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Purling Hiss

New Purling Hiss EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

"Summer meanz guitarz!" With Purling Hiss's latest EP Interstellar Blue, a gravitational pull of heavy is balanced by an ethereal drift. Its languid, mind-warping, guitar grooves have arrived just in time for the dog days of summer - a sublime complement to a frosty beverage and a fat spliff. You can grab your very own copy via Drag City Records. Purling Hiss are also all set to kick off their run of July shows this evening at PhilaMOCA, supported by The Writhing Squares and Long Hots.

New Track: "Useful Information" - Purling Hiss

Interstellar Blue, the forthcoming EP from Purling Hiss, is set to arrive on July 9 via Drag City. Mike Polizze and friends recently shared its lead single, “Useful Information,” an even-keeled, psych-blues sojourn. The track takes you on a languid, muggy stroll in the summer sun, as a bit of guitar-fueled heat blares down upon you. Purling Hiss will be performing next in Philly on Thursday, July 11, with support from Writhing Squares and Long Hots.

Weekend Warrior, July 20 - 22

Enveloped in a heavy-psych haze, Purling Hiss shreds in a primal, untamed fury. With jarring blazes of guitar-anchored glory, the band navigates through simmering and smoking hot sonic pockets. Relentless rhythms pace the ship, as it veers into unknown yet intriguing territories. Tomorrow night at Johnny Brenda’s, they’ll be headlining a locals-only bill, reinforced by the raw, grunge, syncopated stampede of Fight Amp-Legendary Divorce offshoot, Low Dose, who will be performing live for the first time. The fuzz-rattling post-punk of Plot will help to lay the groundwork for the evening's festivities. – Michael Colavita

More of the haps this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N Frankford Ave.) FRI Pilkington, SAT Purling Hiss, Low Dose, Plot, SUN Scantron

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Andrew Victor

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Blubird, Americanadian, Sterling Duns & Aqeel Aadam and Friends, Well Room, SAT Laser Background, Mavis the Dog, Luxe

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Ken, The Improbables/DJ Deejay, SAT Crazy Bull, Mota/DJ PHSH, SUN Botis, Decap Attak

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Masie Blu, Ty Lemar, Lenora Elaine

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Mr. Brightside: Fame Lust

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Dark Waters End, World Below, SAT Legion 76, Duffy’s Cut, The Bad Ups, SUN Big Handsome, The Band Ariel

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI John Vettese/Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Siravo, Skyline the City, Famous & Fallen, SAT Chris Day (Album Release), Super Bonanza

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Uncle Dan, Party Muscles, Sleep Tactics, SAT Moonwalker, SUN Julia Rainer, Eliza Edens

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Teenage Bigfoot, Yeenar, SAT Frost Giant, Bone Hive

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Peace & the City Grease, Dominy, Too Many Talk Shows, SAT Water Temple, Joshua Chase Miller

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT David Cope, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Punk Hands, Sara Henya, Reverend TJ McGlinchey

Tara Hernon

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Manikineter, Felipe Pupo, SAT Disoriental, Pink Angels, Scars Like These, Decontrol

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Judex, The KMX Band, Big Stall, SAT Misfit Holiday

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet

Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms, SUN Civil Youth, Heavensake

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Delmont, Stealing from Thieves, SAT Pravda, Canyon, Bohemian Mule

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Conversations

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Chino, SUN Little Bear

LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SAT  Manikineter, Bumsweat 

The Mothership (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT Great Weights, The Invasive Species

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Nancy Strong


New Dirty Pillows ACLU Benefit Compilation (Vol. 1) Available for Streaming & Purchase

Philly/Minneapolis-based indie label Dirty Pillows just announced that it will be dropping a series of 7" records that will benefit the ACLU. The releases will be split between each of the cities, with proceeds going to their local chapters. Volume 1 features previously unreleased tracks from Purling Hiss ("Sit Down"), Harsh Vibes ("Laser Floyd"), and Dulls ("Find You"), as well as a remix from Sad13 and contributions from LOUDS and many other talented artists. You can stream the compilation in its entirety below, and feel free to purchase multiple copies via a variety of formats. Donate what you can for a good cause!

Weekend Warrior, April 21 - 23

Rowdy, restless, riff-charged Dark Web tied us in with their self-titled album (The Deli Philly’s April Record of the Month). This Saturday, their nonstop sewer punk sounds serve as the primer for a Record Store Day lineup at Repo Records that doesn’t quit. The stampeding, snarling, punk anthems of Posers enter the fray, while a fire-breathing, raw-rock fury explodes from the down and dirty exploits of Residuels. The murky, mystic, synth-laced, darkwave of Remote Control will dial you in, and sticky, psych grooves and sweltering exploratory guitar runs set off the closing solo set from Purling Hiss

As the day dwindles down, Eris Temple Arts will host the release show for chamber-folk ensemble On the Water’s new EP Superposition. Whether dashing forward in exuberant rock or swaying in reflective melodies, Dominic resonates. Potentially showcasing material from their forthcoming album Burn Bridges, Burn Pies, the Mad-Hattered, quirky concoctions of OhBree is on the slate, as are the adventurous-eclectic instrumentation merged with captivating songwriting of Dear Rabbit. The duo of Baby & Shylow, which features Aleks Martray (Grandchildren), kicks off the proceedings. - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy your weekend…
Repo Records (538 South St.) SAT Record Store Day: Purling Hiss (Solo), Remote Control, Residuels, Posers, Dark Web
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT On the Water (Record Release), Dominic, OhBree, Dear Rabbit, Bay Shylow
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Philly Loves Prince
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Archawah, SAT No Good Sister (Record Release), Andrea Nardello
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mr. Falcon, SarahCuda, SAT Monie & Meeks, Rye-Li/Behind Deadlines/Fame Lust, SUN Knightlife, Future Dinosaurs, In Different Sounds/Congenital Death
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI PRINCE: The Man and His Music: Oolala, David Fantasy & Adult Content, Monopop, Genesis Z & The Black Mambas, Mars Parker, The Ardvark Felon, Amari Rebel, Vessna Scheff
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Federation Sound
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Krieg, Crypt Sermon
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Ron Gallo, SUN (Upstairs) Hurricane Hoss
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Rasan Allbritton, SAT Teef , David Lyve, Chalk & The Beige Americans
MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jim Stephens' Full Tilt Boogie Band, SAT Rockers Galore (Release Show), Joe Jordan Experiment
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Vita & The Woolf, Deadfellow, SAT Jake Bernard, John Gilbride, SUN The Morelings, Sun Hat
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Rootology, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Raw Honey, Ali Wadsworth, Carolyn Thorn, Cicada Jade, Morgan Pinkstone, Dwight Remmington, Eve Sheldon, Sara B Simpson, Lauren Scott, Valentina & Sunshine Superman, Sweetbriar Rose, Emily Mineo, SAT Kenty Love
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Elephant Odyssey, Mata Hari, SAT The Sly Foxes, Montoj, Somethin' Divine
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Pet Cheetah, Bazmati Vice, The Bad Larrys
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN NAH, Madam Data
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Palberta, Drums Like Machine Guns
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI The Last Barbarians, Janelle, Lightninging/Worst Ones, SAT Manbeast, Disappearances
The Maas Building (1325 N. Randolph St.) FRI Dirty Dollhouse (Record Release), Former Belle, Caroline Reese
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Heavy Harold, Dwight Remington, Julia Rainer, Shadow Band, Jacob In The Floorboards, Joy Riding, Wax Wav, Dark Web, The Whips
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bahdeavn

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