When Halloween is on Monday it certainly stretches the festivities out into a several day event. I am continuing this live music marathon tonight at the Hi-Dive, and tonight's Halloween soundtrack will be a mix of indie rock bands. It'll be an interesting mix of music; two folk inspired alt-rock bands and one that is good old hard rock 'n' roll - a great way to rock out the day before All Hallow's Eve.
The War On Drugs will be headlining the show, a four-piece band from Philadelphia. This band has cleverly mated the sounds of modern alt-rock and post-punk with overtones of folk and Americana. The result is a charming sound with supercharged energy - a true hybrid sound that doesn't quite fit into any other category. Check out "Baby Missiles" and "Taking The Farm".
The War on Drugs - Baby Missiles by One Thirty BPM
The War On Drugs "Come to the City" MP3 by The FADER
Purling Hiss is a three piece band from Philadelphia that specializes in noisy guitar driven rock 'n' roll with a punk garage attitude. Their in your face sound conjures up the rawest emotions of rock, delivered to your ears in an honest lo-fi fashion. This is definitely high-energy Halloween-type rock 'n' roll. Check out "The Hoodoo" and "Passenger Queen".
The Hoodoo by TheDeliPhilly2
PURLING HISS - Passenger Queen by TUSK Festival
Carter Tanton is a singer-songwriter from Baltimore. He has released an album Freeclouds, a collection of songs that have an indie folk-rock backbone but include distorted rock style guitar, synths and modest use of samples. Many of the songs were to be released on a never finished album from Carter Tanton's now defunct band Tulsa. Check out "Murderous Joy" and "Horrorscope".
Carter Tanton - MURDEROUS JOY by proxartgia
Carter Tanton - HORRORSCOPE by proxartgia
The Hi-Dive doors open at 8:00PM and the music starts at 9:00PM. The show is 18+ and tickets are $10 at the door.