In the tradition of ambient prog-rock bands Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky, local instrumental outfit Air is Human work layered guitar, keyboard, bass and drum parts into deftly spun expanses of sound waves with a cohesion and fullness that belies their status as a duo. Following the release of The Infinity Limit in August, Air is Human hit the ground running with shows at North Star Bar, World Cafe Live and PhilaMOCA’s Tuesday Tune-Out. More information for their April 13th show at El Bar with Tuesday Tune-Out compatriots Edison can be found on the Facebook event page here. Stream “Orbital R.S.V.P.” below.
This month heralds either PhilaMOCA‘s final Tuesday Tune-Out of the winter or the first of the spring, and the lineup that local writer Nikki Volpicelli pulled together has a similar season-melding element to it.
You’ve seen Nikki’s byline here on The Key somewhat regularly; she also an editor for JUMP Philly, and runs her own music blog, Philadelphia Area Music Showcase, which is curating this month at the ‘MOCA. I’m pleased to welcome Nikki to this space (as an interviewee, rather than an interviewer) to tell us what’s in store. All events are at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street), start at 7:30pm and are $5.
Coming into the whole Tuesday Tune-Out, I had two goals. One, I wanted to make sure I highlighted bands that weren’t playing out as much, but should – bands that people should know about and be able to hear. And two, I wanted to make sure every single night was compact. If you’re going, you’re going because you like this specific sound, and you’re not going to be let down by either of these bands. Continue reading
Brooklyn experimental duo Buke and Gase play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Evolving out of punk / noise band Hominid, Buke and Gase members Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez make angular, dissonant post-rock with with elements of chamber folk. The outfit followed up 2010′s debut LP Riposte with General Dome, released this past Tuesday. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Norwegian Arms and Ahleuchatistas can be found here. Below, stream “Hiccup” from General Dome.
Lancaster rock quartet The Districts and Philly dreamscape band Edison are playing the weekly Ron Gallo Revue at Fergie’s tonight (as well as Gallo himself). The Districts released their first full-length album earlier this year, but you can also check out their three-track album, While You Were in Honesdale, released in September, here. Edison’s ethereal rock sound can be heard on their forthcoming debut album, Living Room, which you can stream here. Living Room is scheduled for release January 1st, 2013. Admission to the 21+ show is free, but be sure to get there before 9 to catch all three acts!