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Cousin Brian

New Music Video: "Tempted By The Void" - Cousin Brian

With the caveat of "still dead just keeping you updated on the new demos," former snotty punks Cousin Brian recently shared another new sampling of their latest sound. With an accompanying, bathed-in-neon-cosmic glow, "Tempted By The Void" floats into a psych- jangle headspace. Consumed by the combination of soft strums, synth, and reverberating vocals, one is set adrift into the ethereal. Let's find these guys a drummer, and make this transformation complete.


New Music Video: "Disposer" - Cousin Brian

While Cousin Brian work on finding a record label to release their upcoming album Closer to Dog, the band has a new music video to keep us entertained. Check out the rad blank & white animation that was created by the mind of the band's guitarist Elliott Beck! It's for the track "Disposer," which is off the group's full-length First. Enjoy! (Photo by Pete Murray)


Weekend Warrior, March 13 - 15

There are few (if any) shows in town that are going to be better this weekend than this Sunday’s bill at South Philly’s A House Named Virtue. Headlined by NYC transplants via Connecticut and New Jersey, Mannequin Pussy, the trio of Marissa Dabice (guitar/vocals), Thanasi Paul (guitar), and Kaleen Reading (drums), perform with such ferocity that you just can’t help but instantly become a fan. Well, that’s if you enjoy being obliterated by loud, aggressive punk; however, they also have the ability to create haunting, anthemic melodies that lie under their thick wall of noise. Ex-Dangerous Ponies’ Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, and Mike Tashjian are back together again with Thin Lips, a project that holds on to the combination’s ability to write infectious pop hooks, while giving Pulley room to unleash his inner hardcore kid. Cousin Brian, with their new lineup, will be performing their first show since Halloween. Also joining the house party are Boston’s Ben Katzman’s Degreaser and Miami’s The Jellyfish Brothers. A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages - Alexis V.
Other places to enjoy the better weather this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Serpent Throne, JJL. Randall of Nazareth, SUN Bondage & Discipline
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)FRI Lover’s Secret Domain/Profligate, Decade, SAT Bozai/The Parameters, Missing Elements, SUN Vektor/Satellite Hearts
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Conversations (Record Release), Dogs On Acid, Joe Jack Talcum
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Underwater Sounds, SAT Friends With Wolves Fest: Rosu Lup, Square Peg Round Hole, The Chairman Dances, Sympathy & The Lion, Gretchen Lohse, Sierra Cooke, John Vetteese (DJ Set)
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI A Fistful of Sugar, The Late Saints, SAT Corporate Hearts, Mat Burke, Rob Clancy (of Cold Roses), The Stonewall Vessels, SUN Alec Stewart, Ross Bellenoit
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Whiskey Kitten Cabaret, Vilebred, Jantones, Sun (Balcony) EPOD, Mr. Bad Dreams
TLA (334 South St.) FRI G. Love & Special Sauce, SAT G. Love & Special Sauce
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SUN The Menzingers
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply, SAT (Downstairs) Minas, SUN (Upstairs) (6pm) Giovana Robinson/(9pm) Widow Maker Social Club
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mimos, The Poet, Ebenezer, The Mellowells, SAT Hollander Crouse Duo, Red Means Run, The Late Greats
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Drone Ranger, Son Step, SAT Seismic Thrust
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Locals, Hello and Yes, SAT Mercury Radio Theater, Evan Cory Levine
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI North End, War on Orchids, SAT Upperfields, Delco Pacers, Pilkington
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Skeleton Lipstick
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Man About A Horse, Valley Creek
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI C. Lynne Smith, Bosom Band/Wild By Law, SAT Transistor Rodeo/The Band of Rivals, Music Box Dynamo, Thee Glitter Bombs, SUN Mazzerati
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Curtis Jr., Cold Roses, Modern Colour, Visoon, SAT The Phonies, Brosef Gordon-Levitt, Poster Child
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Matt Gauss Band, Jason Ager, SAT Kenny Price & Friends
Ardmore Music Hall SUN A Tribute to Jerry Garcia: Steve Kimock & Friends
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Eric Petersen, Dark Watchers, Shitty Sumer, Westboro Baptist Choir
The Pharmacy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Severed, Incisor
Black Vulture Gallery (208 E. Girard Ave.) SAT Jenkem
Cha-Cha'razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Problems, Material, Cannons, The Cloth
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Krispy Kareem, Three Man Cannon, Matt Holden, Second Marriage
Lava Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Soul Glo, Pinkwash, Space Chumpy
The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Marcus & Rome

New Track: "Green" - Cousin Brian

Below is the latest track from garage-pop four-piece Cousin Brian called "Green." It will appear on the band's forthcoming record Closer to Dog, the long-awaited follow-up to First. You can also preview two more tunes, "Emoting" and "Breaking the Stone," HERE. Enjoy!


“Real Halloween Party” at Toby’s Purgatory Oct. 31

It’s gonna be a punk Halloween tonight at Toby’s Purgatory, featuring locals only that represent a variety of sounds from the genre in the city. Adding a refreshing female voice to the scene is Cool Points’ Jill Mallon. She leads the noise-rock crew with a straightforward sass and aggression that will charm your pants off, but she’s definitely “not your bro”! Cool Points will be joined by headliners Mumblr, who are pulling double duty, warming up earlier in the night at TJ Kong’s Halloween Murder Show. You’ll also find antagonistic punks Cousin Brian stirring up trouble while we patiently wait for the follow-up to their debut LP First. Rounding out the bill will be hardcore outfit Disinterest and pop-punkers Cold Foamers. Get sweaty, and celebrate at the “Real Halloween Party” the right way - fast and loud. Toby’s Purgatory, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 6pm, All Ages - Emily DiCicco

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