DIY/Lo-Fi

Eiffel Tower

Local trio Eiffel Tower has release a new EP called Eugene Sawyer EP. They will be celebrating the release with a show The Burlington on May 7th with Junkee Girl, Boxing Fetish, and Joe Bordenaro.

   

Weekend Warrior, April 15 - 17

On Saturday, Free Cake For Every Creature celebrates the arrival of their LP Talking Quietly of Anything With You, via Double Double Whammy, with a release show at Girard Avenue DIY space/batting cages, Everybody Hits. The Katie Bennett-led crew explores the daily adjustments that often characterize finding one’s place as an emerging adult, while adapting to a new place. With an invigorating sense of spoken/sung sincerity, united by a jovial, similarly straightforward sense of instrumentation, the songs’ endearing relatable stories come across loud and clear, while their hushed vocal quality entrusts the listener. Cut from a like-minded cloth Carmen Perry, a.k.a. Addie Pray, hits you with a dose of intimate adventure, while the uninhibited, melodic poetry of Hello Shark aches and empowers, flipping the script on self-awareness. The experimental folk of Microsoft Saint completes the local bill. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita

 
More places to enjoy this weekend…
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hound
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Sonnder (Record Release), Wild Rompit, The Loud Company
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Humble, Something Like A Monument, SUN Frim Sleepers, Howlish, Lady Parts, King Azaz, Blacksalt
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Dopestroke/Half-Ton of Humanity, SAT Hellrad/DJ PHSH, Mr. Sonny James, SUN Caliph-NOW (Listening Party)/Clamfight, Black Urn
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Chic-A-Go-Go Live Taping: Dead Milkmen, Bunny Sigler
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Visoon, The Once Was
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Crypt Sermon, SAT Horrendous
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Sacred Cube (CD Release), Sullivan’s Box, Gape, SAT Making-Out With Medusa, Sonorous, Dreams Of Demise, The Coochie Melters
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) A Tribute to The Beatles in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Revolver: Mason Porter, Reverend TJ McGlinchey Band, Lovers League, Man About a Horse, Hurricane Hoss
The Late Saints, Railroad Fever, The Newspaper Taxis, Polkadelphia, No Good Sister, Michael Fitch, SAT (Downstairs) Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure/(Upstairs) Minas, SUN (Downstairs) Beyond the Bars Fundraiser: The Districts, Frances Quinlan, Ben Arnold, Milton, Queen of Jeans, The Bul Bey
 
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI The Stammer, Vulcans, The Upticks, Lapses, SAT (6pm) L.A.W., Condition Oakland/(9pm) No Good Sister, SUN Jet Set Sail, Pocket
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Nik Greeley & The Operators, Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Darla, Muscle Tough
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Grandchild, SAT EX. By V., SUN Louie Louie
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Looseleaf, Max Morning-Height, SAT Paths 2 Glory, Popular Creeps, Foreword to the End
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Suburban Murder, Generation, Empty, Ashes of Our Sins
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Paul T, Sean Hearn, SAT Ed Christof
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI August Burns Red, Left to Vanish. SAT Dr. Dog
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Cold Roses, Thee Idea Men, SUN Foxtrot & the Get Down
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Argonautic, Flotel, SAT Lion Powda, Danny Newport, Run to Sandy, Backroom Dreamers
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, SUN Jontourage
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Roger Harvey
 
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St., #3) SAT Joy Again, Kississippi, Dominic Angelella
 
Repo Records (536 South St.) SAT Grayscale, Sad Actor, The Whips, Point Breeze Country Club, Worst Ones
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) SAT Pocket, Left& Right, Thin Lips, Goddamnit
 
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Dopestroke, The Charley Few, Trash Knife, The Dolts
   

Earring

Earring has shared the first single, "Dark Heart", from their forthcoming album Tunn Star. The album will be released by Fire Talk Records on June 10th.

You can catch Earring at The Hideout on May 5th with Dim and The Hecks.

   

Very Fresh plays Palisades on April 21st

After rewarding singer songwriter Cindy Lou Gooden's lo-fi project Very Fresh with our Record of the Month back in 2010, we kinda lost touch with them. We are glad to see them they are still at it, with a bunch of releases under their belt. Now a quartet, the group put out a two song single in November 2015 featuring Cindy Lou's signature quirky lyrics and '90s influenced melodies. Check them out live at Palisades on April 21st and check out single 'Clean Touch' below.

   

New Track: "ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder)" - Nothing

Sustained somber and a smattering of the drum skins dictate the tone of “ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder)”, the new single from Philly's own Nothing. Featured on their forthcoming album Tired of Tomorrow, which is scheduled for release on May 13 via Relapse Records, the song carries a meditative yet noisy air, with the injection of an anthemic chorus that burrows in your brain. Nothing is currently scheduled to perform next in Philly on Friday, July 8 at Union Transfer, for a belated record release show, which will also includes Culture Abuse and Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler.