Brown Rainbow is the duo of Philadelphians Sean Reilly and Kevin Paschall. With riffs as sharp as the corners of the basements they play, their two-pronged attack consistently tugs at the heartstrings of the 18-24 segment. We're all slaves, there's more of us, let's break their legs, and watch them crawl.
Philly's own lo-fi pop dude Alex G plays with Maryland-based noisepop band Teen Suicide. Joining them will be LA's twee group Girlpool who've recently migrated to our underdog city!
One of our favorites Kevin Devine comes back to WKDU, this time for a live acoustic session before playing with Into It. Over It. and Laura Stevenson at the Church Sanctuary. His 2009 album Brother's Blood has just been reissued on local Philly label Bad Timing Records and he soon starts a tour with Dads and Field Mouse.
Into It. Over It., the emo-revival indie rock solo project of Evan Weiss, and the Brooklyn-bred songwriter Kevin Devine have paired up for a co-headlining tour with the Long Island-based singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.
A phenomenal lineup in a beautiful space, this show is not one to miss.
Wayfaring is an ongoing speaker series that happens quarterly. February 12th will feature Marshall Allen of Sun Ra's Arkestra (an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz alto saxophone player). He will speak about his life and work, and then give a performance as well.
New Brunswick's Screaming Females have gone from playing in basements to touring with Dinosaur Jr. in the ten years they've been together. Rose Mountain, their sixth LP, is due in February on Don Giovanni Records. Also playing are PRIESTS, TENEMENT, & VACATION.
The scuzzy sludge rock of Sheer Mag (hailing from our very own city), Brooklyn's 70's-style punk Dirty Fences, and the dreamy sounds of BOYTOY make for a killer show. See ya there!
The Mountain Goats' next album, which will be released on Merge Records, is a concept album about pro wrestling. That's not a joke. A big fan of WWE as a kid, frontman John Darnielle says, "I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown.”
In a folk/americana format Darnielle creates intriguing and empathetic musical landscapes that range from topics of loss, growth, paranoia, guilt, hysteria and every human emotion in between.
|Giraffage / Spazzkid||8:00pm||Johnny Brenda's||21+|
|Ki:Theory / Gull||8:00pm||Boot & Saddle||21+|
|London Grammar / Until The Ribbon Breaks||8:30pm||Electric Factory||All Ages|
|The Henry Millers / Gene Wildest / Isn't It Always?||9:00pm||North Star Bar||21+|
|HR & Chuck Treece / Yahn / Arkestra / Rocker's Galore / Worldtown Sound System / Cultureal Trio||8:00pm||Underground Arts||21+|
|Frontier Ruckus / Eastern Midwestern||8:00pm||Boot & Saddle||21+|
|Jacky Gosee||8:30pm||Union Transfer||All Ages|
|Datsik / Kennedy Jones / Trolley Snatcha / Barely Alive||8:30pm||Electric Factory||All Ages|
|Keystoned / Curtis Jr. / David Hoagie and His Heroes||9:00pm||North Star Bar||21+|
|WKDU Presents: Alex G / Teen Suicide / Girlpool||7:30pm - 10:30pm||Philadelphia Mausoleum Of Contempory Arts||All Ages|