The War On Drugs

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The War On Drugs

Alex Bleeker and The Freaks, Arc in Round

Sun, December 30, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


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The War On Drugs - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
The War On Drugs
$1 from every ticket will be donated to MANNA:

Also please bring a can of food to donate!

"When the band's wide-screened psychedelic flourishes are fused with Granduciel's well-worn Dylan- and Petty-isms, songs like ‘Brothers' and ‘It's Your Destiny' wondrously conjure nothing so much as the Traveling Wilburys recording for mid-1980s 4AD."-- Stuart Berman, Pitchfork [Best New Music]

"These Philly rockers conjure an ambling drone that conceals real pop hooks and allows classic-rock colors to seep through. Main man Adam Granduciel gets plenty of Dylan comparisons, but Slave Ambient feels like a more back-alley Byrds filtered through a gauzier Spacemen 3 lens." -- [The Best Albums of 2011 ... So Far]
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks
"Alex Bleeker and the Freaks is a loving collection of classic rock and roll tunes. Over Budweiser's in the Maxwell's dining room before the show Bleeker mentioned he wants his band to sound like Neil Young and Crazy Horse. You can definitely feel that desire coming though on the record and in live settings. The music has a rough edge to it, a kind of electric haze that makes pretty sounds feel more desperate." - Microphone Memory Emotion
Arc in Round - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Arc in Round
Arc in Round's self-titled debut LP, rejects a sensibility garnered from endless hours of studio tracking and hypnotic experimentation. The album is a re-invention of in uence, ranging from melodic gems (think Stereolab meets Broadcast) to epic prog jams, tied securely yet ever so loosely together by haunting male and female vocals. The LP brims with layered dissonance and experimentation à la Disco Inferno & This Heat being driven by the Motorik Kraut rhythms of Neu and Can. This is carefully crafted dark pop – taut yet spacey, noisy yet melodic; it's a smart experiment in sonic evolution. There is a sweet contradiction in the intricate metamorphosis of sound and song; each track feeding from one another until the sum of its parts breaks free.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125