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Blood Sound

Weekend Warrior, February 27 - March 1

Ever since forming from the remnants of The National Rifle in late 2013, Bondage & Discipline have been hard at work honing their sound and creating material for their debut LP. They've also been recording with Todd McCaughey of Cambridge Sound Studios, and are slated to drop the album later this year. But the band just recently shared its third single, “First Kiss,” which is based on a discarded letter that singer/guitarist Hugh Moretta found on a train. It explores a desirous sentiment that was never shared with the person whom inspired it. It also reveals more of the bands danceable ambient electronic beats that you'll be able to hear if you catch them during the Winter of Y-Not Concert Series at Ortlieb's this Saturday night. They'll be joined by Steve Goldberg's melodic synthpop project Resistor and darkwave trio Blood Sound. Ortlieb's, 847 N. 3rd St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Bill McThrill
Other places to chill out for this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Callowhill (7” Release), Dreambook, Whisper, SAT Philly Loves J Dilla: DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Mike Nyce, SUN The Pretty Greens
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.)  FRI Thee Idea Men, SAT Ali Wadsworth, Bill McCloskey, Maitland, SUN Amanda X, Blowdryer
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI CaveWomen, The Plums/Skeleton Hands, SAT Kreig, T.O.M.B./DJ Lil Dave: Good Company
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI-SUN Philly Video Music Festival FRI  (7:30pm) The History of the Music Video Part 1, (10pm) Name That Video, SAT (2:30pm) Extended Play Theater: Longform Videos of the 1980s, (6pm) Metal Movie Madness, (10pm) They Might be Weird: A Burlesque Tribute to Weird Al and They Might Be Giants, SUN (4pm) Life on the V: The Story of V66, (7pm) Backwards Into The Future: 120 Minutes Tribute
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Grimace Federation
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Dry Feet, Le Yikes Surf Club
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) Chartel, SUN (Balcony) Fis Geez, E-Hos
TLA (334 South St.) FRI OCD: Moosh & Twist, Ground Up
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN 4th Annual Tri State Indie Music Awards
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Foxhound, August John Lutz II, Gretchen Lohse, SAT Wade in the Water, Jake Cancer Action Man
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI City Rain, Minka, SAT Modern Suits
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI New Sound Brass Band, Something Like A Monument, SAT Bondage & Discipline, Resistor, Blood Sound
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Future Race (Record Release), Swarms, Witch Fist, SAT Blendmode
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI The Boom Bap, DJ Coolout SAT DJ Deejay
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Jason Reed Band, Jessica Graae, Jeremiah Tall
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Pat Finnerty, SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Dirty Purple, Soraia, Black Rue, SAT (1pm) Theotis Joe & The Bad Attitude Band, Felicia Punzo, Justin Aries /(7:30pm) Jackie Bobbi, Cris & Lou (Valkyrians) / We…Our War, Givethemrope
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Sparklefight, GASH, 66 Stitches, SAT Corey James & Patrick Fiore, Minerva, Black Rue, Dell-P, Sweet Eureka, Zymotic Flow, Carfax Abbey
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI King Magnetic, SAT Tommy HoGunz, John Tordini
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Curtis Jr., Keystoned, Dave Hoagie & His Heroes, Addison GroveSAT Joshua Popejoy, Alex & The Beggars
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Morse Coda, Spotted Atrocious, SAT Jacqueline Constance
El Bar (1356 N. Front St.) SAT Jantones, When Ships Collide, Dan Malloy
XO Lounge (1437 South St.) SAT Cal¡co, The Strange Heat, Witch Fist
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Cultureal, Paulette Branson & Mixed People, George Urgo Band
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., Buster, Spirulina
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St. Suite 76) FRI Quit
Everybody Hits! (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mannequin Pussy, Hound, Sean Plays the Drums
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Swift Technique
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Spirit of the Beehive, Kerosene
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Walking Distance (Tape Release), Balloon Boy, Mumblr, SUN Direct Effect, Liam Betson, Marge, Clique, Constraint
Hazzard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Cranes Are Flying (Release Show), Ruby Buff, Problems, Curve
3rd & Girard (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT In Place, Little War Twins
Safety Meeting (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Hello Shark, Liz & The Lost Boys, Matt Holden (Legs Like Tree Trunks)
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Eleby, Water Polo
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Dirt Queen, Harsh Vibes, Legendary Divorce
Little King Trash House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Alps Head, Chad Avery
Michael Jordan (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Slaughter Beach, Dog, Edelweiss
The First Banana (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Blau Gemacht, Hypoxia, Tourism
502 South (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Sixties, The Good Excuses, Welter, Proof and Proving, Leadership
Second Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Dronez, No


Travel Into the Future w/Willow Talk at North Star Bar Feb. 5

Experimentation steps to the forefront this evening at North Star Bar. The duo of Anders Lindfors and Laura Fisher combines as Willow Talk, an electronic trip-hop scenario. Expanding for live performances, the group travels in a futuristic vehicle, fueled by a diet of morphing electronic beats and steadied by Fisher’s clear, enchanting vocals with drops of pace-changing spoken lyrics for good measure. The overall composition is lifted through the tight, floating vocal effects while remaining anchored to the organic groove. Quintet Allora Mis paints clear sonic settings with controlled brush strokes, offering panoramic views. Adding to the bill are the trio of Blood Sound, who recently released its debut album Nightclub that is full of synth-y, danceable dark wave you’ll surely dig as it gradually fortifies around you, and instrumental two-piece In Place. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Debut Blood Sound LP Available for Streaming & Download

We've been waiting for this release. Check out and download the debut full-length album Nightclub from Blood Sound below! This is music to dance your depression away alone in your room in an 80's teen movie. The band is made up of Chris Jordan (vocals, drum machine, synths), Tristan McKeever (bass, synths), and Vincent Tkac (guitar, synths), and you can catch them live on Thursday, February 5 at North Star Bar.


Be "Gone" w/The Stammer at KFN Jan. 14

The trio of The Stammer takes on gloom, and repurposes it in a calming framework. Brian Brotman’s pseudo-spoken singing style captures an air of relatable honesty, which are paired with bass lines that pull you through the street and fresh snapping percussion that becomes formidable. Tonight, with a new space-patrolling synth song “Gone” in hand, the group heads to Kung Fu Necktie. Relative newcomers Blood Sound, whose combination of throbbing bass, airy synth, stabilizing percussion and spoken, reflective vocals that create danceable darkwave, are also on bill. The percussion propelling airy pop-rock of New York’s Graniero brothers, Caravela, wraps up the evening. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $6, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Blood Sound Seeping Into Your Tired Bones at Silk City Dec. 7

Fresh on the scene, Blood Sound has grabbed our attention with their brand of pensively brooding, semiconscious, heart-pounding danceable darkwave. Seeping into your tired bones and reawakening your body, the trio splashes pools of synth, layered with the constant pace-setting, one-two combination of bass & percussion. This instrumentation, united by Chris Jordan’s reflective vocals and Vincent Tkac’s cliff-hanging guitar lines, creates songs that stir ominously yet remain hopeful. Tonight, at Silk City, Blood Sound fits neatly into a lineup that also features the experimental synth-oriented ambiance making of Lapses, the solo project of Quantum Cop’s Matt Cannonn and the frenetic energy-loaded electronic tones of qqq to cap off the evening, which could help you recharge for the week ahead. Silky City, 435 Spring Garden St., 8:30pm, $7, 21+ - Michael Colavita


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