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Dead Milkmen raise hell at Laurel Hill Cemetery

The Dead Milkmen at Laurel Hill Cemetery | Photo by John Vettese
The Dead Milkmen at Laurel Hill Cemetery | Photo by John Vettese

You probably know them as a fun punk rock band, but that doesn’t mean Philly’s Dead Milkmen don’t have a dark side. Last Friday, the local favorites headlined a benefit at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls. The band performed between the pillars of a mausoleum off of Hunting Park Avenue, while the crowd – reportedly over 1,000 in attendance – gathered along the walkway and among the headstones up the hill. As dusk turned to dark and clove cigarette smoke filled the brisk pre-autumn air, the four guys on crypt  stage launched into a squalor of rumbling beats and instrumental feedback as frontman Rodney Anonymous murmured “White on white translucent black capes.” Holy shit. They were covering “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus. So perfect. Continue reading →

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Photos: The Bailey Hounds get spooky at Laurel Hill

Philly Americana rockers The Bailey Hounds are getting ready to release their latest EP – the heavy, Crazy Horse-ish All the Blood in the World – and on Saturday night the band got spooky and took the music to Laurel Hill Cemetery for a concert among the gravestones, in open air. Check out photos from their set in the gallery above, and get more information on the band’s July 13th album release show at Johnny Brenda’s here.