[ rock/pop ]
Is there a band in Philly right now more aptly named than Weird Hot? Local music vet Shawn Kilroy's latest project combines eerie goth with slinky R&B, along with a few other mystery elements. Their second album WH II (Ghost Imprint) is filled with sultry male-female vocals, sly synths and rhythms, squalling guitars and sax and general noir ambience on tracks like "Making Dreams Come True" and "Bikers V Rockers." Weird Hot creates songs equally capable of droll humor and epic space-rock, like the band has mined the cool, previously unplumbed corners of Roxy Music albums. Their live shows turn all this into raucous party music, complete with the occasional off-the-wall yet brilliant cover song, like Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line."
Sat., June 2, 8 p.m., $10, with Adam and Dave's Bloodline and Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore, Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com.