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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
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
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Rosali Record Release Show at Ortlieb's June 26

Philly singer-songwriter Rosali recently released her debut full-length album Out of Love via well-respected local indie label Siltbreeze. The LP effortlessly flows with her mellifluous vocals and a tinge of psychedelic twang, helping to root her songs in a timeless sonic spectrum. Rosali just came back from a run of shows in the South with Mary Lattimore, and they'll be celebrating Out of Love tonight with a hometown show at Ortlieb's. The tour buddies will also be joined by the garage-pop sounds of Baltimore's Hothead, a.k.a. Laurie Spector. I can't think of a better way to wind down this summer weekend. Ortlieb's, 847 N. 3rd St., 7pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


New Music Video: "My Mouth Is Skinned Like An Apple" - Thin Lips

Thin Lips have been tearing it up all across the country in support of their latest album Riff Hard (Lame-O Records). And with the band barreling through the Fillmore this evening with tourmates Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor, we have a new music video for you for the track, "My Mouth Is Skinned Like An Apple," which was directed by Adam Peditio. Frontwoman Chrissy Tashjian recently shared in an email to The Fader, "So much of my music is about being a queer and so I just kind of wanted to show a day in my life. I met with Adam and just showed him all of the little things I collect, my altar, and some of my most special friends (some couldn't make it obviously). [The video is] just basically a day of what is important to me and what impacts and influences me most."


Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds Record Release Party at Ortlieb's June 25

Sheena Powell (of The Baptist Preachers) has come together once again with metalheads Thee Nosebleeds to bring "hellfire and brimstone rock and roll". Sheena & Thee Nosebleed are releasing a new album, titled The Revolution Will Be Amplified, and they'll be celebrating its arrival this evening at Ortlieb's. (The first 25 paid admissions will receive a copy of the record.) Punk pals Thorazine will be giving their support, and they should have some new material, after being dormant for nearly a decade. Rap/funk artist C-Dot and Dirty Jerz's Come And Get It round out the lineup. Ortlieb's, 847 N. 3rd St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


Free Kittens & Bread Rock Out Some Sad Tunes with “American Miserablist”

Austin-based guitarist Chase Spruiell has gathered his bandmates once more (Mark Hawley on guitar, Nate Lugo on bass, and Gabe Garcia with drums) to create this newest album from up-and-coming indie punk rock band, Free Kittens & Bread. The jovial group’s newest effort, called American Miserablist, was released through Bad Wolf Recordings, and it is eleven short punkish songs that will give you the perfect amount of rush.

Standing opposed to the lighthearted humor of their band name, each song from the album is marked by some sad, ornate lyrics. It’s kind-of an emo alternative- a great break-up album that provides listeners with a good mix of slow and fast songs for any situation that might have one down, but without the screaming and all those not-always welcome emo trappings. That’s nice for those of us who don’t really get the emo thing, as that genre and country have a pretty good lockdown on the sentimental break-up racket, which just isn’t that fair. If nothing else, that alone is worth appreciating this excellent piece of local indie/folky/punky rock music.

If you’re going through a rough patch, give a listen below, and maybe set a few of those sorrows free with some music that gets where you’re at.

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Chandana Kamaraj


Paperhaus plays DC Nine on 7.13

Paperhaus’ “Silent Speaking” (streaming below) beckons you in unabashedly with chaotic rumblings resembling a stampede of cymbals, hi-hats, batucada-esque drumming, and jittery bursts of guitars. The arrhythmic clamor works at once both with and against one another before evening out and transforming into a high energy tune of angular riffs and melodic shifts. The Virginia based band, whose previous work gives a hearty nod towards psychedelic blues with hints of math rock, finds itself leaning ever further into the angular soundscapes of the latter with its most recent single. However, the fervent energy that made their self-titled debut so dynamically spectacular remains ever more present in their sound. If this single is any indication of what we should expect from Paperhaus in the future then color me intrigued. Definitely keeping an eye out for them! Catch Paperhaus on July 13 at DC Nine. - Adriana S. Ballester

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