5/21 The Khyber has a Friday night line-up that I’m pretty excited about. Atlanta’s Nerd Parade will be joining Philly’s own The New Connection, Paper Cat, and Cheers Elephant. Paper Cat is made up of Robbie Mangano, Eric Slick (Dr. Dog’s new drummer,) and Julie Slick. Julie is also producing the upcoming Cheers Elephant album, which is due out sometime this summer. Drawing influences from everyone from Dr. Dog to The Kinks, there are big things in the future for these Philadelphia natives and I highly suggest you check them out while they’re on the rise. Enjoy a stream of “Cocaine” from their 2008 album Cheers Elephant below. [Get tickets here.]
Also on Sunday, you may want to check out what Danger Danger Gallery has to offer – Medications, Deleted Scenes, Creepoid, and When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth. If you have yet to see Creepoid, you probably don’t want to miss this show. I can only describe Creepoid with a slew of hyphens that would look something like lo-fi-psych-bedroom-rock. On The Deli’s Open Blog, they described their sound as “a sad, dark sound that would definitely make your third eye cry. Think Beck and Lou Reed drinking beer at The Modern Lovers practice space listening to Mazzy Star on acid.” Do yourself a favor and click here to listen to their upcoming August release, Graveblanket, for free.
Okay, that’s all I got. Make sure you save some money and energy for next week though; Holly Miranda, Fang Island, The Besnard Lakes, and Holy Fuck will all be in town.