Ghösh will headline PhilaMOCA’s first live show since 2019
Callowhill performing arts space PhilaMOCA has been closed since early autumn of 2019, but after many months of working out zoning issues with the city — and many more months of global pandemic — the venue is reopening this month. After a handful of film screenings and talks, the first concert to happen at the space will be headlined by Ghösh, the incredible breakbeat / punk rock / hip-hop two piece of Symphony Spell and Zachary Devereux Fairbrother; they play PhilaMOCA on July 31st with Prolaps from NYC, as well as Philly artists Penetrode and EAT.
Ghösh played one of the last live shows this writer saw in the before times, a feverish and frenzied set at Cousin Danny’s in West Philly with fellow anarchic noise artists NAH and Deli Girls; they went on to release a terrific run of singles last year on their Bandcamp, most recently “Get Ready To Die” / “LYAOF.” You can read more about the band in this profile interview by Alex Smith.
Speaking of Alex, they’re a fan of the other two Philly bands on the bill as well — in two roundups of bands-to-know from the DIY underground, Alex praised EAT‘s “strained, nervy, and unsettled rhythms” and called Penetrode a “crypto-pop band of retro-futurists looking to kick a hole in somebody’s boombox.”