Batty

Batty Opening for Bleeding Rainbow at JB’s Nov. 15

As Batty kicks off a rather intriguing evening at Johnny Brenda’s, the collective sound manifested by the trio is full of promise. There is a skuzzy-grimy garage/punk feel, the kind that drips sweat and oozes with an internal energy that pushes its way public through the performance. Setting the tone with raunchy jagged guitar work and solidifying it with the snap and pop backend and vocals that are a smooth, calm, guiding element, while remaining aggressive when the moment calls for it. This group finds a balance between expansive, stormy expression and jumpstarting quick-hitters that flash. They will be opening for Western Massachusetts all-girl post-punk outfit Potty Mouth, while the cosmic noise-pop of Bleeding Rainbow with their supreme blend of stacked industrial distortion and soothsaying vocals headline the show. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Bleeding Rainbow Photo by Chad Yanagisawa) - Michael Colavita
 

New Track: "Spent Time" - Batty

Here's a rough-and-tumble new track from post-punk/garage trio Batty called "Spent Time." It's off their debut six-song cassette DEMO. You can catch the recent Featured Artist(s) Poll nominees performing live this evening at The Slow Club. Enjoy!

Weekend Warrior, August 9 - 11

We’ve certainly been getting our fair share of talented musician transplants. One of the finest lyricists from the new crop of artists that we’ve come across is former Grand Rapids, Michigan native Sam Cook-Parrott, a.k.a. Radiator Hospital. The heart-on-his-sleeve singer-songwriter captures true raw emotion in such beautifully poetic verses that could easily make the burliest man’s man shed a tear. However, these touching lyrics can easily be lost on some of the tracks of his new LP Something Wild (Salinas Records) because of the jangly, upbeat strums of major power chords from his guitar and his new driving rhythm section. Radiator Hospital will be celebrating the album’s release tonight at West Philly’s Great Indoors alongside labelmates/housemates Swearin’ and Batty, who are also dropping a demo release. Don’t sleep on this one! Great Indoors, (Please contact ghostlightbooking@gmail.com for more info.), 7pm, $5 Donation, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

Other things to help you make it through the dog days of summer…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, SAT Johnny Showcase, Red 40 and the Last Groovement
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Downstairs) Pill Friends, (Upstairs) Easy Creatures, Tygaton, SAT (Early) Rosetta, (Late) Nothing, Whirr
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI This Is Hardcore Fest w/Blacklisted, Rock Bottom, SAT This Is Hardcore Fest w/Wisdom In Chains, SUN This Is Hardcore Fest w/Strength For A Reason
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Mont Brown x A.R.F.
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Chase Allen, Lee Mazin
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Penrose, SAT Rob, Lately
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Local Dub, The Rob Perna Band, SAT (All Ages) Eyeshock Swelter, Cut The Motor, Ben Abrams, (Late) Parple, Babe School, Big Tusk, SUN (All Ages) DRGN KING, Mumblr, Rasputin's Secret Police
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Song Dogs, The Gallerist, SUN Prowler
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N 3rd St.) FRI Commonwealth Choir, Former Belle, Air Is Human, SAT Nick Millevoi
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Steve Marchion, Joe Messina, SAT (Early) Camille Puerto, (Late) Victoria Spaeth, Aly Cat, Strange Heat
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Tiny Cities
 
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Mutlu, SAT Philadelphia Funk Hustle
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Conjunto Philadelphia, SAT Stone, A Caffeine Dream, SUN Breakwater
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN John Byrne, Rusty Cadillac
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) FRI Dry Feet
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Old Soul, Vibratek
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Hopscotch Jefferson, SUN We So Money Gang, A.M.E.N.
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Pete Grotch, Adam Travis, The Lux, SAT Benefit for Scott Silipigni w/Zach Djanikian Jam Band, Pete Donnelly, Brian Flanagan, Cookie Rabinowitz, SUN Drew Nielsen
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Waxahatchee, Michael Cantor
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Geb the Great Cackler
 
Don’t Tread On Me House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Young Pilgrims, Airman Trout, Christopher Walking
 
West Kensington Ministry (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Oldermost, Mock Suns
 
The Slow Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Batworm
 

Batty Keeping Anchored at The Mitten July 8

Batty is a fledgling punk outfit hailing form West Philly/New Jersey that appears to still be evolving into their own. From their “shitty home recordings for reference,” you can hear angsty guitar riffs accompanied by primal trashcan beats and blown-out vocals. However, with their most recent live offering, “livin’ a lie,” which was posted to the group’s Bandcamp and recorded on May 15, 2013 at WKDU, the band demonstrates a more patient sound that is anchored by dark, heavy sludge-metal guitar work that journeys through the realm of psych rock. Batty participated in this year’s resuscitated Ladyfest Philly, and you can catch them tonight at West Philly DIY space The Mitten where they’ll be sharing the bill with South Carolina’s Chemical Peel (Ride the Snake Records) and local Goth punks Teenage Priests. The Mitten, (For more info, contact grace.ambrose@gmail.com.), 7pm, All Ages - Alexis V.

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