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New Video: "Punk Rock Girl" (The Dead Milkmen Cover) - Dominic Angelella (of DRGN King)

Root Down In The Shadow's Cover Club is back with a new session from Dominic Angelella (of DRGN King). Below is his stripped-down rendition of The Dead Milkmen's classic "Punk Rock Girl" from 1988's Beelzebubba. We know that you know the words. Feel free to sing along (even if you are at work).

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DRGN King & SHMNS Helping to Blow Off Some Steam at Flux Jan. 24

It’s been a whole year since DRGN King released their debut LP Paragraph Nights (Bar/None) and toured the country a couple times over. After such a breakout year in 2013, the band is ready to start off 2014 with bang tonight at Drexel University’s music and art space Flux. DRGN King will most likely be previewing some new jams that they’ve been putting the finishing touches on for their upcoming album. They will also be joined by SHMNS, who had a good 2013 as well traveling around the U.S. in support of their EP Somewhere Between Hear and There. Well, school is back in session so expect to see students blowing off some steam this evening. Flux, 30 S. 33rd St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Bill McThrill

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The Downtown Club, DRGN KING & Cruiser Opening for Yacht at The Boot & Saddle Oct. 24

Over the hump and just before the weekend, Thursday is looking up. Red Bull Sound Select, curated by Making Time, is bringing a free show to The Boot and Saddle; all you have to do is RSVP. Leading off the night is local act, The Downtown Club.  The group delves into the realm of post-punk, laying on a heavy synth and relentless drum. Both instruments together create a hypnotizing rhythm that’s made all the more mesmerizing by the seductive vocals of April Harkanson. There’s a certain control to their sound, a technical precision that builds tension and raises the heart rate, making for an intense ride. Also on the bill is DRGN KING, the brainchild of Dominic Angelella and Ritz Reynolds that has expanded to a full band and a revolving door of special guests. It’s hard to pin down the group’s particular sound, but one thing is for sure: Each track is filled with soulful joy. One listen and it’s evident that these guys truly enjoy what they play, and hopefully have no intention of stopping. Headlining the evening is the LA-based group, Yacht. They experiment in the electronic, ranging from dance to pop to psychedelic. And rounding out the evening will be the summery tunes of Cruiser. With such a varied lineup and no cover charge, there’s every reason to head out this Thursday and start the weekend off right. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, Free, 21+ - Shaylin O’Connell

 




DRGN KING & Cold Fronts Tour Kickoff at JB’s Sept. 5

DRGN KING and Cold Fronts will be gearing up to hit the road together for a little over two weeks. The meshing of their sounds and combining of their forces makes perfect sense to me, and I’m sure that it will to their fans as well. There will be catchy hooks and rockin’ guitar riffs aplenty tonight at Johnny Brenda’s for their tour kickoff. Also joining in on the fun are the garage-punk soul stylings of The Shakes. Good times will be had by all this evening, especially by the ladies! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman



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Free Download: Daytrotter Session - DRGN KING

Daytrotter just posted their session with Philly's own DRGN KING, which you can listen to and download for free (w/membership) HERE. The band will performing this Sunday in Camden at XPonential Music Fest. (Illustration by Johnnie Cluney)

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