The Whips

New Track: "I Wanna Love You (All the Time)" - The Whips

The Whips recently dropped a new single, “I Wanna Love You (All the Time)”. A rumbling, rhythm & riff combo kickstarts the track, as an admission of affection is confessed in sweaty, garage-rock glory. The raunchy, for-all-seasons, in-all-conditions adoration is expressed, punctuated by a slick guitar solo. You can catch The Whips this coming Monday, April 8 at Ortlieb's, where they'll be opening for Tommy And The Commies as well as France's Les Lullies.


Weekend Warrior, September 28 - 30

When local artists and businesses throughout a music scene unite as a community in celebration and support of each other, good things are the result. Philly Music Fest serves as an opportune event. What began yesterday at Johnny Brenda’s with Pissed Jeans and Soul Glo continues for the next two days at World Cafe Live. Tonight, the elegant hypnotically galvanizing pop of Vita and the Woolf, the endless boogie of Low Cut Connie, the raw and ragged, sweat-saturated, surf-infused, garage rock of The Whips, and the earnest, scene-transporting, songwriting force of Waxahatchee are among those that shape its sonic surroundings. And tomorrow, Palm cultivates an experimental push-pull, hovering between tranquil waves and frenetic, unconventional changes in direction. The melodic, eruptive, dynamic swings of The Districts, the tenacious, cosmic-rocking, riff-combusting charge of Ruby the Hatchet, and the soothing, introspective vulnerability of powerpop trio Hurry are also slated for Saturday. Come take part in this locals only weekend! – Michael Colavita

Other places where locals will be this weekend…

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Philly Music Fest: The Whips, The Mysteries, Secret American, DJ Royale/Vita and the Woolf, Waxahatchee, Low Cut Connie, SAT Philly Music Fest: Great Time, Levee Drivers, Orion Sun, Kingsley Ibeneche, Hurry, Man About A Horse/End of America, Hardwork Movement, Ruby The Hatchet, Palm, The Districts

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Worriers, Harmony Woods, Earth Telephone, SAT It's The Year 2008: DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz 

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Beru Power Trio, SUN Storks

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI CatBite/DJSC, SAT Automatic Colors, Thank You Thank You, Tapes & Tubes/DJ Lean Wit It, SUN Brother Martin, Jane Carver

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Drums Like Machine Guns

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Dice Raw, SAT DJ Sylo, Joshua Lang, SUN Lyve Harmon, Tray Verse

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Tony Season Show, Shawn King, SAT Steal Your Face, SUN Sean Taylor, Folk Fugitive, Andrew Montoya

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SUN New Sound Brass Band

North Seventh (421 N. 7th St.) SAT DJ Robert Drake, SUN Philly Bluegrass Revival: Midnight Flyer

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Craig Lynch’s 30th Birthday Party

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Matt Cappy, SUN Derrick Hodge's Philly State of Mind, Treway & the Now Generation

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI S.T.O.P., High Reeper, SAT Jukebox Zeros, The Prisoners, Thorazine, SUN The Stone Eye

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Hootsie, Buddie/A Charity Benefit Show for United We Dream: The Stammer, Full Bush, Young Pilgrims, SUN Birthday Boy, 3weekoldroses

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Aleana

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI Fall Fest: DJ Beatstreet, SUN New Pony

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Shawn Ryan, SUN Forever 27: A Burlesque Tribute to the Artists of the 27 Club

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Montoj, Trap Rabbit

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT James Pace Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI The Lot

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Witching, Night Raids, SAT Violet Waves

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Rover, SAT The Strange Heat, Athensville(Cd Release), Parsnip Revolt, Scott McClatchey

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Echo Lad, Blueroom

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Puppy Angst, Rebecca Zimmerman, Heaven Man

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Bad Heaven Ltd, Susie Derkins, In Trouble


New The Whips LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

A plethora of shot & beer pairings continuously flow especially in celebration of the Eagles ascension to the top of the NFL mountain. While you’re sipping in celebration, another City Wide Special recently became available. The Whips' new album exhibits that sweaty, dirt-under-the-fingernails, riff-riding infectiousness that we’ve grown to expect. Stewing in time-traveling retro-rock, these songs feel like they were always there. Yopu can catch them at Ortlieb’s on Tuesday, February 13, where they'll be supported by Madalean Gauze and The Othermen.


Weekend Warrior, September 8 - 10

Toward the tail end of last month, Oh Sees released their new album Orc (Castle Face Records). Stretching into a spacey psych-garage paradigm, the band shreds through the ether, while casting strange scenarios of odd artistic visions, projecting an idiosyncratic ideal. Tonight, they’ll be supported at The Troc by the down and dirty pairing of garage-rock locals The Whips and The Tough Shits. The Whips’ slithering, slack/surf-inflected songs instantly catch one on an enthusiastic hook-driven, groove-shaking journey. Add the instantly enthusiastic, get-down energy of The Whips, and let the weekend wind down commence. – Michael Colavita

More places to rock this weekend...

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI The Tough Shits, The Whips

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Matthew Law, John Morrison, Jabair, Francisco Collazo, SAT Ruby The Hatchet, Heavy Temple, Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells, SUN Abi Reimold

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.)  SUN Long Hots, Mitch Esparza

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI King Bison, Distorted Sun/Body Spray, Spent Flesh/Sideswipe, DJ Deejay, SAT The Phonies, Flounder Warehouse/Breaklite, Polar Bear Lars/Fame Lust, SUN Pete Moss, Rob Paine, Francisco Collazo/Shit City, Dirt Weed Revue/Cardona, Rob Paine, Francisco Collazo

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Jakk Frost, Yikes the Zero , Mad Squablz

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Low Cut Connie, Chill Moody, Ali Wadsworth, DJ Philly Soul Syndicate

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Henri Tyler

Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Moros

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI TreWay, Illective, Trap Rabbit

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Assaultica, SUN Coffin Dust, Incisor

MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Dreamswell, S AT Brown Sugar

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Angenue, SAT All This Huxley, SUN Three Strands, Homestead Collective, Jason McGovern

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th  St.) FRI Dylan Jane, Darlingtyn, Alexandra Key March, SAT South Philly Moonstomp, Bazmati Vice

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Violent Society, The Charley Few

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Pierson, SAT DJ Beatstreet, SUN Burnt Sienna

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) DJ Royale, SAT Ian Saint Laurent

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Twin Sister, Touron, U.S. Lawns/Worst Ones, The Flamingo Chicks, SUN SteveO & The Crippling Addictions, Cheap Pop

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) SAT Somethin’ Divine, Steve (the band), Red X

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Pete Hill (EP Release), Henry Alms, Richie Navigator, SAT Mo Lowda & The Humble

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Conspirator, Agent Zero

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) FRI Yureka Cash, Woody

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Adventure Lost, Jolly Jane

Double H Ranch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SA,T Molly Rhythm, Secret Nudist Friends, Mavis the Dog

Hole Foods (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Grayling, Junipur


New Track: "Hot Tone" - The Whips

The Whips tear it up with impassioned guitarwork on their latest single, "Hot Tone" (which was probably what was uttered when they finished the initial jam). The track is set to appear on an exclusive tape compilation in August via Suicide Bong Tapes. You can catch The Whips tomorrow night at Kung Fu Necktie opening for Night Beats and The Mystery Lights.