Philadelphia 4-piece Brothers Past has been active in the music scene for quite some time. Forming at the turn of the millennium, the group has garnered a passionate and devoted following in the electro-rock circuit, one that will certainly grow given the explosion of the genre into the mainstream music industry. Acoustic instrumentation coupled with electronic influence is all the rage these days, and it’s time to give credit where credit is due, because these guys have been at it for a while, and that quite well.
If Good Graces self-titled EP doesn’t bring on fever dreams of cornerstone No Idea Records’ bands like Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike, along with 90s Emo like Sunny Day Real Estate and Jawbreaker, you’re just doing it wrong. Even their irony-laden song titles scream reformed 90s Ska or Hardcore kid.
After much anticipation and a long wait, Skalapalooza kicked off last week in Philadelphia at World Cafe, and it was quite a spectacle! To think we’d be able to see The Pietasters, Pilfers, and Spring Heeled Jack one more time is beyond comprehension, but it happened, and what a time it was!
Philly was followed up by hugely successful shows in DC and NYC, and I just wish we could’ve been there to witness the excitement. Thanks for imminent fatigue, CMJ.
Anywho, scroll down to check out a bunch of great photos from Night 1 courtesy of Pamela Janutolo, who was bouncing around all night in a weird work/play balancing act. Great job, Pam!!! Read More…
After a LONG wait, SKALAPALOOZA begins this in at World Cafe in Philly. It hits the 9:30 Club in DC tomorrow, and then up to NYC to rock Gramercy Theater! Incredible lineup of talent, great people, and fun times!
This is going to be so much fun!!! Come out if you are in the area, or take the weekend off and rage with us!