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Show Radar - Innerout Farewell Show October 6th

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This one is for our friends down south - a show you definitely don’t want to miss! October 6th rings in the end of a tiny era for Innerout. The group is ringing out their noisy four year reign with a show in Charleston this Saturday! With the end in sight, the band has much to celebrate including their most recent 2-track EP, Sandcastles.

Go big or go home, as the kids say.

Joining them for this going away party are locals Cherry Blossom & Se’nam Palmer - big hitters down south. While the three locals are sure to bring a huge draw to this Charleston event, NY locals DRUSE, and Florida natives Gillian Carter stabilize this stack lineup.

With doors for The Purple Buffalo open up at 7:30PM, and if you’re in or around Charleston, South Carolina this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss. Check out the Facebook Event for more info about pricing - we’ve included everyone’s Bandcamp so no excuses not to yell some songs this Saturday night!

Stay tuned for more shows coming up!

Show Radar - In Your Memory Alongside Emery At Voltage Lounge

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Tonight at Voltage Lounge here in the beautiful city of Philadelphia, PA we're on the look out for In Your Memory who have joined Emery on a tour this month hitting up some really rad spots along the east coast.

In Your Memory is celebrating the release of Failure to Launch, their full-length album, produced by Letlive's guitarist, Jeff Sahyoun. Failure to Launch is a paunchy, rock induced collection that is simultaneously easy to listen to while also being really addictive. "Mr. Default" is the third music video off of Failure to Launch to surface, and you can check it out below to get hyped on this really awesome show. 

Rising acts like The Funeral Portrait and Civilian are joining In Your Memory alongside Emery for this kick-ass show tonight. Check out tickets for the show here. If you're liking what you hear tonight, or even in "Mr. Default" be sure to check out IYM's latest release, Failure to Launch, streaming now on Spotify!

Otherwise, check out their social media down below to always stay up to date!

In Your Memory: Website // Facebook

Show Radar - Pregnant and Dead Recipe Tour at Everybody Hits

On July 9th, we're adding a show to our show radar, and you should too!

California band Pregnant, and their partners in crime, Dead Recipe are headed on a US Tour and you know they'll be making a pit stop in Philly! On July 9th, the two bands are taking over Everybody Hits!

Check out the event page here.

You can peep both bandcamps for Pregnant and Dead Recipe right here, just so you have a leg up on the game!

Philadelphia locals Laser Background and Grubby Little Hands will be joining the two touring acts that night as well! So, don't miss this one!

Show Radar - Adventure Lost at Bourbon & Branch

Photography: Richard Sanders

Photography: Richard Sanders

In celebration of their debut, concept album, Going Back to Sleep, Philadelphia natives, Adventure Lost are hosting their album release show, tonight, right here in Philly at Bourbon & Branch!

The highly anticipated album comes from the duo, an exciting and diverse adventure that stands out from the crowd of music it stands beside. As huge fans of Adventure Lost, we're super excited to post the album release show on our Show Radar! 

The album release show hosts Adventure Lost with The Evergreen Drive, Medusa's Disco, and Knightlight. Doors are at 7:30PM. You can purchase tickets right here for $8 or $10 at the door! This is a gig you definitely want to get to, and we'll see ya there.

Adventure Lost: Facebook // Bandcamp // Soundcloud // YouTube

Show Radar - Burned Out Still Glowing At The Barbary

This weekend “South Jersadelphia” band Burned Out Still Growing will be playing at The Barbary, opening up for Endless Taile.

While “South Jersadelphia” seems like a ridiculous, made up location, the band states that “it truly explains where the inspiration behind their music comes from” as they mix “smart guitar-driven indie rock and smart songwriting” to create a sound that sets them apart from the rest.

This show also features blues/groove/rock trio Endless Taile, touring “Rock 'N' Roll” band from Nashville, TN Sound & Shape, and the Philadelphia-based political power pop group I Am Not The Universe. Basically, an eclectic mix of bar faring genres that’ll get you moving as you down one or ten drinks to wrap up the weekend.

The show takes place Sunday, May 21, 2017 at The Barbary, located in the FIshtown section of Philadelphia. The cost of entry is $8 advance(which can be purchased online here) or $10 at the door. Doors at 7:00, show starts at 7:25. Check it out if you’re in you’re in the area and hungry for some solid live music this weekend!

Burned Out Still Glowing: Facebook

Show Radar - Live & Local: 2007 Cover Show

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On our radar for tonight is Coda's Live & Local 2007 Cover Show

The venue has been creating Live & Local shows for the past few months, cheap week day shows featuring Philadelphia locals, all for $5?! It's a Monday night you don't want to miss. We'll be there tonight, working doors and enjoying sounds of 2007.

Who doesn't want to go back to their pubescent stages of embarrassment via music?

Tonight on stage you have bands and artists including flora., DILF$, Ingdorf, and Paper Machines covering albums like Infinity On High, Riot, and In Defense of the Genre. (That's Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and Say Anything if you're not following along.)

Check out the FB Event above, and give a listen to all of these bomb locals. This is a gig you don't want to miss!

Me Like Bees - Baltimore, Maryland

Photography: Mac Schibel -  Triip Up Media

Photography: Mac Schibel - Triip Up Media

On July 12th, my photographer Mac Schibel, my Mom, and myself drove down to Baltimore, Maryland. 

We had two missions: see really cool animals at the aquarium, and catch Me Like Bees - on tour with Never Shout Never and Hundred Handed. I've been following Me Like Bees for almost a year now, writing for them including press and album articles. Simply put - a band that has become a staple in my current music rotation, "Pneumonia" being one of the most important songs I've ever heard to date. Of course, The Hook covered Me Like Bee's most recent EP release, There Will Be Time - which is an awesome addition to their already beaming discography. 

But, right now we're focusing on July 12th - more specifically the Ottobar.

Me Like Bees joined Hundred Handed and Never Shout Never on their June/July tour! The tour began on June 18th, and finished up on July 21st. The July 12th show was a special one, with Ottobar only having the ability to hold maybe 100-150 guests, the show was destined to be a tiny one. We were all excited. Small shows give the special opportunity for bands to sincerely connect with fans - and Me Like Bees made sure to take that opportunity whole-heartedly. 

As the opening act, the crowd was unbelievably small. However, lead singer Luke Sheafer (Guitarist, Vocalist) as well as Peter Burton (Guitarist), Tim Cote (Backup Vocalist, Drummer), and Nick Bynum (Backup Vocalist, Bassist) made it a point to make everyone feel at home.

Photography: Mac Schibel - Triip Up Media

Photography: Mac Schibel - Triip Up Media

With most tracks coming off of There Will Be Time, Me Like Bees played tunes like "Tundraland," which kept the crowd engaged. The guys were great with the audience, mostly young girls who were maybe a bit rambunctious and rowdy, but starstruck and happy to be there in the intimate show space!

With a 45-minute set time, Me Like Bees performed better than I could've imagined! Their energy was amazingly high, they sounded fantastic - even better than through the speakers in my computer. Their music - catchy, upbeat, to be honest my Mom was super impressed with you guys.

Overall, I'm so excited I was able to catch Me Like Bees and Hundred Handed. Of course, Never Shout Never was also on this bill, but his part of the shows was so disturbingly dissapointing, I'm just glad that I had Me Like Bees and Hundred Handed to create a really awesome atmosphere for listeners - a bunch of dudes who took this small show very seriously, and it definitely paid off!

Me Like Bees: Website // Facebook // Twitter

The Aquarian Weekly Presents Start At The End - NYC

The Aquarian Weekly (NJ's original Alt-Weekly) has launched their really awesome sound series called Start At The End. Their first show was on March 30th, located at Paul Colby's The Bitter End in New York City. It included four NJ local bands - Owl Kill, Halogens, Gin War, and Hiding Out. Something I definitely wasn't going to miss.

The Bitter End is a small bar located in Greenwich Village, NYC - right on Bleecker street. The building is unsuspicious on the outside, and people gathered out front for cigarettes. The Bitter End, though, when entered is a cool, dark, sublime space with sitting areas and a bar top - as well as a stage. The walls are covered in signed pictures and posters, everything is red and moody: a perfect setting for the show we were about to watch.

I had been invited because of Hiding Out - a local NJ band that I've been following for a few months now. The show was going to be one of their first, in anticipation for their recently released EP, Vena Cava. However, I was already a huge fan of Gin War - and although I wasn't in the know about Owl Kill or Halogens, I knew that they would be hard hitters if they were on this line-up as well. 

To open up the show, Owl Kill was up first. I would later on meet lead singer Pat as he was going around giving out copies of their first EP, Self Management. (which I'm stoked I got a copy of.) Owl Kill was an incredible opening act - the perfect band to get the room ready for music. They had a vibrant energy that asked for crowd participation - not to mention their music was rad. Upbeat instrumentals, powerful vocals, and lyrics to die for, I was heavily impressed by Owl Kill's performance and stage presence.

Next up was a group called Halogens - a really chill and cool bunch of guys that jam pretty hard. They reminded me of bands like The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms - but they definitely had their own unique sound that made them fun to listen to and watch. Although their sound is a lot more mellow and vibe then the previous set, they were a great band to watch on stage with an upbeat and charismatic presence which kept the audience at ease.

After Halogens, Gin War took over the stage. The Bitter End was starting to collect more people now, and the room was hot and loud - but, I love live shows because I feel so alive in those moments. Gin War played a bunch of songs off of their newest EP, Half Of A Good Plan. As always, they were amazing. I love Gin War because they have such a unique sound - something they describe as beachy & dark - and maybe I connect with that because of where I live, but I think that Gin War is a band you definitely should be looking up. 

Let's be real, though. You should be looking up all of these bands.

Last, but certainly not least, Hiding Out took the stage as the final band. Their presence immediately shifted the room into excitement - this being one of a handful of times they've had the chance to play with one another on stage as Hiding Out, as well as celebrating Vena Cava! The group definitely did not disappoint. Their stage presence felt important and invigorating. It was pretty late by this point, but everything and everyone felt so alive - an attribute I love about Hiding Out's music. 

The show, overall, was a great kick off to an exciting idea for The Aquarian Weekly, as well as a stellar performance by all participating bands. Readers should be checking out these NJ locals - because they're making new music, and playing shows all the time!

For more information on the bands mentioned, check out their social media below!

Owl Kill: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
Halogens: Bandcamp
Gin War: Facebook // Bandcamp
Hiding Out: Twitter // Facebook // Youtube // Instagram