Indie Rock

Hop Along & Dr. Dog Return Home at The Fillmore March 17

Touring compatriots, Hop Along and Dr. Dog, return home tonight for the evening to perform at The Fillmore. The Psychedelic Swamp continues with Dr. Dog’s psych-pop rock trek, lacing infectious harmonies with reinforced surf-textured tunes to ease you into an undeniable groove. This crew peppers its songs with elements of oddity, in an accessible rejoicing art-pop manner. Further fueling the home cooking for the evening, the quartet of Hop Along balance memorable storytelling with raw yet refined instrumentation that sinks into the cut, breaking loose when the moment is just right ,as the gut-shorn ferocity of Frances Quinlan’s vocals catapult forward. They’re constantly on the move, so let'ss welcome them home. The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1000 Frankford Ave., $32, All Ages (Hop Along Photo by Ryan Muir) - Michael Colavita

   

All The Wine

All The Wine is launching their first tour on April 8th with a show at Elbo Room. The band released their second EP, Heavy Lights, back in September.

   

New Slingshot Dakota Record Available for Streaming & Purchase

The pairing of Carly Comando and Tom Patterson, otherwise known as Slingshot Dakota, got married during the process of recording their new record Break, which was recently released via Topshelf Records. The album digs into a high-spirited, free-flowing personal narratives that are anchored in the here and now, embracing reality over idealism. Slingshot Dakota iare currently on tour, and will be hosting a record release show on Saturday, April 2 at Everybody Hits with Petal, Hurry, and Mercury Girls.

   

Divers do Dead Moon on new 7"

Indie punks Divers have been riding high since the release of their debut LP, Hello Hello, last year. The LP saw great praise from numberous outlets and come April 19th, we'll officially have another reason to praise them even more. Dirt Cult is releasing Divers' new two song 7". Side A is the rockin' track "Achin' On," but it's Side B we're focusing on right now. The B side features a well executed cover of Dead Moon's "Can't Do That." Vocalist Harrison Rapp perfectly emulates Fred Cole's croon, while still maintaining originality. Creepily enough, the tracks were internet-launched on the same day former Dead Moon-er Andrew Loomis passed away. 

Check out Divers' take on "Can't Do That" below. For comparison, the original Dead Moon track can also be found below. Rest in Peace, Andrew.

-Cervante Pope

 

 Here is Dead Moon's original:

 

   

New OhBree EP Available for Streaming & Download

Drinking from the waters of homegrown acts like Man Man and The Extraordinaires, OhBree continue down their strange, twisted musical journey with the release of Feed Me Poison. The eight-piece traveling circus revels in the theatrics that accompany its music. The group happily honors the tradition of keeping Philly weird. (Photo by Emily Dubin)