Cemetery Flowers

Explore the Tortured Aftermath of Cemetery Flowers at Second Empire Oct. 11

One enters and explores the tortured aftermath when listening to Cemetery Flowers. Tonight, they’ll be placed at DIY space Second Empire. Pushing through hostile, chaotic surroundings and welding steely cold, persistent grooves with the lingering outcry of vocals, Cemetery Flowers rolls through what at first glance appears to be empty terrain, drawing others out of their personal sanctuaries, marching them forward, before streamlining the disorder into union. The blistering bombardment of Machine Gun and the desolate, tormenting rushing of post-punk known as Humanshapes round out a trio of locals supplemented by the immediate onslaught of Greensboro’s Holder’s Scar and the synth-guided space-punk of Nashville’s Essential Tremors. Second Empire, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

Cumquat Tape Release Show at Titan House July 16

As public service to the Philly DIY scene, the merry folks at Titan House refuse to stop the rock, and will be hosting a show that will blast their neighbors with everything from heavy fuzz to electronic backbeats, laughter to tears, and cigarette smoke to loud, sanctimonious conversations with a strong socialist overtone. First on the lineup is Cemetery Flowers, whose swirling atmospherics, driven by repetitive black metal progressions and layered feedback over massive '80s-sounding electronic drums, creates the perfect Burzum-JAMC storm that’ll make your ears hum. Cumquat, a.k.a. Kevin Sullivan is an experimental electronic project that makes heavy use of samples and found sound, altering them into swelling, looping, danceable rhythms. The vocals steadily pursue a melody throughout the chaos of altered, erratic noise and rhythmic samples. He'll be celebrating the release of his new EP, Prickly Glazer, out now on cassette via Gambling Debt Records. QQQ follow up with his classic dystopia-electronica sound, which emphasizes a more smooth, cruising texture in composition. And finally, touring act Grave Pool will close out the night with their sweeping surreal sound that is derivative just as much from '80's dream pop as from early ‘10's chillwave. Synth sounds expand and disperse like jetstreams, while guitars swell and echo like the revisiting of an old memory. Titan House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages. - Bryce Woodcock