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Amanda X

Amanda X Signs to Summer Bummer Records

Before embarking on a Midwest/Canadian tour post-punk trio Amanda X will perform twice this week with shows tomorrow at Kung Fu Necktie and Sunday at Golden Tea House. The group recently signed to LA-based label Summer Bummer Records, while suggesting that a new release could be out late this summer. 


Amanda X Tears Apart Kung Fu Necktie March 30th

Local trio Amanda X is more or less what would happen if you collided Plumtree and Cat Power; the bands self-described “cuddle punk” is made up of endearingly sweet vocals draped over downright furious instrumentals. The resulting sound is tender, vicious and a bit nostalgic. The show was supposed to be Co-headlined by Smoother, but apparently they are no longer playing. Openers will be The Caution Children, Tigerscout, and the fantastic Joint Chiefs of Math. They’ll all be coming together at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St, 8PM, $5 21+ – Daniel Ludwig

Purling Hiss Rip & Stitch Rock ‘n’ Roll at KFN Nov. 30

Purling Hiss’ unique downcast psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll will turn your downs up and your ups down, hurling you toward infinity with guitar solos that rip you apart then carefully stitch you back together. Their fourth LP Water On Mars came out earlier this year on Drag City, showing a Purling Hiss that continues to ooze and crack, ricocheting between sludge, shoegaze and sunny guitar rock. They’ll be headlining tonight at Kung Fu Necktie with local pals shimmering garage-pop trio Amanda X and Space Breaker, whose lo-fi fuzz-rock will have you thinking it’s summer 2010. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Ali Carter

Free “Lanxgiving” w/Pattern is Movement, Hound, Amanda X & More at The Keystone Nov. 23

Fresh off the recent release of their 12-inch “Suckling” b/w “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” Philly experimental pop duo Pattern is Movement are playing a free show tonight to celebrate the opening of The Keystone in University City. “Lanxgiving” sets an exciting tone for the (hopefully) new all-ages warehouse space, bringing out for the occasion explosive heavy hitters Pile from Boston to set your ears ablaze with their crunchy guitars, strung-out melodies and feverish screams. Local support from Hound’s hammering hard rock and the fierce garage-jangle-pop of Amanda X round out this dynamic bill. Also, tasty, hot bites will be provided by Poi Dog and Ranch Road Tacos, and there will be free cold drinks. BTW: For a better explanation of why I have the word “hopefully” in parentheses above, please check out the message below from Tom McCusker of Honest Tom’s Tacos. The Keystone, (For more info, please go HERE.), 7pm, Free, All Ages (Flier by Perry A. Shall) - Ali Carter
“This party is our way of showing the property owner that the neighborhood wants this space to turn into what we've envisioned: a multi use neighborhood event space for flea markets, food vendors, craft fairs, musical showcases, farmers markets, fairs, expos, extravaganzas, contests, championships, food events, community events, karate demos, etc... So, please come on out on Saturday, listen to some music eat some food and show some support. Thanks.”

Little Big League & Amanda X Opening for PAWS at The Barbary Nov. 13

Indie pop-rock four-piece Little Big League are currently in the middle of their month-long U.S. tour in support of the band's debut LP These Are Good People (Tiny Engines). Michelle Zauner, Deven Craige, Kevin O'Halloran and Ian Dykstra will be making a stop home this evening at The Barbary when they help Glasgow trio PAWS kickoff the group's tour, which Little Big League will be joining for a run of shows. Also on tonight's bill is garage-pop trio Amanda X, who recently did an interview and shared a new track called "Parsnip" with Megapeng. The song was recorded in NYC at Rubber Tracks with former Dangerous Ponies and now The Weaks' Evan Bernard laying down the vocals and Chris Baglivo handling the mixing; however, this will not be the final version on their upcoming record. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave., 6:30pm, $12, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


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