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Free At Noon Flashback: Sheer Mag’s volume knows no limits

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Sheer Mag | photo by Emma Silverstone for WXPN

The track names on Sheer Mag‘s compilation album are in all-caps on Bandcamp. The stylization is a fair choice considering it’s hard to remember, at least for me, a time when World Cafe Live has reached the volume the band brought to the venue during Friday’s weekly Free At Noon concert. For 40 minutes, the Philly rockers emitted nonstop, ear-ringing rock n’ roll in its purest form. Continue reading →

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Sheer Mag share “Need to Feel Your Love,” announce super-full U.S. tour

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Sheer Mag | photo by Mariel Lin | courtesy of the artist

Local rock ‘n’ rollers Sheer Mag are tapping into some Al Green inspiration on “Need to Feel Your Love,” the title track of their forthcoming debut LP. The record drops on July 14th while the band is in Europe but they’ll be taking it out on the road in the fall for a U.S. tour that stops at Union Transfer on August 26th.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sheer Mag at First Unitarian Church, Circadian Rhythms at PhilaMOCA, Jimmy Eat World at Sherman Theater

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Sheer Mag | photo by Mariel Lin | courtesy of the artist

Sheer Mag are kicking off a long summer tour tonight at the First Unitarian Church. The extensive list of dates is due to the fact that the local outfit is gearing up to release their debut LP, following a string of beloved rock ‘n’ roll EPs that have peppered their three year career. Check out lead single “Just Can’t Get Enough” below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show hereNeed Your Love is out July 14th.

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Just Announced: Sheer Mag, Tigers Jaw and more come to Boot and Saddle for charity “Peace and Noise” series in January

Boot and Saddle can always be counted on to host killer shows and bring together good people for good causes whenever the chance comes their way.

This January is no different: the South Philly music venue just announced a three- series in January called “Peace and Noise.” Each show will benefit a charity of the headliners choice. Tom May and Greg Barnett of The Menzingers open it up on January 11th, Sheer Mag continues on the 18th and an acoustic set by Tigers Jaw on the 25th. Continue reading →

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Sheer Mag get easier to love with remastered Compilation LP

Sheer Mag | via their bandcamp page
Sheer Mag | via sheermag.bandcamp.com

Over the past few years, Philly’s Sheer Mag have wowed us with a hard-rocking triptych of 7″s, and now, they’re putting them all in one place for us. The band’s Compilation LP brings together newly remastered versions of I, II, III into a chronological twelve song set so you can chart their progression since 2014 in real time. The album is available for preorder now, and to celebrate, they’re going on tour for a string of U.S., Australian, and New Zealand dates. Continue reading →

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Fall in love with the ’70s all over again at PhilaMOCA on November 14th with Sheer Mag and Dirty Fences

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Sheer Mag, as pictured on the sleeve of their debut 7″

On Monday, November 14th, PhilaMOCA welcomes two bands whose music is deeply embedded in the rebellion-fueled rock of the ’70s.

The Philadelphia-based quintet Sheer Mag leans more towards a lively hybrid of punk and ’70s riff rock; the band’s most recent release, III, came out in March of 2016. It is carried by heavy distortion and lo-fi vocals saturated with youthful indignance.   Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sheer Mag at PhilaMOCA, Kamasi Washington at Musikfest Cafe, Emmett Drueding at Kung Fu Necktie, and more…

Sheer Mag | Photo by John Vettese
Sheer Mag | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philly punk powerhouses Sheer Mag just released their kickass EP III last month, and they will be performing tonight at PhilaMOCA for the Philadelphia Student Union Fundraiser. Also playing will be Bad Canoes and Dark Thoughts. For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →