Last night, The Dead Milkmen provided one of the most hilarious moments during LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! at PhilaMOCA. We got to see footage of their appearance on Club MTV where Rodney Anonymous attempted to handcuff himself to Downtown Julie Brown after their performance. (BTW: We were informed that she hated them.) Special thanks to Video Pirates for sharing this clip below. Also NYC Taper (a.k.a. Dan Lynch) just posted a recording of the band’s recent set on April 21, 2013 at Bowery Ballroom that is available for free download HERE. Enjoy!
The Dead Milkmen just shared a new 7" single last night that you can stream below. It contains three tracks ["Big Words Make The Baby Jesus Cry," "Somewhere Over Antartica," & "Mary Ann Cotton" (The Poisoner's Song)], and will be available on limited edition vinyl (500 copies), which is the second release in their singles series. Each vinyl single will be handstamped with big words by the band, and will have a unique design. The package will also contain a download card to get the MP3 version of sides A & B as well as a digital only bonus track.
The Dead Milkmen dropped a new 7”single Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch last night at midnight, which you can listen to HERE for today only. The band was inspired to start releasing singles by singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. They also have a big Halloween show tonight at Union Transfer with Psychic Teens, MC Lars and Mr. Dead Guy.
Anchor Fest, held tonight at Union Transfer, is a memorial show for Daniel James Krawiec, a.k.a. Dan K., a beloved member of Philly’s music scene who passed away on April 28. This show was organized by his brother, with the bands in the lineup all picked for the roles they played in Dan’s life. Some he supported, played in, toured with, and others he just plain loved. There’s The Great Northern (his band, with his brother filling in and also doing a solo performance), solo hip-hop act B.K. Friendly, bizarro surf punks Farquar Muckenfuss, Mercury Radio Theater’s concert experience, Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore, the reunited punk band Women (which he was also a member of), DJ Architekt playing Dan’s favorite songs between sets, and a special guest headliner, who have now been revealed to be none other than the Dead Milkmen. All of the proceeds go towards a cause: activity and support groups for recovering addicts at Providence West Chester, a non-profit community center/church that Dan was involved with. It’s a fitting tribute to a life taken much too early. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St., 5:30pm, $12, All Ages - Alyssa Greenberg
More places to hang this weekend…
FDR Park (1500 Pattison Ave.) FRI Toy Soldiers, Thom McCarthy, Dani Mari, Rev TJ McGlinchey
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI It's the Year 2001 w/DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz, Reef The Lost Cauze
PhilaMOCA (531 North 12th St.) FRI Collaborative Philly Launch Party w/Eat Your Birthday Cake, The Quelle Source, The Chairman Dance, SAT Arc in Round
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Waireka Hill, The Snails, SAT Blood Feathers, St. James and the Apostles, SUN Prowler
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) SUN Kill Verona, Creepoid, Good Graces
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar Street) FRI The Crooks CD Release w/Early Ape, SAT Tithonus, Depths
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Strange Engineers, United Kingdom, The Doge, SAT Mid-Summer Classic w/The Better Half, Dukes of Destiny
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Control for Smilers, Igor's Egg, The 9's
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (1020 South St.) SAT ART/GAGE w/ (Early) Swift Technique, The Really Cooks Hot Bijouxx, Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, Rock to the Future, (Late) Cuddle Magic, Catnaps, 20Somethings
Brenda (1730 N. 5th St.) FRI Tia & Tamara, Boy Scouts of America