Philly noise / experimental trio Many Arms played a set at New York City’s The Stone a few weeks ago, conveniently recording their mind-boggling excursions into free-form jazz for further exploration. This is convenient because Many Arms’ recordings warrant and require multiple experiences; as Beats Per Minute points out, the structures, themes and essence of the trio’s music don’t lend themselves to instantaneous attachment.
But it’s worth the effort. When guitarist Nick Millevoi goes at it solo, as he will next Thursday at The Khyber, his twelve string guitar pieces land in a place equally as foreign but perhaps a bit more accessible with ebbs and flows into chaotic feedback and restrained melodies. More information for the 21+ show with Spelling Bee, Heavy Medical and Drums Like Machine Guns can be found here. Below, stream Many Arms’ “Surface of Last Scattering” and watch a video of Nick Millevoi performing at the First Unitarian Church from 2011.
Local wild men Man Man close out a month long national tour at Union Transfer tonight. About to release their fifth studio album this summer, the eclectic rock outfit talked to The Key’s Kate Bracaglia recently about pre-show tea drinking rituals, Instagram posts and the “natural progression” of the new album from 2011′s standout Life Fantastic. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Murder By Death and Northern Arms can be found here. Stream and download “Mayan Nights” from Man Man below. UPDATE: tonight’s Man Man show is sold out.
Over the last several months, Bleeding Rainbow have gone through the band equivalent of a home renovation. A name change, the addition of two new band members and signing to a new label precede the punky shoegazers’ upcoming record Yeah Right, out on Kanine Records October 9th. Today, the Philly quartet announced a fall tour with New York noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers. The tour doesn’t hit Philadelphia (though they will get to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on November 18th), but Bleeding Rainbow have a date with Far-Out Fangtooth and Heavy Medical at Johnny Brenda’s on October 12th (tickets and information here). Below, watch the band work their punk riffs on “Pink Ruff”, the lead single from their new album.