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April 2016
Ghost King
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Hailing from The Bronx and led by Spires' drummer Carter McNeil, Ghost King plays muddy fuzz rock brightened by unexpected chord changes, psychedelic overtones, and a '90s rock inspired lo-fi production that blends the fun attitude of Violent Femmes, the stellar songwriting of The Pixies and the slacking tendencies of Pavement. Early psych rock influences emerge here and there in their debut album 'Bones' (check out the rather Barretesque 'Bones pt. 1,' or the chorus explosion of 'When the Sky Turns blue' - streaming below), enriching the sonic palette in ways rarely accomplished, in a single record, without it sounding... all over the place. But beyond the familiar and beloved references to the past, what makes this album great is its consistently brilliant songwriting, and the band's habit of taking the listener in and out of unexpected places, like for example with the dissonant riffs of 'Skeleton Dance' 's intro, which slowly morphs into a perfectly consonant verse, or through the bizarre development of ''Til You Belong to Me' or 'Bones pt. 2.'  

 
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Richard Hell
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The Dove & The Wolf Opening for LOUDS at Boot & Saddle April 29

Delicately beautiful layers of harmony shine through on Parisian transplants The Dove & The Wolf’s sound. There’s a natural ascending strength that gathers as the tender, rolling, folky jangle enhances the tightly entwined vocals lifting into a subconscious sojourn. Tonight, the direction-changing, exuberant Brooks brothers-led LOUDS is also headlining the bill, potentially offering a peak into their upcoming album CHARM UP! Myrrias open the evening as entrancing vocals team with a steady grip of psych/dream-pop instrumentation, drawing you into their depths. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Track: "Sleep My Pretties" - Swanning

Cynthia Ann Schemmer (of Radiator Hospital) is branching out with a solo project, Swanning. With a debut LP, Drawing Down the Moon, due out via Salinas Records on May 27, it’s first single “Sleep My Pretties,” finds Schemmer’s even-keeled vocals contrasted by the heavy thud of bass and percussion as she voices frustration over her past demons, shifting the balance of power in the process. Swanning will be performing on Friday, May 27 at The Waiting Room. 

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New Music Video: "Emotional Collapse" - Hound

Hound frontman Perry Shall looks like he's having the best time getting the worst presents at his bday celebration in the band's new music video for "Emotional Collapse". The faux home-movie backdrop gives way to some bitchin' heavy-psych jams that are found on their latest LP Out Of Space (SRA Records). Enjoy!

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Abi Reimold LP Release Show at JB's April 28

With her debut LP Wriggling that was released earlier this year via Sad Cactus, Abi Reimold continued her ascendance. Reimold lyrically navigates in a mind-cleansing scenario, pulling at both ends of dynamics. On one hand, she strings narratives together through an extending path that reveals inner workings, while breaking down personal barriers in a delicate bare manner. However, she still manages to exhibit a furious volatile element, which is capable of chewing up and spitting out any roadblock that lies ahead. That balance of beauty and brashness - a calm, which quickly transforms into chaos makes Reimold (who is accompanied by a full band this evening) a force to reckon with. Tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, she'll celebrate with a record release performance, joined by the high-leveraging ebb and flow of grunge-punks Loose Tooth. Jacqueline Constance erects precise layers of encompassing soulful R&B, while Reimold’s Fake Boyfriend compatriot Sarah M. opens providing an incisive, comforting eeriness. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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