Philadelphia-founded dream pop outfit A Sunny Day in Glasgow is playing its first local show in over two years this month at International House‘s Spring Arts Preview on January 17. The band will perform a live set at the event, and will also provide a live soundtrack to a Puce MomenT, a short by American underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Two other Anger shorts will screen as well, as well as a selelction of Russian science films from the Roman Vishniac Film Collection. The event is free, but RSVP is required here.
Sunny Day recently announced that its as-yet untitled fourth full-length is near completion; the band funded it through a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, and we’re hoping to hear a selection of new songs at the show. Its last release was Autumn, again in 2010. Below, check out a video of the band performing at Le Poisson Rouge in New York in 2009.
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Experimental Philly four-piece Arc in Round is headed out on a two-month tour with Frightened Rabbit in support of its debut self-titled LP, which recently got a vinyl release through Delaware Water Gap indie label La Société Expéditionnaire. The tour itself does not stop in Philadelphia, but Arc in Round makes a local appearance in the midst of it, playing West Philly’s International House on Sept. 6 for its Fall Arts Preview. Below, check out a new remix of the album’s single “Said Adtray” by Portland-based ambient musician Benoît Pioulard, and download it for free.
Long before the cool kids realized they could save themselves a ton of effort by ditching their live instruments and performing on stage with nothing but a Macbook, there was Merzbow—basking in the soft glow of his laptop while captivating live audiences with a series of simple keystrokes. Sure, from a visual perspective, it’s about as thrilling as watching Bob from accounting crunch numbers in his dull, gray cubicle. But, oh!—what auditory delights await those who quiver with anticipation at the mere mention of ear-shattering static, screeching feedback, and abrasive electronics. You might as well leave the earplugs at home: there is no protection that can save your sense of hearing from the symphony of technological terror Merzbow unleashes from his fingertips. Merzbow performs with Charles Cohen at 8 p.m. at International House; tickets are $15.