Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, September 1st at 8:00 pm ET as Jon Solomon welcomes Chicago rock trio The Poison Arrows into the studios for an exclusive live session.
The band, made up of former members of Don Caballero, Atombombpocketknife and 41 Rivers, will be playing songs from their dense and outstanding new album for File-13 called “Newfound Resolutions.”
A free mp3 off said record, “Interpretive Hunter,” can be found here.
Watch Poison Arrows cream their song “Total Beverage” during the group’s recent appearance in Atlanta:
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, August 25th at 8:00 pm ET as Jon Solomon interviews author Tony Rettman about his new book “Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-85.”
This oral history of Michigan punk rock focuses on forgotten and overlooked bands like The Fix, Necros, Blight, Negative Approach, The Meatmen and other bands who, in the words of Tesco Vee, left a “skid mark on the underpants of punk.”
Rettman and Solomon will also intersplice rare recordings from many of these acts during their discussion.
While you’re waiting for this program to broadcast, watch two public access TV videos from the show “Why Be Something That You’re Not” featuring Negative Approach. Crazy.
Photo credit: Sam Levine
Join Her Jazz with Maria T for an in-studio performance by Philadelphia’s Party Photographers on Monday 8/23 at 9:00 PM ET sharp!
We’re big fans of their reverb-laden pop around here, and their sound hasn’t gone unnoticed in Philly either.
Here’s what the Philadelphia City Paper’s John Vettese had to say about a recent performance:
“So it’s what, only two songs in and somebody at stage left throws something at Party Photographers singer Elizabeth Rogers. She takes no guff – tosses it right back, doesn’t let it distract her from delivering on her band’s fuzzed-out pop bliss tones. Except, as we’ll see, there’s more to them than this…but dude is relentless. He continues antagonizing, and she hits a breaking point. From the center of the crowd, we watch Rogers dumping the remains of a Natty Boh on the provocateur, and he relents. And it’s back to the music. Right the fuck on.
Party Photogs get drawn into Jesus and Mary Raveonettes parallels for their speedy rhythms and reverb’d take on proto-rock n roll. And sure, the influence is undeniable. So what? It sounds phenomenal bouncing off the cement walls of Kensington DIY space The Ox. And it made the moments where they slowed it down into a tense simmer all the more striking, breathtaking. Rogers and her three bandmates… can slam you into a fierce dancing frenzy with their fastest songs. But their introverted moments have such a grip, you won’t make a peep, lest you get in a fight with the band. And you don’t want that.”
Enjoy an archived version of Monday’s in-studio performance!