You guys! PRB staffers took an awesome trip down to Philadelphia to see Purity Ring and Young Magic, and to visit our new friends down at WKDU.
If you haven’t heard WKDU, you are missing out. They’re an awesome station based out of Drexel University in Philadelphia. We swung by to meet them and check out their amazing space.
Some WKDU Highlights
For reals though, WKDU’s ceiling is the site of all-out plastic soldier warfare and it is unreal.
We had dinner at Llama’s Tooth– 1033 Spring Garden. I swear I am not making this up.
And then PURITY RING at Union Transfer.
It’s a really great venue with open ceiling and solid acoustics, and we got really great sound because we were in the front.
Young Magic came on at around nine. They were emotional–slightly depressing–but people were pretty into it and they had an interesting trip-hop mixed with dub step situation going on.
And Purity Ring was really great. The set was short and sweet with all the necessaries– Fireshrines, Ungirthed and Lofticries (People freaked out for Lofticries. It was the best.) They also had some great remixes and a surprising and fun Solja Boy cover.
The light show was entertaining too. They had these fibrous cocoon lamps (and or slash dinosaur eggs, spider larvae–we were pretty split on this one) dangling over the stage lighting up in time with the music. Also, they were playing this onion lamp drum kit thing. The lamps lit up every time he hit them and it meshed really well with the electronic sound.
The point is: we had a really great evening. Giant shout out to the trustees for supporting board development through the Jeff A Meyers fund, to Julia Factorial for getting us in touch with KDU and to Jake, Caroline and Matt for being so friendly. You make PRB great.