Split/Red

Split/Red is an art punk band from Philadelphia:

Stephen Buono(guitar),
Nebadon Adams(vocals),
Matt Engle(bass),
TC Owens(guitar),
and
Ricardo Lagomasino(drums)

Serious Heft, their latest brain child, had just been released on New Atlantis Records. The video was captured during the record release show at Johnny Brenda’s.
The five-piece ensemble combines the attitude of the Stooges with Minutemen-style hooks that get stuck in your head.
The band equally embraces heavy riffs, up-beat grooves and twin guitar skronk that goes off the rails into a shred maelstrom.
Moreover, the quintet is a collective of Philly’s experimental and rock scenes, featuring members of Many Arms, Shot x Shot, and Make A Rising.

Blowdryer and The [Very] Bad Doctors had opened the set for Split/Red:

Bop Kabbalah at The Little Shul

Ty Citerman’s band, Bop Kabbalah, released their debut CD at The Little Shul in South Philadelphia, PA.

Guitarist and bandleader Ty Citterman says of the group:

"The quartet is my newest project, and it’s my take on Jewish themed composition meets improvisation. The band plays far-reaching, kinetic, lyri­cal music that takes some of the language of klezmer,modal nigu­nim, jazz, rock and 21st cen­tury con­cert music…and then twists and recon­tex­tu­al­izes it. It’s not really what you’d hear in most synagogues or at most weddings, but of course, those aren’t the only places to hear Jew­ish music!
The group does how­ever draw on my Jew­ish life and my years of expe­ri­ence play­ing sec­u­lar and reli­gious music."

Bop Kabbalah is:
Ty Citerman, guitar
Adam D Gold, drums
Douglas Yates filling in for Ken Thom­son, bass clarinet
Ben Holmes, trum­pet

The Moon = Adam Caine + Federico Ughi

The Moon is an experimental duo from Brooklyn New York, featuring Adam Caine on electric guitar and Federico Ughi on drums.

All The Moon compositions are improvised with no pre-written lines, sections or forms, but the duo treats each of the songs as spontaneous compositions.

The duo cultivates a uniquely personal mixture of the improvisational fearlessness of jazz, the bombastic energy of rock, and the sonic exploration of 20th century classical and electronic music.

These live performances have a strong, large-scale formal structure from beginning to end. It’s a complete listening experience, an improvised symphony. The idea has been to create music that is interesting at any given moment, but is constantly developing as if it has a structural life all its own….

Les Rhinocéros

played a set of their music at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA.

Les Rhinocéros at Johnny Brenda’s

Les Rhinocéros is known for bending the rules with their music. Their pieces often contain elements of Rock, World Music, Noise, Ambient and Jazz.

Toshimaru Nakamura + Many Arms = Many Many Arms?

Toshimaru Nakamura and Many Arms play at AUX Performance Space in Philly

Toshimaru Nakamura performed with Many Arms at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Many Arms is:
Nick Millevoi, Guitar
John DeBlase, Electric Bass
and
Ricardo Lagomasino, Drums

Nakamura is known for his no-input mixing board instrument while Many Arms’ music is characterized as a loud and aggressive blend of punk and free jazz.

The cover picture was selected by the FWA as Photo of the day, February 3rd 2015:

http://www.fwaphoto.com/#/2015-02-03/

The Definition of Eargasm: Mono

Mono is a Japanese instrumental Rock quartet formed in 1999. Their current lineup includes:

Takaakira Goto – lead guitar
Yoda – rhythm guitar
Tamaki Kunishi – bass guitar, guitar, piano, glockenspiel
Yasunori Takada – drum kit, synthesizer, glockenspiel

The photos were taken in Daniel Street Club in Milford, CT last Saturday where the band played songs from their latest release  “Hymn To The Immortal Wind”

The following are the videos taken during the performance: