Below is a new single from local dream-pop duo Lockets called "Surrender" that is available for free download. The track will appear on their forthcoming 7" vinyl, which will be released via London-based indie label Beautiful Strange. They'll be performing next in Philly on Sunday, May 12 at Johnny Brenda's opening for Twin Sister.
It’s been a bit quiet in the Creepoid camp lately with only a handful of shows in the last few months. However, all that is about to change with the return of guitarist Pete Joe Urban from San Antonio, TX, where he’s been living for the last year while his girlfriend finished up her graduate studies. The band has also returned to its original four-piece lineup with the amicable departure of lap steel guitarist Jeff White. Creepoid has a new self-titled album that is due out this summer, but you can hear some of the new tunes tonight when the group opens for Seattle’s Night Beats. Also on the bill are Philly’s own noisy acid rockers Harsh Vibes. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Alexis V.
It’s the first Tuesday of May, and that means it’s the beginning of a new cycle for Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA. This month Philly-based music blog YVYNYL (a.k.a. Mark Schoneveld) will be curating the series. While Schoneveld has recently decided to take a break from blogging for life reasons, his passion for music will always go way beyond any website. Tonight YVYNYL will be bringing you a doubleheader that will start off with the infectious jangly indie pop of Austin transplants Literature and closing out the music portion of the evening is the emotive noise-pop project from Everyone Everywhere’s Matt Scottoline, Hurry. There will also be the screening of a “secret” film that Scottoline has chosen so you’ll just have to show up to find out what it is. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5, All Ages (Hurry Photo by Allison Newbold) - H.M. Kauffman
Dangerous Ponies have certainly put a serious amount of miles on their tour van this spring spreading the goodness that is their latest EP Tenderheart, which was The Deli Philly’s April Album of the Month. With new bassist Andy Black (formerly of Nicos Gun) solidified as part of their happy music family, the band is ready to lay down more of their new material with Headroom’s Joe Reinhart for another release. Well, all that takes time, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy their infectious tunes tonight at The Barbary for Tigerbeats. Feel young foreva, and dance your Monday night away! The Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $5, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman
Market East debuted their new single "To Walk With You" earlier today via The Key, which you can take a listen to below. The trio is set to release their forthcoming album Children of Summer on May 27, and they'll be celebrating its release on Saturday, June 8 at MilkBoy Philly.
Last week was pretty chaotic around here with the melting down of one of our servers, but things seem to be more stable now (keep your fingers crossed). We wanted to ease into this week with the latest music video from Fool's Gold Record's GrandeMarshall. It's the laid-back title track from his most excellent new mixtape Mugga Man. Enjoy!
Ever since the first pictures of one of the cutest dogs ever surfaced throughout several Philly media outlets, the City of Brotherly Love has become impassioned by Lentil, a fighter who has been dealing with a severe cleft hard/soft palate since birth. This inspiring Ambassadog has been helping to change the way that people view clefts in animals and humans, and has even been the inspiration for a festival that benefits French Bulldog Rescue, Street Tails and CCA Kids. Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang and others already rocked the The Blockley as part of it on Thursday, and North Bowl threw a silent auction and celebrity bowling tournament last night. And after everyone hits up Liberties Walk for the flea market portion of the festival today, they’ll be ready to scoot on over to The Fire, which will be hosting a double header of concerts over the weekend. Tonight will feature the dance-rock vibrations of Nicos Gun, as well as the amplified hip-hop hustle of both Reef The Lost Cauze and Kuf Knotz. And tomorrow will be injected with a bit of soulful country rock thanks to The Lawsuits, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, Sean Hoots, and Toy Soldiers, but will also be induced with some sultry, soulful beats from Attia Taylor - all for a good cause. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave, 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill
The aptly named Free Energy is bringing their guitar-driven power pop to the North Star Bar tonight. With upbeat rock that makes you want to groove, the band has toured with the likes of Mates of State and Weezer, now in support their latest LP Love Sign, which was released earlier this year via the group’s own label. There’s something about Free Energy’s carefree lyrics and punchy guitar riffs that make the music so much fun and perfect for this gorgeous weather. It doesn’t hurt that they know the cure for rock ‘n’ roll fever is more cowbell. Also featured is the LA-based duo Deap Vally, who Free Energy have been roaming the landscape of America with. These two ladies have their own energy to share with their grungy, blues rock ensuring the night to be a rollicking good time. Also ready to help the crowd freak out will be locals Prowler. North Star Bar, 2369 Poplar St., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Shaylin O’Connell