The Ike Reilly Assassination, a searing , combustible mix of the DIY punk rock of '77 and the classic rock of Dylan and Springsteen, went three years between Philadelphia gigs and by the end of the week they'll have played 4 Philly shows in three months. Lucky us.
Ike Reilly's current media blitz is in support of Hard Luck Stories, one the best releases of 2010 (and 2009 too, since it was a digital only release in Novemeber 2009). Reilly is, quite simply, one of the best current songwriters working, and he's still getting better. Just don't ask him to "magic rat" you.
Tonight come join the faithful as Reilly and crew take Girard Ave. by storm by smacking you in the face at the M Room, a perfectly seedy hole in the wall right near Frankford and Girard, about a block away from Johnny Brenda's. And get there early (ten?) for Standard Fare, a Brit-pop three piece wallowing in romantic angst, featuring the slightly agitated, wobbly warbling of one Emma Kupa and three minute post-punk songs that sound like a cross between Art Brut and Liz Phair (Guyville Liz Phair, that is).
And then Friday at noon, Ike Reilly will play a FREE show at World Cafe Live. You can go (remember it's FREE) or listen to show on WXPN. I suggest a go route. Get your FREE TIX HERE.
Ike Reilly - The War On The Terror and The Drugs (from Hard Luck Stories)
Ike Reilly Assassination - When Irish Eyes Are Burning (from We Belong to The Staggering Evening)
Ike Reilly - Farewell to The Good Times Part 2 (from Poison The Hit Parade)
Ike Reilly Assassination - Garbage Day (from Sparkle in The Finish)
Ike Reilly Assassination - She's So Free (from Sparkle in The Finish - bonus track)
Ike Reilly Assassination - Heroin (from Junkie Faithful)
Ike Reilly - Hip Hop Thighs # 17 (from Salesmen And Racists)
You can order his music here.