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Heavy Catamaran

Here is a new video directed by Martin Rodahl for Yea Big & Kid Static’s classic song “Heavy Catamaran” from their 2006 ep The Heavy 7”.


Weekend Warrior, April 16 - 18

What’s our plan for this weekend? We’ll be starting the partying early Saturday at Beautiful World Syndicate to celebrate National Record Store Day by throwing down many beers and hot dogs/veggie dogs (well, maybe not veggies dogs) and rummaging through a shitload of vinyl while Kurt Vile, Creepoid (members of The G) and Rocktits DJs become the soundtrack to our afternoon. And as day turns to night, we’ll hopefully be able to straggle our inebriated asses to JB’s for fun-lovin’, psych rockers The Armchairs who will be opening the rescheduled album release party for Park the Van troubadour Pepi Ginsberg with D.C.’s Exit Clov led by talented cuties and twin sisters, Em and Suz Hsu. We’d also like to give you heads about The Deli’s Best of Philly Showcase w/Reading Rainbow, Grandchildren and Levee Drivers next Saturday which had to be moved from Pilam to The Ox. Yes, yes - shameless promotion, but how else would you know where the fun is at? Beautiful World Syndicate, 1619 E. Passyunk Ave., 12pm - 9pm, FREE, All Ages; Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+
Here are what’s the haps elsewhere…
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Great Vibration Album Release Party w/Mountjoy and Julia Ranier
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Igor’s Egg, SUN The Quelle Source
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI (Early) Post Post, (Late) Dear Althea, SAT Delco Nightingale
M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Lamgier and Mountjoy
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Rosetta, SAT Successful Failures
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Humble Tripe, SAT Buddhafest 38 w/Pistolia
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Mutlu
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) SAT Hermit Thrushes and Nude Beach, SUN Controlled Storms
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Dave Quicks and Chris Kasper
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN The Escape
Murph’s Bar (202 E. Girard Ave.) FRI Clean Equations, Dani Mari, Berry Jones
Mixx (1002 Arch St.) SAT Swift Technique
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI The KMX Band and The Fetals
Ava House (myspace.com/avahouse215 or email Tony at deadindustrybooking@gmail.com) FRI Philadelphia Parking Authority
The Carriage House (myspace.com/onlyonecarriagehouse or email OnlyOneCarriageHouse@gmail.com) FRI The Great Vibration After-Party w/’tine - ‘tine and El Fuego




Surprise Me Mr. Davis is a band and plays Union Hall on 04.16

Surprise Me Mr. Davis is a is an electric-folk band consisting of virginia based folksinger Nathan Moore, the members of NYC/Providence/Montreal avant-rock band The Slip and pianist Marco Benevento. They formed in 2003 in Boston while Moore was visiting The Slip at their apartment and the blizzard of 2003 hit. They were snowed in at the Barr brothers Mission Hill home for five days with a brand new stereo microphone and computer. This storm was the catalyst for a home recording session that cemented the collaboration. Since then, the four musicians have been keeping up with the tradition of meeting before blizzards, hurricanes or other natural disasters that force them in the company of each other and their instruments, as confirmed by the fact that some news channels are reporting that the Icelandic vulcanic ash cloud will hit Brooklyn exactly during the band's performance at Union Pool on 04.16.


Purien Arbours

Just hours after the band had finished mastering and arranging the final tracks for their debut album, Purien Arbours, I was listening and tapping along to this alt-country gem. I say alt-country, but I don’t want to simplify this album too much. Leaf Bird's sound has many dimensions, including an Americana core, but reaches into folk, psych-pop, and even more avant-garde elements. Their sound is gentle and goes down smooth. A perfect example of this sound is the track “Deeply Dearly”. It’s a mixture of passionate vocals, layer instrumentals, a wide variety of instruments, and plenty of sun-drenched sounds.

Leaf Bird will be performing three times around town the remainder of the month. You can catch Tyler Beach of Leaf Bird tonight (April 16th) at Elastic Arts for the Homeroom Open Mic, and then on April 18th at Uncommon Ground. Finally, Leaf Bird will be performing at a benefit for Rumble Arts on April 24th at The Music Lounge. The band has also been accepted to play at LOLA (London Ontario Live Arts) Festival 2010 in September.


Post Post Playin’ Early for the Kiddies at The Fire April 16

Audacious pop from Bryn Mawr and Haverford, Post Post’s debut EP, Meta Meta, marked the start of something great. Fronted by Michelle Zauner, ex-Little Girl, Big Spoon, this Philly four-piece has a knack for crafting rhythms that soar and captivate. Relatively new and well on their way, Post Post’s members juggle the life of undergrad with part-time jobs and rocking out. Despite their more than full plates, their songs are far from shabby. Best described as “pop music with substance” by frontwoman Zauner, the band’s sound oscillates between chilled out indie pop with a side of blippy post-punk and a pinch of riot grrl. Adding fostered focus to a laid back sort of yearning, tracks like “Drafts”  showcase 20-something feelings with dignity and grace. Beneath the hums of synth and the sound surfy riffs, Post Post’s dancey chilled-out anthems are emotional déjà vu that easily warrant praise. Cerebral yet subtle pop mixed with pure fun, their sound is heartfelt and catchy as hell. The Fire, 412 Girard Ave., 6pm, $7, All Ages myspace.com/postpostmusic (Photo by Justin Roman) - Dianca Potts



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