Bad Energy

Bad Energy Raise the Dead at Golden Tea House April 23

Tonight, Golden Tea House hosts a bill designed to fill your hardcore needs. Locals Bad Energy, whose latest EP, Dead Magic, is a true instant flash of concentrated power - an example of unfiltered emotional release with ramped up yet focused instrumental leads that provide abbreviated sonic surges. (You can check it out in its entirety below). Joining Bad Energy will be Long Beach’s Stoic Violence, who recently dropped a dark, smashing record entitled Chained, and chaotic English outfit No, who are headlining the evening. Golden Tea House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Weekend Warrior, September 6 - 8

Wanna do something BAD this weekend? Well, you can join me tonight upstairs at Wolf Cycle for “The Bad Gig” presented by Badmaster Records. Two of our favorite badass fledgling local hardcore outfits Bad Side and Bad Energy will be celebrating the release of their split 7” that will be available from the much-beloved West Philly label. It will be an extra special rager for Bad Side because they’ll also have another new 7” on hand entitled Everybody Wants Something From Me, which you can grab at Nervous Habit Records, and it will be the kickoff to their “Break Out Tour.” Rounding out the bill will be post-punk trio The Bad Doctors. “Come out and do some bad kid shit.” Wolf Cycle, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $5, All Ages - Alexis V.
Other things to help you forget summer this weekend…
River Stage at the Great Plaza (Columbus Blvd. & Chestnut St.) SAT Connections Festival w/Hezekiah Jones, Sean Hoots Trio, Khari Mateen
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Drone Ranger
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Snails, Retreevers, SAT A Foxdale Death
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Mo Lowda & The Humble Release Show w/Sleep In SAT Let It Out Matt, Waiting
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Reef The Lost Cauze, Mike MileHigh, Tom Charles, SAT (All Ages) Will Lindsay & Lucy Stone, (Late) UpTownTone, Ra'Ed
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jeff Selby (of The Quixote Project), SAT The Silent Signals, A Victim of Good Times, Dani Mari
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 3rd St.) SAT Blayer Pontdujour & The Rockers Galore, SUN Ron Gallo's 3 for 3
The Khyber Pass (56 S. 2nd St.) SUN Port Arthur, Traffic Nightmare, Adam Catscratch
a.k.a. music (27 N. 2nd St.) FRI (Early) Lantern
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Camille Peruto, SAT John Train, Jason Cohn, The Jack Roses
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Young Statues
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Skeleton Hands, Johnny Neutrino And The Secret Weapon
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Modern Colour
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Plague Dogs, Backslider
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Psalmships, Tenderkill
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT The Vulcans
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) SAT The Williamsboy & Co.
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT Mean Streets
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Darienne, SAT The Butter Guns
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Underwater Country Club, Hopscotch Jefferson, Solus Rex, Nikki Taylor, Time Relapse, SAT Gillie Da Kid, Lanice London, Unique, Danny Newport & Kapano, Masseratti Ran & More
The Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Teenage Priests, Bike Crash, Two Suns
The Mitten (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Meghan's TV, Dingus
Mount Misery (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Port Arthur, Traffic Nightmare, Adam Catscratch

Heavy Cuts w/Bad Energy at Beaumont Warehouse July 27

Heavy cuts by local natives Bad Energy buzz with finessed anxiety and visceral lyricism. With fans still reeling from the recent release of their cassette demo, the band’s latest suggests that an evolution of sorts is taking place within the Philly hardcore punk scene. Partially nostalgic of hardcore punk’s yesteryears, Bad Energy’s sound is a hybrid comprised of stylistic and instrumental aspects of synonymous genres like garage, lo-fi, or a sedated rendition of noise-core. Abrasive yet melodic tracks like “Numbed” and “Mind Hole” start off with charged riffs and strategically fuzzy vocals. In traditional adherence to punk’s penchant for brevity, shorter tracks like “Mondo Cane” and “ Community Creeper DFC” (clocking in at 53 seconds) create a swirling sense of anguish followed by liberating resolve by way of frantic fretwork and crashing cymbals. A plausible cure for the plight of modern 20-something angst, Bad Energy’s empathetic anthems of frustration motivate catharsis and the occasional slam dance. Catch their live set tonight at West Philly’s Beaumont Warehouse with Dopestroke, Slit Lips and Spain’s La Urss. Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info), 7pm, All Ages - Dianca Potts