 16th. Continue reading →
Beach Slang had a 2015 to remember. The Philly four-piece released their stellar second album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel LikeUs, mastered their brand of guitar-laden punk rock, and found themselves receiving heaps of national praise.
It seems the group has every intention of maintaining this momentum, having just announced a new nationwide tour, which will conclude at Union Transfer on May 21st. Continue reading →
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company’s taproom was filled with singing punks baring inebriated smiles this past Saturday night.
Local staples The Menzingers teamed up with their friends at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, PA to brew an Imperial Kolsch style beer. They dubbed the hoppy brew “Menzinger,” and tapped a limited release at five o’clock on Saturday to prepare the large crowd for a night of acoustic punk. Along with the the easy-drinking 8% ABV Menzinger, the crowd was treated to performances from New York’s Broadcaster, Philly’s critically acclaimed Beach Slang, and of course, The Menzingers. Continue reading →
December may the busiest month of the year so we apologize ahead of time for adding to the already packed schedule. We suggest you maybe skip that 12th family party or perhaps wait for that blockbuster movie to come on demand and instead make time for these ten shows that you are just not going to want to miss. Tickets and information on all of these shows can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Philly punk rockers Beach Slang just released their music video for “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas,” created by Konstantinos Psimaris and Tom Ammon. The video features quick clips of beaches and ocean water, kids climbing trees and driving around, and slowed down and sped up clips of the band. Layered on top of it all, Psimaris and Ammon add colored filters, scratchy film-reel-like shapes, and illegible scribbled words scrolling by. The punk song, off of last month’s The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, is filled with airy guitars, crunchy riffs, howling vocals and a catchy hook. Catch Beach Slang on December 19th at the First Unitarian Church and watch the video for “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” below: Continue reading →
Philly rockers Beach Slang release their debut album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us this Friday, October 30th. Fronted by James Alex, the band has released a handful of well received covers and EPs. The album is streaming ahead of its release at NPR Music’s first listen, where commentatror Mike Katzif writes that The Things We Do is “packed with songs that erupt with thrashy guitar, hard-charging drums and a cascading squall of distortion.” Continue reading →
You have probably heard of Record Store Day, the event in which numerous artists release new material every April as a way to celebrate independent record stores. What you might not have known is that there is also a similar celebration for tape heads called, you guessed it, Cassette Store Day.
This year Cassette Store Day takes place on October 17 and in honor of the celebration Philly’s Beach Slang will release a cassette of cover songs called Here I Made This For You. Earlier this week the band released their version of Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” — which you can check out below. Continue reading →
Throughout their brief existence, Beach Slang has sat in the realm of pop-punk teen angst but with a rare hint of a vintage 50s undertone, a unique angle to their sound. Partly because the song titles and EP covers have an obscure elegance to them, Beach Slang has carved their way onto the bright side of the Philly alternative scene.
“Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” is the group’s latest single, and the first song we’ve heard from their debut full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us.Continue reading →