Pink Mountaintops ~ Ashley Shadow ~ Northern Breaks

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*6:30 PM Doors7 PM ShowPINK MOUNTAINTOPSSince their 2004 self-titled debut, Pink Mountaintops have supplied an outlet for the more arcane fascinations of Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean. On Peacock Pools—Pink Mountaintops’ first new music in eight years—the British Columbia-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist shares 12 songs sparked from his magpie-like curiosity for a wild expanse of cultural artifacts: the sci-fi body horror of David Cronenberg, Disney Read-Along Records from the 1970s, early Pink Floyd and mid-career Gary Numan, John Carpenter movies, Ornette Coleman live videos, a 1991 essay on the cult of bodybuilding by postmodern feminist Camille Paglia. Featuring counterculture icons like Steven McDonald of Redd Kross and Dale Crover of Melvins, Peacock Pools alchemizes those obsessions into a body of work with its own enchanting power, the sonic equivalent of falling down a thousand rabbit holes at once and landing somewhere gloriously strange. Pink Mountaintops’ fifth full-length and debut release for ATO Records, Peacock Pools took shape from a batch of songs McBean first pieced together in the early days of the pandemic. “I’d moved into this cool little ’50s rancher house outside L.A. and was just mucking about in my bedroom studio, and pretty soon I started reaching out to some friends who were also shacked up and craving broadband sonic collaboration,” he recalls. Over the coming months, McBean began working remotely with a stacked lineup of musicians from the indie-rock and psych-pop and garage-punk worlds, including drummer/pianist Joshua Wells (Destroyer, Black Mountain), violinist/vocalist Laena Myers-Ionita (Feels, Death Valley Girls), drummer Ryan Jewell (Riley Walker, Steve Gunn), vocalist Emily Rose Epstein (Ty Segall, Emily Rose & The Rounders), and keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt (Black Mountain, Sinoia Caves). Produced by McBean and mixed in Vancouver by former Skinny Puppy member Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails), Peacock Pools also features several songs recorded live in L.A. with McDonald and Crover, ultimately forming Pink Mountaintops most eclectic and magnificently unpredictable album to date. ASHLEY SHADOWWith the release of her eponymous first record, Ashley Shadow has at long last taken centre stage after over a decade of valuable contributions to highly regarded, diverse musical acts. Though possessing a voice of crystal clear beauty, Ashley spent the first five years of her musical career playing bass guitar for rock-noir outfit The Organ before recording and/or touring with Bonnie Prince Billy, Pink Mountaintops and Lightning Dust.https://ashleyshadow.bandcamp.com/NORTHERN BREAKSFour old friends playing guitar music for the Philadelphia coasthttps://northernbreaks.bandcamp.com/releases

Daniel Romano’s Outfit ~ Carson McHone

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowDANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT After two years Daniel Romano’s Outfit are back on the road. Though a lot of time has passed since their last live performance, it certainly has not stopped their productivity in the studio. 2020 – 2021 brought in many studio projects including an ambitious 20 minute collaboration with drummer Danny Carey. Now back with their new album Cobra Poems you can expect a live mixture of old and new favourites done with The Outfit’s signature energetic and emotive form of rock and roll.http://www.danielromanomusic.com/ CARSON MCHONE Carson McHone is a songwriter from Austin, Texas. Her new LP, produced by prolific Canadian musician Daniel Romano, is set to be released in early 2022 on Merge records in the US, and Loose Music in the UK and Europe. McHone’s last album, Carousel (Nine Mile Records/Loose Music), produced by Austin music scene veteran Mike McCarthy (known for his close partnership with Spoon as well as albums by Trail Of Dead, Patty Griffin, Heartless Bastards, and more), was selected by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018”.http://www.carsonmchonemusic.com/

Sean Nicholas Savage ~ Air Waves ~ Johnny Dynamite ~ Suburban Losers at Kung Fu Necktie

Sean Nicholas Savage’s Spring 2022 Life Is Crazy, the accurately titled new record from Sean Nicholas Savage, is unlike anything we’ve heard from the cult balladeer. No drums or bass on the album, the accompaniment consists strictly of pure piano and lush strings, leaving Savage’s songwriting bare to the listener like never before. “for a fresh direction here, i’ve attempted to reduce the focus to just songwriting and singing. particularly contemplative ballads, which through the years remain closest to my heart. i’ve aimed for a vocal spirit and energy that closely resembles my live performance, which is an integral part of my identity as an artist not always represented in my recorded work.” Life Is Crazy is a bold and attuned record. Conceived in his transition to theatre, it marks the dawn of a new era for SNS, and a long-awaiting return to the full-length LP format. This will be Savage’s first album release since completing a revered master-cassette trilogy – Magnificent Fist (2016), Yummycoma (2017), and Screamo (2018). Lyrically, Savage grapples with his signature themes of perception, identity, and the unknown, among others. While still abstract, the metaphors and subject matter are effortless and more inviting than ever before. New to Life Is Crazy is a narrative tone removed from time. “there is this thing on the album where i was trying to write to the future to an audience that doesn’t exist. you know, we’ve talked many times about how an audience is exponential, as we see what is niche or outsider today is often more popular tomorrow. there’s a lot of that in ‘years from tonight’ which really sums up how we never know those future versions of ourselves. Also the album closer ‘in the silence of the crowd’ depicts just how invisible that can feel. That resonates in a few of the other songs too so i thought it was a cool thing to touch on since it feels sometimes like the only hopeful glimmer these days.”AIR 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.JOHNNY DYNAMITEhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0HvUV5FFd0Z9zrhPH3Q4Lf?si=jZ3nbkeHRGqyZsuL7_vyjwSUBURBAN LOSERSSuburban Losers is a DJ team consisting of Wesley Bunch of Suburban Living & Michael Cammarata of Born Losers Records. They spin 70s / 80s post punk, new wave, and RnB.   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 for the event if you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination.