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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dead Milkmen at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lorde at the Mann Center, and Bob Mould at the TLA

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The City of Brotherly Love’s satirical punk-rock band Dead Milkmen headline a fundraiser at Laurel Hill Cemetery tonight; the band joked on its Facebook that the last time it played in a cemetery, the result was the “Big Time Operator” video. Formed in 1983 at Temple University, the Milkmen found success on college radio with their debut album, Big Lizard in My Backyard. Their songs ranged from tunes with nonsensical spoken intros like “Bitchin’ Camaro,” to “Takin Retards to the Zoo”, a less-than-50-second punk-joke song. Goofy lyrics dripping with a Philly accent spread their success internationally with “Punk Rock Girl,” the hit off of their sophomore album Beelzebubba, which landed with a sturdy spot on MTV’s video rotation. After reuniting in 2008 under the pseudonym Les Enfants Du Prague, the band decided to become an active group once again and set to record album The King in Yellow, which dropped March 2011. They have since released four singles including “Welcome to Undertown”, and “Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry”. Tickets and information on the show can be found at here. Below, watch the music video to “Punk Rock Girl.” Continue reading →

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Saturday’s Concert Picks: The Bailey Hounds at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Father John Misty at Union Transfer, Oh Bree at The Fire

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Hot off the release of their new EP, All The Blood in the World, local roots-rock quartet, The Bailey Hounds, will be playing a show this Saturday at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The new EP is streaming (see the link below), and available for purchase, at their Bandcamp page. The Bailey Hounds will be back in Philly later on in the summer for release party show at Johnny Brenda’s on July 13th. Tickets and information for their Laurel Hill Cemetery show can be found here.

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The Bailey Hounds play Laurel Hill Cemetery this weekend

Folksy Philadelphia fivesome The Bailey Hounds are a band of many tones and moods: husky, melodic, brooding, serene. Their album Along the Gallows, released a day before Halloween last year, rustles with windswept gothic Americana tones and lyrical explorations of the here and the hereafter. It’s not too surprising, then, to learn that the next gig the group has lined up is an appearance in East Falls’ historic Laurel Hill Cemetery for its summer concert under the stars this weekend. You can take a peek at the exact plot the guys will be playing in on their Facebook page, stream Along the Gallows below, and keep on the lookout for a Key Studio Session from the band later on this year. The Bailey Hounds perform at Laurel Hill Cemetery Saturday June 2 at 8 p.m. Admission to the all-ages show is $10.