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Tin Horses

Explore the Rambling Americana of Tin Horses at KFN Nov. 11

Everybody knows Kiel Everett can rock the big stage playing bass for local hot shots Purling Hiss, but on his own time, he leads the band Tin Horses, who will be sharing a stage with Promise Land Sound and Zachary Cale tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. In Tin Horses, Everett takes a slightly different approach to the vintage rock ‘n’ roll sound. There is still a healthy reverence for ’70s titans like Clapton and Neil Young, who gave the guitar an immortal voice, but when Everett takes up a classic six-string and principal creative authority, his music takes a distinctly twangy shape that differentiates it from Purling Hiss and other contemporary psychedelia-infused acts. The group borrows a larger portion of its sound from acts like The Eagles and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and refracts it in a similar way to more recent torchbearers like Wilco, choosing to explore rambling Americana qualities. As is to be expected of any band rooted in ’70s rock, there are frequent movements into guitar-focused interludes, but the solos tend to be more expressive and poignant than they are shreddy or virtuosic. As an added incentive to attend this evening, Tin Horses will undoubtedly be showing off its new repertoire of songs from their latest release Mental Flowers. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Q.D. Tran) - Bryce Woodcock


Weekend Warrior, July 31 - August 2

Once again, NoLibs’s 2nd Street will be mobbed this Sunday for Philly’s annual 2nd Street Festival, the city’s biggest block party. There will be two stages of live music, featuring local talent such as The Extraordinaires, Dogs on Acid, LOUDS, Tutlie, Tin Horses, Satellite Hearts, and many others. (Check out the schedule of performances HERE!) The streets will also be filled with food stands/carts, beer gardens, art, workshops, and craft vendors. Start working on that excuse for why you’ll be late or won’t be able to make it in on Monday! 2nd Street Festival, N. 2nd St. (between Germantown & Green Sts.), 12pm-10pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

Other places to party down this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI St. James and The Apostles (Five Year Anniversary), Mark Lanky & his band, Sad Actor, SAT Grubby Little Hands, The Orange Drop, Man Illuminated, Murmuration
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Roof Doctor
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Momma Hankston, The Plums/Fenris/DJ Sean Hearn, SAT Humanshapes, Address/Grimace Federation (Record Release), Beard o Bees, Colma, Crouse, SUN Salems Outlaws/Whaler (Cassette Release)
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Sheer Mag
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Dean Ween Group
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI WIDE: DJ Coolout, Yolo Ono, SAT (Black Box) Satellite Hearts
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) This is Infinity, SAT Lainey Quinn, 10 Cent Days, Spoken Life, SUN (Balcony) Behind Deadlines, Girl From English
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Box of Rain, Pure Jerry
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Upstairs) Katelyn Jae
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Stammer (CD Release), Mock Suns, Blood Sound, SAT (4:30pm) Final Showcase, Upstream Color, The Phosphenes, Everything I Lack/(9pm) Thorazine, The Workhorse III, SUN Del Sur
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Lets Get Furious at Cancer (Benefit Show) Kingsnake, Hellblock 6, Cheerbleeders SAT August John Lutz II
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Adalie, Skyline the City, SAT Rosali
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Pool of Thorns, The Unwarranted, The Droogettes, SAT The Escape (CD Release), Night Trip, Nobody Yet
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Vikter Duplaix, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Starkey, Dev70, Noah Breakfast
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) Sat Will Paynter
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Kate Says, Knightlife, Red Letter Life, Jonathan Monument, SAT (12pm) Thought Patterns, Baby Blitz/(8pm) Bill Bradford, Atomic Sky
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Dark Lo, DJ Geez
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Thief, Steal Me A Peach, Hopscotch Jefferson, SAT Undergun, RFA
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Thanks2U, Last Full Measure, Our Fair City, SAT Keely Sibilia, Nicky P, Adam Travis & The Soul
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James, SUN (2pm) DJ Jugo w/percussionist Josh Robinson /(9:30pm) DJ Royale
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) Illvibe Collective, Rich Medina, SAT DJ Francisco Collazo
XO Lounge (1439 South Street) SAT My Dog Bill
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Spent Flesh, Kids
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT King Azaz, Crime Hands, Girl Dog, Matt Holden
Berks 14A (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Aphra, IIl Faut
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Lost Ships, Sadhana, Dmnq Lndn
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Three Man Cannon, Krispy Kareem
Cha-Cha’razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI NAH, Soul Glo, Grower
Kat Frat (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Anomie, Littler
Venue Boy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Seismic Thrust (Tape Release), Pill Friends

New Album: "Love of Loneliness/ Sickness Blues" - Tin Horses

Tin Horses recently released a limited edition Lathe Cut 7” Love of Loneliness/Sickness Blues via Third Uncle Records. “Love of Loneliness” takes on a casual steady rocking; while “Sickness Blues” starts on a similar path adding a brooding bluesy edge. Stream it below.


The Bailey Hounds Record Release Show w/Tin Horses & Ruby The Hatchet at JB’s July 13

Johnny Brenda’s hosts the record release show of the haunting folk-blues outfit The Bailey Hounds for their latest EP All the Blood in the World. Ryan Petrillo’s troubled stirring vocals can send a chill up your spine even in the dead heat of summer. With the trademark alt-country twang and songs that have a confessional grit, The Bailey Hounds take a cue from age-old folk storytelling and infuse a drafty lurking-ghost-around-every-corner feel. Tin Horses will also be performing tonight at JB’s. Led by Kiel Everett, the bassist for Purling Hiss, the band brings a dingy grunge-inspired take on Americana adorned blues. There’s a worn and weathered aesthetic to Tin Horses with a purposely unfiltered, dirt-under-the-nails approach to songwriting. Everett’s straight semi-spoken vocals are met with guitars that take fiery aggressive runs; these runs aren’t of the smooth airy variety. Rather, they serve in an aching and screaming release, laying down a burden. The heavy 70’s rock-inspired, female-fronted Ruby The Hatchet open the evening prepared to bring a no-bones-about-it intensity to the stage.  As heavy bass lines clear the path for raunchy fuzzed-out guitar fires and vocals providing clairvoyant power that is equal to the task. This evening is a fine example that tried and true rock n roll is still alive and kicking. Don’t be late. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band Residency Continues w/Support From Tin Horses & Mikele Edwards at Ortlieb’s June 13

Oh man - it’s dark, and it looks like a hard rain’s gonna fall all day. But for those who refuse to stay trapped in your place, head on over to Ortlieb’s tonight to catch the continuation of Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band’s residency. Forsyth’s new backing band is made up of guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’), drummer Steven Urgo (ex-War on Drugs) and bassist Peter Kerlin, and they provide a wonderful backdrop for his masterful guitar work. This evening, they’ll be bringing along Tin Horses, the bluesy psych rock project from Purling Hiss bassist Kiel Everett that travels along the dusty trail of American music history, and Arc In Round’s Mikele Edwards will be laying down some entrancingly haunting, ambient soundscapes. The combination of the supporting acts should be quite fitting for Forsyth’s self-described “cosmic Americana” tunes. Take shelter with them from the storm - it’ll be a great way to ride it out! Ortlieb’s Lounge, 847 N. 3rd St., 9pm, $6, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman 


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