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Mar 03

BACK from BeYoND with a buncha shows and a fistfull of new songs


HEY! HI! i’d like to take this spot here to welcome us all back to the TS website. thanks for stopping by! why is it for us all, you ask? well, it’s been a long year, lots of stuff, many great shows, plenty of real life and honestly, i just plain hate updating the website. sorry but truth is truth. have trouble with it. tends to not upload or crashes or disappears. i dunno. we’ll see if this rant ever stares sees your eyes on the other side.but we’re here and it’s now let’s get to it.

TOP SOiL is whatever we say it is these days. mostly i, squidd, play solo, but play with Jeff & Rich together and separately as TS. plus with some other friends, and i’ m interested in playing with more people as well. play something? wanna play with us sometime? lemme know.

currently finishing a lotta songs to be recorded this spring for a new TS record and a SQUiDD SUBJECT A 7″. we shall see. As for shows, i am playing a slew of solo shows in March. Four next week in fact! lets list em for ease:

Sunday March 9th: @Brighton Bar, Brighton, nj-Tail Light Rebellion, Squidd Subject A…

Tuesday March 11th: @Polish American Club, 329 Hugh st, Phoenixville, pA- Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew, Everymen, Goddamnit, Squidd Subject A

Wednesday March 12th: @Mill Hill Basement, Trenton, nj- Everymen, Tail Light Rebellion, Squidd Subject A…

Thursday March 13th@Shore Road Tavern, NEphilly – Everymen, Top Soil, Matt Rot

Friday March 21st: @Brighton Bar, nj- Dog Cages record release, Squidd Subject A…

Saturday March 29th:@the Fire, Girhard Ave, philly- Squidd Subject A, Cackhandler Happy, Luke Hendriks

plus one in April…

Wednesday April 9th @ FReedom 35, 10th & Cantrell st, South philly – Ghost Mice, Mischief Brew, Squidd Subject A + …more info to come

be well, friends

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2 TS shows this week!

May 26

Hey, lots of stuff happening in the world right now, with us too! Luck & i have been playing with some different, very talented folks and bringing them into the fold little by little. New drummer(s), electric guitar player, horns and anything else we can scrape up. Writing songs for a new TS release and getting ready to record a squidd solo split record with a good friend (more to come on that later.) Booking up end of summer shows now and have some really cool shows planned for June/July!

Kicking off summer this week with two shows-

Monday May 27th- SQuidd solo@killer memorial dAy party in milford, nj- email us at for info & directions. party starts at noon, music after 2pm!  Fbook event:

Wednesday May 29th @Millhill Basement, Trenton, nj, with a buncha really cool bands!  starts at 9pm fbook event:

hope to see ya soon!

be well.

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TOP SOiL with MiSCHiEF BREW this Sunday in Philly!

Mar 18


this Sunday March 24th at LAVA, 4134 Lancaster Ave, West Philly!

7pm  ALL AGES  $8

This is gonna RULE!!! If yer only gonna make one show this week/month/year, we highly suggest this one!

get there early! TOP SOiL will be opening this show for Philly’s carnival, klezmer kings, Mischief Brew! And circus punk troupe, EVERYMEN on tour from floridA!  mAyhem and mAdness abound!LAVA213flyer-1

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TS at the North Star 3/11/13

Mar 04

TOP SOiL at The North Star in Philly 3/11/13

FREE Admission!

One week from tonight, Monday March 11th, the North Star Bar Victorian Dining Series presents TOP SOiL, Dave Cahill, Victor Traps! 8pm, 21+up, FREE!!!

Seriously killer line up of acoustic punk madness! And did we mention it’s FREE!!! So ya can keep yer pennies for drinks and records. Apparently there are even FREE advance tickets at the ticketfly link below. – fbook event – ticketfly event page

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Mar 01

Good times! New Shows! Spring Ahead! Up the punks!

Hey folks, we’ve been keepin busy lately, getting our hands dirty, growing and learning, reapin and sowing and tearin it up any chance we get!  The TS four year party in a snow storm was unforgettable, sugar and smoked fueled mayhem. Sorry if ya missed it. The cupcakes were delicious! TS also just played an original line-up show this past week in milford, NJ at our old stomping grounds, the Ship Inn. It had been a little while since the three of us had shared a stage at once, and i tell ya, the guys didn’t miss a beat! And that sound was hug! Forgot what it felt like having all that power backing me up. The people’s hair, it was all windswept! The girls danced!(love that) Most the guys drank.(that’s cool yo’s) BEN got down! (love ya buddy) We love to rock yous. And honorable mention to cArolyn G. for rocking the last few shows with us on crazy hand drums that i still can’t pronounce.

Which brings me to the next thing. TOP SOiL has gone thru some changes recently and will continue to as we continue on. And i’m syked about it! Lucky is back on UPright bass most of the time now. We’ve been playing as a duo and also with C.G. filling in a bit. I’m playing with a few different friends on drums which has been really fun, and we’re all looking around wondering who else we know that might want in. Opening up the ranks to some other types of players to see what happens. So let’s see what happens. Horns, strings, stick & an ol’ oil drum? Wanna play? email us.

As for now, feverishly writing for a bunch of different projects coming up this year! Possibly more than one split record and a new TS ep, as well as a side project with some soilers and other good friends from the area and beyond(whatch out!)  Keep an eye on for all this stuff and more! btw, all TS records are still available on our bandcamp page for download. You can order our actual real life 7″, THiS COULD BE FiRE, from us or and we’ll mail it right to ya with download card intact.

Plus most importantly and impending are these two reAlly Awesome Shows coming up in March!

Monday March 11th @the North Star in Philly- their Victorian Dining Room Series presents Acoustic Punk Nite w/ TOP SOiL and Dave Cahill

Sunday March 24th @LAVA in West Philly w/Mischief Brew, Everymen, TOP SOiL

more info on these to come soon! stay tuned! SQ.

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