Hey since almost everyone has tomorrow off or even if you don’t(like me), come on down to The Khyber and rock like it’s a Saturday night and support a good cause at the same time. See you there.
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.
Some photos from last night at The Khyber in Philadelphia of former BOS Artist To Watch, cello player Daniel DeJesus and his band. They have a sound that falls somewhere between Jeff Buckley and Radiohead and are currently working on a new album. They played some material from it last night as well as an amazing cover of PJ Harvey’s Rid Of Me. If you’re not familiar with DeJesus here’s a couple samples for you. They also have a couple more upcoming shows be sure to check them out.
Jan 18 2008 8:00P Philly Rising Finals – World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Feb 2 2008 8:00P The Well Feasterville, PA
Here’s Carly to tell you all about it :
It’s chilly weather, and fall is definitely in full swing, but come out tonight and I promise that we’ll have some great pop music to warm up those coming winter chills! I would love to see you out if you’re able to make it!
Our band SCARY MONSTER will be playing at The Khyber tonight, with doors at 8pm for the show! We’re opening for some really amazing bands from here and out of town! And the best part is that most of us are coming from a really exciting weekend away of playing along with these and other great bands for a really full weekend at the New England Popfest! in Northampton MA which was put together by the lovely folks at Skipping Stones Records. We had a great time! This show in Philadelphia will only be Scary Monster’s second show as a three-piece – and will be our first show together at The Khyber!
Headlining tonight will be the band BUNNYGRUNT! Bunnygrunt are from Saint Louis, Missouri and if you saw them recently at their packed show at the Tritone then you know how great they are live and on stage:) You can check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/therealbunnygrunt – they’ve been around for such a long time, and have been an integral part of the indie-pop scene for years!
Philly’s own ART DiFURIA of the fabulously talented PHOTON BAND will be playing before Bunnygrunt tonight, this guy is the hardest working artist and teacher I know. He’s so deep in school and his art and writing that it’s a wonder that he’s got time to be creative, let alone play out! Every time that I’ve seen Art, I’ve been super impressed because each show has rocked harder and harder – I’m going to freak out tonight because 1. he’s playing solo and I can’t wait to hear him and 2. I’m sure his set’s going to be on fire! Listen to tracks (there’s so many great ones!) on his myspace page here: http://www.myspace.com/photonband
Brooklyn NY’s THE BESTIES (on Skipping Stones Records ) will go on second, and bring such a high-impact energy to the stage that I’m sure someone’s going to throw their clothes off because every time I think of them, I think of their Prison Song video and what a great time they have while playing together! Someone better throw their clothes off tonight! It’s going to be really fun tonight though – so I hope you can make it out!
And of course, SCARY MONSTER will be on first! Scary Monster is Neal Ramirez (The Snow Fairies) on guitar/vocals, Steve Beach (bass) and me (Carly Marcoux – drums/vocals)! http://www.myspace.com/scarymonsterphilly
Thanks for reading! and hopefully I’ll see you out tonight, about town:
Creeping Weeds kicked off their summer Tour De Horse with an excellent set last night at The Khyber in Philadelphia. Here’s some photos for you all. Pittsburgh is up next tonight, don’t miss them if they’re coming your way.