Johnny Brenda's Presents
Ruby The Hatchet
Heavy Temple, Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells, Riff Mtn DJs
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Ruby The Hatchet
Philadelphia psych rock quintet RUBY THE HATCHET will release its new album, Planetary Space Child, on August 25 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded in an 1800's era estate deep in the Pennsylvania woods with engineers Joe Boldizar (Retro City Studios), Zach Goldstein (Kawari Sound), and the band's own Sean Hur, the record is the product of several weeks of self-imposed isolation. Planetary Space Child showcases seven richly layered songs that unite heavy, doomy psychedelia with acid rock, proto-prog and melodic, hypnotic songcraft.
Taking advantage of the century-plus-old manor’s natural acoustics, inherent eeriness and custom-built control room, Planetary Space Child sees RUBY THE HATCHET elevate its sound to hallucinogenic new heights. Boasting a bouncy creepiness, weighty sonic palette and dark, lush layers of experimentation, the album's bulk forges a hypnotic, head-nodding nirvana while electric vocalist Jillian Taylor spins haunting tales of dreams and death; her voice layered in hazy smoke that infuses the sound of the band with an otherworldly element.
Planetary Space Child is the follow-up to RUBY THE HATCHET’s critically lauded sophomore LP, Valley of the Snake (Tee Pee Records, 2015), hailed by Verbicide as “a commanding display of hard rock.” Of their last LP, The Obelisk mused “If ‘right now’ has a sound somewhere within heavy or heavy psychedelic rock, it probably isn’t far off from what Philadelphia’s RUBY THE HATCHET conjure.” With Planetary Space Child, RUBY THE HATCHET has defined itself as more than current, toeing the line between past and present while pushing towards the outer reaches of its unique psych rock universe. Moving forward without compromise, it’s clear that RUBY THE HATCHET aren’t just staying present or looking ahead; they’re simply breaking away.
Heavy Temple are three sisters of the sonic cloth who want to take you on a trip. “We came here to do three things,” says High Priestess Nighthawk, “Rock ’n Roll is one of them.”
Catch the band at the non stop desert party that is Psycho Las Vegas in August, and Shadow Woods Metal Fest in the wilds of Maryland in September.
Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells
Forming in 2010 The Meddlesome Bells are an evolving heavy psych rock outfit with melodic harmonies.
Rhythmic and slow, a wall of doom, blues, and space-rocking / Haunting and poetic / Bells are a five piece band with three singers / Collaborative songwriting / Performing and writing together for over 7 years / Philadelphia natives
Riff Mtn DJs
Spinning throughout the night!
All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission