Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers John and Mike Johnson. They started the project in 2009 in rural Harwinton, Connecticut, and the next year moved to Boston, MA to study at Berklee College of Music. Their sound is a blend of old-school psychedelic rock and funk with new-school art rock. Their goal is to spread love and positivity with addictive recordings and powerful live...
Little People make trip hop music that does more than just set the mood for the night- it brings you to a whole other cerebral level. Their debut album, Mickey Mouse Operation takes funky vibes and jazzy breaks to produce a truly glorious addition to the genre. Audiences waited eagerly for 7 years before hearing a follow up, which came in the form of the 2012 album We Are But Hunks of Wood. Continuing where Operation left off, Hunks of Wood sets the mood dark but groovy. Catch them at the Troc, with Yppah and Lost Midas opening Wednesday night at 8:00 PM.
The energy – and history – of reggae, funk, and jazz inspire THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS to create a listening experience that alternates between moments of psychedelic improvisation and deep groove. Formed in Philadelphia in 2009 and fronted by singer-songwriter Sonni Shine, this 4-piece takes an unconventional approach while incorporating captivating female vocals and conscious lyrics. While...
West Philadelphia hardcore. Stay tuned for details about their show November 1st.
Sounding like the twisted illegitimate offspring of MIA and Diplo – as deliciously fierce as the former but as intelligently playful as the latter – Elliphant pulls the balls of this dancehall slayer through its own throat and ties them in a cherry knot the other side. Catch her opening for Charli XCX tonight at the TLA!
Destroying Angel's music rests somewhere between the dark introspective folk of Leonard Cohen, the witchy mania of Comus, and the stark nihilism of Death in June. But ultimately it's blooming with the color and beauty of psychedelia and a tilt of the hat to dark country ballads of times long forgotten. This is the kind of music you might find rustling under the fall leaves, the music of the...
Breaking the gridlock of society's label on "genres", Catullus successfully blends a flavorful pocket of progressive, funk, electronic dance grooves, and good ol' fashioned Rock 'n' Roll. Catullus has appeared throughout the Philadelphia and Northeast region. They have shared the stage with the likes of Conspirator, Papadosio, Brother’s Past, Suckerpunch, and Mike Greenfield of Lotus, and...
What if the fuzzed, jabbing guitar chords of the Arctic Monkeys, the driving melodic lines of Interpol, and the vocal range of Pavement had a baby? Tune in and find out.
After 7 years on hiatus, the WKDU Electronic Music Marathon is back. This year's installment will be the 11th Electronic Music Marathon and will take place on October 10th through October 13th. Stay tuned for more info!
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk.”
Started in 2011 in the Pocono Mountains with 5 guys wanting to make hardcore the way they saw fit. Now a four piece of man-children, Kids is working on a new record. Check out their show October 25th with Diarrhea Planet, Lilac Daze, and Place Holder at Fulton Streets Art Cooperative...
In spite of its name, Cayetana’s new record "Nervous Like Me" displays a confidence far beyond what one might expect from a band made up of self-admitted newcomers. The memorable vocals, the affecting lyrics, the rolling, imaginative bass, and the steady, spiky drums all showcase the remarkable chemistry of three musicians / friends completely in tune with one another. Pulling from elements...
West Philly weirdo punk/hardcore.
Heavy distorted guitars with swirly lead lines & fuzzed out bass over deeply textured drum beats. The sounds of Dreambook will lull you into a haze of pure shoegaze bliss.
|Darla / Midnight Snack / Risky Biscuit||7:00pm||The Fire||All Ages|
|Tennis / Pure Bathing Culture||8:00pm||Underground Arts||21+|
|Lantern / Dan'l Boone / Ausmuteants||9:00pm||Johnny Brenda's||21+|
|WKDU Presents: Little People with Yppah, Lost Midas||8:00pm - 11:00pm||The Trocadero Balcony||21+|
|Lykke Li / Mapei||8:30pm||Union Transfer||All Ages|
|Odesza / Ambassadeurs / Hayden James||9:00pm||Johnny Brenda's||21+|
|Howlish / Liz and the Lost Boys / Vilebred / Abi Reimold||8:00am||Milkboy||21+|
|Ron Gallo / Happiness / The Bernhardt Family Band||8:00pm||Bourbon & Branch||21+|
|Tokimonsta / Made in Heights||8:30pm||Union Transfer||All Ages|
|WKDU Supports: College Radio Day||(All day)||WKDU Studio||All Ages|