A whole bunch of punk, new wave, indie/alt rock artists have come together to pay tribute to beloved radio personality and novelty music guru Dr. Demento on a new two-disc tribute titled Covered in Punk. Artists such as Nobunny, Joan Jett, The Dead Milkmen, Colleen Green, The Meatmen, Shonen Knife, The Vandals, Fred Schneider, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Los Straitjackets, Misfits, and more have covered classic songs that were staples of Dr Demento’s radio show…
Also: Courtney Barnett, Death Grips, Young Thug, Mac DeMarco, Charles Bradley, Girls Against Boys, Dead Milkmen, FLAG, Touche Amore, Bob Mould, Baroness, Car Seat Headrest, Protomartyr, Beach Slang, White Lung and so many more.
The Districts | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
Over the years many of our favorite Philly local musicians have covered holiday classics or have written their own seasonal songs. We’ve compiled some of our favorites from the last few years that we’ve posted on The Key, including some highlights from WXPN’s Home For the Holidays, the annual broadcast hosted by WXPN’s Helen Leicht, featuring songs by Amos Lee, The Districts, Good Old War, Ginger Coyle, Hemming, and more.
Amos Lee – “Holiday Song”
The Dead Milkmen – “Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is A Job”
It’s always a good time when drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, the Mountain Goats) stops by the Indie Rock Hit Parade. This time around, Jon brought with him a batch of classic and rare Philly-centric indie and hardcore, along with some … Continued
Some mosh pits are sloppy, some mosh pits are scary, but some mosh pits are just pure joy – and the one that broke out at the Dead Milkmen’s Halloween-eve set at the Troc was absolutely the latter. Rodney Anonymous … Continued
The Dead Milkmen and Flag of Democracy (F.O.D.) have been staples of the Philadelphia punk-rock scene since the early ‘80s. The two bands have a combined 60 years and 18 studio albums of experience between them and now they are … Continued
Text by Beth Ann Downey. Images by Jared Gruenwald. A young looking 19-year-old sits in the first row of the upper-floor auditorium in the Central Free Library of Philadelphia, enthralled by The Dead Milkmen performing an acoustic show in front of her. The event is part of local author Andrew Ervin’s book release party for […]
Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through released their first session of the season, featuring Philly punk legends The Dead Milkmen. According to Shaking Through, The Dead Milkmen’s track (entitled “Prisoner’s Cinema”) is: “a celebration of the every-day people who had to clean up after rock-stars … Continued
There was an ominous silence at the International House earlier this month as Joe Jack Talcum of Dead Milkmen prepared to play “Railroad Bill.” On Jan. 15, the International House in Philly screened the documentary The 78 Project, a film … Continued
Most Philadelphians are familiar with Fairmount’s massive landmark Eastern State Penitentiary. The looming structure, which closed in 1971 after 142 years as a prison, reopened in 1994 for guided tours, and has since become a destination for thrill-seekers during Bastille … Continued
Philly-area rock group Seoul Delhi will be playing The Fire tonight at 6:00 p.m. Known for a balanced blend of alternative and classic rock complimented by original and organic songwriting, the local five-piece band will be supported by Tasty Face, … Continued
Following a knockout show at Laurel Hill Cemetery last Friday (check out photos here), Philadelphia’s Dead Milkmen debuted a music video this week for the title track to their forthcoming album Pretty Music For Pretty People. The song is set … Continued
In case you haven’t heard, Philadelphia satirical punk rockers The Dead Milkmen are playing at the Laurel Hill Cemetery tomorrow night. The band’s tenth album (and second since its reunion), Pretty Music for Pretty People, will be released on October 7, so this should be a good opportunity to hear some of it. Cyber art rock band S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. will open the show. Here’s a guide from the band’s Rodney Anonymous on the best ways to get to the show.
Tickets are $15 and available here. It is advised that you bring your own “blankets or beach chairs, picnics, ...
That’s So Philly, a local organization and website that showcases musical talent of local teens, has been getting some help recently from established local musicians to collaborate with teens. The first “Sing With A Philly Teen” initiative featured singer-songwriter Ben … Continued
Dominic Angelella of Drgn King | Photo by Joe Del Tufo
Dominic Angelella of Philly indie-pop quartet Drgn King revived an old local favorite when he played for Root Down in the Shadow‘s “Cover Club” series recently at Nomad Recording Studios. With his electric guitar in tow, Angelella took on The Dead Milkmen’s 1988 hit single “Punk Rock Girl,” and delivered it just as endearingly as the original. This Friday, Angelella joins his Drgn King bandmates, who released their debut album Paragraph Nights a little over a year ago, for a show at Johnny Brenda’s. Get tickets here...