The Deli Magazine announced yesterday that they will see last year’s Halloween bash at PhilaMOCA and raise it an Halloweeniversary party on Friday, October 26th. That’s right, it’s a Halloween party and an anniversary party in one night. To help out with the party vibes, The Deli Mag is bringing in local experimental pop group Grandchildren to headline (who will be releasing a new album shortly), with Philly-based Ghost Light and Laser Background starting the night off. And because it’s an extra-special event, they’ve called in special guests Sic Alps from San Francisco. Check back for ticket information as it’s released. Below, watch Grandchildren perform their new track “Sunrise” in Florida earlier this year.
If you include all of the singles, EPs, limited-edition cassettes, compilation appearances, and proper full-length albums Sic Alps has recorded since 2004, the San Francisco-based trio has exactly 20 releases under its belt. (At least, that’s the number you’ll find over at Drag City, which released the band’s new 22-song double LP, Napa Asylum.) Which means that, by the time every guitar-slinging indie-rock dude rediscovered fuzzed-out psych-pop (and the seemingly instant critical success that comes with it) a few years ago, Sic Alps had already perfected the formula. Lo-fi revivalist rock is now a ubiquitous part of the indie scene, but thankfully that hasn’t stopped Sic Alps from cranking out the same music it has been for over half a decade. The best part is, tonight’s show at The Rotunda is FREE—which means you can use that money you didn’t spend on admission to purchase records from Sic Alps’ extensive back catalog instead. Sic Alps performs with Magik Markers and Purling Hiss at 8 p.m. at The Rotunda; tickets to the all-ages show are free.
Also playing: Dropkick Murphys + Against Me! at Electric Factory (8 p.m., SOLD OUT)