Philadelphia indie rockers Hop Along recently released Bark Your Head Off, Dog, their new album, on Saddle Creek, drawing inspiration from ELO to Elvis Costello to ’70s girl group vocal arrangements. Hop Along perform at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, June 5, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Editors Note: This show was originally scheduled for May 19.
James Alex of Beach Slang releases an album under the banner of Quiet Slang on May 18. Quiet Slang then launches a tour in June, presenting some of the new songs from Everything Matters But No One Is Listening, to be published by Polyvinyl Record Co., with a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, July 12.
It may be that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts — but in the case of great bands like Joy Division and New Order, each individual part has a distinct character that is irreplicable. Such is certainly the case with Peter Hook, storied bassist for both of those seminal bands. And although Peter fell out with his bandmates in New Order, he thankfully continues to perform their songs — songs with which he left an indelible mark on modern music — with his band The Light.
Peter Hook & The Light kicked off a North American tour at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Thursday, and our Jason Nicholson was along for the ride to shoot some pictures.
Peter Hook, former bassist for New Order and Joy Division, is once again touring the “greatest hits” of both bands with a special tour featuring Peter Hook & The Light performing the Substance compilation albums from each. Peter Hook & The Light launch the 2018 Substance Tour on April 26 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia.
When you first see the name “Marian Hill,” you may think of one person? But we invite you to think of two — keyboardist Jeremy Lloyd and singer Samantha Gongol, who formed a band called Marian Hill, lifting the first and last names from different characters in The Music Man.
Regardless of what else you might remember, know that Marian Hill will release Unusual, their second studio album, on May 11. And they will perform at 9:30 Club on May 9 on their Unusual Tour. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC.