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Black Beach previews upcoming album with noisy single "Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down"

Harsh, loud, disturbing, and plenty entertaining is "Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down" the latest single from Boston post-punk rockers Black Beach. The grainy song features all the ire of bursting drums, mangled guitar riffs, and swelling vocal cords—think Black Sabbath and Rage Against the Machine in a fiery car crash. The single is a thorny preview of the band's upcoming record Tapeworm due out October 11th. Black Beach is known for its penchant for doom-laced tunes and its flirtations with grunge disruptions; the energetic single is a promise of more madness to come. We are streaming "Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down" below to agitate your weekend. - Rene Cobar

   

Weekend Warrior - August 23 -25

Somber, sincere songs with a barroom grit and smokiness, Don Babylon captures the feel of pushing through the gray days in the hope that tomorrow represents a fresh start. As the clouds weigh heavy overhead, the band captures a rough-around-the-edges, honest, in-the-moment sound that’s willing to expose its flaws with storytelling that makes those tales ring true. With their new album Does It Even Matter, Party Muscles delivers crisp, melodic rippers, while Madalean Gauze delivers mesmerizing, psych-infused rock. The Brooklyn-based, garage-rock quintet, Damn Jackals, rounds out this Saturday evening lineup at Boot & Saddle. – Michael Colavita

More places to hit for the non-beach goers this weekend…

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Erin Incoherent, Joe Jack Talcum, The Spirit World, Lust for Nothing, SAT Don Babylon, Madalean Gauze, Party Muscles 

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Hardwork Movement, Martronimous, LikeBirds

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI You Do You, Rubber, SAT Andhera, Dark Waters End / Fame Lust, SUN Julia Rainer

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Deep Tissue

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Riverside

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Function

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Maddogg, Vixen77 / (Downstairs) 25th Anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s Grace (Presented by The Key) The End of America, SAT (Upstairs) A Day Without Love

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Mrs. Kitching

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) Soraia (Vinyl Release), Siravo, Mach 22, SAT Rosu Lup

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Space Donkey and the Moonbouncers (Record Release), Somethin' Divine, Dot Gov, Archpalatine, SAT Stealing From Thieves, Delmont, Threefold Fire, SUN Fast Car Slow Car, Starberry

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Line Leader, Puppy Angst, SAT Leon Budrow, Blueprint

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Camp Candle (EP Release), Overwinter, Weekend Athlete, SAT The Groove Merchants, Kirby & the Vibe Tribe, Petite Sketches, SUN Mike Space, Highnoom

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Aktive, Richard Issa, SAT DJ Deejay

2nd Street Brew House (1700 S. 2nd St.) FRI Roger Harvey & The High Lifers, Bobby Barnett 

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SAT Live Band Karaoke, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

The Tusk (430 South St.) SAT The Lot, Lamplighters

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Tartarus Horde,  Since the Fire

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Death of Saul, Port Arthur, Radish

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI DJ Mighty Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms, SUN The End of Summer Bash 

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Ricky Lee, SUN Frank Daly

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Lower Case Blues, James Pace Band, Ghost of the Mill, SAT This Kills Me, Erin Incoherent

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Jellyroll, Kenn Kweder, SAT Splintered Sunlight, The Newspaper Taxis, SUN Catullus

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Moral Code

The Mothership (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Impressionist, Likebirds, Hermit High Priestess

Couchtown (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Twin Beds, Mechanical Canine, Carly Cosgrove

   

New Trash Boy LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Trash Boy’s new full-length album, Who Will Take the Trash Out When We're Gone? (which was produced by Kyle Pulley at Headroom Studios), is now available via Good How Are You Records. Energetic, venting vignettes express frustration/agitation over daily personal, professional, and societal issues. It’s a cathartic collection of tracks with anthemic hooks. The quartet is currently scheduled to perform in Philly on a Wednesday, October 30 at Johnny Brenda’s, on a billing that also features Full Bush and Teenage Bigfoot.

   

Somos pay tribute to their late guitarist Phil Haggerty

We are sad to report that one of New England's own, Phil Haggerty, has passed away, the Somos guitarist was 28. The Boston-based band, heartbroken as it is, stepped up by releasing their initially fall scheduled album Prison On A Hill early. The album's proceeds went toward the family's funeral expenses, with an additional $3,000 donated to the Heather Heyer Foundation. The band's sound has always been characterized by its high-energy and no-holds-barred approach. The group's latest single "Mediterranean" is a prime example of the massive sound of Somos: string instrument swells, heavy drums, and Haggerty's electric guitar work fuel the single. Our support is with the Haggerty family and the remaining band members during this difficult time. We are streaming "Mediterranean" below. - Rene Cobar

   

Dark Trip - New Dark Punk Video "Sick", Rippin' at The Baby G 08.25

Brand new video here from Toronto’s dark punk band Dark Trip. They released a self-titled EP earlier this year featuring six quick n’ creepy songs. This single “Sick” was originally written a couple years ago following a string of mass shootings and although written a while ago is unfortunately still relevant today. The video has a very DIY feel to it but almost in a non-DIY way. It looks like it was shot with the same camera as Stone Temple Pilot’s Big Bang Baby. It’s got that straight ahead down stroke rhythm driving the song with some nice lead licks frolicking over top. Catch Dark Trip live at The Baby G on August 25th along with Cave Curse, Wave of Terror and Chilldozer. – Kris Gies