We celebrate the DIY spirit of Philadelphia’s music scene a lot here at The Key, and now Drexel’s Mad Dragon Music Group has organized an opportunity to learn where that spirit was born with a screening of the new documentary Salad Dayson May 21st. The event takes place at the URBN Annex Black Box Theater, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s creators and a live set by locals Mumblr.
The second round in Sleepless Sound Studio’s Red Room Series was just released and it features a set of tracks from Philly punks Mumblr. The series includes three songs from the band’s latest release Full Of Snakes. Continue reading →
(UPDATE: After a couple days of heated conversation on Facebook, Daisy Fest was apparently cancelled Wednesday night. It’s complicated, but in a nutshell, one of the artists on the LGBTQ benefit was called out when a band member made comments on social media that marginalized LGBTQ people. Concerns were raised, but not addressed, so acts began dropping off the bill – including the one whose presence had some upset. Wednesday night, the festival’s event page was abruptly deleted, evidently signaling its cancellation. We’ll keep our eyes out for further updates, but in the mean time, donations can be made to the Attic Youth Center here. -ed.)
Supporting the surrounding community on more than a musical level is a huge (and welcoming) aspect of the Philly scene. The first ever Daisy Fest, just announced today, will host some of the region’s favorite musicians to benefit the Attic Youth Center, a resource center for Philadelphia’s LGBTQ Youth Awareness Center. Continue reading →
Philadelphia punk four-piece Mumblr recently put out a new music video for their song “Got It.” Opening with black-and-white portrait shots of each band member, the video gives us candid and comical glimpses into the puddled, gloomy cityscape of Philly, with snapshots of guitarist Ian Amidon pantsless and bassist Sean Reilly completely eating it on his bike. Continue reading →
Four Philly-bred four-pieces (Clique, Loose Tooth, Ghost Gum and Mumblr) have come together for Fleeting Youth Records’ split, with a cassette release show scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20 at the First Unitarian Church. Get acquainted with the groups below: Continue reading →
Kensington’s Mumblr plays Kung Fu Necktie tonight with fellow locals Brown Rainbow and Fake Boyfriend. The four piece released Full of Snakes last fall, following up 2014′s Bang Bang EP and 2013′s White Jesus/Black God full-length with their most in-sync record to date. Later this week they’ll release a split with their friends in Clique, Loose Tooth and Ghost Gum (keep an eye on Bandcamp for its release). Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here; watch Mumblr perform “Masturbation” for a Space Jam Session below.
Philadelphia fuzz-punk group Mumblr took some time to play a mellow, stripped down version of their song “Masturbation” for Space Jam Sessions. The session features members Nick Morrison, Ian Amidon and Sean Reilly playing the song, which can be found on their second full-length album, Full of Snakes. Continue reading →
There’s a distinct feeling of raw energy on Full of Snakes, the debut LP from Philly fuzz-punk four-piece Mumblr. That’s the sound of a band that doesn’t overthink things when it’s recording, that doesn’t get lost in assembling its songs from pieces of pristine takes; it’s the sound of a band that kicks ass live first, makes great records second. Continue reading →
TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb this week announced via Facebook the performers for their 5th annual Halloween Murdershow and its quite the lineup. Featuring a full list of Philly locals and such a large array of genres, from TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb’s folk tunes to Lantern‘s distortion-infused rock to Tutlie‘s imaginative, surreal indie music, the eclectic sounds of this show are sure to attract a crowd. Continue reading →