Hop Along is touring with Owls and they’re showing some love to Philly this summer

hop alongFrances Quinlan is melting hearts once again. On Friday morning, she came to Facebook with some pretty stellar news for any fan of Philly punk band Hop Along ­– the group is set to go on a nationwide tour with West Coast stops supporting Waxahatchee and East Coast stops supporting the band Owls. Quinlan and her crew will be swing by Union Transfer on July 14. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15 and doors open at 7 p.m.

Oh, and for those who don’t know, Owls is the project of Tim and Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal and Sam Zurrick; pretty much, it’s everybody from iconic emo band Cap’n Jazz, less Davey van Bohlen (aka the guy from The Promise Ring and Maritime). The members of Owls have also variously played in Owen, Joan of Arc, Make Believe, and Ghosts and Vodka.

But you’d never really be able to guess with their newest record. However, you still get exactly what you need from each artist. Two‘s got that punk poppy feel loaded with sporadic guitar notes that have Villarreal moving up and down the neck at lightning speed.

Hop Along’s in-your-face punk rock sound will pair well. It seems their fans think so too. I mean, check out their first comment underneath the announcement from Quinlan:

“what what what what what yes yes yes yes yes yes yes”


Watch: The Sky Drops release a new video for “Now Would Be” (playing Kung Fu Necktie in August)

Check out the new video from Wilmington gaze rockers The Sky Drops for their song, “Now Would Be” from the Clouds of People EP. The mp3 of “Now Would Be” is available for free download for a limited time on the band’s website. The Sky Drops will play a show at Kung Fu Necktie on Thursday, August 16th with locals Turning Violet Violet and Brooklyn’s experimental Birthmark (Nate Kinsella from Joan of Arc). Tickets to the 21+ show are available for $8 here. Below, watch the video for “Now Would Be” from The Sky Drops’ Clouds of People EP.