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July 2015

Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Free Download: "Revenge Of The Nameless Ranger" - Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball are working through some difficult times right now with the need to recently cancel their Australian tour with Iron Chic as well as their appearances in the UK at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, due to Brendan Luken's continued struggles with anxiety and depression. It's a difficult one but absolutely the right move. The band just made its latest single, "Revenge Of The Nameless Ranger," available for streaming and free download. The track was originally an exclusive download for those who pre-ordered tickets to their upcoming tour with PUP, Jeff Rosentstock, and Tiny Moving Parts, which will closeout in Philly on Saturday, December 12 at Union Transfer. We wish Brendan and the rest of the MB gang all the best. 


New Music Video: "Pretty" - Girlpool

Below is a new music video from Girlpool for the track "Pretty," off the duo's latest album Before The World Was Big (Wichita). It was directed by Allyssa Yohana, Harmony Tividad, and Cleo Tucker. Girlpool is about to start their European tour, and will be touring the U.S. this fall with Alex G, Frankie Cosmos, Eskimeaux, Told Slant, and Joyce Manor, which will culminate with a homecoming show on Saturday, November 14 at First Unitarian Church. (Photo by Allyssa Yohana)


Rock Out for Knockout Benefit Show at WCL Sept. 2

After living in Philly all these years, it’s sad to say that you grow accustomed to all the violence that surrounds you. However, it doesn’t mean that you should be numb and turn a blind eye to it. On July 25, fourth grade school teacher and former Liberty roller-derby skater, Danecia “Nina Knockout” Berrian, and her one-year-old baby girl were brutally attacked in their home, suffering multiple stab wounds. Denecia is currently in stable condition, but her daughter is still in critical care. Things like this shouldn’t happen, especially to good people! If you’d like to help out, come out to World Café Live this evening for Rock Out for Knockout Benefit Show featuring Foxtrot & the Get Down, Billy Black, The Sideshow Prophets, and Chalk & The Beige Americans. In addition to ticket proceeds, donations will also be collected to help Danecia and her daughter through this tragic event in their lives that no one should experience. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 7pm, $15, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman



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