And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

R5 Presents

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

The Coathangers, Residuels

Sun, November 18, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$14.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

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And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead were formed in late 1994 by singers/guitarists/drummers Jason Reece and Conrad Keely, longtime friends who originally met in Hawaii before settling in the perennial indie hotbed of Olympia, WA, where Reece drummed for the notorious Mukilteo Fairies. After relocating together to Austin, TX, the duo began playing shows as "You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead," eventually adding both the conjunction and the ellipsis to the band's name. The pair also recruited guitarist Kevin Allen and bassist/sampler Neil Busch, thus transforming the group from an indie two-piece into an arty quartet. After issuing a live cassette on the local Golden Hour label, AYWKUBTTOD -- already legendary in indie circles for their anarchic concert sets -- released their self-titled full-length debut on Trance Syndicate in early 1998. Following the label's collapse, the band moved to Merge's roster and issued Madonna in the fall of 1999.

After signing yet another record deal with Interscope, they issued the formidable Source Tags & Codes in 2002, followed by The Secret of Elena's Tomb EP in 2003. Worlds Apart, a prog rock-inspired epic, arrived early in 2005. Despite widespread acclaim for the album, its sales were disappointing, leading Keely to consider disbanding the group. However, he and the rest of AYWKUBTTOD found inspiration in their frustration and bounced back with So Divided -- initially conceived as an EP, but gradually expanded into a full-length effort -- in late 2006. Their subsequent departure from Interscope Records convinced the musicians to launch their own label, Richter Scale Records, in partnership with the Texas-based Justice Records. Free of the constraints of conventional label deals, the band then brewed up a batch of contemporary prog anthems and released an EP, 2008's Festival Thyme, to ramp up support for a full-length album. The Century of Self followed in early 2009. AYWKUBTTOD then scaled down their lineup, choosing to record their next album as a four-piece instead of a sprawling sextet. The result, Tao of the Dead, also doubled as one of the most band's most conceptual works to date, with a 16-song set list divided into two lengthy tracks, each of which was performed in a specific musical key.
The Coathangers - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Coathangers
Tested troublemakers of lechery and sass from Atlanta. This all girl band exudes the politically motivated vulgarity and riot grrrl energy of prior decades, allowing them to fit perfectly in a genre with Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna and Bratmobile’s Allison Wolfe. The band imitates the gritty, shrieking vocals of Mika Miko at times but is fluidly able to switch to cute, ‘50s-era pop in ‘for their “quieter” songs. The Coathangers are barely comparable to any modern groups - they could have much more easily performed on stage with Delta 5, The Slits, and The Raincoats than today’s underground artists, and it is easy to imagine their name and photograph plastered within the pages of 90’s zines, exuding radical change and DIY cassette tapes.
Residuels - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125