The Menzingers

The Menzingers

Restorations, Sore Saints

Fri, June 29, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Barbary

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

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This event is all ages

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The Menzingers
The Menzingers
Scranton, PA is probably best known as the home of the fictional Dunder-Mifflin on NBC's hit show "The Office". Soon it will be also be known as the home of one of the most exciting new bands in the world, The Menzingers. After releasing an especially lauded EP and touring much of 2009, The Menzingers have been dubbed a “Band You Need To Know” in 2010 by Alternative Press and now they have a brand new full length proving why. Chamberlain Waits may very well be the most important record released so far by Red Scare and on it The Menzingers combine many of the genre’s styles (punk, hardcore, folk) to make for an undeniably infectious hybrid of hits. Produced by Matt Allison at Atlas Studios (Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Lawrence Arms), this new album is destined for great, great things. Red Scare Records.
Restorations
Restorations
LP3, the upcoming album by Philadelphia’s own Restorations, is a rare achievement: it doesn’t fail at being anything. It’s a collision of influences, not a contrived mixture of them. The band returned to Miner Street Studio and longtime friend/collaborator Jonathan Low for the recording of LP3. The result is a record that fills a room even when coming out of laptop speakers: every instrument is bigger on this album than on previous efforts, and the vocals often puncture quiet moments to such perfect, unnerving effect that you could believe its happening in your head. LP3 is a marriage of big sounds and meaty songwriting. Clever, sure, but strong is a better description. SideOneDummy Records is proud to release Restorations’ LP3 on October 28th.
Sore Saints
Sore Saints
Angular, noisy, atonal. Sore Saints is comprised of four like-minded gentlemen from Philadelphia and Canada who, while born of different musical backgrounds, were still able to meet somewhere between Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, and Hot Snakes. Think of it like this: say David Yow showed up to a party hosted by the Night Marchers. A few hours later a couple of bands that came out on Level Plane Records circa 2001 – 2003 crashed said party with a bunch of beer with the suggestion that all attendees shotgun one or two and swap instruments in a jam session that lasted about seventeen minutes, give or take. Angular, noisy, atonal. Sore Saints is comprised of four like-minded gentlemen from Philadelphia and Canada who, while born of different musical backgrounds, were still able to meet somewhere between Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, and Hot Snakes. Think of it like this: say David Yow showed up to a party hosted by the Night Marchers. A few hours later a couple of bands that came out on Level Plane Records circa 2001 – 2003 crashed said party with a bunch of beer with the suggestion that all attendees shotgun one or two and swap instruments in a jam session that lasted about seventeen minutes, give or take.
Venue Information:
The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.myspace.com/thenewbarbary