Alt Rock

William Matheny brings his brand of Americana to The Basement (1/24)

Nashville's William Matheny released his debut Strange Constellations in February of last year to critical acclaim. His songwriting is strong, and his style comes across like an indie rocker gone americana, bridging the gap between Ben Folds, The Avett Brothers, and Ryan Adams. Now hard at work on the road, Matheny will be gracing The Basement stage Wednesday, January 24th alongside J.P. Harris, The Country Westerns, and Richie. The show begins at 9:00 PM, and tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. If you haven't made it to a show yet in 2018 (or if you have), this is one you don't want to miss. Check out Matheny's track "Living Half To Death" below!

   

Alt Rock

Time: 
22:00
Band name: 
Stone Giant
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/StoneGiantBand/
Venue name: 
RockWood Music Hall
   

Big Destiny Aim High With Classic Sound

Phasing in shades of 70's black metal with a jam band-esque penchant for instrumental wormholes, Big Destiny is in the business of blowing some big boy smoke up your skirt. Singer, Declan Rory Murtagh, exhales a paint-peeling wail that consumes the rest of the band. Prog rock influences burst from every seam, while tasty bass lines and hook-filled guitars coalesce for an unencumbered romp. Big Destiny could be the wanton love child of Wolfmother, Dead Meadow, and a Yes cover band.  While the group has yet to officially release an EP, you can get your fill from their few tracks featured on Bandcamp.

 

   

The Fruit Flies debut with lo-fi "Daddy's Car"

Self-described as The Dead meets The Experience, The Fruit Flies '60s psychedelic influences are worn on their sleeves. Their new song and accompanying video "Daddy's Car" are full of lo-fi excitement and a perfect addition to playlists featuring artists like The Strokes or even The Kinks. Check out the video below for "Daddy's Car" and stay tuned to the band's Facebook for more coming soon!

 

   

New Track: "Listening In" - Dr. Dog

Critical Equation, the forthcoming album from Dr. Dog, will be released on April 27 via Thirty Tigers. Intertwining an eerie sense of isolation as the steady march of rhythm progresses, “Listening In” carries an unsettling air of mystery. Coupling those haunting vibes with the familiar reinforcement of harmony and jagged instrumental inserts creates a sonic landscape open to discovery. Festival Pier will be playing host to the Philly stalwarts on Saturday, June 23, where they'll be supported by local wunderkind (Sandy) Alex G.