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ON SALE NOW! Head on over to the Marah store and pick yourself up A CHRISTMAS KIND OF TOWN for your holiday listening pleasure. 
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ON SALE NOW! WXPN presents: MARAH PHILADELPHIA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR. FRIDAY NIGHT DECEMBER 16th 2016 at UNDERGROUND ARTS.

Nothing can or will stop this from being the best Rock & Roll show. We even rented a fuckin' snow machine. The Horns! The Girls! banjos and brand new electric guitars.

* P H I L A D E L P H I A *

Come to this show. Bring your loved ones who love or think they still love Rock N Roll. We can change you.

Next year 2017 we are planning on releasing a brand new MARAH record into the world. This show will stand as our celebration of our recent resurrection and all that still may lie ahead. BUY TICKETS. When the sun finally goes down on the evening of DEC 16th. You'll be ever so glad you did. BEST. RNR. SHOW.

BUY TICKETS HERE!!! 

Also, VIP Tix available for this event!
Soundcheck access!
Free ElkCreek Aleworks Pints!
2016 autographed Philly/Christmas Poster
After-parties etc etc.....


We will work hard to make this worth your time!

Thank you friends, absolutely can't friggin' wait!

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THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th at 5:30pm MARAH will perform in Philadelphia (the greatest city in the world) for the esteemed and fiercely independent YARD'S BREWING COMPANY. Get there! BRAWLER FEST.
More info here. We absolutely can't wait! 
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN from MARAH in MILLHEIM PA - BadSanta, TheIncredibleHulk, TheWicked VVitch of the West, Skinny Puppy and SLO-MO!- (the sad Death of "Alternative Country") 

We had an amazing time playing music for y'all last night, so many fabulous people in that room... We finally got to open with The Cure's "Fascination Street" again, then we went right into "Coughing up Blood". We also got to play "If You Didn't Laugh You'd Cry", "Where The Darkhorses Go" and "The History of Where Some One Has Been Killed" all for the first time in many Halloweens...That made it super fun for us. 

THANK YOU to everyone else who made the trip from outta town. Love ya's a lot. XoXo -you know that. 

Thanks Fletcher! Thanks Jerry! ThanksChrisRattie!! McK & Purry. HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM MILLHEIM PA:):):):)

 
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THIS SATURDAY!!! A very special LOCAL VINYL RELEASE 'ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION!' SHOW in our beloved Millheim, PA. Saturday 8PM, October 29th. The Elk Creek Cafe. Drink the best beer on Earth. Eat wings and fries. Kiss strangers. Levitate. Become possessed. Ride a broom.
Celebrate life with us. Buy tickets now!!!
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GET TICKETS NOW!!

MARAH BACK IN PHILADELPHIA!
YARDS BRAWLER FEST on NOVEMBER 5th!!

When we were young and insane and making our first album "Let's Cut The Crap" in Grays Ferry/Point Breeze/South Philly we did everything together... Me and my Brother, Paul Smith (producer) and DannyMetz and RonnieVance.

Every year at Christmas time we went to 'Center City' to celebrate ourselves with a night out on the town no matter the cost. We went to a place called Sugar Mom's and we drank the new, cool Philadelphia beer called YARDS until we threw up.

These were mad, mad nights; "Mom" herself jacked me up against the bathroom wall and banned me for life! She was actually a really cool lady and I apologize now if I didn't get a chance to back then. SORRY MOM!

Anyway, YARDS went on to become an amazing and inspiring Phila institution. One of quality and integrity, of tradition and all the things that shoulda put them outta business years ago... But alas, another great one slips through the cracks! That's evolution, baby.

Congratulations Yards Brewing Company!!! We are super proud to play your inaugural 1st Annual Brawler Fest. And we will rock n roll your party!

GET TICKETS NOW!!

Visit the Marah store and buy your Marah Spain 2016 Tour T-shirt before they're gone! Men's SOLD OUT. Women's in L and XL still available!
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MARAH FANS! We managed to bring home every one of the remaining UN-sold T-Shirts from our October Spanish tour! There are not very many left but they were just way too cool for us to leave behind....

So let's just sell these last few imports right here, right now. HAPPY FRIDAY!

$20! The shirts are amazing and made of cool, expensifico Euro fibers and they fit great and feel great and don't look at all boxy or cheap or weird like a lot of USA band T-shirts. You will look sexy and stylish and we can pretty much guarantee that you will get laid and pursued by countless other attractive people if you purchase one today. This would be your only chance.

HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE LEFT. MEN's and WOMEN's.... Click here to peruse the Marah store!
October 5 - 17: Marah on tour in Spain! Check here for dates!
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The Guitar 

Photo: Marko Korkeakoski


My mom bought me the guitar. I was 11? I went upstairs and worked hard on it, it wasn't easy. It looked easy (to watch my heroes play it) but I was quickly disappointed to learn that it was not. Fuck. How could I have been so stupid?? 

I came to understand that this was actually going to be an enormous job. A lifetime. I wanted to cry. I kept at it. The guitar had black plastic strings. It came from the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Again, again, again... 

Two years later my mother came…

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I return at once to the cold farmhouse. Alone. Silence. My ears ringing loudly in Bb. The silence grows creepy after a while, it's still dark so I throw the switch and now NPR plays quietly (fund drive, the voice turns instantly into Charlie Brown's teacher, whawha wah wha....)  It is 5am, I start the coffee ritual... Eventually (2 hours later) the sun begins to rise revealing the orange and yellow and red trees of autumn we haven't yet seen, colors we couldn't see late last night from moonlit Route 80w on…

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ROLLING STONE: How Marah Made The Best American Album You've Never Heard 

'Angels of Destruction!' was a sonic tour-de-force, but an unexpected breakup kept the Philadelphia group's ambitious LP from ever getting its due.

Marah's 2008 performance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien should have been the ultimate coming-out party, a shot of high-profile national PR to launch an ambitious new album and U.S. tour. Instead, the January 9th appearance was a death knell for both the Philadelphia roots-rock band and their sixth studio record Angels of Destruction!, released only the day…

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LOCAL VINYL RELEASE 'ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION' SHOW 

After we conquer Spain, Marah is returning for a very special LOCAL VINYL RELEASE 'ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION' SHOW in our beloved Millheim, Pa. 

Saturday night, October 29th. The Elk Creek Cafe. 

We really hope you can come- from near and far- to help us celebrate Halloween, Pennsylvania style. 

This'll be a few nights before the big election. Dress up as Trump or Hillary. Or Joey Ramone. Or 'Eleven' from 'Stranger Things'. Drink the best beer on Earth. Eat wings and fries. Kiss strangers. Levitate. Become…

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San Sebastian - Well, that's a beautiful place in the world. Amazing crowd for us there too. It was our first time ever for MARAH here and we had another magical night. At soundcheck Alec jumped across the border into France to buy mustard (WTF). 

Later Adam took this picture of me and the Surge ending our loud RnR theatre show there last night on the 'quiet side'. Such cool people we met before/after the show... Many that had seen/followed MARAH for many gigs, many tours... We "after-partied" at…

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MADRID. Amazing audience, Nightclub/jammed up. The people howled at us like wolves at us as we took the stage so we howled back. Each song becoming an event in the best possible way. Our band's catalog serves us here now in ways that few other bands (that I know of) can claim. Proud. It goes up, up, up... We wanted to actually play more/longer in Madrid but the club adheres to a strict curfew and by the end our one, long set (1hour and 55 minutes) everyone in the room had arrived at a same exhausted and…

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The show is in a gigantic, corporate bank owned theatre. No one else has ever played here (we asked) and no one else ever will. It will be defaulted and closed or firebombed by an angry mob within the next year. Its a trillion dollar culture-less, modern disaster area. Unused and absolutely devoid of the human soul. Football fields of white marble hallways that stretch for miles. Unused "conference rooms" where if there ever really was "a conference" the ideas would be so bad and selfish that you'd do well…

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The gas station is wild west. The word BAR is painted on the white wall with an arrow pointing towards the door. Miles away in the distance plateaus and jagged "gold rush" mountains poke up out of the copper colored desert. Scrubby ponderosa pines like a western movie. You can see for 300 miles in all directions. A gunslinger shack with tires holding down the plastic roof against the hot wind. The sphinx wouldn't look terribly out of place off yonder in the squinting sun. Or young Clint Eastwood on a…

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BARCELONA - The Apollo was full of excited people. Stereo MC's "Connected" was playing, tonight as the Marah "walk on" music. "Connected" is a great song, a one chord-er. The groove is miles deep. Sooo fucking British, but in the best possible way. The song makes us crazy. Junior Kimbrough from N Mississippi coulda wrote it. 

Up the steps, onto the Apollo stage, people howled, we howled back. Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang... No breaks tonight, no "intermission." Tight curfew, so just one big 2+hour blast of…

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Gotta write a little letter to update my people (mostly my mom) back in the USA. First of all, Marah would like to sincerely thank the amazing people at Gibson Guitar Español who hooked us up with some beautiful electric guitars the likes of which we'd have no occasion to ever dance with back in the States. These are expensive and beautiful guitars so consequently they are the kind of guitars that are almost exclusively owned and NOT played by rich people, people who couldn't any play rock n roll if their…

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