**All shows 21+—Valid ID required for entry**PURLING HISSPurling Hiss is the rock music project of American multi-instrumentalist Mike Polizze. Based in Philadelphia, the project was named so because of its heavy use of distortion and white noise. https://purlinghiss.bandcamp.com/LIMOUSINE BEACHLimousine Beach is a Sizzle Rock band from the tepid streets of Pittsburgh PA.https://limousinebeach.bandcamp.com/ROCKY MTN ROLLERAppropriately named after a make shift rat trap used in the backcountry cabins of the Rocky Mountains;RMR is grimey vibes, soaring guitar with gutteral vocals. Influences like Alice Cooper, The Stooges, Thin Lizzy, and Blue Oyster Cult can be heard.https://rockymtnroller.bandcamp.com/
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowTHE LEGENDARY PINK DOTSThe Legendary Pink Dots (LPD) are an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in August 1980. In 1984, the band moved to Amsterdam, playing with rotating musicians and having, as core members, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Edward Ka-Spel and keyboardist Phil Knight. As of 2012, the group is composed of Edward Ka-Spel (vocals, keyboards, songwriter), Phil Knight (keyboards, electronics), Erik Drost (guitars) and Joep Hendrickx (live sound engineer).Although outside the mainstream, LPD have released more than 40 albums, have a devoted worldwide following, and tour frequently.https://legendarypinkdots.org/ORBIT SERVICE”Emotionally draining and highly recommended.”- François Couture, All Music Guidehttps://orbitservice.bandcamp.com/
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowHODGEPODGEOriginally starting off as a groovy, psychedelic jam band in the early months of 2018, Hodgepodge plays a tantalizing mix of underground Persian funk, punk, and pretty much everything in between. Formed from an eclectic group of musicians and scientists alike, Hodgepodge has rocked numerous house and bar shows, including venues such as The Fire, The Grape Room, and Kung Fu Necktie. Their shows are always high-energy, and never fail to disappoint their growing Philly-based fanbase. Keep an eye out for their upcoming EP release later this year!https://www.instagram.com/hodgepodge.musicPERILS Philadelphia-based psychedelic grunge funk outfit, Perils, have been hard at work crafting their sound in their Manayunk basement the past 3 years and are bringing it to a stage near you. Influenced by all your favorite acts like Nirvana, James Brown, Fugazi, Oasis, etc., Perils play loud, melodic, and funky jams written by the three members, Daniel Wurtz on Guitar and Vocals, Tom Vessels on Bass and Vocals and Jordan Mays on Drums. Surely a band not to miss live, and with a first studio release not too far behind. https://phillyperils.bandcamp.com/THE LOW SUNDAYS The Low Sundays are a hard-hitting rock and roll trio from Delaware and New Jersey. Formed in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic by long time musicians Shawn Stepp, Patrick Sweeney, and Gabe Woodside. Heavily influenced by classic rock and blues. They bring a fresh take to an old style. https://thelowsundays.bandcamp.com/album/the-damned-album
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowJASMYNJasmyn is the new solo project created by Jasmyn Burke, former singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the critically acclaimed band Weaves. Having received two Polaris Music Prize shortlists, two JUNO nominations for Alternative Album of the Year and two SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominations, Burke has established herself as one of Canada’s most exciting and fresh voices. With this new project, she has decided to use her own name, Jasmyn, to mark the start of exploring her own unique sound as a solo artist. She signed the project to ANTI- Records (sister label to Epitaph Records) and to Royal Mountain Records for Canada.Having left hometown Toronto in search of a slower pace and some room to breathe, Jasmyn found herself slowly picking her guitar back up and writing songs in her living room using Garageband on her phone. Signed to ANTI- but unable to travel, she began sending demos to Los Angeles-based Producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten) who collaborated with her remotely on a body of work she had compiled over months of being in lockdown. In the Spring of 2021, Jasmyn went to LA to record with Congleton, exploring themes of finding patterns in life and how to perhaps change them. These themes are front and center on her first single “Find the Light.” On the general direction of the new project, and the meaning behind the debut song, Jasmyn said, “This song was loosely written during the Fall of 2020. The world was feeling pretty heavy, and I felt myself wanting to write music that created a mood of happiness and space to grow.” She reflects: “It feels like we’re living in this sort of in-between space, where life is altering. I wanted to explore finding comfort and hopefulness through uncomfortable change. I feel like I have grown and changed as a person over the last few years and wanted to write songs that created a sense of confidence and well-being.” With Weaves receiving worldwide support from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, NPR, Pitchfork, Elton’s John’s Rocket Hour, The Guardian and Glastonbury Festival, Jasmyn is excited to share a new side of herself, perhaps her most honest and raw work to date. “Find the Light” is the first glimpse into the imaginative and singular voice of Jasmyn.https://open.spotify.com/artist/5DPKgkwwBB3lKQza7s58HYAIR WAVESNicole first found solace in her guitar, composing escapist songs with fantastical stories and catchy choruses. Air Waves serves up fantastic imagery with unforgettable melodies. You will no doubt catch yourself, hours later, singing them. Schneit writes the viral melodies that, neither sloppy nor generic, follow you through a day or two before you’re drawn back to listen to them again.https://airwaves.bandcamp.com/
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowSMOKEYYhttps://linktr.ee/smokeyymusicTHE FOREST VIEW MOVEMENThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCj0fFzFsMgHALOGENShttps://youtu.be/R-epeWhy8FY
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowFLASHERThe band’s 2018 debut, Constant Image, was a triumph – a set of songs both dizzy and explosive, balancing new-wave lushness and post-punk frenzy. Love is Yours steps up the ambition and reaches for the horizon. The record is ablaze with mood, melody, and carefully threaded hooks, finding the band foregrounding the pop sensibilities that had always been present in their previous releases. It retains the attitude that was fundamental to the band’s DIY roots, but cuts loose a touch of the angst. Though the songs process disillusionment and loss, the music evokes warmth and optimism. It is their best record and also their most generous.The album was written and recorded amid a moment of flux for the band. Now a duo, guitarist Taylor Mulitz and drummer Emma Baker had to reimagine Flasher’s voice. They embraced uncertainty and allowed their roles to become unfixed. They wrote collaboratively and followed their intuition. Instruments were swapped, harmonies were layered over samples, and a space was created for Baker to step out from behind the drumkit into a front person, sharing vocals alongside Mulitz. On the other end Flasher emerged familiar, but also stronger and more singular.Formed in 2015, Flasher was born out of Washington, D.C.’s newly resurgent underground music scene. In that context, the trio stood out. They were urgent and wiry, but could also convey a cool and authentic tenderness. A year later, when the city was leaden with post-election gloom, Flasher could remind you – however fleetingly – that pleasure was still a possibility. They released an EP and a 7” single on Sister Polygon Records before joining Domino for Constant Image. The record was critically adored and ceaselessly toured. When the D.C. trio finally took a breath nearly two years later it was at an unmistakable high point. Flasher had hit the road alongside its heroes, scored spots on festival bills, and packed hometown shows.Not long after that, as the band prepared to hunker down and begin writing their follow up, D.C.’s tight-knit community began to splinter and realign. Bands broke up. People got older, became restless, and moved on. Flasher was not spared a shake-up. Bassist Daniel Saperstein parted ways with the group. Mulitz would eventually decide to relocate – first to Baltimore and then to Los Angeles, making the group bi-coastal.Working as a duo took a bit of recalibration. The songwriting process changed dramatically, but in a way that quickly began to feel energising. “Once we had this implosion, we let go of the pretence and confines that we had pigeonholed ourselves into,” says Mulitz. “Going into this record, the vision was pretty simple: We wanted to write songs that came intuitively. We were leaning into that while consciously creating a real space of trust and openness.”https://flasherdc.bandcamp.com/album/constant-imageMESHPhilly 4-piece punk band, Mesh, formed in late 2019 building their sound from 3 demos recorded by guitarist and vocalist Sims Hardin (Dark Web). Sims, joined by Allison Durham (posture) on guitar and vocals, Steve Darling (Mint) on drums, and Tom Riese (Mint) on bass have departed from the demos to create something more cohesive and diverse sounding. With the formation of the full band, Mesh’s sound is driven and angular, drawing inspiration from bands like Wire, UV Race and Swell Maps. Their debut tape is being released summer 2021 on Born Yesterday Records based in Chicago. https://meshphilly.bandcamp.com/
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowTIOGASandwiched between citywides and cheesesteaks, you’ll find the stomping grounds of TIOGA, a quartet that sounds like they grew up on New Order and Springsteen, but listened to a lot of The Killers and Bleachers as impressionable college kids. The group marries their meaningful lyricism and endearing style of alternative indie with a hearty bass and danceable synth-pop sound. Their homebase now extends beyond the confines of Philadelphia, and as far as the Big Apple. TIOGA sounds like if Jack Antonoff and Brandon Flowers went to a karaoke bar and sang Talking Heads songs until they got kicked out and then mumbled David Bowie songs to themselves on the walk home.https://tiogatheband.com/(Photo: Carol Simpson)SCORPIOEast coast bb // diet coke drama queenhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0qYpoq6SzqQsmkZtRBm4pH
*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowSCREAMCLOUDscreamcloud is a band that loves all things heavy: baritone guitars, noisy riffs, and songs that explore the existential dread that comes with modern life.https://screamcloud.bandcamp.com/DOG IN A MAN SUIT (EP RELEASE)Dog in a Man Suit’s latest EP, Trapped!, is a fuzzed-out ode to their reckonings with age. The EP sees the band’s shared love of 2000s emo collide with influences like The Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Strokes. Thematically, the EP deals with the malaise and uncertainty so many 20-somethings face as they stumble ill-prepared out of adolescence. Much like the name of the band itself, it addresses an internal schism of identities outside of one’s control.https://doginamansuit.bandcamp.com/album/screamingBROKE BODYBroke Body is an auditory cocktail of punk, psychedelia and nostalgic rock and roll, shaken and served in the bowels of Philadelphia.https://brokebody.bandcamp.com/album/bleed
PIP BLOM Amsterdam’s Pip Blom released their debut album ‘Boat’ on Friday 31st May 2019.Pip’s in a very interesting space sonically; with the help of a dedicated band, Pip has evolved her sound away from simple, hooky tunes to expertly-crafted songs with unassuming depth. Although, she’d never actually admit to it. She’s too modest. “I hope that if you listen to Boat, you can hear the different routes we explored…We took our time and it was quite a journey, but I think it was time for us to finally release an album,” says Pip. “We’ve grown so much as a band, both live and in terms of songwriting. Our boat hasn’t reached its final destination yet, but if think with releasing this album, it’s a great pit stop.”CATCHERCatcher is a Brooklyn-based post-punk band with a reputation for visceral and powerful live performances. Drawing comparisons to the birthday party, sonic youth and the fall, catcher delivers music with a driving and inundating low-end, provided by childhood friends Cameron Mcrae and Wilson Chestney, on bass and drums respectively. Guitarists Jack Young and Christian Reech interweave melodies and noise to create an environment that manages to be at once both bleak and moving, desolate but hopeful, violent but tender. Classically trained violinist Zach Mezzo brings, through his background in experimental composition, a combination of moody swells, driving staccatos, and vicious noise that enrich and accentuate the dynamics and dramatics inherent to the band’s songwriting. Vocalist Austin Eichler commands listeners with a domineering and chaotic presence. From drawling croons to powerful screams, Austin’s narrative lyrics invoke a wide spectrum of emotion while creating a world of their own. Through endless hours of practice and work the band has crafted a gripping and tight live performance and a growing international fanbase.
GODCASTER Godcaster is an experimental and hard rock band ephemerally founded by Judson Kolk and Bruce Ebersole when they were eight and eleven years old. Since then they’ve experimented with quite a few different styles and have had several incarnations of the band. The current cast consists of: David Mcfaul (keys), Von Lee (flute, vox), Lindsay Dobbs (trombone, vox) Bruce Ebersole (bass gui- tar), Sam Pickard (drums), and Judson Kolk (vox, guitar). The band is known for their ecstatic live performances, serendipitous visual make-believe, and gritty gut dials. Delve into the fervencies of their swordlike barrage. https://godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/saltergaspFLORRYhttps://florry.bandcamp.com/RENTBOYFormed in Philadelphia in 2016, Rentboy is a collaborative music project led by Bobby Brown.https://rentboyband.bandcamp.com/ *Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry* *Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking* In accordance with Philadelphia’s citywide mandate, attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to all Dave Kiss Presents events. Please note that negative PCR / antigen test results will not be accepted. We ask that you bring your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone. Full vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. NO REFUNDS will be dispersed if you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination. All Dave Kiss Presents events will be presented in accordance with city & state guidelines and requirements as of the date of the event, which could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures. Any updated protocols will be included in your ticket reminder email closer to the event date.