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Purling Hiss

Free Download: “Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 11/3/12” (NYC Taper) - Purling Hiss

NYC live music archivist Dan Lynch, a.k.a. NYC Taper, just released a recording of Purling Hiss’ performance from Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 3, 2012, which you can download in its entirety for free HERE. You can also stream the set closer “Almost Washed My Hair” below, and check out the evening’s setlist. The Hiss will headline at Johnny Brenda’s this Thursday, November 15. (Photo by Dan Lynch)  
Purling Hiss Setlist:
Run From the City
Don’t Even Try It
Rat Race
I Don’t Know
Mercury Retrograde Mary Bumblebee
Almost Washed My Hair


Purling Hiss Releasing WFMU Live In-studio Session on Cassette via Fan Death Records

Nasty psychedelic fuzz rockers Purling Hiss are releasing a new cassette on October 30 entitled A Little Off-Center via Baltimore/Montreal indie label Fan Death Records. The album will consist of a live in-studio session from December 21, 2010 at WFMU. You can preview “Run From The City” (which originally appeared on the LP Public Service Announcement) as well as a video from the recording below.

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Weekend Warrior, September 7 - 9

Last weekend marked the end of summer for many, though it doesn’t officially end until Autumn Equinox. Luckily, there are plenty of shows to hit this weekend to keep summer alive and well in Philly. We love the scuzzy, face-melting sounds of Purling Hiss, and it seems that the rest of the music world is starting to realize the badassery of Mike Polizze’s wailing guitar so catch the Hiss while you can before they are taken away from us on seemingly endless tours. They’ll be opening tonight for legendary post-punk outfit Mission of Burma at Union Transfer. (BTW: We also love WHYY so don’t miss out on their generous Connections Fest freebie this Saturday at The Great Plaza with Yo La Tengo, Maps & Atlases, Frank Turner and locals The Lawsuits and Fabian Akilles.) Union Transfer, 1026 Spring garden St., 8pm, $18, All Ages (Photo by Tim Bugbee) - Alexis V.

Other things to help keep summer alive this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI St. James and the Apostles Album Release Part w/ Weird Hot, Arctic Splash, SAT The Bigger Lovers, Echo Orbiter, Cliff Hillis, SUN School of Rock
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Banned Books, SAT (Early) Backwoods Payback, (Late) Writtenhouse, Fatnice, Aquil, Matt Ford + L.F. Daze, SUN The Cryptkeeper Five, Rob Lately
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT 56 Men, Smash Palace, The Peace Creeps, SUN Man the Fire, Venice Sunlight, Filmstar, The Way Home
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Chalk & the Beige Americans, Nico the Beast, Platinum Mustache, Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner, SAT Rone, Uptown Tone, SUN Midnight Blues
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Mahlors, The Divine Lorraines, SAT Great Red Spots
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Glotones, SAT Gin Canaries, SUN Julie Charnet and Her Quartet
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Jim Boggia, SAT (Early) Andrew Lipke, (Late) The Fallen Troubadours
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Beanie Sigel
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Thee Nosebleeds, SAT The Cutting Heads, Take The Hint!, Smacking Madison, Fools Reign, SUN Robots and Racecars, Progressively Stupid
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) The Late Nite Cabaret w/TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Hired Gun Blues Band, SAT Kevin Killen, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Alo Brasil
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI A Minor Error, Small Town Titans, The Graveyard Shift, Above Connecticut, SAT Modern Colour, The Mighty OV, Darryl Miller and The Veil
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) SAT The Eschatones
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Blayer Pointdujour Record Release Party w/I Yahn I Arkestra, The National Rifle, Philadelphia Slick, SAT A Benefit for Maasai Rising w/Arrah & the Ferns, Sunset Recorder, Kate Foust
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Justin Phillippi, SAT Whitewater Pass, Bruce Torres, Hymn for Her, Matt Gaus Band, Hopscotch Jefferson
Headhouse Square (Lombard & 2nd Sts.) SUN Greenfest w/ Cheers Elephant, Abstract Verses, Mountjoy, You Do You
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (Chestnut St. & Columbus Blvd.) SAT WHYY Connects Festival w/The Lawsuits, Fabian Akilles
Goldilocks Gallery (723 Chestnut St.) SAT Literature
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more deets.) SUN Nothing Is Over, Cauldron


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Purling Hiss Announce Initial Dates for Fall Tour

Purling Hiss recently announced the initial dates of their fall tour. It will open with a hometown performance at Union Transfer supporting Mission of Burma. They’ll also be spending time on with Dinosaur Jr., R. Stevie Moore and Woods. You can check out their schedule below with more dates to come. (Photo by Tim Bugbee)

Purling Hiss Fall Tour Dates:
09/07 - Philadelphia, PA  @ Union Transfer w/Mission of Burma
09/08 - Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat w/Mission of Burma
09/27 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall w/Dinosaur Jr.
09/28 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival w/Dinosaur Jr.
09/29 - Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival w/Dinosaur Jr.
09/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway w/R. Stevie Moore                  
10/04 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/Woods
10/05 - Madison, WI @ Der Rathskellar at Memorial Union w/Woods
10/06 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/Woods
10/07 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/Woods
10/09 - Columbus, OH @ Bourbon St.
10/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
11/02 - Boston, MA @ Boston Hassle Festival
11/03 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/Woods & Widowspeak
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Purling Hiss & Bandname Close Out the R5 Free Summer Concert Series at Morgan’s Pier Aug. 25

Purling Hiss are headlining the last showcase that is part of R5’s Free Summer Concert series at Morgan's Pier, ushering out the summer with creaky, crackly fuzz-rock whose colors bleed together like tie-dye. Led by lo-fi acolyte Mike Polizze (also from Birds of Maya), their recent single for Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through, "Lolita," is a departure from the band's amorphous sound. Purling Hiss are still reminiscent of the early 90s, but the track sounds like it came from another band entirely. With a clear-cut swagger, and a plaintive, aggressive rant that rises above the grit of some truly raunchy guitar work, it's strange to hear Purling Hiss sans static, fuzz pedals and muffled vocals, but they've made this rock-and-roll gem pretty much irresistible. They're preceded tonight by Bandname, who definitely belong on somebody's last-beach-trip-of-the-summer playlist. Morgan's Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd. Doors, 6:30pm, 21+ (Photo by Tim Bugbee) - Alyssa Greenberg


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