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*NOTE* We’re in the process of moving, so any orders placed after June 25th won’t ship for quite a while.  If you’re really dying for one of these records, shoot me an email and we’ll see what we can do.  [email protected]

Once we’re settled, we’ll update the site with new contact info.  Be well!

Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob

SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2009

PETER STAMPFEL AND THE ETHER FROLIC MOB
BROTHER JT
IAN NAGOSKI spinning vintage 78rpm records

7:30pm
2037 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125

(enter around the back on Sepviva St.)
Suggested donation $5 Bring your own ether and other whatists
Foul weather moves show indoors to the music parlor

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This will be the Philadelphia debut of New York City’s PETER STAMPFEL AND THE ETHER FROLIC MOB who, Stampfel promises, will “stick our hands up the ass of American music, grab it by the throat, and pull it inside-out. It’s 21st century 19th century American music played in a vast variety of 20th century styles.” We’d expect nothing less—Mr. Stampfel is a founding member of the Holy Modal Rounders and the Fugs, and Frolicker JOHN COHEN is a founding member of the New City Ramblers. (That’s them in the photo above.) Two sets from the Mobsters, who, tonight, will be:

* Peter Stampfel/ vocals, banjo, fiddle, guitar, ‘juke (steel strung National Steel Ukulele tuned like a banjo), assorted percussion
* Jeannie Scofield/ vocals, percussion
* John Cohen/ vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin
* Hubby Jenkens/ vocals, guitar, percussion, ‘juke, ukelele
* Eli Smith/ vocals, banjo, harmonica, fiddle, ukulele
* Jane Gilday/ vocals, banjo, harmonica, fiddle
* Walker Shepard/ vocals, banjo, guitar, fiddle, ‘juke
* Annabelle Lee/ vocals, guitar, percussion

Get a swig of the Mob via this live performance and interview from 2006 on the Down Home Radio Show

BROTHER JT will be playing a mix of psychedelic spirituals on acoustic guitar, accompanied by Steve Gigante (Dark Inside The Sun).

“For the past twenty years Brother JT has made records that exemplify the ‘freeness’ and dark-green/blood-red hazy warmth of true psychedelia. As a songwriter, he is so proficient that no one takes notice; as a guitar player, he subtly outshines any slinger around (besides the Cheaterslicks’ Dave Shannon) with riffs, leads and solos that are consistently bewildering; as a rock star…well, he was just born for the job, regardless if anyone ever figures it out. He writes one-liner bits of philosophy that are as memorable as those of Yogi Berra, H. L. Mencken, or Will Rogers. JT is, in short, the most hidden of greatest treasures.” —David Katznelson, Arthur No. 8 (available from Arthur store)

Baltimore’s IAN NAGOSKI (compiler of “Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics 1918-1954?) will play recordings from the 78 rpm era including pieces from his new collection of music from the first half of the 20th century, “A String of Pearls” (Canary/ Mississippi Records), including music from Constantinople, Milano, Bucharest, Uttar Pradesh, Armenia, Sunda, Thrace, Jamaica, Serbia, Cairo, Huilotita, Seville, Hue, Aleppo, Rajastan, the Carpathians, a Zuni reservation and much more.

Ian on Baltimore public radio, playing and discussing his 78rpm music finds from around world:
http://bit.ly/130m0w

6.11.09 & 6.12.09

niagara falls

the compound

Tonight!

Quick reminder about what will certainly be an evening of deep grooves…..

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 

MV/EE
WOODS
KURT VILE 

8 pm
@ 2037 Frankford Avenue
(between Norris & Susquehanna Aves.— enter around back on Sepviva Street)
Philadelphia, PA
$5

BYOB

East/West Double Dose

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Pretty amazing double dose of shows this Friday and Saturday. One on the east side, one on the west.

ZOMES / DANIEL HIGGS / OTTO HAUSER / BILL NACE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21st
8:30 PM
@ 2037 Frankford Ave. Phila, PA (enter around back on Sepviva St.)
$5 donation
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FERN KNIGHT / P.G. SIX & BAND / SAMARA LUBELSKI / NOA BABAYOF
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd
8:00 pm
The Rotunda, 40th & Walnut, Phila, PA
$7 donation

In the Garden, again

As always, enter around back on Sepviva Street 

June 28, 2008 @ The Compound

united bible studies
Saturday June 28, 2008, 8pm
Honeymoon Compound

2033 Frankford Ave. Phila, PA
enter around the back….2032 Sepviva St.
$8 suggested donation
::UNITED BIBLE STUDIES::
The entrancing psych/folk/improv of the United Bible Studies collective www.desertedvillage.com shows equal love for the unadorned beauty of Shirley Collins and Vashti Bunyan, the electrifried takes of the Incredible String Band, and the darker work of Current 93 and Coil. Sparse folk mixes with a melodic take on free improv, and tales of loss and pagan longing abound. They’ve released 10 albums on labels like Ruralfaune, Barl Fire, Foxglove, and their own Deserted Village. This tour will be their first live appearances in the US.
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::SHARRON KRAUS::
Twisted folk songs for the new millennium. Her own compositions stand tall beside age-old traditionals from England and Appalachia, and she performs both with a total mastery of the form. Since 2001 she has released five albums on Durtro Jnana, Bo’ Weavil, and Camera Obscura, and has toured extensively in the UK and USA.
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::ENUMCLAW::
New solo project from Norm Fetter of Niagara Falls, and formerly of Golden Ball, mixes free electronic improv with field recordings and live sampling. Deep meditative vibes.
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::BLOOD LIKE MINE::
New collaboration between Geoff Bucknam and Rosali Middleman.