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Celebrate a spooktacular Halloween with Hurry and friends

Hurry | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Last year, our friends in Hurry brought us their inaugural Halloween Spectacular — a spooky scary costume-filled show stacked with an amazing Philly lineup — and lucky for us, they’re making it an annual thing. Hurry’s 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular will bring some ghoulishly good Halloween magic to Everybody Hits on Oct. 28, and whether you’re a fan of the holiday or not, it’s sure to be a show you won’t want to miss. 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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Spooky Scary: Celebrating Hurry-ween at PhilaMOCA

Hurry | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
Hurry | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Something wicked good this way comes. With autumn magic in the crisp evening air, the mood on Friday at PhilaMOCA was just right for a stacked bill of four Philly bands to transform into haunted visages of their former selves and take the stage by force. Put on by your friends and mine, the breezy power-poppers in Hurry presented the Hurry Halloween Spectacular — a veritable Hurry-ween. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Cave People returns with “Hands,” the first single from Sinning Tree

Cave People | photo by Gabrielle Elizabeth Smarr Photography | courtesy of the artist
Cave People | photo by Gabrielle Elizabeth Smarr Photography | courtesy of the artist

After making its debut back in 2014 with the EP Older, Philadelphia indie rock outfit Cave People returns this month with its first full length record, Sinning Tree. It comes out October 28th on Stereophonodon Records, the local tape label that has also released music by lowercase roses, Hurry and more.

Cave People is very much a family affair — a group of artists and friends with roots in Northeast Pennsylvania who made their way to Philly over the years  to make music. Continue reading →

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Go through Cave People’s home movies on the new “Brace” video

Cave People by Gabrielle Elizabeth Photography
Cave People by Gabrielle Elizabeth Photography

We see flickery VHS footage of cats, puzzles, brick walls and David Tomaine strumming his guitar in the new video from Scranton transplants Cave People. The band released its debut EP on Tuesday via Stereophonodon Records and dropped a video for the single “Brace,” directed by Matt Schimelfenig of Three Man Cannon. It has a look like Tomaine and Schimelfenig went through a box of old home movies to compile source material, feeling at once nostalgic, surreal and DIY, a sweet compliment to Tomaine’s languid and jangling emo / punk.

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Discover the smooth, solemn punk-folk of Scranton transplant Cave People in “Cluster”

Cave People by Gabrielle Elizabeth Photography
Cave People by Gabrielle Elizabeth Photography

Scranton transplant Cave People announced this week that they will be releasing their debut EP Older on December 9th via their new label, Stereophonodon Records. In addition to the EP announcement, Cave People is also streaming “Cluster”, the first track off of Older via Stereogum. Singer/songwriter David Tomaine, the artist behind Cave People, creates a smooth, solemn folk track with tinges of punk rock coloring it nicely. Continue reading →