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Final Roof Doctor EP Available for Streaming & Download

Former Maggot House proprietors/Deli Philly Featured Artist(s) Poll Winners, Roof Doctor, a.k.a. Mark Harper, Kevin Paschall, Alex Stackhouse, and Chet Williams, just played their last show this past Saturday at PhilaMOCA, alongside pals Mumblr and Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes. They also raised $1,162 for th Southern Poverty Law Center, while treating attendees to some dope jams and tasty Franklin Fountain Ice Cream, cookies and lollipops. However, before the guys had themselves killed off, they wanted to share their final recordings, found on the EP So Long and Thanks for Nothing, which you can stream and download below. Thanks for everything, fellas! (Photo by Mariel Celentano)

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Roof Doctor & Snoozer Hosting Muuy Biien at Nico Nico Mansion June 24

Roof Doctor caught our attention with honest, introspective tracks that would eventually be found on their full-length album Mobile Freedom Home. Earlier this year, the band took a bit of a hiatus to work on its follow-up so you should discover new, unreleased tunes in the rotation tonight at Nico Nico Mansion, which will be the West Philly DIY space's first show. They'll be joined by psych-garage rockers Snoozer, who have reconfigured with the recent departure of Paul Hewes. The local acts will be hosting Atlanta dance-punks Muuy Biien and Florida indie-pop four-piece Poster. Nico Nico Mansion, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

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Share Regrets, Hopes & Dreams w/Roof Doctor at Bourbon & Branch Feb. 18

Before going into hibernation to work on a new record, Roof Doctor headlines the lineup at Bourbon & Branch this evening. With a new configuration, sans saxophone, the band will certainly sound different; however, what remains are truly revealing songs that play like a combination of open diary/internal observations. Those personal snapshots exposed over a loose surf-rocking backdrop, endear in a relatable head-clearing exercise, catching a spectrum of regrets, hopes and dreams along the way. Cherokee Red sweeps you up in the comforting breeze of their daydreaming folk-pop amalgamation. With cozy floating melodies and warm inviting vocals, it will seem natural to drift right along with them. The genre-blurring, vocal-driven rock of Those People will energetically open the night. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., $10, 8pm, 21+ (Photo by Patrick Thomas) - Michael Colavita

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Roof Doctor Record Release Show at PHILAMOCA March 29th

Celebrate the release of Mobile Freedom Home, the sophomore LP from Roof Doctor, tonight at PhilaMOCA. Mobile Freedom Home finds Roof Doctor in a finely polished place; each song seems to carry a natural, casual groove. Mark Harper’s lyrics offer an odd, comforting effect, one that generates a welcoming atmosphere in spite of their melancholy tone/message. Roof Doctor is rather deceptive musically, at first the sound appears simple; however, that simplistic vibe is a byproduct of tightly knit compositions rather than sparse instrumentation.  Eclectic noise-rockers Mumblr alongside the sleepwalking sonic experimentalists Son Step. Long Island’s Soda Bomb round out the evening blending a variety of rock with garage/punk tendencies.  PhilaMOCA 531 N. 12th St., 8pm $5, All Ages, -Michael Colavita 

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New Track: "When I Was Losing It" - Roof Doctor

Roof Doctor released a new full-length album yesterday entitled Mobile Freedom Home, which was produce by Kyle Pulley (Thin Lips, ex-Dangerous Ponies) at The Headroom. It's hard to ignore the earnest revealing of emotions from frontman Mark Harper on each of its tracks. Below is our favorite from the LP, "When I Was Losing It." We can relate! (Cover art by Harry Winkler)

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