Gothic folk / punk outfit O’Death will tour this spring to celebrate their 10th Anniversary as a band, with a date at the North Star Bar on April 20th. Over the course of its decade-long career, the Brooklyn band has recorded three full-lengths of “Appalachian rust-punk,” most recently putting their songs to tape on 2011′s Outside. To honor their beginnings in the mini-festival scene of the East Village, O’Death are bringing along several support acts for this tour including Wild Yaks, Trummors, and Butcher Boy (plus more). Tickets and information for their 21+ Philly show can be found here. Watch the video for “Bugs” off of Outside below.
To mark the anniversary of Clash guitarist Joe Strummer’s passing, the North Star Bar will be hosting In Memory of Joe Strummer: A Benefit for Strummerville. The show benefits the Strummervile charity that financially support struggling musicians who aspire to change the world through music. The charity was established by family and friends of the influential punk rocker, and a variety of acts will be performing in support of the cause including Blayer Point du Jour and the Rockers Galore, The Cold Roses, Betty Iron Thumbs, I Yahn I Arkestra, The Future Unwritten (named after the Strummer documentary), The Successful Failures and Split Red. More information on the foundation can be located here. Below, watch one of the Strummerville sessions directed by famed punk scene DJ and Clash associate Don Letts.
Philadelphia’s own Grandchildren have been on the road with Brooklyn’s O’Death for just under a week now, and are dropping by their hometown for a stop at Kung Fu Necktie before heading up the East Coast for another week’s worth of dates. O’Death is touring in anticipation of the release of its new album, Outside, which drops April 19th on Ernest Jenning Record Co.; the quintet’s acoustic-guitar- and banjo-laden Gothic Americana should provide an interesting contrast to Grandchildren’s more rhythm-centric (but still acoustic-guitar-heavy) experimental rock. Below, you can watch the video for O’Death’s “Bugs,” which was co-directed by band members Gabe Darling and Greg Jamie (who both studied film at Purchase College, where they originally met). O’Death performs with Grandchildren and Arches at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.
Also playing: Joe Pug + Strand of Oaks at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $12); The Go! Team + Dom, Cheers Elephant at Theatre Of The Living Arts (8 p.m., $25); Floor + Hawks, Fight Amp, Sadgiqacea at First Unitarian Church (7:30 p.m., all ages, $13)