I had the opportunity to check out a band from Philly at WonderRoot last night. Their name is the National Rifle and I was stunned at how tight their performance was. The band members definitely locked in at WonderRoot- the melodicism and charm of the individual parts stood out, yet it all coalesced to create a powerful and moving sound.
I could hear strands of bands like the Hold Steady and Bloc Party, so fans of those groups will enjoy. However, I also heard a bit of Bruce Springsteen. I feel that may because the singer/guitarist rocked out with a Telecaster and had a similar swagger and pseudo-imprecision as the Boss.
Overall, I had a great time and this band from the city of brotherly love proved Philly is churning out some A grade indie music acts.
National Rifle is still on tour, check the dates below to see if they’re coming to a town near you. For other news related to the band, click here.
National Rifle MARCH/APRIL 2011 Tour
New York, NY
Howards Club H
Bowling Green, OH
The Lake House
Lemp Arts Center
St. Louis, MO
The Prophet Bar
Local electro/indie rock act Attention System will be performing at the Vinyl Friday night with Monte Negro and Satellite District. Shot From Guns is giving away two free tickets, but first – you must pass through the 36 chambers and master all the martial arts. Actually, it’s easier than that.
The first person to answer the trivia question correctly in the comments section will win a ticket and plus one to the show. Winners should e-mail email@example.com with “Ticket Giveaway” in the e-mail subject line to claim their prize. Here is the question:
“What track did Attention System use for their first full-length video?”
Answers must be posted within the comments section
*Ticket giveaway for GA residents only