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New QQQ EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

QQQ generates soundscapes that travel to futuristic dimensions. His new EP, Vocoder Works, transplants the listener to a new, experimental electro/synth frontier. However, it still retains an exuberant danceable foundation. You can feel the grooves setting your molecules in motion tonight at Everybody Hits, where he'll be performing with Brandon Can't Dance, Oh! Pears, and Iska Dhaff.





Cumquat Tape Release Show at Titan House July 16

As public service to the Philly DIY scene, the merry folks at Titan House refuse to stop the rock, and will be hosting a show that will blast their neighbors with everything from heavy fuzz to electronic backbeats, laughter to tears, and cigarette smoke to loud, sanctimonious conversations with a strong socialist overtone. First on the lineup is Cemetery Flowers, whose swirling atmospherics, driven by repetitive black metal progressions and layered feedback over massive '80s-sounding electronic drums, creates the perfect Burzum-JAMC storm that’ll make your ears hum. Cumquat, a.k.a. Kevin Sullivan is an experimental electronic project that makes heavy use of samples and found sound, altering them into swelling, looping, danceable rhythms. The vocals steadily pursue a melody throughout the chaos of altered, erratic noise and rhythmic samples. He'll be celebrating the release of his new EP, Prickly Glazer, out now on cassette via Gambling Debt Records. QQQ follow up with his classic dystopia-electronica sound, which emphasizes a more smooth, cruising texture in composition. And finally, touring act Grave Pool will close out the night with their sweeping surreal sound that is derivative just as much from '80's dream pop as from early ‘10's chillwave. Synth sounds expand and disperse like jetstreams, while guitars swell and echo like the revisiting of an old memory. Titan House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages. - Bryce Woodcock





New QQQ EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

QQQ's latest release, Welcome Home, is a percussive-laden, space-age, psytrance journey, drenched in synth that’ll involuntarily get the blood flowing and subsequently the body moving. Surrounding you with hyperactive beats, the EP shifts into an alternate gear that’s murky yet accessible. You can catch QQQ at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, March 6 with Blanck Mass and Valley Exit.

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Blood Sound Echoes 80's Nostalgia at Everybody Hits Feb. 19

Synths figure prominently in this evening’s lineup at Everybody Hits. Blood Sound, who has a release coming out on Manimal Vinyl (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint) very soon, echoes 80’s nostalgia, tapping into one’s pulse as the trio thumps and cracks, establishing a hair-raising shiver, which reaches out as a warm spellbinding danceable call to action. In one moment, heavy bass-driven pressure appears like an ominous signal of personal implosion; however, rather than falling victim to a collapse, Blood Sound dashes through the debris, dancing in a relieving celebration. With quick-acting beats smoothed over by lush vocals, the duo of Lockets enclose you in their synth-pop setting. And with fresh material in hand, QQQ draws one into its enthralling sonic vortex. Meanwhile, Suburban Living will maintain the flow whilst spinning a DJ set throughout the evening. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita





"Experiment and Dance" w/Aphra, QQQ & More at W/N W/N Jan. 31

W/N W/N is throwing another one of their celebrations of “experiment and dance” this Sunday. Aphra, the solo project of ex-Tutlie member Rebecca Way, takes on a more minimalist electropop side of music; some live performances consist of just her and a keyboard, but her new music experiments more with noise and texture. Either way, expect Way’s powerful voice to be featured heavily. Also making an appearance to get your synapses firing will be sound sculptor QQQ. Synth pads straight out of 80's depictions of dystopian futures set the foundation beneath displaced beats and glitching samples that bring stark attention to the negative space between notes and grooves. Glades will be performing as well, bringing a more pacified ambience to the party with his chilled-out, cosmic electro-soul. Synth pads drone, warble and bleed into each other, contrasting with sharp, modulating, occasionally arhythmic percussion samples, while Telequanta varies his sound from funky house remixes of disco songs with that classic danceable bass drum backbeat to more ambient, downtempo jams. W/N W/N, 931 Spring Garden St., 8pm, 21+ (Aphra Photo by Megan Matuzak) - Bryce Woodcock

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