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Upcoming Philly Shows: Dismemberment Plan Reunion, Wavves & Best Coast

Real talk: I was too lame to listen to Dismemberment Plan in 1999. Despite the accolades, despite the badass cover, despite the sweet ripped-from-Groundhog’s Day band name, I dropped the ball on listening to Emergency and I (and then, later, Changes). And by the time I really got into them, and boy did I, they were wrapping up their last tour. And I’ve bitterly regretted that I never got to see them ever since.

But even the uncool get a reprieve. And we’re all invited to Philly’s Starlight Ballrooom to see them tonight, with the excellent Cymbals Eat Guitars opening. And for those whose stomach lurched when tickets sold out months ago, a doulbe reprieve: R5 has re-opened the box office and a limited number of tickets are available.

The Dismemberment Plan, “You Are Invited” [Buy]

The Dismemberment Plan w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars, Trophy Wife
8:30PM Thu, Jan 27, 2011
Starlight Ballroom, 460 N 9th St, Philadelphia
[Buy Tickets, $20]


Even more evidence of my continued uncoolness. When Wavves first hit the scene, I wrote them off as just another likable noise outfit. But a video of “So Bored” set to Home Improvement wipes and a fucking killer third album wrote me off as just another clueless Noise Narc. Wavves’ stoner noise rock is for real.

And to prove that the concert gods love us, The Wavves are touring with girlfriend/killer musician Best Coast. And if you don’t love the Ronettes with a Wall of Noise (yuck yuck) sound they’re laying down, exemplified by the absolutely perfect “Boyfriend,” then you should check your pulse.

Wavves & Best Coast w/ No Joy
8:30PM Tue, Feb 1, 2011
Starlight Ballroom, 460 N 9th St, Philadelphia
[Buy Tickets, $15]

Wavves, “Post Acid” [Buy]

Best Coast – Boyfriend by snipelondon

UpdateNot to mention, Best Coast played one of my all time favorite songs on the 24th, Loretta Lynn’s “Fist City.” Please, please, Bethany, once again in Philadelphia?

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Meanwhile in Pakistan…

Here’s a Tuesday track for the Gingrich-Palin-Reid demagogues who’ve succeeded in making such a big ado about the proposed Burlington Coat Factory YMMA, from British noise pioneer Muslimgauze’s 1995 double album, Izlamaphobia.  It’s different and scaaaaaaaaaaaary!

Muslimgauze, “Vanilla Jellaba”

[Buy Izlamaphobia]

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Hey, baby, wanna kill all humans?

Good news, everybody! Futurama, incredibly, has returned to us tonight.  To commemorate the event, NoiseNarcs-style, I’m posting Pierre Henry‘s “Psyché Rock” from his 1967 musique concréte ballet, Messe Pour Le Temps Presént (Mass for the Present-day).  “Psyché Rock” was Christopher Tyng’s inspiration for Futurama‘s theme song in the same way that “Under Pressure” was the inspiration for “Ice Ice Baby.”

Pierre Henry, “Psyche Rock”

“Oh, dear, I should have shown him Electrogonorrhea: the Noisy Killer instead.” –Prof. Farnsworth

Feel free to post favorite Futurama quotes in the comments section.

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Wavves of Home Improvement

1-Up is a regular feature in which we drop a quarter into music we had once written off.

Despite all of the hype, I didn’t bother listening to the Wavves until Pitchfork released their best tracks of the year list. I liked “No Hope Kids” and put it in my “to listen to” list. Where it stayed. Like a Tarkovsky film on my Netflix queue.

But now that somebody put the Wavves’ “So Bored” to the wipes from the third season of Home Improvement? Top of the queue. 1-Up, indeed.

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