Ghösh / Prolaps (NYC) / Penetrode /EAT

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 8:00pm

All Ages

“Ghösh combines the darkest elements of aforementioned 90’s rave — pummeling beats and washy, distorted samples ala Atari Teenage Riot or Front 242– with the lyrical intensity of a 2009 LiveJournal entry co-written by Angela Davis and your little sister: they’re pissed off, informed, and ready to party.” - Alex Smith, The Key
Ghösh is a nü jungle, digital hardcore, US grime band from Philadelphia formed in 2018. Members Symphony Spell & Zachary Fairbrother bonded over their love of jungle, techno, rap & nü metal. Frantic drums, synths and booming bass lines form the bedrock for Symphony's frenzied vocals, whose lyrics deal with the anxieties & frustrations of contemporary life, as well as how to have a good time. In 2019, Kevin Keenan joined the group as a co-producer and live dubber. Known for having a highly energetic and visual stage show, they have performed with Show Me The Body, Machine Girl and Dreamcrusher.
Prolaps (NYC) (Members of MACHINE GIRL and KILL ALTERS)
From Bandcamp Daily by Miles Bowe: "Many albums have drawn inspiration from the cooped-up conditions of the past year, but few are shaping up to be as ambitiously stir-crazy as Prolaps’ Ultra Cycle saga. Described in an interview as “a punishment for humanities’ crimes against the earth” by vocalist and Kill Altersmastermind Bonnie Baxter, her second collaboration with Machine Girl’s Matt Stephenson amounts to eight hours of debilitatingly psychedelic club music, spread over four separate albums released on each solstice and equinox of this year. The message is equal parts “nature is healing” and “humanity is dying,” but Prolaps deliver it all with the same gleeful fervor. "
“Penetrode is from Philadelphia by way of Florida. Coming together to reject what has become the new norms of punk music with a fresh take on catchy aggression. The members have a deep history in underground music with members currently and formerly in such groups as Eye Flys, Drül, Knife Hits, No Qualms, Backslider, and many others. Castillo’s mixture of fed up drawls and fierce yells is somehow refreshing in an age of by-the-numbers punk vocalists. The rhythm section is anything but regular…Bailey’s bass playing shines front and center driving these songs forward leaving no moment dull while Smith’s drumming is eccentric and tight at times and gets just sloppy enough to retain that classic punk charm. Castillo seems to really lay themself out there lyrically dealing with issues of love, sex, identity, inner demons, and beyond while seemingly retaining an optimism that you wouldn’t normally find in these themes. It’s these relatable nuances that gives the first full length by these underground veterans a fresh edge on today's ever changing definitions of punk rock. The entire recording process was handled by the group themselves with the recording and mixing done by Bailey and then Mastered by Smith. It doesn’t get more DIY than that."
"Real cool vocals. Fast, chaotic and jerky drums. All over the place and off kilter guitar, bass and sax. Eat is a force to be reckoned with, the new crop of bands and the next wave in Philly punk. Taking cues of no wave, they ramp up the speed and delivery to 10. Is hc no wave a thing? New tape by one of Philly's most energetic and newer groups. Every time I've seen them live they've put 100% of themselves into each performance and are doing something that no one else in philly is doing right now, which is really refreshing"

Philly Haps

Friday, Jul 30, 2021
Time Venue Age
Palberta / Poison Ruïn 7:30pm The International Bar All Ages
RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO! 7:30pm PhilaMOCA 18+
Saturday, Jul 31, 2021
Time Venue Age
Ghösh / Prolaps (NYC) / Penetrode /EAT 8:00pm PhilaMOCA All Ages
I Think Like Midnight 9:00pm Ortlieb's 21+
Sunday, Aug 1, 2021
Time Venue Age
Liminal States Series feat. Shahzad Ismaily (Note date change!) 11:00pm Live Stream All Ages
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Time Venue Age
Off With Their Heads w/ Ben Roy & The Legendary Wid (SOLD OUT) 7:30pm PhilaMOCA All Ages
Thursday, Aug 5, 2021
Time Venue Age
Chris Forsyth - w/ Ryan Jewell (Ryley Walker, Mosses) and Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day) 7:00pm Sunflower Philly 21+
Liminal States Series feat. Jupiter Blue (Members of Sun Ra Arkestra) 11:00pm Live Stream All Ages
Friday, Aug 6, 2021
Time Venue Age
Philly Hardcore Shows presents: Kublai Khan / I Am / Chamber / Departed / Snake Charmer 7:00pm Underground Arts All Ages
Catbite (Record Release) / The Best of the Worst / Froggy 7:00pm PhilaMOCA All Ages
Japanese Breakfast / Mannequin P*ssy (Sold Out) 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Saturday, Aug 7, 2021
Time Venue Age
Japanese Breakfast / Mannequin P*ssy (Sold Out) 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Sunday, Aug 8, 2021
Time Venue Age
Japanese Breakfast / Mannequin P*ssy (Sold Out) 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Chino / Gibbous Moon / Sheena & the Nosebleeds 8:00pm Century All Ages
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021
Time Venue Age
Japanese Breakfast / Spirit Of The Beehive (Sold Out!) 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages