Brandon Can't Dance

Weekend Warrior, September 29 - October 1

Synths interlaced with in-touch storytelling; Brandon Can’t Dance takes a cue from (Sandy) Alex G, demonstrating a keen intimacy with a somewhat laidback aesthetic. However, within that unreserved, let-loose, open-book approach, an unpredictability is preserved. What on the surface appears somewhat casual is twisting sonic textures in a playfully serious manner. Tonight, at The Inconvenience Store, he’ll be joined by Marge, whose ability to simmer in tranquil, fuzz-tinged melodies with scorching capabilities. The quintet of Past Life reels ya in via hard, searing guitars cooked into transparent, hook-laced narratives. This triad of locals is fortified by the bedroom folk of Molly Drag and the candy-coated songwriting of Abbie Kats, a.k.a. Chubby Bunny. – Michael Colavita

Other places to enjoy this fall weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Levee Drivers, The Lawsuits, SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz

The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Son Little, SAT Son Little, SUN M.A. Kingston

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Roger Harvey, Mark Lanky/Stab & Grab, SAT Common Ground, Bad Bye, Polar Bear Lars/Vacation James, Virgouts, Science Book/Diamond Girl, BPMF, Speaking Parts/Francisco Collazo, DJ Royale, SUN Slenko & McKeys, The Ryssells, Shrill

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Callowhill

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Blum Bros

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Agent Zero, SUN Tigers Jaw

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Wave Radio, SAT (Upstairs) Hello I Must Be Going, SUN (Upstairs) Pigpen Theatre Company/(Downstairs) Somethin’ Divine, Granz, Vanderlyle, Mirrorsigns, Groundwork, The Fifth Side, Sitting In Cars

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Space Kamp, Adlib, SUN Chalk and The Beige Americans, Gringo Motel, The Sideshow Prophets

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Revolution, I Love You, Alright Junior, MC Blackwolf, SAT Honey Tiger, Trash Boy

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Matt Santry

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Kiska, Joy Riding, SAT The Three 4 Tens, Brother JT, Mr. Unloved

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Rich Medina, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  SAT David Cope, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Topical Disease, Baffle The Cat, Camera Thief, SAT Scars Like These, Disoriental, Decontrol, The Prisoners

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Krispy Kareem, SAT Dell-P, Jonny Bell, SUN Cypher Clique, Internal Rhyme

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Uncle Dan, Jumping Juvies, Rasan in the Heyday, Slow Reader

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Midwestern Exposure, SAT Mo Lowda & The Humble

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Steal Your Peach, Cabin Dogs, SUN Square Peg Round Hole

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SAT DJ Beatstreet

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Harmony Woods

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Data, Wilt

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, Mavis The Dog / ey Matt Kelly, Tubey Frank

Space 1026 (1026 Arch St.) FRI Big Nothing, Yankee Bluff

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Elaine Rasnake, Elissa Janelle Velveteen

Broken Down Palace (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Shannen Moser, Curtis Cooper, Dan Anderson, SUN Get Well

The Mothership (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Little Strike, Cranes Are Flying

The Inconvenience Store (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Brandon Can’t Dance, Marge, Past Life

   

Weekend Warrior, April 7 - 9

The world continues its trend of being a chaotic and confusing place. So as the week reaches its tail end, the Pilam Human BBQ XXXIX will be offering a refreshing daylong reprieve this Saturday combining music, eats and whatever your debaucherous heart desires. The noon till midnight billing will include nearly 20 acts in all. Among them, the incisive lyricism of Sad13 delivered on an enthusiastic uplifting danceable platform and the emotive electro-pop/rock of Brandon Can’t Dance, who hovers between a solemn solitude and then swims in a sea of infectious grooves. With a new album Dark Nuclear Bogs set to arrive on April 28, the candy-coated psych-carnival of Laser Background will alter one’s perspective, while the reverberating, relatable melodies of Clique lock into your head as will the spellbinding narratives of this year’s Deli Philly Best Emerging Alt Rock Artists Poll winner, Curtis Cooper.  These are but a small sampling of the lineup, which can view in full HERE, so head over to Pilam for a day of sonic sustenance. - Michael Colavita
 
More places to enjoy this weekend…
 
Pilam (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Human BBQ XXXIX: Sad13, Brandon Can’t Dance, Laser Background, King Azaz, Curtis Cooper, JamForceF!ve, Darling Run, Glassgrade
 
Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Electrifest: King Azaz, Wordz the Poet Emcee, Downtrodder, Sour Spirit, Interminable, EX. By V., Pinkwash, SUN Madam Data, Kilamanzego, Anatomy Of An Outcast, Carl Kavorkian, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Swarm, Mighthaunt, Solarized
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Vertical Current, SAT Jesse Hale Moore, Birdie Busch, Rosali, Zach Eggleston, Lord's Delight, SUN Beaucoup Blue
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Grandchildren, SAT Lizdelise, SUN Eaten Alive, Sweet FA
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)  FRI The GTVs, Sarah M. /Coronal Mass Ejection, Acolytes/DJ Deejay, SAT Sour Kid, Gender Work/Fame Lust
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI American Dinosaur, SAT The Tough Shits, Taiwan Housing Project
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Chestnut Grove, Whiskeyhickon Boys, The Hoppin' Boxcars, Christine Irizarry & The Foolhardy, SUN The Evergreen Drive, Bodies Under Siege, Kevin Cox
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI  30 and Over League, Warchyld, SAT Jealousy Curve, Pawnshop Roses
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia, SAT (Upstairs) Matt Duke
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Karl K BMA, Funklord,, SAT E. Grizzly, Teef, Yorito
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Among Criminals (Release Show), Alright Junior
 
MilkBoy South Street (401 South St.) SAT A Day Without Love
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Thom McCarthy, Katie Jo Knaub, Cult Class, SAT The Binary Sea, Secret Nudist Friends
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Virus, SAT Joe Jack Talcum, Dandrew, Bunny Savage, Whiskey Effect, The Founders, Dirty Soap Blues Band
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Mass Folk Commons
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Palaceburn, Sucker, SAT The Space Cats, The Electives, Vanderlyle, Jac Carson, George Obrien
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SUN Steal Your Peach
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Brandon Can’t Dance, Shannen Moser, Russel the Leaf
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Joy Again, Heavy Harold, Buster/Sonic Screemers, Action Party
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Busy Bee, Blushed, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, xo alice
 
   

New Brandon Can't Dance LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Graveyard of Good Times is the new full-length album from Brandon Ayres, a.k.a. Brandon Can’t Dance, and is now available via London-based indie label Lucky Number Music. Traversing an electro-pop/rock landscape, the collection of songs continuously switches lanes, pushing the pace and then sitting back, before tearing ahead and maintaining a danceable yet mesmerizingly odd tone. Everybody Hits will be hosting a dual record release show this Sunday, January 22 with Marge, and will also include a solo set from The Goodbye Party. (Photo by Ali Lotz)

   

New Track: "Smoke & Drive Around" - Brandon Can't Dance

Smooth-talking, electro-dance vibes emit from “Smoke & Drive Around,” the new single from Brandon Can’t Dance. The song is featured on his forthcoming album Graveyard of Good Times, slated for release on January 13 via Lucky Number. The accompanying video, which premiered via Noisey, keeps things simple as the slinky weekend beats takeover, erasing one’s weekly stressors. Brandon Can’t Dance will be performing this evening at The Overlook Hotel, alongside QQQ, Hallowed Bells, Repelican, Tuff Turf, 185668232, and Anklepants.

   

New QQQ EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

QQQ generates soundscapes that travel to futuristic dimensions. His new EP, Vocoder Works, transplants the listener to a new, experimental electro/synth frontier. However, it still retains an exuberant danceable foundation. You can feel the grooves setting your molecules in motion tonight at Everybody Hits, where he'll be performing with Brandon Can't Dance, Oh! Pears, and Iska Dhaff.