Critic’s Pick: Black Landlord Plays Union Transfer

By Brian McManus
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Some smart someone somewhere started calling Black Landlord “Philadelphia’s house band” a bit ago, and the fact that no one’s seen fit to argue the point speaks to its veracity. They’ve earned the title by exhibiting many of the traits of the city that gave birth to them. They’re fun and funky, and you won’t find too many bands working as hard from clock in to clock out. Led by former Goats frontman Maxx Soyanoff-Williams—a giant, impossible-to-ignore presence of good vibes and razor-sharp wit—the nine-piece crew also happens to be made up of some of Philly’s finest bands of yesteryear: After Dinner Mints, Shellito, Delta 72, Sugar Skulls, Omegalord. They tore PW’s Concerts in the Park a new one in ’08 and have only gotten better in the summers since. Black Landlord run this town, and rent is due. Fortunately, they’d prefer you pay by moving your feet and shaking your ass.

Sun., Aug. 19, 6:30pm. $20. With Curse Of Samsara, the High Five, Goddamnit + Hang-UP to Flat. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com

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1. Alex from Russia said... on Aug 15, 2012 at 02:55PM

“Oh it will be cool!!!”

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2. Dave from Samsara said... on Aug 15, 2012 at 09:37PM

“Forgot to mention that this is a CHARITY benefit show for the STREET TAILS ANIMAL RESCUE!!! Come out and support a good cause!”

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3. Kate said... on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:58PM

“nice one Dave...and I forgot to tell you that my brother toured with a European band named Samsara 20 years ago...I'm sure you guys are way gnarlier though...”

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