Catfish And The Bottlemen at the Electric Ballroom, Camden

25 May 2016 “Lightweight support act” Prior to the arrival of the Bottlemen, Sheffield quartet The Crookes provided some entertaining, if lightweight, support. The Crookes have established themselves since the turn of the decade as proprietors of old fashioned indie, drenched in romanticism and imagery of the past. Musically … [Read more...]

Book: No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History of the Legendary City Gardens

Through numerous interviews and entertaining details, Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steve DiLodovico have brought to life the history of the storied music club City Gardens, which existed in the ‘middle of nowhere’ in New Jersey in the 1980s to mid-1990s.  This “cement box” (description courtesy of Mickey Ween) located in Trenton hosted a veritable Who’s … [Read more...]

Valient Thorr @ North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Valient Thorr’s performance last Wednesday at Philadelphia’s North Star Bar was an impressive blitzkrieg of Metal chops and showmanship. Touring in support of their lasted release, Stranger, which was released earlier the week before, Valient Thorr blasted through a set dominated by new material and some fan favorites from earlier … [Read more...]

Disappearer, Russian Circles, and Boris at the Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA

On a steamy August night I found myself walking into the Starlight Ballroom afire in anticipation of the first Boris appearance in Philly in two years, as well as my first opportunity to see Russian Circles. Not to leave Disappearer out, I just wasn't at all familiar with the band and what they did. That being said, let me get to the meat of this … [Read more...]

“Rock Yourself To Sleep” at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre

On July 23rd the “Rock Yourself To Sleep” tour played Philadelphia’s legendary Trocadero Theatre. I’d never heard of any of the bands playing before, but there certainly were a lot of people waiting with me who were fans. The line was full of teenage girls (and a few guys and parents) wearing the newest punk pop T-shirts and flaunting their … [Read more...]

Live performance video and tour from Warpaint

Warpaint So simple. Straightforward. Three beautiful girls making beautiful music. Watch Here: http://www.athenssoundies.com/videos/68 MySpace Site: http://www.myspace.com/worldwartour Upcoming Shows ( view all ) Nov 30 2009 7:00P GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL w/ Vic Chesnutt San Francisco, … [Read more...]

New album and tour from mr. Gnome

Heave Yer Skeleton, the follow-up to mr. Gnome's debut full-length, Deliver This Creature, promises to be no less a musical twist than the last offering. Returning with the same basic, minimalist ingredients; a soulful, feminine power and inventive, dynamic drumming, the two are suspended in a sea of drug-induced themes pouring from their … [Read more...]

Good Old War, Cast Spells release split EP

The tremendous intra-band camaraderie of the Sargent House roster continues as Good Old War and Cast Spells release a split EP together and tour sharing band members in December. Good Old War will serve as the backing band to Dave Davison's solo outfit Cast Spells on these dates. In support of this tour, Sargent House will release a 4-song EP … [Read more...]

New Album and Tour from The Lonely H

Seattle, Washington's own The Lonely H is now a quintet.  The new member, Casey Frasier, will handle guitar and keyboard duties, allowing front man Mark Fredson to solely sing.  The band is rounded out by Brothers Whitman - Eric Whitman (guitar) and Johnny Whitman (bass) - and drummer Ben Eyestone. The Lonely H have released a video for their … [Read more...]

Members of The Mars Volta tour in Zechs Marquise and Free Moral Agents

Considering how The Mars Volta's songs are so complexly intertwined, it would only make sense that the band's ever-expanding family of related projects are bound together as well. In November, two such groups, Zechs Marquise and Free Moral Agents take to the road to show us how this brood continues to grow. Zechs Marquise features … [Read more...]