The Retinas, Gold Connections, Don Babylon

The Retinas

Gold Connections

Don Babylon

Tue, November 13, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Retinas
The Retinas
A Philly four-piece, The Retinas play a fast nostalgic garage punk rock. From the sweaty heat of inner city basement shows to South Streets own Theater of Living Arts they've been infecting Philadelphia and the greater New England for last few years, as well as touring up and down the East Coast. They've released two EP's including Life At Work and HaHa Nostalgia, and as of this year their newest release Hello...My Name is The Retinas check them out here at www.theretinas.bandcamp.com.
Gold Connections
Gold Connections
Gold Connections is a VA-based indie rock outfit, melding vintage sounds with punk tenacity.

While the band started at William and Mary among such acts as Car Seat Headrest and Swampblossom, frontman and songwriter Will Marsh relocated to Charlottesville after graduation.

Thanks to a successful crowd-sourcing campaign in Fall 2015, Marsh recorded his debut LP: Popular Fiction. Tracked at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC, and produced by Daniel Levi Goans of Lowland Hum, Popular Fiction explores the mystery of nostalgia, religion, and coming-of-age. The record is planned for a Spring 2017 release.

After completing his first LP, Marsh formed the new Gold Connections lineup with Charlottesville High School friends Patrick Haggerty and Noah Rosner. They channel the rawness and immediacy of a homegrown power trio––evoking Neil Young's melodic noise and Television's poetic attack.
Don Babylon
Don Babylon
Formed in 2013 and hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Don Babylon churns out drunk, sad rock'n'roll in between kitchen shifts and last call. After recording a number of EPs in 2017 the group released their debut album, Babe. The album tackles suicide and substance abuse with the wry wit of a barstool prophet. Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest called it, “one of the best albums of 2017” and another reviewer compares them to a drunk punk Elvis Presley. The band has played with acts such as Car Seat Headrest, Diarrhea Planet, and A Place to Bury Strangers. They survived and thrived through their first U.S national tour and have begun writing their second album.
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"Unreconstructed, unconstrained, unremittingly mojo-heavy rock." - Mike Rea

"Come early, Don Babylon goes on at 7:45 and they've got one of the best albums of 2017!" - Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest

"We were so pumped to be able to help Don Babylon put one of this year’s most exciting records onto something you can touch. Praised by Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo, and everyone who’s seen them, we’re massive fans." - Medical Records

"[BABE] exists as kind of a mutant blender of American music circa 2017. Emo heartpouring, Archers of Loaf frankness, country piano flourishes, and even Fugazi-style disjointed riffage find their way into the potent mix" - Indicate Interest Zine

"SONG OF THE DAY: 'People Having Fun (Not Really)'.
Part Elvis Presley but with a punk accent and urgency. The song unfolds from nervous blues to wanting to scream at the top of your lungs. Efficient in every way." - I Left Without My Hat, France

"A winding road that leaves the listener wondering if they somehow landed on another record at times, BABE is a testament to the trio's songwriting ability and attention for structure. Though rock for most of the record, the band flirts with other styles -- maudlin, country, and post punk -- in a way that helps bookend sections of the record and allow strong compositions like "There Will Be Blood" to really shine through and leave a lasting impression." - Doug Nunnally, RVA Mag
Venue Information:
Ortlieb's
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
http://www.ortliebsphilly.com/