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Two weeks ago, we invited local Philly band DRGN King to come play at Girard Hall after their show at Kung Fu Necktie. The plan was to have them play acoustically and to have a few people over to watch the performance. Well, things didn’t go exactly as planned and for the better. The acoustic set turned into a full on electric set and the few people turned into many people. So basically it was a mini-show.
The police were lurking outside since it was midnight on a Thursday and DRGN King were playing pretty loudly. They only had time for two songs. One of which was “Holy Ghost”, a song apparently about looking like Jesus. Enjoy.
We met up with the guys from Avery Rosewater in February to do a few songs in a kitchen in South Philadelphia. The first one was “Wright,” which they have apparently changed the name of since then, and the second being “Havana”. Enjoy.
When we met up with Laura Stevenson one Fright night last month, she was pretty exhausted. It wasn’t from touring because her tour technically hadn’t started yet. It was her first night of tour. However, she had stayed up pretty much all night the night before finishing up her thesis for grad school and finished it that morning. A pretty impressive feat considering she had a new record Wheel coming out the following week.
Despite being tired, Laura was excited for tour and all that was ahead of her. She even found time after soundcheck and before the show to hang out with us. We didn’t have much of a choice of the setting due to time, so we retreated into the tiny not-so green room in the basement of Milkboy Philly where she performed “The Hole” for us. It was pretty noisey due to the Friday night crowd in the bar above, but she still sounded great. Enjoy.
Banned Books “Looking for America” - Philadelphia, PA
We met Banned Books at their place in South Philly the day they were going to play Pi Lam’s Human BBQ. Their housemate served us some Insomnia cookies from the night prior when we arrived, and a bond was instantly formed.
We made our way to their basement, which also serves as their practice space, and filmed two songs. The first was “Looking for America.” Enjoy.
As I pulled up to Johnny Brenda’s load in area, I parked my car and waited for the three dudes of Water Liars to come out. They eventually hopped in, kindly introduced themselves in a slight Missippi draw, and we were off. They didn’t know where we were driving to, but they were down and ready for whatever came next. I joked we were driving to Florida, to which they responded “Shit, just when the weather is starting to get nice here in Philadelphia you pick now to drive to Florida.”
We pulled up to 6th and Girard and piled out of the vehicle. We made our way across the street and up the stairs of the rickety, old building of Girard Hall. As we turned the corner of the stairs we were exposed to the vast and decrepit warehouse style feel of the main room. The two gentleman picked a spot out to perform, one perched on a stool and the other standing with a guitar strapped across his chest, and started into their song “Linens.” They played another track after this, a cover, which we’ll be releasing further down the line. Enjoy.