Guest VJ Nick Fanelli previews Guild Shows’ Tuesday Tune-Out (kicks off tonight at PhilaMOCA)
This month marks the one-year anniversary of PhilaMOCA‘s Tuesday Tune-Out film-and-music showcase, and taking the curator’s reins are current heavy hitters in Philly’s DIY promotions scene. Guild Shows have developed quite the roster of ass-kicking concerts in spaces as far-flung as West Philly’s Golden Tea House (site of March’s Waxahatchee album release party), The Barbary (the Frankford Avenue punk refuge) and The Fire (when they host all-ages shows). Their musical tastes are as broad as their locations, though definitely rooted to some degree in in DIY punk rock. We asked Guild’s Nick Vanelli to weigh in on this month’s Tune-Out via our regular Guest VJ spotlight. All shows happen at 8 p.m., are $5 at the door and are all ages.
We strived to create a series that was full of unique shows- bands or concepts you’ll rarely see- that also provided a true taste of what The Guild does. All four shows feature musicians who regularly play on our shows performing in non-traditional formats, and we are really excited for all of our super talented friends to shine in new ways.
June 4th – Guitarcules
I think the name Guitarcules is self-explanatory. I have yet to see Guitarcules, but I assume it will be an epic set with around fifteen guitar players riffing like they are on top of a mountain in a big budget music video. (NOTE: No videos of Guitarcules exist on the internet yet, and I couldn’t find anything for fifteen guitar players riffing on top of a mountain, so here are some robots playing “Ace of Spades.” -ed.)
June 11th – Kite Party and Three Man Cannon acoustic
Kite Party and Three Man Cannon are two of our absolute favorite bands in Philadelphia. They both write thick, personal music that is going to translate really well stripped-down. Maybe PhilaMOCA will let us build a campfire.
June 18th – Acoustic Mega Show
We are copying the style of The Revival Tour with some great local songwriters, front people, crooners, etc. List includes Tom May + Greg Barnett (The Menzingers) / Nick Harris (Luther) / Kirk Malosh (Ma Jolie) / Augusta Koch (Cayetana) / Candice Martello (Omar, Ghost Light) / Connor Byrne. Everyone plays a short set and is encouraged to have others collaborate with them, which will make for some really cool renditions of our favorite tunes.
June 25th- Philly Cover Wheel with Nona / Ma Jolie / Amanda X
Guild member Jeff Meyers had this idea a while ago, and I’m glad we get to see it through. All the bands will be playing cover sets and the only rule is every song has to be by a Philadelphia artist.