Bugg

Bugg

Dark Thoughts, Loose Tooth

Fri, March 23, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Everybody Hits

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is all ages

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Bugg
Bugg
Bugg is a band from Bloomington, Indiana. Their first release on POP WIG Records is their self-titled, debut album - a ten song rock record taking infuence from artists like Pavement, Veruca Salt and the Breeders.
Dark Thoughts
Dark Thoughts
"At Work" is the second 12” from this Philadelphia band that wears their Ramones influence on their collective sleeve. However, Dark Thoughts has always seemed like a hardcore band playing melodic, Ramones-inspired punk rather than a true pop-punk band, as evidenced by the Negazione and Betong Hysteria shirts members often wear when they play live. I’ve always said that dressing like you’re from one scene but playing music in the style of another is a sure path to success, but in actuality Dark Thoughts’ secret sauce is their incredible songwriting. At Work, while sounding very similar to their great first LP, strikes me as an improvement. The songs feel snappier and more direct (the LP also feels shorter, but I haven’t checked whether it is) and the Ramones influence is closer to the surface. Dark Thoughts don’t just ape superficial aspects of the Ramones’ sound, though. The big riff (and even bigger vocal melody) in “Psycho Ward” sounds like it could have been a deep cut hit off Halfway to Sanity or Brain Drain, while “Don’t Wanna” is just as clear an homage to Leave Home as the record’s artwork. As someone who was never hardcore enough to sell off my Screeching Weasel records, I’m right in Dark Thoughts’ key demographic. If, like me, you thought that the pop-punk section of your record collection was no longer accepting new entries, I suggest you board this bandwagon.
-Daniel Lupton, Sorry State Records
Loose Tooth
Loose Tooth
You can’t do much better than the name Loose Tooth as a descriptor for the Philadelphia band’s sound. There’s a dull aching to their fibrous blend of rock, something like the satisfying pain you get when you use your tongue to mess around with a tooth that’s about to come out, a sensation that you don’t really get to experience after childhood. “Chewy Skinny” comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Easy Easy East, and it’s a good summation of Loose Tooth’s talents: a propulsive forward momentum, and a delightful knack for twisting their instrumentation in unexpected ways.
Venue Information:
Everybody Hits
529 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
http://everybodyhitsphila.com/