Better late than never! Last weekend we were lucky enough to bring some turntables and t-shirts to Art All Night 2010 in Trenton. If you ask me, the event was a massive success. We saw some great art, ate some delicious food, met some awesome people and listened to a boatload of fantastic tunes. I don’t know who took these pictures, but they were on my camera the next morning. Take a look. You know you want in on this next year.
With a pedigree that includes members of Heavenly, Marine Research, Allo Darlin’ and Police Cat, Tender Trap are making a rare trip to the United States in support of their third album “Dansette, Dansette,” which shall be released stateside on Slumberland in June 2010.
A video for the infectious song “Girls With Guns” is below:
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Wednesday, April 28th at 8:00 pm ET as Jon Solomon welcomes legendary New Jersey jokecore band Detention to his show.
Back together for the first time in two decades, Detention’s appearance on WPRB is just their second show since their heyday. The band can be seen live one more time, at The Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ on Saturday, May 1st.
Listen to the band’s bile-coated 1983 single “Dead Rock N Rollers”:
Here’s a brief video preview of Wednesday night’s session:
Arcuragi’s latest album, “I Am Become Joy” was released yesterday and he’ll be playing selections from that fine disc and other surprises.
Here’s video of Adam and his traveling caravan performing “The Belgian” on One Take New York.
Boston/Philly/Providence trio Choo Choo La Rouge stop by WPRB tonight in support of their Kiam record “Black Clouds.”
In addition, Jon will be joined in studio by former WPRB DJ Greg L. from “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”, who will be picking records for the show’s final hour.
Enjoy the very clever video for CCLR’s song “Here Come The Guns”:
Giants of Jazz welcomes De Stijl recording artists Circuit Des Yeux on Friday 6/26 at midnight ET for a live performance.
Fronted by Haley Fohr, Indiana’s Circuit Des Yeux are currently on tour in support of their new album, Symphone, which Volcanic Tongue’s David Keenan calls “a bunch of beautifully fractured tracks.” The album comes from “the same void that birthed Jandek, Jim Shepard, Adris Hoyos et al albeit cut with some almost Diadal-styled avant confusion.” Keenan goes on to write: “Imagine a solo songs LP by Jandek’s Nancy or Lisa Suckdog sung straight to cassette (w/ guitar / piano / keyboards / tape hiss accompaniment) and ‘produced’ by Majora’s ‘in-house’ team and you have the perfect recipe for a classically confusing late-night spin in the tradition of alla the best nada-info American privates.”
WPRB & R5 Productions are thrilled to welcome THE VAN PELT to Kung Fu Necktie (1248 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA) on Sunday, June 21st, for a rare reunion performance that will be taped for broadcast. This show is 21+ and starts at 8:00PM! Also performing are Blacklist and This Frontier Needs Heroes.
Stay tuned to WPRB — we’re giving away tickets! You don’t want to miss this!
WPRB is taping this performance at Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie for broadcast (air date TBA), so we hope you can make it out and be a part of the live audience! It will be quite a night!
The Van Pelt formed in 1995 and subsequently released two albums for the Gern Blandsten label: Stealing From Our Favorite Thieves (1996) and Sultans of Sentiment (1997). These records combined the ferocity of post-hardcore with the experimental textures of Sonic Youth. The Van Pelt occupied a rare space in the New Jersey rock scene and beyond: delicate enough to be pegged with the “emo” tag, but loud and angry enough to hang with the punk rock kids. Back in the day, you’d be hard-pressed to find a moment on WPRB that didn’t include one of their songs; all these years later Chris Leo & co.’s music still deeply resonates with us.
Here’s a sweet video of The Van Pelt performing in 1997 (it’s even shot on real film):
This Swedish trio came to WPRB two weeks ago on their first tour of the United States and they’ll be playing songs from their about-to-be-released domestic debut “Survival Strategies In A Modern World.”
Watch their video for “Security By Design” while you wait for their set to start!:
On Friday 5/8 at 10PM ET, Dr. Cosmo and “Nocturnal Transmissions” welcomes Philly pysch rockers Infinien!
“Atmospheric Philly cinema-rockers iNFiNieN — who blend piano, many-pedaled guitars, sitar, Arabic melodies, complex percussion, and cooing female vocals straight out of a Blonde Redhead album.” (Philadelphia Weekly)
Deena is Deena Shoshkes, the singer-songwriter who fronts the veteran Jersey power-pop group the Cucumbers. The sounds on Somewhere in Blue are a unique blend of new wave rockabilly, country and folk rock, filtered through Deena’s long-time indie pop sensibilities. Songs written with Tennessee-based lyricist David Graham (four of which appear on the CD) led Deena into country music, old and new, and southern rock, and inspired a new voice and direction in Deena’s solo songwriting as well. Recorded in Nashville, with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Josh Rouse) and New Jersey, with The Laughing Boys, Tom Lucas and Ed Iglewski, the recordings bridge the distance between Deena’s roots in New Jersey music (from Hoboken indie pop to the Jersey shore) and alt country Americana. (via NotLame.com)