Grab Bag : Philadelphia

November 13, 2006 by
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Some random bits from Philadelphia that have crossed the desk lately.
First up Beretta76, this review from yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer sums it
up quite nicely. A hot, rocking disc.

Beretta76 black Beauty
***1/2

Once you hear the way Camille Escobedo screams “Oh, yeah!” on Black Beauty’s
opening title track, you know this is going to be good. The 10 bracing, catchy
tracks on this Philadelphia band’s self-released debut pack plenty of
power-chord crunch, and the quartet doesn’t let its skepticism about the “Hit
Parade” talk it out of constructing song after song full of catchy hooks.
Escobedo has got her Joan Jett-Suzi Quatro snarl down cold, and Black Beauty
teems with the unpretentious energy of a not-too-polished garage band ready to
take on the world.

– Dan DeLuca

Beretta76 is :
Camille Escobedo – voice, guitar
Pete Rydberg – guitar, voice
Peter Santa Maria – bass, voice
Rob Giglio – drums

Stream 4 songs on their myspace or hear the entire disc at their website

myspace : www.myspace.com/beretta76
official website:
www.beretta76.com/

BUY IT: beretta76

Next up, upsincefriday, a band I have seen a number of time but just got a hold
of one their demo discs this past week at their show at the North Star Bar.
Four songs that showcase their pop-punk sound well. Think Dinosaur Jr meets
Weezer and you’ll have an idea of what they sound like.

upsincefriday is:
Damian Colon-vocals,guitar
Mitch Hajdack-vocals,guitar
MichaelBarreras-bass,vocals
Anthony DiDonato-drums

myspace : www.myspace.com/upsincefriday

MP3: upsincefriday – New Jersey’s Not That Far (broken link fixed)

An last but not least, the Us Funk Team cites The Beatles,The Pixies, and Pavement among their main influences. And they’ve learned from them well a blend of those three bands describes their music perfectly. A catchy blend of chaos and melody.

US Funk Team is
Jay Trazka – guitar, vocals
Matt “Tank” Bergman – drums
Jeremy “Jams” Gecker – bass,vocals

myspace : www.myspace.com/funkteam
official website:
http://www.usfunkteam.com/

some upcoming US Funk Team shows
Nov 17 2006 8:00P Troc Balcony Philadelphia, PA

Nov 25 2006 8:00P Big Art Show @ Sputnik Brooklyn NY
Dec 6 2006 8:00P Chestnut Hill College philadelphia, PA

Dec 8 2006 8:00P House Party Elkins Park, PA

MP3: US Funk Team – All Rolled Into One

BUY IT: us funk team

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