With big thanks to our friend Chris for the tip, here’s the brand new video today from from the white hot Drink Up Buttercup for the song Mr. Pie Eyes, due out on a UK 7″ single on Make Mine records on November 10th.
Some pictures from last Friday night’s amazing show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. Greyhounds kicked off the night in true rock and roll style opening their set with a snippet of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge of Town which they seamlessy segued into their first song of the night. Drink Up Buttercup were up next, delivering a set of the psychedelic tinged rock circus that has been garnering them numerous accolades as of late. They ended their set by doing their last two songs in the audience with everyone clapping, stomping and singing along. Seattle’s BOAT follwed, their sound is somewhat like a power pop version of Pavement. They had a fun time bantering with the crowd and even brought one heckler/audience member down from the balcony to play tambourine on a song with them. Creeping Weeds closed the night with a stellar set of old and new songs and even worked in their cover of BOAT‘s I’m A Donkey For Your Love which BOAT did not play earlier. Do not miss the BOAT/Creeping Weeds tour if it heads your way this week.
East and West meet starting this weekend when one of our Philly favorites Creeping Weeds head out on a short summer tour with Seattle-ites BOAT. Don’t miss the big kick off at Johnny Brenda’s this Friday August 15th along with two more of Philly’s finest, the super hot right now, Drink Up Buttercup, who are about to head off for a few dates themselves with Bishop Allen and Greyhounds. It’ll be a party for sure.
Creeping Weeds / Boat Tour Dates
FRI 8.15.08 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
SAT 8.16.08 Honey Brook, PA The Crackhouse
SUN 8.17.08 New York, NY Cake Shop
MON 8.18.08 Somerville, MA PA’s Lounge
TUE 8.19.08 New London, CT The Oasis
WED 8.20.08 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall
THU 8.21.08 Blacksburg, VA The Lantern
FRI 8.22.08 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox
SAT 8.23.08 Chicago, IL Schubas
Creeping Weeds – Derelict
Buy We Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having
BOAT – Illustrate The History / When I Grow Up
Buy Let’s Drag Our Feet !
Drink Up Buttercup – Seasickness Pills
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Greyhounds – No Slogans in ’76
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Some photos from last night’s incredible show at a packed Khyber in Philadelphia. The Major Leagues cancelled, so first up was The New Motels with an excellent set of what I can best describe as alt country power pop. Cheers Elephant was next with a phenomenal show that I’d probably have to call the best set of live music I’ve seen so far this year. Like the last forty years of rock and roll all spun together and spit out again as something brand new, it was amazing. Do not pass on your chance to see these guys soon, as they aren’t going to be playing small clubs for long. Closing out the night was a raucous set of eclectic, noisy, pop from Drink Up Buttercup, another of Philadelphia’s finest live bands at the moment. Three fantastic Philadelphia bands to keep an eye out for in 2008 and beyond.
TONIGHT in Philly : Drink Up Buttercup, Cheers Elephant, The New Motels and The Major Leagues at The Khyber
Looking for something to do in the Philadelphia area tonight ? Head on down to The Khyber for the final night of the Cheers Elephant / Drink Up Buttercup January residency. Four great bands to keep your winter night warm.
I’ll be there, stop by and say hi.
Tuesday January 29th
Drink Up Buttercup,Cheeer Elephant,The New Motels, and The Major Leagues
8 PM at The Khyber 56 S. 2nd Street Philadephia, PA 19106