To mark the anniversary of Clash guitarist Joe Strummer’s passing, the North Star Bar will be hosting In Memory of Joe Strummer: A Benefit for Strummerville. The show benefits the Strummervile charity that financially support struggling musicians who aspire to change the world through music. The charity was established by family and friends of the influential punk rocker, and a variety of acts will be performing in support of the cause including Blayer Point du Jour and the Rockers Galore, The Cold Roses, Betty Iron Thumbs, I Yahn I Arkestra, The Future Unwritten (named after the Strummer documentary), The Successful Failures and Split Red. More information on the foundation can be located here. Below, watch one of the Strummerville sessions directed by famed punk scene DJ and Clash associate Don Letts.
Hoots And Hellmouth
XPN Welcomes Philly-area roots band Hoots & Hellmouth to the Sellersville Theater tonight. The Philadelphia-based folk quartet released their latest album Salt in April and with it displayed a knack for blending sweeping sonic landscapes with their signature stomping and swinging. Folk singer-songwriter Mason Porter opens the all-ages concert. Tickets are $19.50 for the 8:00 p.m. show; for more information, go here. Below, check out Hoots & Hellmouth’s video for “Why Would You Not Want to Go There.”
After their gorgeous and expansive 2011 full-length Salt, Hoots and Hellmouth go a bit back-to-basics with “Repeat Myself,” a track premiered on their Bandcamp page today. Its roomy tones and stomping rhythms recall the work Philly studio guy Bill Moriarty did on the band’s second LP, 2009′s The Holy Open Secret, except this time the production comes from Jim Roll up in in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Give a listen to the song below, download it at Bandcamp and catch Hoots and Hellmouth tomorrow night when it headlines Union Transfer.
An Evening With Furthur takes place tonight at the Mann Center and features Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Lawn seats are $34.50 and terrace seats range from $44.50 to $59.50. Tickets to the all-ages show can be purchased here. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia folk band Hoots & Hellmouth play a free 21+ show at Morgan’s Pier tonight at 5 p.m. Check out the music video for their song “Why Would You Not Want To Go There?” below.
June Divided is playing a show downstairs at World Cafe Live tonight. The show is the band’s CD Release show and features openers Seamus Browning, Music From Another Room, and Lion in the Mane. Doors for the all-ages event open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets and more information.
Conversations With Enemies headlines Johnny Brenda’s with openers The Makes, Little Black Rainclouds, Captain Scurvy & the S.S. Pancake in between sets. Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:15 p.m.. Tickets to the 21+ show are $10.00.
The folks at Morgan’s Pier and R5 have a free summer concert series every Saturday through the end of August with some great bands. Morgan’s Pier is also having some special guest DJ’s coming up including Questlove, Tim Sweeney, Juan Maclean and more, so check out the schedule for those as well here. Upcoming Saturday shows include:
Saturday, June 23rd – Free Energy and Grandchidren
Saturday, June 30th – Algernon Cadwallader
Saturday, July 7th – Hoots & Hellmouth
Saturday, July 14th – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Saturday, July 21st – Fang Island
Saturday, July 28th – Pissed Jeans and A Place To Bury Strangers
Saturday, August 4th – Jukebox The Ghost
Saturday, August 11th – TBA
Saturday, August 18th – Mishchief Brew
Saturday, August 25th – TBA
Go here for show times and more information.
Hoots & Hellmouth have a new video for the song “Why Would You Not Want To Go There” from their recent album, Salt. Tomorrow evening, Saturday, May 5th, they play at the New Hope Winery. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. The band is currently on tour and has a couple other area shows coming up in June including a show at Dock Street Brewery in Philadelphia on June 10th.
The members of Hoots And Hellmouth independently released their latest album, Salt, last September. Today, they are re-releasing the album on their new record label, sonaBLAST! Records. Below, you can download “Why Would You Not Want To Go There” from Salt (and stream the entire album). Hoots And Hellmouth are currently on tour, and perform at the New Hope Winery on Saturday, May 5th.