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PREMIERE: Whiskey swiggin’ rockers TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb brood and wail on “Don’t Come Home Pretty Woman”

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TJ Kong performing in Asheville, NC | Photo courtesy of the artist

Whiskey swiggin’ folk-blues rockers TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb announced a brand new 5-track EP last week, Kong, and today we bring you the premiere of a raw new track called “Don’t Come Home Pretty Woman.”

Reminiscent of a darker version of The Animals, the song’s brooding vocals pick up and wail into full on chaos. The Tom Waits comparison is undeniable, but Kong lead singer Dan Bruskewicz has a tenacity and vigor in his voice that is all his own. The melody is so contagious, you’ll be playing this one on repeat.

Listen to “Don’t Come Home Pretty Woman” below, check out the entire EP on Bandcamp and watch a video of the band performing on the road. TJ Kong have kicked of a 20 show tour leading down to SXSW before returning to Philly for an EP release party for the new Kong at Johnny Brenda’s on April 18. Find tickets for the tour here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rabbit Rabbit at The First Unitarian Chapel, Hoser at Connie’s Ric Rac, TJ Kong and more at PhilaMOCA

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The husband-wife duo that is Rabbit Rabbit have played with so many musicians in so many different styles it will make your head spin.  On their own, However; they’ve been creating a unique style of music that mixes rock, electronic and folk, releasing songs one-by-one on their website each month.  Tonight, you can catch them in the side chapel at First Unitarian Church along with the Lattimore/Zeigler Duo.  Click here for ticket info and check out their most recent Rabbit Rabbit Radio video below.

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TJ Kong doing rare solo show at Ortlieb’s this Saturday 7/6

TJKongPhilly’s Dan Bruscewicz, often known by his onstage persona TJ Kong (of TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb), will be kicking it solo (a rare occurrence!) this weekend for a show at Ortlieb’s on Saturday, July 6th. He will be supported by a slew of fellow local groups, including Morning River Band, Psalmships, and Ton-Taun. There’s a 5 dollar cover charge at the door, and the show gets started around 7. Find more info here, and listen to the TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb track “Rock and Roll Club Bathroom Cocaine Blues” below.

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TJ Kong Presents: Beer Week events!

Philly Beer Week Garden at The Headhouse Shambles

Philly Beer Week runs through June the 9th, and it’s an event where you can find great local beer, food and free music at Headhouse on Second Street.  Every day from 5 – 8 p.m., artists like Cold Fronts, Swift Technique, Ali Wadsworth, New Sweden and The Lawsuits will perform.  It’s all curated by Phillies’ own eclectic rock band TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb (who have their own show Thursday at 10).  It all culminates with a giant party Saturday at the City Tap House featuring a few other bands like The Fleeting Ends, Thee Idea Men and Ang and the Damn Band.  It’s a week of fantastic music, fun and free admission.  Go here for more information, stop by this week to see some great local music, and watch TJ Kong’s “Aincent Road Blues” video below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes The James Hunter Six to World Cafe Live, The Lawsuits at Chameleon Club, Double King at Kung Fu Necktie

James Hunter Six at The Rivoli Ball Room, London, December 2012Ahead of their Free at Noon appearance tomorrow, The James Hunter Six play an XPN Welcomes show at World Cafe Live tonight.  The British R&B musician released his full-length Minute By Minute earlier this week, his first studio album in five years.  Hunter got his start playing in the clubs of Central London and eventually caught the ear of Van Morrison, who took the soul singer on tour with him and sang on some of Hunter’s early records.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.  Stream “Minute By Minute” below and download the new single here.

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