Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Bardo Pond

Sat, April 12, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is all ages

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
b. 1999

montreal, quebec, kanada

concerned themselves

with the electrification of dust.

and wrung an honest living mostly.

hit it like a broken hammer,

and milked a few rusty gallons there.

were an anxious thing-

built out of double-stops,

spittle-vapor,

and 2-finger chords.

about as choral as a trainwreck.

blew through, and often.

and many 1,000 miles.
Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond was the flagship band of Philly's "Psychedelphia" space rock movement, which also included the likes of Aspera, Asteroid No. 4, the Azusa Plane, and tangentially the Lilys. Explicitly drug-inspired -- their titles were filled with obscure references to psychedelics -- they favored lengthy, deliberate sound explorations filled with all the hallmarks of modern-day space rock: droning guitars, thick distortion, feedback, reverb, and washes of white noise. Hints of blues structure often cropped up, but Bardo Pond's earliest roots lay with avant-garde noisemakers from the realm of free jazz and from New York's no wave movement and downtown Knitting Factory scene. As their musicianship improved, the band gradually incorporated more traditional influences, but maintained their affinity for the outer fringes of music. Thus, their brand of space rock echoed not just genre staples like Hawkwind and Pink Floyd, but jam-happy Krautrockers (Amon Düül, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru) and experimental indie heroes (Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and especiallySpacemen 3). With a steady stream of releases on Matador, the band stuck around long enough to draw comparisons to the spacier, noisier contingent of post-rockers, like Mogwai and Flying Saucer Attack.


Underground psychedelic superstars for almost the last 20 years, Bardo Pond is Philly's hometown epic psych band. "If rock music is to have any relevance in the new millennium, it is bands like Bardo Pond that will make it so." -Tony Dale, Ptolemaic Terrascope.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123