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Dangerous Ponies

Tracy's CMJ 2012 Day 2: Sleepies, Mykki Blanco, Prince Rama, Maya Solovey, You Bred Raptors?, Dangerous Ponies + more

Day 2 began – oh, how unexpected! - on Ludlow Street, where Prince Rama were set to play the Cake Shop shortly after five. Getting there just pas four, I got to squeeze my way to the counter, pick up a beer and some Blue Ribbon swag (guilty as charged), and mainly, best part of all, catch NYC rapper Mykki Blanco (pictured) for half an hour of raunchy slams and menacing 'acid punk' raps, some freaky, most straightforward vulgar.. but oh, yeah, should have mentioned: when played right, that's great in my books; none of that 'positive' buzzkill, just one hell of a slimy frantic performance backed up by the DJ every now and then, but taking on a fair few a cappellas. Glad I turned up a little early. - Read Tracy Mamoun's full report here - pictured and streaming: Prince Rama.

Deli CMJ Post-Chestral Stage at The Living Room with Cuddle Magic, Dangerous Ponies, Doe Paoro, You Bred Raptors? + more


It took us a couple of weeks to come up with a title for this Deli official CMJ show. On Wednesday October 17 at The Living Room we'll have a fair amount of orchestral instruments on stage, from You Bred Raptors'? frantic cello to Cuddle Magic's gentle winds and xylophone, without forgetting the sparse piano lines of Doe Paoro and Starlight Girls' retro flute. But even though all these instruments are borrowed from the classical tradition, all the artists on this bill have a forward looking, at times even experimental attitude. This is why in the end we settled with the label "Post-Chestral", which is a term we are happy to notice nobody used before - at least not since Google was invented! This of course implies that we are either geniuses or terrible-new-word creators...

Early that evening we'll have the noir chamber pop of Friend Roulette , In One Wind's orchestrated experimentations, and DT Rotbot intricate post-rock. Later at night we'll be enterteined by the cinematic and atmospheric music of Industries of the Blind followed by cheerful Philadelphia based collective Dangerous Ponies(in the picture, Cuddle Magic and You Bred Raptors).


New Video: “Gave Up” (Live In-studio) - Dangerous Ponies

Dangerous Ponies are recording a new album at Headroom Studios with Joe Reinhardt. Check out a live performance video of the band at the studio playing a song called “Gave Up,” which will appear on their upcoming full-length. (You can also download the track HERE.) Dangerous Ponies are performing this Wednesday, October 10 at the First Unitarian Church opening for Tilly & the Wall and Nicky Da B, and they’ll also be making their CMJ Music Marathon debut this year at three different showcases. Enjoy!


Dangerous Ponies & Ghost Light Are Worth Losing Sleep Over at JB’s July 31

If you’ve ever been to a Dangerous Ponies show, then you should know that it’s bound to be a good time. And tonight at Johnny Brenda’s should be no different, except you might be treated to some new tunes. The colorful guys and gals are working on a new album at The Headroom, and you should expect a new surf rock vibe coming through your speakers in the not-so-distant future as well as a new bassist, who will be joining the traveling party. It’s also being produced by Algernon Cadwallader’s Joe Reinhardt. Barrett Lindgren’s Ghost Light will be kicking things off this evening. His EP Awful Things is The Deli Philly’s July Album of the Month, and you should definitely take a listen to it HERE. However, his tunes will be taking on a life of its own with the help of his recently recruited backing band. This Tuesday night show is definitely worth sacrificing some sleep. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Nicky Devine) - H.M. Kauffman


Philly AIDS Thrift Benefit at Magic Gardens June 8!

Oh shit - this almost slipped our minds! We LOVE our neighbors Philly AIDS Thrift! Come to their benefit show tonight at Magic Gardens with Dangerous Ponies - a rad place and a radder band! Good times and a great cause! Also food, refreshments, cash bar, silent auction, prizes, surprises, and more! Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., 5pm - 9pm, $25 General/$50 VIP (Open Bar Included), All Ages - Q.D. Tran


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