Rate the Artist:

Please visit The Deli's full web charts organized by genre and region.

Go to Charts


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 |

This Emerging Artist is based in Philadelphia,
check out other talented locals we picked
for our Philadelphia Artist of the Month poll below!

New Poll Coming Soon!

sponsored by::



Philadelphia New Bands With Buzz

- news for musician and music pros -