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bleeding rainbow

Weekend Warrior, January 3 - 5

The beginning of a new year is a great time to start fresh, to branch out and embrace different elements and explore the possibilities one may have shied away from in the past. This Saturday, Golden Tea House will be hosting an exhibition of sonic exploration. Hermit Thrushes reach past the typical expectations of folk, injecting psychedelic ambiance and noise resulting in free-flowing pop-feeling songs that are intriguing in their approach enlisting uncharted, captivating musical territory. Without a clear path or destination, one is forced to quit thinking ahead and simply enjoy the scenery. The idea is to continuously push the envelope and with a new album Interrupt due out on Kanine Records next month, Bleeding Rainbow may do just that. The duo, which has evolved into a quartet, etches an astro-haze-littered distorted guitar atmosphere with steady snapping streamlined percussion and Sarah Everton’s vocals creating a clear expanse for the spaceship of sound to drive through. Northampton, Massachusetts post-punk, grunge-rockin’ foursome Speedy Ortiz headline the bill bringing an edge of lingering intensity that seems ready to spill over at any moment. Golden Tea House, (Please email goldenteahouse42069@gmail.com for more info), 8pm, $5 - $7, All Ages (Illustration by Sarah Everton) - Michael Colavita
Other places to hang for the brave this weekend…
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Psychic Teens, Ladder Devils, Faking, SAT Goodnight Lights, Shorty Boy Boy, Roof Doctor
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Writhing Squares, Left & Right
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT No Other, Thee Glitterbomb, Kevin Karaoke Obscura
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Voletta, Tenderkill, Attic Dancers, SUN Alustrium
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Sic Bacchus
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Big Tusk, SAT Nobody Yet, Rushmore, Seeing Snakes, Philabuster
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Big Terrible, Demonstrative Girls, Static Mountain, SAT Catullus
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SUN Red Skiles' Country Ramblers
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Benefit for David Wannop, SAT Amy Faden
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Baffle the Cat
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Bosom Band, Squalor Folk, Milhaus, Hangmans Cry
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Lesinskis, Lito & The Shepards, Los Festingos, SAT Mike Roi, I Am Buffalo, Borrowed Equipment
Eris Temple (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Ron Gallo, Fletcher VanFliet
Motel Hell (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Bubonic Bear
Michael Jordan (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT NONA, Three Man Cannon
Wolf Cycles (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Plague Dogs, Mindless Attack, Wimp Talk
Freedom 25 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT blankbook, Children's Books, Goddamnit

Batty Opening for Bleeding Rainbow at JB’s Nov. 15

As Batty kicks off a rather intriguing evening at Johnny Brenda’s, the collective sound manifested by the trio is full of promise. There is a skuzzy-grimy garage/punk feel, the kind that drips sweat and oozes with an internal energy that pushes its way public through the performance. Setting the tone with raunchy jagged guitar work and solidifying it with the snap and pop backend and vocals that are a smooth, calm, guiding element, while remaining aggressive when the moment calls for it. This group finds a balance between expansive, stormy expression and jumpstarting quick-hitters that flash. They will be opening for Western Massachusetts all-girl post-punk outfit Potty Mouth, while the cosmic noise-pop of Bleeding Rainbow with their supreme blend of stacked industrial distortion and soothsaying vocals headline the show. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Bleeding Rainbow Photo by Chad Yanagisawa) - Michael Colavita

New Video: "Start Again" (Live) - Bleeding Rainbow

Here's a recent video of Bleeding Rainbow performing a new song called "Start Again," which was recorded on August 22 at Death By Audio when they opened for A Place To Bury Strangers. It will appear on their upcoming LP that is being produced by Fancy Time Studio's Kyle "Slick" Johnson and will be released via Kanine Records.


Bleeding Rainbow Hosting Speedy Ortiz at Golden Tea House Aug. 13

Bleeding Rainbow are going underground tonight with a show at Golden Tea House. They’ll have a bunch of new songs added to their set so you’ll most likely get a bit of a preview of their upcoming LP. You’ll also get to hear the latest addition to their live lineup on drums, Ashley. Bleeding Rainbow will be hosting Northampton, Massachusetts indie-rock outfit Speedy Ortiz with Barrett Lindgren’s Ghost Light and Hurry, a project from Everyone Everywhere’s Matt Scottoline. It’s a righteous, jam-packed bill this evening at the West Philly DIY space. Golden Tea House, (Please message https://www.facebook.com/goldenteahouse for more info.), 7pm, All Ages (Photo by Jack Martin) - Alexis V.


Bleeding Rainbow Opening for The Cave Singers at JB’s March 4

Tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, Bleeding Rainbow will be making a quick pit stop home. After completing their stint at SXSW, the band has been touring the country in support of their Kanine Records LP, Yeah Right. Veering away from the poppier side of their previous releases, the band’s maturing, psychedelic shoegaze sound is something that has been flourishing with its addition of members Al Creedon and Greg Frantz (who recently left the group). Their music has transformed producing something with more of a punch that simultaneously touts intricacy and thoughtfulness. The somewhat recent My Bloody Valentine makeover hasn’t gone unnoticed either. Come check them out in support of Seattle’s The Cave Singers (Jagjaguwar). This evening’s performance will also feature more local flavor from garage-punk purveyors Wrong World. Get into it. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $14, 21+ - Ed Newton 


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