Yeasayer (photo from r5productions)
Following a great start to the week and month, Thursday has a bunch of shows to check out.
After a night in the District, Yeasayer is coming to the First Unitarian tonight for their first Philly show in almost a year. IPod commercial featured artist Chairlift joins them.
mp3: Yeasayer - Sunrise
mp3: Chairlift - Bruises
Bluegrass meets punk sprinkled with Celtic overtones is probably one of the best ways to describe O'Death. If you have not seen them live, it is well worth the show. The entire band is shirtless and sweaty by the end of the night. Head on over to the Black Cat tonight. Local indie faves Wye Oak (nee Monarch) are also on the bill.
mp3: O'Death - Lowtide
mp3: Wye Oak - Warning
The Troc hosts a stellar line-up with Nada Surf along with Delta Spirit and The Jealous Girlfriends.
mp3: Nada Surf - See These Bones
mp3: The Jealous Girlfriends - Roboxulla
Originally a side project, Darker My Love has turned into a full time gig for Andy and Tim of the Distillers and Nerve Agents. You can catch them at Johnny Brenda's in Fishtown with Austin's The Strange Boys and locals Asteroid No. 4.
mp3: Darker My Love (download entire self-titled debut)
mp3: Asteroid No. 4 - Honeyspot
The rest of the night looks like this:
Vienna Teng @ Ram's Head Tavern
Junius/Sometimes Junkyard @ The Red and The Black
David Byrne @ The Strand (York, PA)
Modern Skirts/The Old Ceremony @ The M Room
mp3: Junius - Hiding Knives
mp3: Sometimes Junkyard - Stack Steps on Bricks
mp3: Modern Skirts - My Bully
mp3: The Old Ceremony - Ole