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PeteJoe Urban rejoins the Creepoid family; playing Union Transfer with Drive Like Jehu

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Creepoid | photo courtesy of the artist

One thing we should aways remember about Creepoid – as dark and heavy and occasionally macabre as they get, they’re family. And we don’t say that just because vocalist / bassist Anna Troxell is wed to drummer Pat Troxell; their bandmates Sean Miller and founding guitarist PeteJoe Urban all grew up together in the Montgomery County burbs – they’re literal lifelong friends.

Which is why we’re excited to note that Urban is back in the fold. Continue reading →

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Don’t miss Creepoid, Steady Hands, Mercury Girls, Amanda X and LOTS more at Love On The Streets

 

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Creepoid | photo by Jammi York

Love On The Streets, or more affectionately known as LOTS Fest, is “reloaded” and ready to go after being rained out in May. It’s LOTS Fest’s second year running, after debuting last year in an effort to “reimagine skateboarding in the city through art and culture.” The fest will be held on Saturday, July 9th at Paine’s Park, on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Proceeds from the event will benefit Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, which aims to “rebuild and diversify city spaces and experiences that foster the love of skateboarding and urban creativity.” Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Creepoid’s super 8 video for “Shaking” is a postcard in motion

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Creepoid | photo courtesy of the band

This time last year Creepoid were prepping for the release of Cemetery Highrise Slum, an album the psych / rock outfit recorded during a year spent in Savannah. Twelve months later we’re still digging the songs, especially the darkly sparkling “Shaking,” which is why we’re happy to premiere a visual accompaniment to that track this week.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at Ortlieb’s, Chairlift at Underground Arts

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Creepoid | photo by Jammi York

Creepoid is celebrating Taco Tuesday (and drummer Pat Troxell’s birthday) at Ortlieb’s tonight. The grungy psych rock outfit just returned home from a two week tour with Restorations in support of last year’s Cemetery Highrise Slum LP. Check out “American Smile” below. Tickets for the 21+ show will be available at the door; more information can be found here.

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Still need New Year’s Eve plans? Here are eight more concerts to see.

The Lawsuits | Photo by Caitlin McCann
The Lawsuits | Photo by Caitlin McCann

It’s crunch time, procrastinators. New Year’s Eve is tonight, and you need plans. Thankfully, there are a lot of options in the world of live music. Tickets are still available for almost everything on our initial roundup of gigs – only the Nothing show at Boot and Saddle is sold out. And hey, a solid handful of concerts have been announced over the past month too! If you want to make music part of your celebration, but want to dig a little deeper than the cover band / tribute band universe, read on. Continue reading →

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Start 2016 off right with Creepoid, The Spirit of the Beehive, Dead Heavens, and more at Everybody Hits

Creepoid plays The Atlantic for FEST 13 | Photo by John Vettese
Creepoid plays The Atlantic for FEST 13 | Photo by John Vettese

For a while, the New Years Eve concert scene in Philly was looking a bit bleak. There was one big name — A Sunny Day in Glasgow performing at Johnny Brenda’s — but that was about it. Fortunately, as 2015 winds to a close, more and more shows are starting to trickle onto our radar. Yesterday we announced that Nothing will be playing at Boot & Saddle, and today we bring you even more good news: Punk favorites Creepoid, who released their new album Cemetery Highrise Slum back in June. Continue reading →

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Bring some edge to your New Year’s Eve with Nothing

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Nothing | Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com

New Year’s Eve can be a lot of pomp and circumstance. Many will ring in 2016 by getting dolled up in their fanciest attire and heading to a crowded bar or club to celebrate the the turning of the calendar with a countdown and a group singalong to “Auld Lang Syne.” And that’s fine if it’s what you’re into. But if you’re looking for a way to bring in the new year with more of a thrash and a bang look no further than Boot & Saddle come December 31.

The New Year’s Eve show will feature a band who has been tearing apart the local punk scene for a while; noise rockers Nothing. Continue reading →

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Listen to the airy, buoyant new single from Weekender’s new EP Floaty Feeling, Blue

Photo by  Jen Bragan Photography via facebook.com
Photo by Jen Bragan Photography via facebook.com

There may be no band better suited to have an EP named Floaty Feeling, Blue than Philly’s Weekender. Led by songwriter Derek Sheehan, the five-piece gives the kind of distinct blue-sky vibe that has brought bands like Real Estate into the limelight in recent years. Today, the band released the first single, and title track, off of Floaty Feeling, Blue — which you can check out below.  Continue reading →

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Space out with former Creepoid guitarist PeteJoe Urban in Noema

PeteJoe Urban of Noema | Photo courtesy of the artist
PeteJoe Urban of Noema | Photo courtesy of the artist

PeteJoe Urban always brought a meditative sensibility and distinctive guitar tone to Philly psych-punks Creepoid. Now that he’s stepped away from their ranks (and more conventionally structured songs – which are not conventional in the slightest but, you know, by comparison), his music opens up into a much broader sonic space.

Last week, Urban released the first EP from Noema, his instrumental psych-guitar collaboration with tour buddy Sean Sterns of Grand Rapids noise outfit Shores. The second EP is slated for a January digital release, with cassette release to follow, and a third EP later in 2016.

“This project was an idea long in the making,” Urban tells us. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at The Foundry at The Fillmore, Line Leader at Kung Fu Necktie, Those People at MilkBoy and more

Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese
Creepoid | Photo by John Vettese

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see a show at the brand new Fillmore Philadelphia then why not break in the venue with tonight’s Creepoid show on the Foundry stage. The Philly psychedelic rockers will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m. alongside the alternative rock supergroup No Devotion. Click here for more details on tonight’s concert. Continue reading →