Split/Red is an art punk band from Philadelphia:
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:
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
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….
played a set of their music at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA.
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 performed with Many Arms at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
Many Arms is:
Nick Millevoi, Guitar
John DeBlase, Electric Bass
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:
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: