Starwood, Molly Rhythm, Cousin Brian
2639 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
This event is 21 and over
PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in NYC, was originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they'll tell you they're all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.
Peelander-Z has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, and played with artists such as Buckethead, Electric SIx, Particles, The Vibrators, and Guitar Wolf. Peelander-Z has also been featured on TV programs like VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade, Spike TV's MXC: Most Extreme Challenge, and Anime Network. They also often perform at Anime conventions and festivals all over the US, as well as at Kaiju Big Battel.
S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D: Sociopathic Time Altering Robot Warrior Of Organic Design
Sent back in time from Planet Vitrus moments before the planet’s destruction in the year 2776 A.D, Gabriel Starwood was created to alter the time continuum in an attempt to control the ever expanding Human Race: intergalactic cosmos devourers and the eventual destroyers of Vitrus. As an advanced cyborg capable of entering and controlling the human body via nanotechnology, Gabriel has inhabited historically influential Earthlings since the dawn of man, from Jesus Christ and Joan of Arc to Angela Davis and The Marquis De Sade.
Accompanied by a small, yet crucial team of Vitruvian Androids, the Propaganda Performance module of the S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. mission has taken form as a “Cyber Rock” quintet. Raising the awareness of mankind for the sake of the cosmos, a typical S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. performance centers on the values of the Vitruvian species, their eventual destruction at the hands of the expansionist hordes, and the S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. prototype’s mass manipulation of the Human race.
The quintet is comprised of a classical pianist, an effected bass guitar, an analog synthesizer, looped and effected vocals, and drums. Theatrical in presentation, primal in execution, and psychedelic in nature, the resulting sound is comparable to that of a wooly mammoth being downed by laser-spears, falling face first into a pagan orgy.
This Philadelphia/Trenton based act is a multi-chick fronted eclectic, eccentric, theatrical, kicking and screaming, face melting music machine. The members have been working together in different combinations creating music in one form or another for quite sometime, spanning genres such as creepy alt rock, blues, reggae, classical, punk, classic rock, hip-hop, and metal. A diverse appreciation for music, coupled with such varied influences, commands a truly unique sound. With distinct harmonies and an insatiable drive to perform and create, you’ll not be left wanting for better entertainment or artistic stimulation.
A rapid-heartbeat collection of jittery guitar jangles from the neighborhood geeks, with a whirlwind of catchy hooks coming from every section of the band.
Say no to sissy pop. Spike your daily angst cocktail with a bold shot of COUSIN BRIAN, Philly’s finest bastards of the new wave. They spill over with East Bay-style vigor and piss, but they ditch the wall of sound in favor of post-rock complexity and composition. They don’t need no stinkin’ distortion to bust out gritty hardboiled rock nuggets, leaning toward reverb and odd chord voicings to create tension. Vocalist Sean soars and screeches like a young hungover Perry Farrell waking up in a ditch, mouth packed full of dirt and blood, but thankfully there is no Dave Navarro wankery to go along, while overdriven bass lines propel tunes like “Tired” and “Comfortably Bummed” into the stratosphere of astral protopunk jangle." - The Boston Hassle
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