Music Highlights

Italy's JOYCUT arrive in the US for more tour dates: see them live 10/14/14 at Johnny Brenda's

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Joycut tour North America for the second time since the spring for their third album, "PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround," released this year on Italy's IRMA Records (iTunes in the US). The band will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 14th, with support from both Lancaster-based group Bells, and Philly's the Silence Kit, at Johnny Brenda's. Joycut's dark and ethereal electronic soundscapes are in line with the band's ideals; marrying their love of environment with the philosophical. Don't miss the band this time around on tour, and take a listen to the group's tracks on soundcloud (below) as well.

Event information: 
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/event/669053-joycut-philadelphia

Upcoming JOYCUT Tour Dates:
MON OCT 13 Wilmington DE @ Oddity Bar
TUE OCT 14 Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
WED OCT 15 Boston MA @ O’Brien’s
THU OCT 16 Hamden CT @ The Space
FRI OCT 17 Brooklyn NY @ Bar Matchless
SAT OCT 18 Spring City PA @ Chaplin’s
SUN OCT 19 Asbury Park NJ @ The Saint
TUE OCT  21 Montreal QC-CAN @ L’Esco
THU OCT 23 Brooklyn NY @ Trash Bar (CMJ)
SAT OCT 25 York PA @ The Depot
SUN OCT 26 Pittsburgh PA @ Howler’s
MON OCT 27 Cincinnati OH @ MOTR
WED OCT 29 Nashville TN @ Springwater Super Club
THU OCT 30 Paducah KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema
SAT NOV 1 St. Louis MO @ Cicero’s
SUN NOV 2 Wichita KS @ John Barleycorn’s
MON NOV 3 Oklahoma City OK @ Conservatory
TUE NOV 4 Houston TX @ Mango’s
WED NOV 5 Austin TX @ Holy Mountain
FRI NOV 7 New Orleans LA @ Beat Nik
MON NOV 10 Bloomington IN @ The Back Door
TUE NOV 11 Chicago IL @ Elbo Room
THU NOV 13 Toronto ON-CAN @ The Silver Dollar

Joycut - band site / irma recordsfacebook


Walter TV Announce North American Tour Dates: Appetite (Sinderlyn Records) Out Now

Based out of Vancouver, British Colombia, Walter TV is made up of Pierce McGarry, Joe McMurray, and Simon Ankenman. Multifaceted musician (Mac) DeMarco recruited McGarry and McMurray for his touring band, and just as suddenly, Walter TV was put on hold. However, the trio still managed to release a full-length LP entitled "Appetite" back in 2012, which was recently reissued as a special-edition, on vinyl. Appetite was recorded in a small apartment in Montreal by McGarry and McMurray. The Walter TV sound that they created is anything but ordinary. The album is psychedelic, and their animated music video for the song, "Master Ludo" is pretty trippy as well. 

 

Walter TV's sound is hypnotic, and we can't wait to see the band perform these songs live. Appetite can be purchased from iTunes or can be purchased here on special edition red vinyl. Since reissuing the Appetite LP, Walter TV will be touring the whole month of October and tour dates can be found below: 

North American Tour Dates
10/06 - Brooklyn, NY- Death By Audio*
10/07- Harrisonburg, VA - Blue Nile*
10/08 - Lexington, KY - The Al's Bar*
10/09 - St. Louis, MO - Billiken Club*
10/11 - Austin, TX - Red 7*
10/12 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace*
10/13- Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space*
10/14 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
10/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos*
10/16 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall*
10/17 - Oakland, CA - One Fam Community Center*
10/18 - Portland, OR - High Water Mark Lounge*
10/19 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey*
10/20 - Vancouver - Electric Owl*
10/21 - Sacramento, CA - Witch Room
10/22 - Oakland, CA - 1234-GO! Records
10/23 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Club
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Beach Goth Festival

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Walter TV - bandcamp / sinderlyn records


Sarah Silverman "We Are Miracles" Comedy LP (SUB POP)

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Once crowned “the most outrageously funny woman alive,” by Rolling Stone,  Sarah Silverman’s “We Are Miracles” lives up to expectations. In the “We Are Miracles” special, she performs to an audience of 39 people at L.A.'s Largo nightclub. Written by Silverman, and directed by Liam Lynch, “We Are Miracles” was produced by Funny or Die, and Black Gold Films. Thankfully Sub Pop saw the need for more of an audience to hear this and has taken selected tracks from the special and wrapped them up in the form of a warm and monkeyed hug for the masses.

For the new LP and special, Sarah’s quirky vulgarity takes aim at: night-time rituals that include scrolling through late night porn, showering with her mother at a young age, insecurities in women (and using special deodorants for their lady parts)! She has become more outspoken when she talks about Obama and the republicans! She compares the divide in politics to the Red Sox and the Yankees! She makes a vocal point about republicans and female rights!

The charm that Sarah has with her audience is palpable even though she may be pushing limits with what might be considered offensive - she is commenting on the unspoken truth in topics (such as sexism) that make you really think about how f---ed up some things truly are. When Sarah remarks that she would love to have a baby but never a ten year old - she doesn't stop there, and she admits to her intimate audience that she would love to adopt only terminally ill babies. Silverman is able to be not only shocking with the topics that she brings to the table, but intimate - as when she talks to the audience about her sister Suzie babysitting her, which makes her also relatable. 

For the album's final track, the audience is given a delightful song called, “Diva,” where it's just Silverman singing with an acoustic guitar. In this hilarious end track, she explains that rude people are not 'divas' they are royal 'C' words (which she then repeats for a good and long 30 seconds) and if you're going to be a 'diva' then maybe you should be singing solos and not cutting her in line. What is infectious about her style and presentation is that she is pushing limits (at times) a little too far (occasionally to her own detriment) but always keeping the listener guessing as to what she'll come up with next. The material that she wrote is not only hilarious and smart, with a definite potential to make you cringe, but her delivery on each of these excerpts is strong; with each joke executed perfectly. 

We Are Miracles is available for purchase from the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, and Amazon.

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Sarah Silverman - "We Are Miracles" track listing:
01. Nighttime Rituals
02. Speaking of Cum, My Mother’s Been Sick
03. Killing Jesus
04. Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
05. Looking Inward
06. A Heartbreaking Story
07. Rape Jokes: Comedy’s Hidden Gem
08. Muster
09. Senator Obama
10. Human Puppies
11. Diva

Sarah Silverman - web site / subpop


Eye Candy #76: MØ and Holy Child at Union Transfer (Philadelphia), 9/26/14

This past Friday, Danish singer played at Union Transfer (Philadelphia). The singer's electro-pop had the crowd energized and dancing all night. Opener Holy Child had sparkly silver streamers laid all around and instantly took charge of the stage. Coming from Los Angeles Holy Child is made up of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller and recently released their debut EP “MINDSPEAK” (hear it now on Soundcloud). Liz Nistico (lead singer of Holy Child) was high powered on the stage, playing the songs off the “MINDSPEAK” EP and doing a sultry mash-up of Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody,” and Destiny’s Child song, “Say My Name.”

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Holy Child photos (above).

The stage was cleared when MØ took over. She opened with her hit tune “XXX 88” from her full length, “No Mythologies To Follow,” released earlier this year. MØ ran from one end of the stage to the next, taking some time to interact with her audience by jumping off the stage to dance with the crowd, and crowd surfing. After an exhilerating set, the singer closed with her cover of the Spice Girl’s “Say You’ll Be There.”

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MØ photos (above).

MØ & Holy Child Tour Dates: 
SEP 26 - UNION TRANSFER / PHILADELPHIA, PA
SEP 27 - CORONA THEATRE / MONTREAL, QC
SEP 28 - THE HOXTON / TORONTO, ON
SEP 30 - CONCORD MUSIC HALL / CHICAGO, IL
OCT 1 - VARSITY THEATER / MINNEAPOLIS, MN
OCT 2 - THE GRANADA THEATRE / LAWRENCE, KS
OCT 3-5 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, TX
OCT 7 - SPANISH MOON / BATON ROUGE, LA
OCT 8 - HOB CAMBRIDGE ROOM / DALLAS, TX
OCT 9 - HOB BRONZE PEACOCK, HOUSTON, TX 
OCT 10-12 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, TX
OCT 11-12 - CORONA CAPITAL, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
OCT 16 - THE REGENT / LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 18-19 TREASURE ISLAND FESTIVAL, SAN FRAN, CA
OCT 20 - NEPTUNE / SEATTLE, WA
OCT 21 - WONDER BALLROOM / PORTLAND, OR
OCT 22 - THE IMPERIAL / VANCOUVER, BC 
OCT 24 - LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
OCT 25 - THE OBSERVATORY, ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Holy Child - band site / facebook / soundcloud
MØ - band site / facebook / soundcloud


October First ICA Free For All featuring performances w/ Teena Geist & Littler: nail art, temporary tattoos + radness

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"Join ICA and Philadelphia's own experimental drag darling Teena Geist for an evening of conceptual camp, instant ephemeral pleasures, and art salon makeovers. Listen to the fast-paced punk rock stylings of all lady band Littler, design your own nail art, enjoy savory delights, and walk away with a new, exhibition-themed temporary tattoo.

The galleries will be open late (until 9pm) and docents will be on hand to answer all your burning questions. Drop in or stay late! This program is FREE and is organized by Spiegel-Wilks Curatorial Fellow Egina Manachova.

More info: 
http://icaphila.org/programs/6490/free-for-all-fall-2014"

October's super rad Free For All curated event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts will feature the amazing Teena Geist and newish Philly band, Littler (formerly Calamity Jane), who play their rock 'n' roll with punk abandon and count Madeline Meyer (Le Sigh), Ivy Gray-Klein (FUCS and more), Robyn Campbell (Semiperfect zine), and Dan Colanduno (Slow Animal) as band mates. The band recently opened for Pink Wash, PC Worship, and Naomi Punk at Golden Tea House in Philly. Local illustrator Hawk Krall created the super fun poster for the event, which promises to be both a delightful AND engaging time that includes live entertainment, nail art, and, free temporary tattoos. Sounds amazing - count us in!

Listen to Littler's single from their forthcoming new EP below: 


Littler - facebook