WPRB and our friends at 3914 Spruce Street are proud to present quite possibly the best jangly, noisy show of the summer with the Vivian Girls, CaUSE Co-MOTION!, Crystal Stilts, Home Blitz, and FNU Ronnies on Saturday, August 16 at 3914 Spruce Street in Philadelphia.
This is an all-ages show, and we’re giving away tickets all next week on WPRB, so stay tuned! (But if you do, this show is a punk rock-friendly $5!)
And what of these fine musical acts? Walk with me, lover.
According to one of our DJs, “Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls are the hot shit of the whole international pop underground revival at the moment. The band swiftly combines the Softies, Dolly Mixture and occasionally the Raincoats in a way that doesn’t feel like an overt tribute act.”
“These dudes have a vibe that is pretty much glasses/geeky,” one DJ says of CaUSE Co-MOTION!, “though I bet this is just a bashful cover up for ruling a lot.” At WPRB we are more than happy to let Causeco’s geek flag fly. Ever since stumbling upon this band back on 2005, all of their 7″ EPs have found a home on our airwaves. Their next EP is due out on the venerable Slumberland Records label, and we can’t wait.
Speaking of Slumberland, Crystal Stilts’ first full-length will make its society debut on the label as well. We just got one of their records in the station, and we’re digging its heavy Flying Nun vibe. Pitchfork has been all over this band lately, so check them out before….
Just what can we say about Home Blitz that won’t sound like a massive load of incestuous ass-kissing? HB’er Dan DiMaggio does host a mighty fine show here on WPRB, after all. But if it weren’t for the band’s “scuzz-tinged homilies“, we wouldn’t have been hooked in the first place. Anyway, we’ve got three words for Home Blitz: Pride of Princeton.
Philadelphia’s FNU Ronnies kick things off. So says the review on their Meat 7″, “Another blistery slab of punk rock from [this band]… Screechy, garbled vocals that touch on electronic tweaks. But unlike their noisier/destroyed contemporaries, these for the most part, are actual songs that are juuuuust structured enough for you to sink some teeth into. Eat it up.” Well said.