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Kathy Foster's New Project Roseblood

When the Thermals first announced they were disbanding, everyone in the indie rock scene was, understandably, a little sad. However, we don’t have to be too sad for too long because bassist Kathy Foster’s latest project, Roseblood, is just as enjoyable. It’s a much different side to Foster, slower and sadder than the work she did in the Thermals. This past month Roseblood released a music video for their first single, “Black Veil." The song is beautiful and melancholic, full of the passion and vitality Foster is known for. The lyrics are cerebral without being pretentious, thought provoking without making the listener work too hard. It’s a testament to Foster’s skill and experience. The music video, directed by Jeff Rowles, is dark and gloomy. It’s a clear step in the moodier, darker direction Roseblood is aiming to take.
 
Roseblood will be playing In The Lot, Sunday August 26th with Twin Peaks, Dude York, No Kind of Rider, and the Black Tones.

-By Avril Carrillo, photo by Jason Quigley

 





Weekend Warrior, August 10 - 12

Greg Mendez’s songwriting seems to pull away from the periphery, focusing in on subject matter that makes the musical plots play out like intimate scenes. One becomes entranced by the gentle swirl of acoustic guitar and the reverberating haunt of melodic progressions. Subdued but dripping with insanity, there’s the feeling that you’ve been in these rooms/places before, yet something is just a bit off-kilter. Tonight at The Pharmacy, Mendez will be part of a lineup that also includes the tranquil, swaying, fuzz-flecked psych of Sun Organ. In support of their recent debut album It Felt Like Glass (No Sleep Records), the upbeat emo of California quartet No Better, and the eclectic noise-pop of Lava Gulls complete the billing. – Michael Colavita

Other shows to help get you through these dog days of summer…

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Greg Mendez, Sun Organ, SAT Prototype:AT, SUN Too Many Talk Shows

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Line Leader, Fred Beans, SUN Full Bush, Jenna Pup 

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Dove & The Wolf, SAT E. Joseph and The Sparrows, The Classic Hunt

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mat Burke and The Painkillers, Breaker Breaker, Pete Hill/Night Drive, SAT Tailgunner, Se7en Heads/Fame Lust, SUN Springbrooke

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Stonethrowers, The Cheddar Boys, SAT Pure Jerry

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Party On The Meekend

TLA (334 South St.) FRI Warchyld, SAT Flannel, White Limo

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Yolo Ono, DJ Sylo, Tay Banga

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) The Off Switch, Earth7, As Annie Falls, Set in Stone, Steel Crowes, Zymotic Flow

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mad Conductor, SAT The Good Mess, The Hook, SUN Bohemian Mule

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Chris Kush, John Gilbride, Supreem Da Rezarekta’, Gabrielle, SAT Red 40 and the Last Groovement, Trap Rabbit

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Earth Telephone, No Thank You, SAT Kirby & the VibeTribe, Vilebred

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Die Choking, SUN At Best

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay, DJ Matthew Law

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Joshua Bation, Dizzy Valdez, Patrick Feliciano, SAT Fad Nauseam

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Too Many Talk Shows, Pajent, SAT Stepping Razor (CD Release), The End A.D., The Blessed Muthas, Thorazine

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Gross, Disinhume, SAT Left to Vanish, SUN Big Handsome, Big Mind

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Lean Wit It

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Royale, SAT Ian St. Laurent

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Sharkbullet, World Below, SUN Zombie Shark, The Taste of Vomit, Moyogash, Hallucinogenic Bulb

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Nick Schneblen Band, Greg Sover, SAT Something Divine, Slyfoxes, Jamie & the Guarded Heart

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SUN Philly Does Willie Nelson: Amber Rae & The Raetones, Jim Mitchell & The Repeat Offenders, Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders, Ali Awan

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT McGuire's Mob, TV Violence, SUN Eli Capella (Album Release)

LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Mint

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Busy Bee Project (EP Release), Honeytiger, Canine 10

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Walte Young, Tiffany's House, Plumslugger

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)

The Tusk (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Chino, Kitty Rotten

Tundra Dome (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI A Million Dollars





Mothica brings dynamic synth-pop to Mercury on 08.16

Mothica’s music relies heavily on those dynamic shifts in mood and energy that have become increasingly popular since the EDM bubble burst and more and more artists lifted their ideas into different genres. For the most part, these ideas can fall flat, sounding like cheap excuses to up the amplitude, but this Brooklyn via Oklahoma City transplant infuses these bursts of energy with endearing and tender moments that make each song a thrill to experience. Residing somewhere in between chillwave and bedroom pop, her music comes to life with soft pulses of electronica and gentle drums before her commanding voice takes center stage. It’s only when the hook comes in on songs like “Water Me Down” do the moments of bombast hit an emotional apex; wobbling synths sideswipe and careen upward in a powerful moment of emotional vulnerability. Her music makes for cinematic displays of affection and hurt. You can catch her performing live on August 16 at Mercury Lounge, and you can stream her music below. –Tucker Pennington





Curling release LP 'Definitely Band' & embark on summer tour

The sophomore LP by Berkeley band Curling, entitled Definitely Band, is a feel-good frenzy of jangly shoegaze rock. This release — a mix of Beatlesque melodies that blow up and pop like bubble gum and fervently executed guitar riffs that make your heart jitter — is entirely their own. The second track on the album, “Flutter” (streaming below), genuinely brings about a thrilling frission, even on your tenth or eleventh spin of the track. Curling have outdone themselves this time. They will be playing at The Down & Out in L.A. on August 16, and then kicking off a summer tour the following day. - Lilly Milman





Deli NYC Premiere: The YeahTones release new single "Son of a Gun" ahead of new EP

Just in time for you to blast it through your speakers with the top down, The YeahTones have released their newest single "Son of a Gun" ahead of their new EP Lightning, which is set to drop this fall. They return on this track with the same brash rock that drove listeners to a frenzy on 2016's Eviction Notice; front man Jake Pinto's voice comes screaming like a set of wheels peeling out of a driveway, with the rest of the band fueling the roaring engine as they take your eardrums at 100 miles an hour down a desert road. Grammy-nominated engineer Claudius Mittendorfer mixed the track; he's known for his work with Weezer and Panic at the Disco. On top of that, "Son of a Gun" was also recently featured in Season 8 of Shameless. Watch for Lightning to drop this fall, and listen to "Son of a Gun" below. - Will Sisskind

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