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Weekend Warrior, September 7 - 9

Weekend Warrior, September 7 - 9

Last weekend marked the end of summer for many, though it doesn’t officially end until Autumn Equinox. Luckily, there are plenty of shows to hit this weekend to keep summer alive and well in Philly. We love the scuzzy, face-melting sounds of Purling Hiss, and it seems that the rest of the music world is starting to realize the badassery of Mike Polizze’s wailing guitar so catch the Hiss while you can before they are taken away from us on seemingly endless tours. They’ll be opening tonight for legendary post-punk outfit Mission of Burma at Union Transfer. (BTW: We also love WHYY so don’t miss out on their generous Connections Fest freebie this Saturday at The Great Plaza with Yo La Tengo, Maps & Atlases, Frank Turner and locals The Lawsuits and Fabian Akilles.) Union Transfer, 1026 Spring garden St., 8pm, $18, All Ages (Photo by Tim Bugbee) - Alexis V.

Other things to help keep summer alive this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI St. James and the Apostles Album Release Part w/ Weird Hot, Arctic Splash, SAT The Bigger Lovers, Echo Orbiter, Cliff Hillis, SUN School of Rock
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Banned Books, SAT (Early) Backwoods Payback, (Late) Writtenhouse, Fatnice, Aquil, Matt Ford + L.F. Daze, SUN The Cryptkeeper Five, Rob Lately
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT 56 Men, Smash Palace, The Peace Creeps, SUN Man the Fire, Venice Sunlight, Filmstar, The Way Home
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Chalk & the Beige Americans, Nico the Beast, Platinum Mustache, Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner, SAT Rone, Uptown Tone, SUN Midnight Blues
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Mahlors, The Divine Lorraines, SAT Great Red Spots
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Glotones, SAT Gin Canaries, SUN Julie Charnet and Her Quartet
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Jim Boggia, SAT (Early) Andrew Lipke, (Late) The Fallen Troubadours
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Beanie Sigel
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Thee Nosebleeds, SAT The Cutting Heads, Take The Hint!, Smacking Madison, Fools Reign, SUN Robots and Racecars, Progressively Stupid
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) The Late Nite Cabaret w/TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Hired Gun Blues Band, SAT Kevin Killen, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Alo Brasil
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI A Minor Error, Small Town Titans, The Graveyard Shift, Above Connecticut, SAT Modern Colour, The Mighty OV, Darryl Miller and The Veil
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) SAT The Eschatones
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Blayer Pointdujour Record Release Party w/I Yahn I Arkestra, The National Rifle, Philadelphia Slick, SAT A Benefit for Maasai Rising w/Arrah & the Ferns, Sunset Recorder, Kate Foust
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Justin Phillippi, SAT Whitewater Pass, Bruce Torres, Hymn for Her, Matt Gaus Band, Hopscotch Jefferson
Headhouse Square (Lombard & 2nd Sts.) SUN Greenfest w/ Cheers Elephant, Abstract Verses, Mountjoy, You Do You
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (Chestnut St. & Columbus Blvd.) SAT WHYY Connects Festival w/The Lawsuits, Fabian Akilles
Goldilocks Gallery (723 Chestnut St.) SAT Literature
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more deets.) SUN Nothing Is Over, Cauldron


Published: September 07, 2012 |

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