Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Phosphorescent is playing at the Church...and I am STOKED

I hate that word 'stoked' but love it at the same time. Because it's so out of character. It's so something corny enough that I would never say, yet find myself saying it all the time. It will run itself out of my vocabulary in due time.

Anyway, Phosphorescent. Info from

Phosphorescent - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd, 8:00 PM
Matthew Houck, the Brooklynite behind Phosphorescent, is a rootsy singer-songwriter with a gothic sensibility and a way with a tune. But he also demonstrates an interest in pure sound. Stately countrified weepers dominated his 2005 album Aw Come Aw Wry, as dry production emphasized the Will Oldhamesque cracks in his voice. But then there were tracks like "Endless Pt. 2", which added Beach Boys-style harmonies and toyed with the structural conventions of song. These latter inclinations move to the fore on his forthcoming Pride, his third full-length and first for the Dead Oceans / Secretlly Canadian label.

At The First Unitarian Church's Chapel
Small Intimate Seated Space That Only Holds 50 People !
2125 Chestnut Street (22nd and Chestnut Sts)
Philadelphia, PA
$10 advance / All Ages

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Also, do not forget that M83 is playing the Starlight Ballroom. If you miss it, you are completely crazy. That hot sweaty awesome mess that was the Church Sanctuary show will be tough to top, but I know they can try!!!!!!!

Info also from

We hosted these guys first show ever in America and we are thrilled to have them back after their sold out, amazing Sanctuary show a few months back! Hailing from France - We've been listening to them nonstop for the past few years. Imagine the post rave swirl of the Orb, mix in the muted warmth of Boards Of Canada, the lalala Neu-worship of Stereolab, the catchy new wave of New Order, then wrap the whole thing in a thick shimmery distorted haze a la My Bloody Valentine and you'll be close. Now imagine that concoction as the soundtrack to the love scene in some super bizarre Anime. You know, the part where the girl is going into space because she can't live on earth because her tentacles keep killing cute little pandas, and her boyfriend is a giant panda, but they love each other so much her tears turn into jewels that the pandas can eat to make them invincible. It's that heartbreakingly good. This will totally hit the spot for electro geeks, shoegazers, pop kids, and everyone in between. An absolute masterpiece. Kim & Jesse is the definite best song of 2008 - BEST BAND !!!!!!
Sound Clips :
1) Kim & Jessie | 2) Teen Agnst | 3) Graveyard Girl | 4) Don't Save Us From The Flames | 5) Dark Moves Of Love

School Of Seven Bells
Named for the infamous, clandestine, possibly nonexistent South American pickpocket academy, deserter's supergroup School of Seven Bells released was fbormed by ex-Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis and former On! Air! Library! twin-set Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, as well as James Elliott (who you may or may not know as Ateleia) and sometime Rhys Chatham drummer Joe Stickney.
Sound Clips :
1) Face To Face On High Places | 2) Limb By Limb

At The Starlight Ballroom
460 North 9th Street (Just Below 9th & Spring Garden)
Philadelphia, PA
$14 / All Ages To Enter / 21+ To Drink
Purchase Advance Tickets For This Show (click the tickets) :
Or CASH ONLY At Our New Box Office at Deep Sleep (54 N 3rd St / 3rd & Arch Streets)
Or Call 1-866-468-7619 (toll free)