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Arcade Fire comes under fire for dress code show. EGRESS has another idea.

In July, the stylish and enigmatic band Arcade Fire received  backlash after announcing that their record release show would have a dress codeand a no phone policy. While frontman Win Butler later came forward to say it was “Super Not Mandatory,” fans found the publicity stunt amusing but many others didn’t. Arcade Fire’s rival band, This Way to the EGRESS, saw this as an opportunity to celebrate their own fans and make the most of an industry where audience banality seems to be the new normal.

 

On September 22nd EGRESS will be releasing their fourth album Onward! Up A Frightening Creek and their idea for a record release party differs from Arcade Fire’s. We asked Taylor Galassi, the accordion wielding bon-vivant who fronts EGRESS, how their idea for a “dress code show” was any different and this is what he had to say.

“We would never have to ask our fans to dress up. Our music already lends itself to that sort of mentality. Sure sometimes our audience is filled with beardy PBR-drinking folks but more often than not, our audience is like a year round carnival season where every day is Mardi Gras and Halloween can be anytime of the year. We’ve seen pasties and mermaid tails, top hats and canes, leisure suits and gold chains. We even had someone once strip down to a banana hammock. We would like to celebrate that diversity by offering some prizes for the best dressed. If Lady Gaga can wear a meat suit anything is possible.”

The winner will receive some autographed merchandise, a Wawa gift card and other surprises. It is sure to be the party of the year.

 

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The Dresden Dolls Reunite for Halloween.

 

The popular punk-cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, have come out of hiding to do a series of shows surrounding Halloween beginning on October 31st in Washington D.C. at 9:30 Club with opening support by This Way to the EGRESS.

 

MTV Never To Play Music Videos Again.

It is no doubt that MTV played a major role in building a massive music scene in the 80’s and 90’s. With videos like Madonna’s  “Like A Prayer,”  Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight Tonight,” and Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice,” music fans flocked to local record stores to buy CDs, posters, and patches in support of their favorite artists. Owner of the network Richard Head came out to say “music videos and record stores are dead. People want YouTube animal videos and free music. There is no more money to be made in quality videos so to hell with it. We’ll pump out junk food for the brain and keep folks coming back.”  

Onion Articles Discovered To Be Real.

Fake news is on the rise in America. Folks are dizzied by the constant spinning of what is real and what isn’t. Recent reports show that 90% of the news now-a-days is made of tofu and sawdust while the The Onion has turned out to be delicious and healthy. We are living in an alternate reality led by our illuminati-reptilian leaders. 

 

This Way to the EGRESS Record Release Party 

An evening of the best 

neo-vaudeville, bohemian-punk music the scene has to offer.

Kung Fu Necktie

Philadelphia, PA

September 22, 2017

7pm

$10

with Bella’s Bartok

www.thiswaytotheegress.com

The upcoming album release from This Way to the Egress, Onward! Up A Frightening Creek, is like a smoky gaze into a crystal ball. Neo-vaudeville, world music and baroque pop marry in an organic arrangement and unified chorus of sounds. The must hear album of the year.

 

The album release show will be heightening the Philadelphia night life with enough energy to light up a small city. Tickets on sale now on. 

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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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