Nothing / Frankie Rose / Enumclaw

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:00pm

Venue: 
Union Transfer
Age: 
All Ages

Nothing: The Great Dismal, NOTHING’s new full-length album explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behavior in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland. Closing in on the band’s ten-year mark, Palermo finds himself stringing together songs of misanthropic tales of Philadelphia with a refined and refreshed take on NOTHING’s classic sound. “The Great Dismal refers to a swamp, a brilliant natural trap where survival is custom fit to its inhabitants,” Palermo states. “The nature of its beautiful, but taxing environment and harsh conditions can’t ever really be shaken or forgotten too easily.”

Frankie Rose: Cage Tropical, Frankie’s 4th album is awash with vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals. It evokes a new wave paranormality of sorts that drifts beyond the songs themselves. “My references aren’t just music,” says Frankie, “I love old sci-fi. They Live is one of my favorite movies ever, same with Suspiria. 80’s sci-fi movies with a John Carpenter soundtrack, with silly synths – that makes it into my file, to the point that I’ll write lyrics incorporating that kind of stuff. It’s in there.”

Enumclaw: Despite making their digital debut two months ago, Enumclaw actually formed in July 2019 when Johnson and friends Nathan Cornell (guitar) and Ladaniel Gipson (drums) would hit Tacoma landmark Bob’s Java Jive for Monday night karaoke. Johnson and Cornell, who previously played in an emo band, bonded over a shared love of ’90s rock. (“We both know way too much about Nirvana and Oasis,” says Johnson.)

Philly Haps

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
Time Venue Age
Yo La Tengo 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
Time Venue Age
The Fleshtones and Nixon's Head 7:00pm Kung Fu Necktie 21+
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
Time Venue Age
Holy Wave / Peel Dream Magazine / Colin 8:00pm PhilaMOCA All Ages
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
Time Venue Age
WKDU Presents: Beach Goons 7:30pm Milkboy Philly 21+
Osees (AKA Thee Oh Sees) / Mr. Elevator 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
Time Venue Age
Samia / Savannah Conley (Sold Out) 8:00pm Johnny Brenda's All Ages
Adeline 9:00pm World Café Live: Upstairs All Ages
Friday, Oct 1, 2021
Time Venue Age
Big Thief (SOLD OUT) 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Palberta / Ghösh / Drill / DJ Kwan 8:00pm First Unitarian Church: Basement All Ages
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021
Time Venue Age
Sun Ra Arkestra 8:00pm World Café Live: Downstairs All Ages
Big Thief (SOLD OUT) 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Birds of Maya / Heavenly Bodies / Urideath 9:00pm Johnny Brenda's 21+
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021
Time Venue Age
Liz Cooper & The Stampede 8:00pm Underground Arts 21+
Monday, Oct 4, 2021
Time Venue Age
Courtney Marie Andrews / The Brother Brothers 7:00pm Johnny Brenda's 21+
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021 - Sunday, Oct 10, 2021
Time Venue Age
WKDU Supports: Philly Music Fest 7:00pm - 8:00pm Various All Ages