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Weekend Warrior, December 20 - 22





Weekend Warrior, December 20 - 22

Locals Restorations open for one of the aughts’ most popular emo groups The Early November at Union Transfer this Saturday night. Their record simply titled LP2 released last April delivers spirited anthems saddled by shining guitars and a sense of urgency conveyed through Jon Loudon’s guttural voice, giving their songs an epic feel. With a pop-punk foundation, their sound builds complexity with elements of shoegaze, post-punk, psych-rock and noise. Weaving urban existentialist lyrical narratives, themes emerge like the superficiality of competition and the struggle against complacency - but despite these frustrations, there is an underlying hopefulness. They’ll be joined by Little Big League, who will be laying down acute, well-crafted, indie guitar rock. Their record These Are Good People, which came out this past August, is a perfect winter album brimming with nostalgia and brooding. Michelle Zauner’s voice is both familiar and unique, inviting the listener into a deeply personal world of driving along the highways of New England and getting entangled in messy relationships, with an edge toward the stark and sensual. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St., 8pm, Sold Out, 21+ - Ali Carter
 
 
More places to go to enjoy the freak weather this weekend…
 
Union Transfer (1024 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ma Jolie
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Serpent Throne, Gondola, SAT Low Cut Connie, The GTVs
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Hoser, Rasputin's Secret Police, SUN Two Cities, Spurs
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) FRI Thunderlips & The Ultimate Males, The Happy Birthday Jesus Band, SUN The Weaks, Mumblr, King God
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI 215mag.com Holiday Party w/Kate Faust, Ali Wadsworth, Reef The Lost Cauze
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI John The Conqueror, Thee, Idea Men; La Capitaña, SAT Lefty's Deciever, Weird Hot, Faux Slang
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Maitland, Dear Althea, Angela Everwood, Sauce
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Welter, Trackjackets, Circadian Frequency, SAT The Red Shift Experiment
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT (All Ages) Christopher Walking, Rubbish, (Late) UpTownTone, The ill Fated Natives, RoseMary Fiki, SUN Silver Skies EP Release Show w/Echo Victory
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Satellite Hearts, The Silent Signals, Laura Cheadle, Daddy Long Legs, SAT S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., The Gang Age, ICD9
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Taggart, The Successful Failures, SAT Northern Arms
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT The Kalob Griffin Band
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Fresh Cut Orchestra (Plays the Music of Tim Conley/MAST)
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI LMI, Andross
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Suzie Brown, Scot Sax
 
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SUN The Munsens
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Jon Simmons
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Great Blue Buddha, Alternator Undead, Juno Day, Mistress, Dokument, SUN Ty Banga
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Railroad Fever, Blue Apple Groove, The Griz Band, Hatchets and Hammers
 
Impact Hub (1227 N. 4th St.) FRI Girls Rock Philly Winter Showcase & Holiday Party
 
House of the Rise Up Singing (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Silverton, Acton Bell
 
Glitoria (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Philly's Sonic Holiday Hullabaloo w/The Chelsea Kills, The Retinas, Seismic Thrust, Old Scratch, Senium, Mumblr, SUN Cool Life, Congenital Death, New Crime
 
Power Rangers Lunchbox (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT These Polar Opposites, A Day Without Love, Two Cities
 
Published: December 20, 2013 |

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