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Weekend Warrior, July 13 - 15

Weekend Warrior, July 13 - 15

The basement of the First Unitarian Church was, up until last year, a lively, eclectic magnet for eccentric, brownbag-holding music enthusiasts multiple times a week. Most of its events, and thus its colorful traffic, have been detoured by R5 Productions up to the instant hot spot Union Transfer. Last month though, Hop Along and co. filled up the beloved spot with sweat, beer, and most importantly, feather-ruffling, exclamatory pop-rock, with some harp thrown in for good measure. Hop Along were celebrating the release of their fantastic, already understated LP Get Disowned, which you can grab your copy now via Hot Green Records (the label run by the Algernon Cadwallader dudes, who also were responsible for the recording of the album.) This Saturday night, they will be downsizing in capacity, but certainly not in talent when they take over Johnny Brenda’s for the evening. The band is coming back home after a short stint on the road, so expect a congenial time to be had by old and new friends alike... Hop Along alum - and musical man around town Dominic Angelella) - will be bringing his latest venture DRGN KING along for the ride, who will be pumping out paranormal-rock jams. What began as a studio pet project for Angelella and Ritz Reynolds has becoming a rollicking five-piece, with the recent addition of Norwegian Arms’ Brendan Mulvihill on guitar (this will be his debut show with the band). DRGN KING are getting ready to release their debut record Paragraph Nights, so expect some previews from the highly-anticipated release. Rounding out the bill are rad Baltimore-based and Dan Deacon affiliated woozy pop experimenters Secret Mountains, who will be the subject of an upcoming Shaking Through episode. Come enjoy these local favorites and their out-of-town guests for what should be an intimate yet exhilarating evening. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, 21+, $10 - Adam G.

More in store for the weekend…
JohnnyBrendas (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Hop Along, DRGN KING
KungFuNecktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Echo Orbiter, Trouble Everyday, Break It Up, SUN Crills Wilson, High Kick
NorthStarBar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Juno Day, The Matt Lyons Band, The Kai-Yotes, SAT Grand National
TheFire (412 W. Girard Ave) FRI Elwood James Band, Got Penny, SAT The Fallen Troubadours
TheTrocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI WaxOnWaxOffMusikGroup, SAT Asher Roth, SUN (Early) Morbid Fantasy, Parius, SUN (Late) 20 Days In
Fergies (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
WorldCaféLive (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Hezekiah Jones, Griz, Cheers Elephant
BlockleyPourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Theodore Gramms
Theater of Living Arts (330 South St.) SUN OCD: Moosh & Twist, Spiff.E
TheLegendaryDobbs (304 South St.) FRI Power Theory, Mistress, Joshua Popejoy, Syrrah, The Dell Project, Greg McGravey, SAT Honor, Stonebaby, HiFi Asylum
RebelRockBar (100 Spring Garden St.) FRI Darienne Rose, Sophist, The Warbirds
TriumphBrewery (117 Chestnut St.) SUN The 9's
OrtliebsLounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Archives of Oblivion, North Lawrence Midnight Singers
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Eraserhood Forever w/Void Vision, Full Blown Cherry, SUN Nuclear BBQ w/Bandname, Slutever, Trouble Everyday, The Shakes, The Eeries, (((TACO)))
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Watery Love, SAT Full Blown Cherry
MilkboyPhilly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Reverend TJ McGlinchey, John & Brittany, Orion Freeman, Paige Allbritton, SAT Chocolate Milk
Teri’s (1126 S. 9th St.) Joe Jack Talcum, Vintage Kicks, Ugh God
JR’s (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Dirt Worshipper, Ashencult
The El Bar (1356 N. Front St.) Weyes Blood
Little Berlin (2430 Coral St.) The Minor Arcana, The Sea Around Us
Neighborhood Bike Works (508 S. 5th St.) SAT Window Liquor
Pilam (3914 Spruce St.) SAT Strawman
Nacho House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for details.) FRI Dry Feet, NONA, Yikes
Lucky 13 (1820 S. 13th St.) South Philly Summerfest w/Far-Out Fangtooth, Taco Joint, Hivelords, The Shakes, The Lawsuits, Gold Crowns
TheGrapeRoom (105 Grape St.) FRI Justin Phillippi & Friends, The Heat Run, The Carpet Squares, SAT A Minor Error, Stealing Fame, Rail, Perineum
Published: July 13, 2012 |

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