1233 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Philadelphia
The Twilight Music Festival is a summer long music series hosted by Parks on Tap Jr. Every Sunday from July 9th – August 27th, the mini beer garden will be set up from 4-9PM, at MLK Jr. Drive near the Dragon Boat Dock. Guests can sit back with a beer in hand to enjoy music from local artists along the scenic Schuylkill River. The festival is a fun way for Philadelphians to support the local music scene and our City’s green spaces. A portion of all proceeds benefits Philly’s parks!
Parks on Tap Jr. is a partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and FCM Hospitality. Parks on Tap Jr. is a mini version of the Parks on Tap traveling beer garden that will be popping up at even more locations this summer!
Entrance to the festival is 21+. If you are under 21 you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian.
ABOUT BARDO POND
Bardo Pond was the flagship band of Philly’s “Psychedelphia” space rock movement, which also included the likes of Aspera, Asteroid No. 4, the Azusa Plane, and tangentially the Lilys. Hints of blues structure often cropped up, but Bardo Pond’s earliest roots lay with avant-garde noisemakers from the realm of free jazz and from New York’s no wave movement and downtown Knitting Factory scene. As their musicianship improved, the band gradually incorporated more traditional influences, but maintained their affinity for the outer fringes of music. Thus, their brand of space rock echoed not just genre staples like Hawkwind and Pink Floyd, but jam-happy Krautrockers (Amon Düül, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru) and experimental indie heroes (Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and especiallySpacemen 3). With a steady stream of releases on Matador, the band stuck around long enough to draw comparisons to the spacier, noisier contingent of post-rockers, like Mogwai and Flying Saucer Attack. Underground psychedelic superstars for almost the last 20 years, Bardo Pond is Philly’s hometown epic psych band.
Please join us to celebrate the release of our new record
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Announce New Album ‘Under The Pines’
Out March 24th
Reveal First Single ‘Crossover’
““Crossover” matches sludgy Dinosaur Jr. guitar power with the glacial grandiosity of Black Mountain, as if Isobel Sollenberger is conjuring a thunderstorm with the sound of her voice and riding it across the heavens”Stereogum
“One of underground rock’s most extraordinary enigmas” The Quietus
“They alter brain chemistry by the alchemical effect of distressed sound alone, aspiring to become engineers of the soul’s passage to alternate states of consciousness.” Tony Dale (RIP), Ptolemaic Terrascope, 2001
So complex and substance-affected was their evolution, Bardo Pond have been creating their dreamy riffs for 26 years alongside a myriad of side projects and their prolific Record Store Day releases. Returning with a career defining album, ‘Under The Pines’ sees them delve into the subconscious with their transcending cosmic post-rock.
Over 41 minutes The Pond’s fermentation, their languid throb and textured groove (flute, violin, Isobel Sollenberger’s haunting vocals) sounds like cathartic dream pop wrapped in a delicately constructed barbwire shroud.
“Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid ‘90s,” (thanks Pitchfork) and beyond the mentions of free jazz, the avant garde, Sun Ra and The Book Of The Dead, Bardo Pond’s remarkable career and exemplary output has seen them gain fans from all corners of the pond. In 2010 Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson invited them to perform at the Vivid festival they curated at the Sydney Opera House, not forgetting they were recently handpicked to support Jesus & Mary Chain at London’s Roundhouse as part of Mogwai’s 20th Anniversary and Stewart Lee chose them for the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival which he curated just last year.
Hailed for their space rock, drone, shoegaze, noise and/or psychedelia, and in a super lengthy interview in Ptolemaic Terrascope enthused (back in 2001) that they were somewhere between John Cage’s silence on 4’33 and Japanese noisenik Merzbow’s total ear splitting cacophony.
One of their finest albums to date and nearly three decades on, Bardo Pond are in it for the long haul and remain one of the most significant underground rock bands of our time.
French Premiere – Soul-Kitchen
Italian Premiere – Sentireascoltare
Spanish Premiere – MondoSonoro
Bardo Pond GALACTO (GARY PANTER + BYRON COLEY + CHARLES BURNS), ORCHID SPANGIAFORA Fri, November 18, 2016 8:00 pm Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Johnny Brenda’s 10 Year Anniversary Presents
Birds Of Maya, Chris Forsyth
1201 N. Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125
Three Lobed Recordings is proud to present a daylong showcase to celebrate its sixteen improbable years of existence. Similar in scope and purpose to the Three Lobed day shows during Hopscotch at Kings, this show was organized as a loose celebration of all of the various sorts of sounds that the label has been associated with over the course of its existence.
Come out and enjoy a relaxed day of experimental music alongside some like-minded friends.
More details, exact schedule, etc. very soon. Tickets are currently on sale at the link above.
(Related note, if you are coming in from out of town and would be interested in seeing if we could put together a discounted hotel block at a local hotel [like the Raleigh downtown Sheraton, a few short walking blocks from Kings], please let us know. We have initially looked into the idea but had no idea what sort of demand there would be and didn’t know what size of a block to look into. Drop us a line if this is something that appeals to you…)