Shilpa Ray

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Shilpa Ray

Taiwan Housing Project, Lightninging

Sun · April 7, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Shilpa Ray
Shilpa Ray
Shilpa Ray’s latest record, Door Girl, takes as its titular inspiration her time working the door at Lower East Side / New York City bar Pianos, its reputation one of hard-scrabble survival and the inspiration of desperation. We think it’s one of best damn rock n’ roll records we’ve heard in a long time.

The album’s first single, “EMT Police and the Fire Department,” is out now. Watch the incredible music video (photographer Ebru Yildiz’ directorial debut) and stream the song everywhere. It’s a perfect example of how the songs on Door Girl carve out portraits of nightlife with reverberation and feedback, unveiling an expansive level of production quality through which even the perfectly-recorded snare drum is present and crisp.
Taiwan Housing Project
Taiwan Housing Project
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT: A band powerful enough to exorcise its audience of the degenerate culture which is poisoning them: Popular radio, mini series, political idiocy, toxic architecture, Hollywood film, and graphic design… stimuli created explicitly to numb and retard its victims, and to tame any deviant impulse.

Who are the members? TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT was formed by KILYNN LUNSFORD (Ex-LITTLE CLAW) who, onstage, performs like a reborn Little Richard. Fur clad, ax wielding, slashing, tearing, “flame on.” MARK FEEHAN (ex-HARRY PUSSY) flanks the stage, picking and grinning like a loosed convict with a taste for vengeance. These two began the band as a experiment in perversity but it quickly transformed into a way of life, a hope bringer, a font of joy for them and their devotees. More members were added, shows were played, a 45 was released (on the excellent M’Lady’s imprint), a debut ALBUM on KILL ROCK STARS RECORDS, called “Veblen Death Mask.”

“Sometimes you gotta burn the village to save it” is THP’s philosophy, and in keeping with that, their live style is a take no prisoners, destroy the stage, ecstatic orgy of sound.

BUT — cleverly concealed under the noise and abandon, TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT play bewitching pop songs which could bubble up comfortably in a reform school disco or European youth hall.

- Ian Svenonius

TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT’s 2nd album is on the way.
It’ll be here shortly.
Mark Cruttenden, Greg Foran, Greg O'neill, and Matt Williams are Lightninging - a handful of knuckleheads since old times that play 'American' rock and roll in the tradition of other 'American' rock and roll bands. Eyes closed, sad and sadistic, 'good loud' and guile-less music for having too good a time to. Ask them why they still do it. They'll tell you all about it.
Venue Information:
Everybody Hits
529 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA