Admittedly, last Saturday was the first time I caught a show at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to experience this place, but unfortunately it has. Anyways, I was not disappointed. It was small and intimate, yet I wasn’t irritated by the close quarters. I was also pretty surprised at how great the acoustics were for that wood-paneled arch over the stage.
The Generationals stepped on stage and went to work. I don’t know if it’s just me but from the way they dress, to the way they play and sound I could swear they’re English..amirite??
I really loved the heavy hitting percussion going on and the sunglasses persona. Solid, solid music this band plays and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Greenleaf – Actor Caster
Say For Certain
When They Fight They Fight – Con Law
Next up for the closer was Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Another band that has been treading beneath my radar, whom I’ve come to know through posts from Daryl. They’re modern day groovy and put on one of the best feel-good shows I’ve been to. Loved the band coming out in Nascar suits with actual suits on underneath, nice touch. You can tell these guys have a blast playing up there, cue the bubble machine showering
the audience. Take a listen to these Detroit boys and the suburban pop they output.
Skeletons – It’s a Corporate World
Simple Girl – Horse Power EP
All in all, fantastic show that will be sure to keep you moving with a smile on your face. I definitely recommend trying to catch them on their tour.
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BONUS: Water Hymn – Painted Palms Summer may be faking on a day like today but this song will remind you that it’s right around the corner. I have a lot of trouble believing this cousin duo created most of the Canopy EP (which is slated to drop around the corner as well) separately. Like a 2k11 Postal Service, I dig.
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