Tonight’s Concert Picks: Paint It Black at First Unitarian Church, Moosh and Twist at Hard Rock Cafe

Paint It Black bandPhiladelphia hardcore stars Paint It Black play at the First Unitarian Church tonight for their record release show. The band features members of past influential punk groups; frontman Dan Yemin played guitar in New Jersey-based band Lifetime, as well as Kid Dynamite, another local favorite. The band’s last recorded album, New Lexicon, was released in 2008, and since then they have been relatively quiet, save for a 7″ single release in 2009 entitled Surrender. On Sunday, Paint It Black will release their new 7″ Invisible which, according to their Facebook page will have six new songs. This band’s influence on the hardcore and punk scene is immense, so it can be expected the show Sunday will be sweaty and crazy. Although the show is sold out, information on the show and the other bands playing (Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death and Bad Side) can be found here. Paint It Black has released a track off their upcoming 7″ called “Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs”; listen to it below, and read an interview with the band at Brooklyn Vegan.

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Moosh & Twist’s management makes statement about their Union Transfer shutdown

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Maybe you picked up today’s City Paper and read about the melee last Friday night as local hip-hop group Moosh & Twist called off their show at Union Transfer. Or perhaps you were out and about and saw some of the scene in person. This came just a little under two months after Moosh & Twist’s headlining show at The First Unitarian Church, which was was stopped after a pulled fire alarm emptied out the venue and ended the show four songs into the band’s set.

We reached out to Evan Reynolds, the manager of Moosh & Twist via e-mail, and here’s what he said about last Friday’s incident. Continue reading →


Watch a new video for Moosh and Twist’s “Victory”

Philadelphia pop-rap duo Moosh and Twist just released a fun new music video for their song “Victory.” It’s got lyrical references to the Neshaminy Mall and footage of the guys wearing tiger suits while doing the running man in a school gymnasium, and goofing by the fountain in Rittenhouse Square. Check it out below, and look for Moosh and Twist’s next release, A3C Volume 2, when it releases to iTunes on October 16.