Krust Toons: "Pre-Tour/Post-Tour" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "Pre-Tour/Post-Tour" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.


New Jo Kusy LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The Vast Glissade, the latest album from Jo Kusy, slides into a hypnotic haze of psych-pop. Gliding in a daydream state, the songs musically achieve a relaxed joy. However, whilst hovering in the ether, hard-hitting, lyrical messages are dispensed. Balancing buoyant instrumentation with a gritty, riff-fueled core and pertinent universal themes, the album is a soothing sanctuary that veers from reality but still addresses it.


D.D. Island releases warm EP 'Last Summer'

 Brandon Rhodes makes love songs in his bedroom. Or, at least, that's what the "about" section of D. D. Island's Facebook page tells us. His new EP Last Summer is indeed very love-ly. Frontman Rhodes has a divine, Elliott Smith / Bright Eyes vocal timbre- most of the time it sounds as if he's either just woken up, or is lounging in a hammock. The same could be said about the rest of the arrangement, especially of "Lover Girl," which features a lightly strummed acoustic guitar and washed out, plucked electric guitars. "Watching All My Days" also reminds me of early Tennis, with that slightly beachy, vintage sound. Overall, Last Summer is a great EP for a nostalgic September day- we know those are slipping through our fingers. -Geena Kloeppel



Weekend Warrior, September 14 - 16

The freak-folk collective of On the Water whimsically taps into one’s imagination. Ornate, tightly-bound instrumentation and refined harmonies create a nuanced sonic fabric – one that flourishes in its intricate attention to detail and simultaneously remains attached to its guttural, ground-swelling reality. The band accesses personal circumstances, while hedging toward an alternative fantasy. Tonight, On the Water will celebrate the arrival of their latest EP Failing Upwards, with a release show at West Philly’s The Mothership. They’ll also be supported by the tumultuously eerie punk of Northern Liberties, the glam-psych, space invasion of STARWOOD, and the funky dance-punk of Van Goose. – Michael Colavita

Other places where Hurricane Florence won’t hit this weekend…

The Mothership (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI On the Water (7-inch Record Release), Northern Liberties, STARWOOD

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Jay Laughlin, Roger Harvey, Lowercase Roses, SUN Rylan Brooks

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Deadfellow (Record Release), Sean Danger Smith

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Only On Weekends, Nobody Yet, Danger Club/Night Drive, SAT Trash Beach/DJ Cousin Mike, SUN The Helicopter Scuba Divers, Tinmouth, Los Ricos

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Americanadian

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Dean and Company Presents The Philly Spectrum Series, SAT Shannen Moser

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Mt. Joy, Petal, SAT Pinkwash

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Big Handsome, The Fainz, John Brown and the Hatchets, The 1940’s, Steel Crowes, Nipper the Band, Shock Value

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Year of the Knife

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI  So Far Gone: Dirty South Joe, Magglezzz

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Lör

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Greg Sover Band

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Year Of The Knife, SAT Snow Villain, Cowbell Superstar, The Mojo Machine, Gibbous Moon, SUN Jackson Howard

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Behind Deadlines, SAT Sonni Shine (Album Release), Vessna Scheff, Fawz

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Laura Lizcano, Sophie Coran, SAT Tiny Vices, SUN Desperate Living, Josh Agran

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Andorra, Palatine, Teeth, SAT Camera Thief, Love? said the Commander, Jacopo De Nicola

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Triage, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Jesse Ruben, SUN Lisa Chosed, Rachel Eve

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Supreem Da Rezarekta’, Artimës Prime, Orlando RsrJuice Jackson, M.A.S , SAT Palatine, Knightlife

The Tusk (430 South St.) SAT Apertures, Misfit Holiday, Monoceros

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI DJ Mighty Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms, SAT Amora, Flowercrown, SUN Traitor, No Nothing

Century (1350 S 29th St.) SAT The Company Corvette, SUN Trashcats, Fucksake

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT A Vacation

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Madeleine Haze (Farewell Show), In The Presence of Wolves, Nakama, SAT Jordan Flaherty 

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Jordan Caiola, Katie Frank, SUN Stanley Clarke Band, Ernest Stuart Trio

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Bandit, A Virgin, SAT Lester, Buster, Gender Work

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SUN RunHideFight, No Thank You, Wildflowers of America

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Aphid Daughters, Michael Norris, SAT Teenage Bigfoot, Assemble, SUN Hallowed Bells

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN FLNG, Mud Guppies, Overwinter

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Overwinter, Mattress Food


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