World/Inferno Friendship Society

World/Inferno Friendship Society

Rasputina, Stolen Babies

Sat, March 30, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$16.00

This event is all ages

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World/Inferno Friendship Society
World/Inferno Friendship Society
The World/Inferno Friendship Society consist of 7 to 13 life-long members who enthusiastically delight in encouraging all who identify as youth, both young and old, to change the system. They come armed with cascading piano, ace saxophones, several drummers, snarling guitars, low B bass, and whomever else gets in the bus. The World/Inferno Friendship Society is fronted by an undead Sherlock Holmes, who had his exploits profiled in the NY Times Arts Section for the multi-media stage version of the group’s last record “Addicted to Bad Ideas” .

The industrious and attractive World/Inferno joined Chunksaah Records' (Bouncing Souls, The Loved Ones, The Measure S.A., AOD) roster with their 2005 watershed “Red Eyed Soul” which was produced by NYC legend Don Fury at his Cyclone Studios in Coney Island, as was the aforementioned “Addicted to Bad Ideas”.

On their new release “The Anarchy and The Ecstasy” Inferno hope to make you dance, laugh and cry - often in the same song. With their full horn section, baby grand piano, punk guitar, 5 string bass and dueling male and female vocals, this
freedom fighting, punk-as-world-music cult channels Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Weill and Jonathan Richman on their 13th release. Pushing boundaries, grudges, genres, heartstrings and parole conditions from the cow-punk thump of track "Disarming Smile" to the heartbreaking samba of "13 Years Without Peter King”, "The Anarchy and The Ecstasy" showcases World/Inferno Friendship Society's refined songwriting style and virtuosic playing. Never fear though, the band hasn't lost the attitude you've come to expect in songs like "I Am Sick of People Being Sick of My Shit".

Based in Brooklyn, NY but soon to be sleeping on your floor, World/Inferno Friendship Society invite you to live The Anarchy and The Ecstasy - and know you want to.
Rasputina
Rasputina
The New York City-based trio Rasputina is led by singer/songwriter Melora Creager, a classically-trained cellist who backed Nirvana on the group's final tour. In 1992, Creager placed a want ad seeking other cellists to form a rock band; among those responding was Canadian musician Julie Kent, and with the later addition of Polish native Agnieszka Rybska, Rasputina was born. The three cellists' image further developed by the addition of tightly-laced vintage Victorian costumes, their gothic chamber-pop soon caught the attention of Sony, who issued the group's debut Thanks for the Ether in 1996; Transylvanian Regurgitations, an EP featuring remixes by fan Marilyn Manson (loz!) Over the year some of the members have come and gone but Melora is still heading the ship with the band's signature 18th century steampunk imagery.
Stolen Babies
Stolen Babies
Stolen Babies formed from a 12+ member high school performance troupe named the Fratellis; the band takes its name from one of the skits performed by the group during this period (written by Dominique Persi, who handled the theatrical and performance-art aspect of the group). Stolen Babies released their first Demo CD in 2002 through their own label, No Comment Records.

Among the band's many musical influences are groups such as Oingo Boingo, Mr. Bungle, and Fishbone (with whom Gil Sharone has performed). Stolen Babies are known for their on-stage theatrics and energetic performances, filled with props and Gorey-esque backdrops, all made by the various members. Except for the earliest demo, each album has featured artwork by indie comic artist Crab Scrambly.
There Be Squabbles Ahead, the band's debut full-length album (featuring remixed versions of "A Year of Judges" and "Push Button" from the 2004 demo), was released early in 2006 through the band's website, but was re-released on October 3 following the band's signing with The End Records. This album was produced by Dan Rathbun, member of the similarly "avant garde" experimental rock group Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, who also provides instrumentation on track 7 (tuba) as well as various background vocals on tracks 3, 7, and 12. Carla Kihlstedt (from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) also contributed violin on tracks 7 and 11. The re-release also featured a music video for the song "Push Button" directed by Erik Tillmans. This album also marked the departure of Davin Givhan, the band's former guitarist. Guitarist George Earth, formerly of Switchblade Symphony, took Givhan's place during the international tour that followed.
They supported Lacuna Coil along side within temptation and the gathering on their The Hottest Chicks in Metal Tour 2007 featuring female-fronted metal bands.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123