It’s today. It’s delicious. It’s to help out a friend. Stop by and show support. Here’s a quick description but frankly, I think you get the picture. Figure I’m planning on going to Punk Rock Flea Market & then this so hit me up if ya wanna meet up, followed by Kurt Vile later that night so Sat = good times. Thanks and talk to ya soon.
“Last minute so here’s the deal. Couple of people are throwing Tim a Fish Fry in order to raise some money. There’s plenty of food along with a keg, and all of this is only $12! It starts up at noon but it should be going on just about all afternoon/evening so stop by whenever and show your support by eating delicious, homemade food!”
Benefit Fish Fry – New Angle Lounge
And here we are folks. I had told you nearly 3 months ago to go ahead and grab your early bird tickets. Today, at 10:00 am, you can probably see why. North Carolina’s Hopscotch Music Festival has announced their 2013 lineup, which will feature, among D.I.’s favorites, Spirtualized, Kurt Vile and The Violators, and The Rosebuds. Heck, on a personal note, I am extremely excited to see Earl Sweatshirt live for the first time.
Regardless, I’d highly suggest taking a look at the lineup for yourself and hell, try to snag a ticket as soon as possible. Prices will only go up and it’s definitely worth your while to see a particularly unique, city wide music festival experience which just recently got affirmation, once again, from Pitchfork. See ya in Raleigh, North Carolina this September and, of course, see ya next Saturday, May 4th for our joint show with Noise Level Magazine featuring Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman (the surprise final act) over at Race Manor. Oh, and get the hell outside: it’s beautiful.
Hopscotch Music Fest ’13 Lineup
Hours by a computer screen: it kinda makes you go insane at times. The internal interconnectedness of contemporary society creates both empathy and ambivalence of individuals and society as a whole. Yet with this split personality comes an appreciation of both the calm and frantic, the stable and fragile, the known within the unknown. I’m probably getting way ahead of myself already with this description (perhaps because I’m a little rusty) despite to say that it is with a sincere enthusiasm that I recommend the likes of Rounds for all those sympathizing with my initial rant.
Rounds are a British trio consisting of Robert Cooper (Vocals and Synths), Andrew Chapman (Guitar and Synths), and Ashley Kemp (Drums and Sampler). With a live set-up incorporating drums, synths and vocals along side a large array of digital instrumentation, their debut EP Escapist, came out on Austrian label Moun10 in July 2012, receiving the Number 7 spot in XLR8R’s Top 20 Downloads of July. Now with their latest EP ‘Falter’ off of Blind Colour they are able to shine in their full authenticity as well as allow others to basque in the creative destruction with the EP including a remix of the track “Falter” from Nottingham‘s Atlas (Coja/Symbols Recordings). To give you, the reader, a better appreciation of Rounds, the video for their single ‘Falter’, directed by Kimberly Jarrett and Greg Davenport, is available to watch below.
Overall feelings? The EP bounces from bubble popping ecstasy which brings to mind Aphex Twin to creepy yet blissful romps the likes of newer Liars meets Phantagram. So the short answer is yes: I will gladly pop this on whether alone or with guests. However it is definitely clear that the act is still young. I will wait to pour excitement their way until they begin to differentiate themselves a little further. However, considering Falter represents the 2nd EP: damn, not bad. Not bad at all. Take a listen and enjoy, I know I did.
Blind Colour Website
Hopscotch Early Bird Tickets
In case ya didn’t gather by now, I live in Philadelphia but I am originally from North Carolina. With that kind of knowledge, as well as experience reading the material I produce, you could probably guess then that I have attended the Independent‘s Hopscotch every year since its inception in 2010. An affordable music festival with an amazing lineup of both the major acts as well as those niche groups, Hopscotch has always been a pleasure to attend between the city plaza shows and the smaller, venue shows going rampant throughout Raleigh, NC.
It is with this thought that myself, as well as Dissociative Identity Productions as a whole, would like to invite, nay, encourage each and every one of you to buy your early bird tickets, available this Friday, February 1st. Clearly the early bird special will have a limited quantity so be sure to try and buy it earlier in the day rather than later in order to ensure an amazing deal.
Anyways, I know this article comes across as just a sales pitch. And frankly, I guess it kind of is. But let me assure you no: I am not being paid or reimbursed for shoving this sales pitch to you. Rather I have fallen in love with this music festival, and so should you. Get your ticket this Friday and see ya in NC for another amazing Hopscotch Music Festival!
Hopscotch ’13 Early Bird Tickets
Welcome back Drexel folk. It’s been awhile since August New Angle Night’s Lofi/Garage rock blast, ft. some stoner trivia (but of course) as well as odd times however I feel as though the previous themes are not truly letting New Angle Lounge shine in it’s full glory.
That’s why this Thursday, 09.27.12, New Angle Lounge & Dissociative Identity Productions are proud to present the September New Angle Night ’12, a night exclusively of 90’s/00’s Hip Hop and R&B. I’m all ears to suggestions however you can most definitely expect some Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, MF Doom, Madlib, Charisma, Planet Asia, and maybe even some more recent material from the dirty folks over at Odd Future. Yeah, it should be an interesting one.
As always, mixed drinks/shots are half off from 9-11 pm with Miller High Lifes $1 all night. I’ll bring over some cards so if anyone is interested in some Texas Hold ‘em or Blackjack, maybe with some money involved, let me know and we can get that going.
Anyways, take it easy and I hope you guys enjoy your extremely shortened Summer break. I know I will. See ya soon.
Welcome back folks. It was awesome this past July New Angle Night ’12 (adding the ’12 cause yes, we’ve been around now for over a year!) to see everyone again and all the good/bad/weird times that followed. With that in mind, Dissociative Identity Productions and New Angle Lounge are proud to present, “August New Angle Night ’12“.
The theme for this month will be Garage Rock & Lofi so grab your plaid and jorts and look forward to Wavves, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, Ty Segall, and much more. As usual, mixed drinks/shots are half off from 9-11 and Miller High Life is $1 all night (till we run out, of course.) Furthermore, Tim, as a former military cook, will be serving us something to snack on so come early if ya wanna snag some before they run out. Furthermore, I noticed last week that it was a amazingly fun to have a game of Texas Hold ‘em / Blackjack going on so if interested, I’m trying to get that going more formerly so let me know.
Anyways, thanks again to everyone who was able to come out to July New Angle Night ’12 aka the revival night and if ya missed the last one, believe me, you don’t wanna miss this one. Till then folks.
That’s right folks. After a long hiatus, Dissociative Identity Productions is proud to present, exclusively through WKDU Philadelphia, 91.7 fm, The Downtown Club Live Instudio @ WKDU Philadelphia, 91.7 fm.Here is a quick description, as described by WKDU, for what you have ahead of you:
“The Downtown Club are a Philly based 3-piece band (not to be confused with the catering co…). The Downtown Club recently finished their Debut EP and will be giving us a fine, radio broadcast with a dabble of no-wave, lofi, shoegaze goodness.
Occuring next Friday, August 17th, from 1-2pm, get prepared for a sound that is made up of delayed female vocals, analog snyth, guitar, drums, bass and whatever else your imagination thinks you’re hearing. So tune in and enjoy a local Philly staple and be sure to check out the links for more information. Anyways, stay tuned, enjoy, and take a glimpse of local Philly’s finest up-and-comers. Thanks and your welcome, by the way.
Psychedelic rock has always held an awkward place in my heart. It’s not that I dislike it: believe me, I will dance around my room to some Black Angels or The Warlocks whenever I’ve got the anxsty feeling built up inside me. It’s something more than that, however: I guess it felt like a genre of music which didn’t belong to my generation. Growing up with Pokémon and Green Day is not really the formula for LSD trips and spiritual awakenings.
Cave has given me a whole new look on this outlook, however. They first awakened me with Psychic Psummer, a barrage of percussion and heavy riffs to the face. With their latest release, “Neverendless”, there’s something more to it. The anger is not nearly there so much as a complacent thoughtfulness. It’s a forceful push through the idiosyncrasies that exist all around us, not so much a fuck you as it is a wading momentum through the society that seems to have already been built on top of us.
I had my skepticisms with Cave after their first album but with Neverendless, I see a whole new group in my eyes. They are not trying to replicate the past, rather they are making our own history, something that our children may look back on and not believe that we listened to. It’s probably better that way. Grab a listen and be sure to catch them live (after all, with all the piracy running rampant now a days, you basically owe it to them to see them live). We may never live in the free-spirit era of the 60’s and 70’s but what we’ve got is even better. It just takes a resourceful mind to open up the neverendless nature of our existence. Enjoy.
Cave – Neverendless
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I went back home to North Carolina for my break. It was about time and frankly, much needed: too long in Philadelphia seems to create a haze of disenchantment and resent that I can only combat so much. I could talk about the long days in the sun, by the creek, or driving through farm land, or even Durty Durham’s own, “Jamnesia” (which was, admittedly, awesome: all day/night music and arts festival. Need I say more?). Yet I want to take this time to focus on one of the more soothing, reflective moments of my stay. Playing down at “The Cave” on Franklin Street, The Toddlers did an amazing job giving each and every viewer their money’s worth. On the surface, it may not seem like much: after all, many of the tabs seem as though I could play them and the drumming seems to pudder along in the background. Yet that’s just my ears, overly indulged in the confusion and buzz of the present. See, it’s the simplicity which really makes this group extraordinary. Case and point? “Where Do You Go” is a little smidget of their whole catalog that I was able to find online. Playing live at “Local 506“, a personal favorite, they instantly made waves in the Chapel Hill music scene. For good reason too: with a sound in between beach-haze, lo-fi, garage, psychadelic, and even ambient, they clearly have big shoes to fill. Yet for all the difficulties they may face with stereotyping and being placed into genre that is over crowded, it’s the soul behind the project that truly makes this one worthwhile. With soulful lyrics, soundwave reverb, and blasting bass tabs, The Toddlers gave me a valuable lesson. The sound of one hand clapping is truly a beautiful thing.
The Toddlers Myspace
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If ya didn’t make it out to any of Summer Haze @ New Angle Lounge, ya really should’ve. A mixture of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly/Weird, each night seemed to be an entirely new feeling, whether it was with Neutral Milk Hotel covers, live, Dubstep sets, or midnight freestyling. Furthermore, it was always really sick to see everyone out there: always on Tuesday nights, it was always an awesome surprise to see who would come out, what they were up to, and frankly, what the hell the night would bring. If ya keep up with the Facebook page, ya probably already know despite to say, Dissociative Identity Productions and New Angle Lounge are proud to try this seasonal, biweekly music series again with Autumn Twilight. Starting with September New Angle Night on Tuesday, September 27th at 8:00 pm, join us over the 4 months to Christmas for everything from acoustic covers, hip hop mixes, ambient beats, grimy Electronica, and much more. Check out the link below to learn more including Happy Hour specials and specific dates despite to say, I’m looking forward to another, 10 weeks of the bizarre. At this point, I may as well get freak shows to come in… Anyways see ya out there and stay tuned for our Fall plans. Believe me, something big’s coming…
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