Agent Orange

Agent Orange

The Atom Age, Northern Liberties

Fri, March 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

SOLD OUT

This event is 21 and over

Agent Orange
Agent Orange
The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio,
Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been
continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk
Scene.
A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a
movement, they took their place front and center to experience
and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground
music that was created during the golden era of American Punk
Rock.
Being the first to combine the melodic California surf guitar
sound with the frantic energy of punk, Agent Orange invented
the formula that would come to define the Orange County punk
sound. Highly influential to many of the bands who have
followed in their path, Agent Orange have always stayed one
step ahead.
Their strong connection to the Action Sports world has resulted
in their music providing the soundtrack to numerous major
motion pictures, video games, surf and skate films, television,
and live sports events.
The last of the true independents, Agent Orange have managed
to stay true to their roots, while always moving forward.
Powered by a loyal following built up through years of explosive
live performances all over the world, Agent Orange continue to
deliver their Fullblown-Supercharged-Punk-Surf Sound on an
international basis, with a never ending schedule of tours in the
United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and
Japan.
C’mon down front and expose yourself to Agent Orange.
The Atom Age
The Atom Age
Horn tinged 21st Century Rock 'N' Roll band from Oakland, California.
Northern Liberties
Northern Liberties
Northern Liberties are a three piece band consisting of drums, percussion, bass, and voices. Northern Liberties formed deep underground in the year 2000 as an outgrowth the West Philadelphia basement band scene. Brothers Justin and Marc Duerr, on percussion/vocals and drums, respectively, joined long-time friend Kevin with the idea of forming a band. The unusual instrumentation was a result of the three deciding to work with what and whom they were most comfortable with rather than bringing in other musicians - thus a new and idiosyncratic sound was forged, more out of practicality than any desire to be deliberately offbeat. Northern Liberties receive their music from an unnameable/indescribable dimension, which, while being impossible to accurately describe using any language including music, is most clearly shown in rough outline by the occult practice of musical realization.



Northern Liberties have been called "the sound of hope and inspiration [...] made me feel something I wasn’t ever planning to feel again" (Andrew Earles, Still Single Blog) "a stage presence that is unparalleled" (WUVT FM blog) "As strong, as menacing, and as idiosyncratic as ever" (Wonkavision), "For fans of underground social change music" (Hussieskunk.com), "Definitely heavy, thoroughly metal" (Punk Planet), "Raw, artistic expression in the vein of No Means No or Shellac" (Lowcut zine), "One of the more intriguing bands I've heard in a while" (Aidabet.com) "Somewhere between the dissonant riff-heavy freakouts of Lightning Bolt, sullen Cure/Joy Division gloom, melodic hardcore marches, and spacey, psychedelic angular avant-punk that touches on USAISAMONSTER, folk, and cosmic effects tripouts, bound together with bizarre feverdream lyrics and really cool zoned out vocals" (Crucialblast.net), "A bit Joy Division, with part Fugazi and an added touch of heaviness" (Slug And Lettuce), and "Something obtuse and beautiful" by the Philadelphia City Paper. The Philadelphia Weekly has observed that "Northern Liberties take their percussive, provocative noise-punk to the lunatic fringe", and it has been written on the WKDU blog that "Each encounter with this band (and once again the live shows especially) is like a baptism in fire, blood, & electricity, and every time I reemerge I'm still convinced that the world is a dark & scary place, but I also have a renewed hope that there still is something resembling magic in this world"...


Since forming in 2000, Northern Liberties have slowly and steadily moved in a non-linear direction, exploring and experiencing their collective music and sharing it with others if and when possible. While having no clear 'game plan' other than to participate in the phenomenon of music, Northern Liberties have successfully completed four tours of the USA, as well as recording six full length albums and three 7 inches, one a split with Boston's Bugs And Rats, and another split with Philly's Lesser Known Neutrinos. Northern Liberties have shared shows with Mike Watt & The Secondmen, Lungfish, The Slits, Ruin, Monotonix, The Skull Defekts, The Notekillers, Dysrhythmia, Stinking Lizaveta, The Low Budgets, Bunnydrums, Shellshag, Pre and countless other bands in their seventeen year sojourn on the planet Earth.



As of October 2017, a new full-length album is being conceived, and plans laid. The band plans to sporadically appear and then disappear, for reasons known only to those closest to the music, as long as the music can still communicate its instructions to them. They extend an inviting hand to all who wish to share in the process, to create and grow community in a time of anxiety and gathering darkness.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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