Indie Rock

New Video: "Colombia" (Live - Spare Room Sessions) - Steep Leans

Below is a new live performance video of Steep Leans, the project from Boston transplant Jeffrey Gray Somers. The group performed the languid-strolling "Colombia" for Spare Room Sessions. The track is off the album Grips On Heat, which was released this past fall via Wavves's own imprint Ghost Ramp.

   

New The Original Crooks and Nannies LP Available for Streaming & Download

Madeline Rafter & Sam Huntington, a.k.a. The Original Crooks and Nannies, just released a wonderfully intoxicating album in Ugly Laugh. The ten-song sophomore LP showcases the dynamic duo's natural ability to lay down ear-burrowing melodies over lo-fi, bedroom beats. Rafter's voice demonstrates a captivatingly beautiful versatility, with Huntington providing the right amount of playful accompaniment - thus, creating tunes worthy of your adoration. (BTW: Also, check out the twosome making the best/worst DIY wigs (out of their own hair) ever in the new music video for "Carry Me"!)

   

Addie Pray Not Leaving the Door Open at All Night Diner March 12

Addie Pray, a.k.a. Carmen Perry, of Ohio’s Sports catches listeners on her narrative line, with songs that provide an intimate fly on the wall perspective - not leaving the door open, rather transplanting you into her line of sight. Capturing intimacy in a realistic, relatable scale, she adapts it to life’s expected adventures and setbacks. What initially appears to be a simple picture gathers deeper meaning through binding details, à la Waxahatchee and Free Cake For Every Creature. Brandon Can’t Dance develop a twisting experimental pop paradigm. It's one with a constantly shifting position, engaging with it’s uprooted tones that range from fireside acoustics to eerie wave-rockers. The captivating lo-fi of Emily Yacina (who has collaborated with Alex G) is a sound you’ll feel instantly close to. The lineup is rounded into form by the hushed poetic folk of Yours Are The Only Ears. All Night Diner, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Julia Leiby) - Michael Colavita

   

Weekend Warrior, March 11 - March 13

Thin Lips are heading off on tour in support of their 7-inch EP release, Divorce Year (Seagreen Records), and will be hosting a hometown send-off show this Saturday night at Everybody Hits. The album showcases the band’s spry, hooky tunes that seem to indulge in equal parts Aughts pop-punk anthems and heavy Jawbreaker-style 90’s riff punk, which doesn’t make the naming of their forthcoming LP, Riff Hard (due out May 20 via Lame-O Records), that surprising. (You can check out the new music video for their latest single "Never Again" below.) Fellow slaves to the riff The Max Levine Ensemble will also be performing on the bill tomorrow, flaunting their lively, inexhaustible, sometimes political pop punk that tips the cap to turn of the millennium bands like Rise Against. Worriers will be on hand with a more subdued, pensive approach to the genre. And don’t miss Bellows, who will start the night on an intimate tone with delicately composed bedroom jams. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8:30pm, $8-$10, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock

 
Other places to enjoy this spring weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Up The Chain (Record Release)
Purples, Hezekiah Jones, SAT Ape School
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Palm
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Howlish, The Mountain Chiefs/The Chelsea Kills, Guts/AZN Jake, SUN Rik Lennon (Record Release), H Ty James, Lenny Nostra, Spike Geez/Throbbing Chakra, Blacksalt, Combine
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Splintered Sunlight
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  SAT James Cannon, Danielle & Jennifer, Spolken Life, Roslyn Creek, Ivy Rand, The Rescue, Owen Crowley, Bob Flood, The Nimble Cats, Chickabiddy
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI The Royal Noise, SUN Sad Actor
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply/ (Upstairs) Old Soul Revival, SAT (Upstairs) The Late Saints, Beth Goldwater, Tim Hein, SUN (Upstairs) Ben Kessler, Dana Alexandra
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Eddie Madrid, SAT Michael Wavves, Artimes Prime, Plan:B, SUN Katana Girl
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Chip Breakers, SUN Todd Fausnacht & the Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Myrrias
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Sonnder, Awaking Mercury, SAT Philadelphia Ukelele Orchestra
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Railroad Fever, Continuum, SAT Bosom Band, Every Heard, SUN The Formless Form, Distressor, Last Minute Hero.
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Gavin Becker, SUN Whisky Kittens present: Will Ferrell Burlesque
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Grayscale, An Honest Year
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Michael The Lion
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Once Was, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, Los Festingos, Vessna Scheff, P-Rents
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Josh Miller, Second Child, Darla, SUN Manny Mozart, Noir’Enenra, Brandon Lee, Sound Junkie, D.H. the Composer, Young King, Standin Cannon, Dee Haze
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Nik Greeley & The Operators, SAT Control For Smilers, SUN AM Radio
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Japanese Breakfast
 
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St., #3FL) SUN Brandon Can’t Dance, Legs Like Tree Trunks
  
Barbie Dream House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Original Crooks and Nannies (CD Release), Microsoft Saint, Little Strike, Venus In Scorpio
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Brandon Can’t Dance, Addie Pray
 
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Berning Man: Bone Bats, Mercury Milk, Hoser, Kingfisher Band, Cold Foamers, Starwood
 
The Farm (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Cape of Baits, Traitor
 
The Storefront (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT R.R. Perkins, Pat Brier
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Busy Bee
 
LAVA (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ronnie Vega & Khalil Ali, Sad Hana, Amalia Wilson
 
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Berning Man: OhBree (EP Release), Birthday Ponies, Dead, Fidel SUN, Howlish, Mumblr
 
 
   

Teen Cult

The local label Grandpa's Bay has reissued Teen Cult's fantastic self-titled debut cassette (limited to only 15). The album was originally released by Already Dead Tapes back in June 2015. Through the new label you can also download the album for whatever price you would like to pay.

Teen Cult is opening for Maps & Atlases at a sold out show tonight, March 11th, at BuckleDown Brewing.