Weekend Pick: Perfect Pussy at DC9

Perfect Pussy, the blistering punk band from Syracuse, NY, is taking its ferocious sound to DC9 this weekend. The band, fronted by singer Merideth Graves, describes its songs as "happy revelations about incendiary events.” Finding influence in the post-punk movement, the band showcases distorted, yet poetic vocals which Graves blares into the microphone song after song.

Album Review: The Living Statues EP

Are you a fan of The Strokes? The Libertines? The Vines? Well, then today is your lucky day! Meet The Living Statues, hailing from the great state of Wisconsin. These throw-backs are going to capture your attention with their retro tunes, old school, dapper-gentlemen-meets-badass style, and overall musical chops.

Album Review & Interview: Sultan Bathery

Let’s switch it up just this once, and JUDGE a book by its cover. Sultan Bathery's just-released debut album is exceptional on more than one level, it's cover art is nothing short of spectacular. Paired with an addicting collection of kaleidoscopic, bright, spacey accents, with surprisingly insightful lyrics, Slovenly Recordings has scored a win-win.

The album begins with the fast-paced, fuzz-filled “Satellite,” a brilliant blend of garage-pop and surf-rock. “Satellite” is an ironically happy sounding track about a drug overdose. “My friend Mike has left his body, and he won't be here for you,” chants frontman Giovanni Ongaro, “He doesn't know where he's going...Mom and dad can't stop crying, and he laughs from the top, he doesn't know where he's going...” It's a risky move to start with such a dark tune, but Sultan Bathery manages to disguise the pain with chipper, dance-worthy instrumentals.

Interview: Foxy Shazam

Foxy Shazam has gone GONZO! After releasing a surprise album for FREE, as well as unveiling future tour dates, their fans are in a frenzy! The band, well known for their tremendous sound and air-tight musicianship is opening up in a big way. Armed with vocals that would make Freddie Mercury green with envy, one seriously talented band, and some sweeeeet dance moves, Foxy Shazam is ready to begin their reign as rock’s biggest and brightest stars.

Album Review & Interview: Dusty Mush

Deep within a bedraggled attic in France comes the crunchy, warbled sounds of stellar DIY band Dusty Mush. Their name does not do them justice: Dusty Mush combines elements of crackling fuzz and mid-expanding surf rock to create a truly masterful debut.

The album kicks off with the supremely psychedelic “Space Cat,” peppered with wavy guitar solos and multilayered textures. It's a sort of surf rock on downers, reminiscent of Splashh and Wooden Shjips. “Colonel Hobo” sees DM take the tempo up a notch, with spacey effects providing a chaotic, intergalactic 51 seconds before dancing right into “My Weird Mustache.” Simplistic, repeated chords give the track an almost punk, Germs-esque edge to it, and will have you pogoing around the room in no time.

All Access Pass: Solids @ Mercury Lounge on 3/25

Solids rocked NYC's Mercury Lounge this past week, with tracks from their debut album, Blame Confusion, via Fat Possum Records. Solid, the rock group that never wavers, is well known for their killer songs, audacious musicianship and their devoted following…

Weekend Pick: The Ataris at The Theatre of Living Arts

Way back in 2003, The Ataris released their debut studio album, So Long, Astoria, which would turn out to be a breakthrough for the band, as well as a defining moment in their career. Since the release of that album, the line-up that made So Long, Astoria separated to begin new projects. After a brief hiatus, and one album release, the new look band never achieved that same success as ‘So Long.’

Finally, after a decade apart, the line-up that brought fans their breakthrough debut have reunited and have hit the road on their So Long, Astoria Reunion Tour. Hitting Philly this Thursday night (March 27th), the band will be performing the album in its entirety, and may even preview tracks from their upcoming album, The Graveyard of the Atlantic. The show will take place at the Theatre of Living Arts, and will surely be a nostalgic night for longtime fans, as well as a great opportunity for newcomers to experience the album that put the band on the map. Make your way down to the Theatre of Living Arts this Thursday night at 7pm. Tickets are available here. $23

Weekend Pick: Young the Giant At The Riviera Theatre

Fueled By Ramen indie rockers, Young the Giant, are set for a sold-out performance at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Saturday night. The band has received immense support since the release of their new album, Mind over Matter, which features the extremely popular 'Crystallized' and 'It's About Time.' Supported by Australian singer/songwriter, Vance Joy, this is just one sold out show of many to come as Young the Giant continue on their tour with dates through July.

Interview: Cayucas

Crashing waves, a warm ocean breeze, sea gulls squawking, laughter; all the elements of the beach in the sounds so dreamy, doesn't it? Well, there is always option #2 while we wait for the seasons to change; Cayucas, California natives, can set the same vibe with their beachy new tunes. Let us introduce you to Cayucas frontman Zach Yudin...we think you'll like him!

You were just on tour with Young the Giant. How did that all come about?

I don't know, I think they were looking to go on tour in February or March sometime; back in September we were looking at those dates. I think we just submitted for that Young the Giant tour, and it turned out that some of the guys in the band were actually fans of Cayucas. So yeah, it was kind of a combination of submitting for it, and then they liked us.

No Camp Bisco in 2014

Held outside of Albany, NY Camp Bisco has been occurring every year since 1999. However, The Disco Biscuits & MCP Presents announced yesterday that Camp Bisco would not be returning for the year of 2014. A statement on the festival's facebook states:

"Camp Bisco is always one of the highlights of the year for us and all of our fans. After much deliberation and tireless efforts to make Camp happen this year, we had to make the tough decision to take a year off. We will be coming back in 2015 with an amazing event that will cater to the needs, wants and wishes of Camp Bisco's most faithful and valued attendees!... We have shared such amazing experiences throughout the last decade and a half of Camp and we look forward to doubling down on that after this year off. We are so thankful for all your rabid support, so please stay tuned, there will be some amazing announcements right around the corner."