Good mornin' - yes, it's time for a wake 'n' bake to get you in the right mood today for Spacin', who will be providing some far-out, funky psych grooves for breakfast with a live version of "Oh Man"! The footage was recorded on February 23, 2013 at Johnny Brenda's. Special thanks to videographer Joe Burns for sharing.
After catching Pattern Is Movement’s set at Johnny Brenda’s for Norwegian Arms’ Album Release/Mayan Apocalypse Party at the end of last year, we are way pumped to hear their new album, which everyone can do on Tuesday, April 30 for the duo’s hometown listening party that will be part of the final Cinedelphia-curated Tuesday Tune-Out. It will be a free all-ages event. Below are a few words that the band had to say about the evening as well as its promo trailer.
On Tuesday, April 30th, Pattern Is Movement are unlocking the door to their studio -- and to the past four years of writing, recording, and mixing their new album, the anticipated followup to 2008's All Together. In their hometown of Philadelphia, on one night only, Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward will reveal the new Pattern Is Movement record -- and the road to it: the experiments, the failures, the epiphanies, and the convergence of art forms that nourished the gestation of ten tracks and a wild new frontier for the duo.
Join Pattern Is Movement for a hometown sneak-preview listening party event during the Cinedelphia Film Festival, where new songs will be played along with the film scenes that inspired the record's completion. Accompanying this exclusive view into the band's process will be a Q&A with Thiboldeaux, Ward, and the album's lead engineer David Downham. The discussion will be moderated by Peter English.
Besides making some infectious, sexified synthpop tunes, local outfit Night Panther also have a flare for making hilarious music videos, as you may have learned from their first for the track "Fever," which you can view HERE. Well, they are back with another entertaining one for their song "Lioness" that parodies classic Jean-Claude Van Damme movies like Blood Sport and Kickboxer. The video was directed by Jon Anderson. Check it out below! Night Panther will be performing live on Friday, May 10 at Underground Arts for Vacationer's next Nude Beach party. (Poster Art by Jon Anderson)
Originally hailing from Michael Moore’s hometown Flint, Michigan and now based in Philadelphia, Jeremy Quentin, a.k.a. Small Houses, is an indie folk artist and multi-instrumentalist who charmingly captures his surroundings in verse. Spinning tales full of honesty and gentle, pretty melodies, I’m sure that our gritty but beautiful city is providing plenty of material for his next release. Small Houses will be opening for Sean Hoots of famed Hoots & Hellmouth tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Hoots has been taking a go of it on his own lately (which makes absolutely perfect sense since “Hellmouth,” a.k.a. Andrew Gray, left the group in 2011 to work on his solo project). The soulful Americana troubadour can still dazzle and delight crowds simply with an acoustic guitar and his much-beloved voice. (However, he will be joined on stage by Hoots & Hellmouth bandmates Todd Erkel and Rob Berliner.) The two acts have been on tour together since the end of March and things are going to get really intimate this evening when they make a stop home. They’ll also be joined by Mississippi duo Water Liars. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ (Small Houses Photo by Marencelest) - Q.D. Tran
Multi-instrumentalist and production wiz Michael Johnson, a.k.a. Ape School, recently shared a couple of new songs from his upcoming album currently scheduled for release in 2014 that you can download and "name your price." The new record seems to be titled Quitting Time, and below is the track "Idiot's Grin, President's Chin."
Sociopathic Time Altering Robot Warrior Of Organic Design, a.k.a. S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., the prototype has been sent back from the future to alter the time continuum and save its doomed Planet Vitrus from their eventual destroyers, the Pathonians, with the band’s own brand of “Cyber Rock.” The local quintet harken back to the gloriously theatrical days of 70’s glam rock where showmanship ruled, which is often lost in modern day performers who simply act too cool for school to show any emotion and have fun on stage. A lot of thought and creativity has been put into this project, and you have the opportunity to experience it on the big stage of the E Factory tonight when they open for Mindless Self Indulgence. “If mankind is to have any hope of survival, you must attend. Mankind’s fate is in your hands.” Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., $28 (+fees), All Ages - H.M. Kauffman
Nostalgia tempered with fun awaits tonight at Glitoria, where Swearin’, originally from Brooklyn, hold forth with a brand of blissful punk overlaid with 90s indie that feels right at home coming from West Philly. Bear in mind, too, that they come from the vaunted P.S. Eliot, where vocalist Allison Crutchfield partnered with her twin sister to create a beloved feminist pop-punk outfit; now, it's Allison and the very Doug Martsch-sounding Kyle Gilbride manning the helm of Swearin', for many of the same joys they've offered in previous projects. They’ll be the fulcrum of tonight’s bill with badass local hardcore outfit Attitude Era (watch out for these guys), Tenement, Diarrhea Planet, and Ovlov. Glitoria, (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.) 6:30pm, $7, All Ages. - Alyssa Greenberg
Come to West Philly and celebrate the release of On the Water’s new album False Starts at the Beaumont Warehouse! You’ll feel right at home with the “folk collective of oddballs, loons and hooligans.” They’ll be in full force ready to bring you a memorable set of music. Also joining in on the fun will be Porches, Charmaine’s Names and The Mahogany Stompers. Beaumont Warehouse, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 9pm, $6 - $8, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman
Other things to entertain you as we fianlly move into spring…
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Mosey, First Things First, Anomaly, SUN Move Out West, Rushmore, Talinday, Plastic Harmonicas
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Old Soul, SUN New Sound Brass Band
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Jamie Gallhager, SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Once They Were, Close To Good, Dana Fiero, Tom Carr, Michelle Krichilsky
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI The Quixote Project, Kiwi, Reverend TJ McGlinchey, Dani Mari, Jah People, Paige Allbritton, SAT Roi and the Secret People, Sunshine Acid Tabs, The Skeleton Frames, Kid Felix, Five TImes Famous, SUN Willpowerless, Soraia
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Rising Suns, The Funky T, Hopscotch Jefferson, Dave Morrison, Caalypsö, SAT Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jude, The Matt Lyons Band, Victoria Speath and The Speath Cadets, Katya Blue
The Naked Sun, while still a relatively new band (formed just two years ago in 2011), have managed to create a sound wise beyond their years. Keeping the melodies simple, but the multi-layered instrumentals result in rootsy music with calming complexity. Self-described as “honest rock,” the band gets its relatability from their folk-inspired notes, guitarist Tim Campbell can give a song a nice twang without steering too far into the backcountry. Campbell will also take up the keys on a song or two, lending toward the outfit’s soul. Lead vocalist, and additional guitarist, Drew Harris’ soothing croon and thoughtful lyrics add depth to the music, while bass by Eric Budesa and drums by Dave Gladney represent the backbone of each track - providing the song’s structure and helping to toe the line between folk and rock. Joining The Naked Sun for their Space, Place, and Time EP release party will be the soulful rock outfit, The Way Home, who’ll add a touch of blues to the evening. The Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St., $10 (includes EP & drinks), 8pm, 21+ - Shaylin O’Connell
Dave P and the Making Time crew have put together their own mini-festival tonight at Voyeur. Featured this evening will be Making Time alums Delorean, buzzing R&B/electro-pop artist Autre Ne Veut (a.k.a. Arthur Ashin), Canadian art-popster Doldrums (a.k.a. Airick Woodhead), and barely-legal-to-drink-in-the-U.S., Montreal house producer Jacques Greene. Bang for the buck - you can’t really go wrong with this hyper-rager! Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., 9pm, $12 adv/$15 door, 21+ - Alexis V.