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Square Peg Round Hole

New Video: "Lapse" (Live - Blue Room) - Square Peg Round Hole

Electro-ambient trio Square Peg Round Hole was recently performed “Lapse” ( which was featured on their 2016 album Juniper) as part of ThrdCoast’s Blue Room series. Zoomed into the band’s working quarters, the dynamics of their tightly woven instrumental fabric are revealed. Compactly precise, percussion-forward movements develop intricate details that set the sound in cinematic motion.

New Video: Five Years Release Show - Square Peg Round Hole

The instrumental trio of Square Peg Round Hole recently shared its new EP, entitled Five Years. A rejuvenating, meditative calm washes over you, as one observes the encircling environment to blossom. Through subtle points of illumination, a beautiful vividness emerges. You can stream the album in its entirety HERE, and you can also view a video created by Vic Firth below, featuring a performance of the full album from the band's release show at the IceBox Project Space, as well as four reimagined arrangements of older Square Peg Round Hole songs. The group was accompanied by Joshua Chase Miller, Tessa K Ellis, and Anna Meadors, providing guest vocals, guitar, saxophone, and flugelhorn.

Weekend Warrior, January 13 - 15

After releasing their latest EP Five Years at the tail end of 2016, Square Peg Round Hole steps into the New Year with a show this evening at Johnny Brenda’s. An eye-and-ear-opening sonic landscape unveils itself, while the percussive-anchored trio fleshes out flourishes of futuristic accessible instrumental ambiance, pushing the perimeter without disregarding the origin. Tonight, they’ll be joined by fellow local sonic experimenters Grimace Federation and the electro-percussive bursts and blasts of Ian Chang (of Son Lux).  
Cabin fever may take hold as the winter comes into fruition. However, the resounding, wood-burning resolve of storytelling laid over fresh strings complimented by the force of folky Americana and endearing harmony, that’s what’s on tap this Saturday at Boot & Saddle, where Black Horse Motel will celebrate the arrival of their new EP Parable. The album is available via Single Batch Records. - Michael Colavita
More music to catch this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s
 (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Square Peg Round Hole, Grimace Federation, SAT HIRS, Pinkwash
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Flat Mary Road (Record Release), Cave People, Liz de Lise, SAT Black Horse Motel (Record Release), Sparkle Pony
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Magnificent Shit Hawks, Earthmouth, Buzzherd/DJ Deejay, SAT Tinmouth, Tombo Crush/Fame Lust, SUN Pneumagon, Wormhole Superette
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Darlingtyn, SAT The Upticks, Ton-Taun, The Bigness, SUN Chelsea Pagano
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Prince Alexander (Release Party), SAT Madame Jones, The Famous & Fallen, Clarabell
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI Circa Survive, mewithoutYou
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT CRUISR, SUN DJ Aktive and Matthew Law
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT A Night of Stardust: Johnny Showcase, Richard Bush, SUN (Upstairs) Star Bird)
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI E-Dubble, Waxx, Teef & Associates, SAT (5pm) The Aluminiums, The Lizard People/(9pm) Carl Kavorkian, Bumsweat, Bergs and Vndl, SUN Hendrix in the Fire: Rodney Anonymous, Stinking Lizaveta, Jo-Ann Rogan, Shawn Kilroy, Melvin C Mcknight, GhettoSongBird, Rachel Radick, Dena Miranda and the Mellowton3s
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Cookie Rabinowitz, SAT Pawnshop Roses, Pete Donnelly Trio, Travel Lanes, SUN Victoria Watts, Carrie Brzezinski
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Joy Riding, Night Windows, SAT False Tracks, Telepathic, SUN New Speedway, Gravers Lane 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Marah, SAT Grey Eye Glances, SUN CubiZm
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Bunny Savage & The Plibmen, Sweet Eureka, Dirty Soap Blues Band, Will Stakk$, Kingsound Vibration, Endless Taile
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Gravers Lane 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Tisburys, Slomo Sapiens, Local Smokes,Whackbat, SAT Razor Boomarang, Buttless Pants, Bruce Torres, Harlowe Jones
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Splintered Sunlight
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Planned Parenthood Fundraiser: Busy Bee, Julia Rainer, The Stammer, City Love, Amanda Silberling

Square Peg Round Hole EP Release Show at Crane Arts Dec. 15

Crane Arts presents a rare opportunity this evening in the Icebox, as the experimental trio of Square Peg Round Hole, accompanied by a horn section as well as Josh Miller for a commemorative (one-time only) performance, brings their new ambient-oriented EP Five Years (Spartan Records) to life. The album, in and of itself, shifts gears, traveling through delicate, contemplative clouds in lieu of their characteristic, percussive style. Not only that, the EP will be paired/packaged with a limited edition original art print from the band’s own Carlos Pecheco-Perez. The transfixing electro-noise collective of Triangulus ushers in a sonic session that extends the spectrum. Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St., 8pm, $5/$20 (admission + original artwork print & EP download), All Ages - Michael Colavita


Square Peg Round Hole Record Release Show at MilkBoy March 26

The atmospheric instrumental trio Square Peg Round Hole are celebrating the release of their new album Juniper with a show tonight at MilkBoy. The sound is built around tight, intricate percussion, be it the super technical drumming, dueling vibraphones, or other found sound. Reminiscent of The Album Leaf or Lymbyc System, the group's latest effort succeeds with complex, driving undertones and dexterous melodies that carry the listener through. The songs are nimble and jazzy, calming while expressive. Slated for direct support is Philly’s own Moon Bounce, a funky Martian who makes R&B from the future, with his silky, theatric voice and sticky sweet synth lines. The energetic grooves fly in and out of frame, turning on a dime at any moment, making for a manic, but extremely fun experience. Also on the bill this evening will be  the experimental pop of Son Step. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St., 8:30pm, $10, 21+ - Adam G.


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