Tonight’s Concert Pick: Placeholder at Kung Fu Necktie

Placeholder | Photo by Aud Lew |

Harrisburg emo punks Placeholder, who were recently named The Deli’s Philadelphia Artist of the Month, play at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. This is the hometown stop on a mini-tour that will take the band down to Maryland and out to Pittsburgh, and it’s sure to be loud and fast. Placeholder might have a sound that blends together emo and punk, but live they are a punk band that plays on the double. Seeing them The Billiard’s Room earlier this year was an experience; they played sped up versions of every track in their catalog, including an even catchier and heavier version of “Mary” off Thought I Would Have Been Somebody By Now. With the recent release of their full length albumI Don’t Need Forgiveness, Placeholder’s more developed sound is sure to get this amped-up treatment live as well. Begging to be screamed along to, make sure you listen to their album below and get to the gig tonight. Placeholder will be playing alongside Brooklyn noise rock band Hunters and Philly locals Albondigas and Eureka Driver. Tickets are available at the door for $8.


Hunters release new track “Seizure” (playing PhilaMOCA 8/9)

huntersBrooklyn-based sludge-punk duo Hunters, whose debut full-length is due out on September 24th via Mom+Pop, have just released the new track, “Seizures.” The tune captures the band’s live energy, heavily utilizing trudging guitar solos, and catchy hooks buried underneath an intense layer of feedback. The band will be heading out on a short string of tour dates next month, which kicks off with a stop at PhilaMOCA on August 9th, along with like-minded acts Hunx and His Punx, and Chain and The Gang. Tickets are on sale now. Find more info here, and check out “Seizures”, via Soundcloud, below.