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Weekend Warrior, January 16 - 18

Weekend Warrior, January 16 - 18

In honor of his 5th anniversary of living in Philly, the promoter behind End Result Productions and Philly DIY Shows, Nick Duval, has organized a two-day festival, Blistering Ephemera, that features his favorite experimental rock and punk acts converging upon PhilaMOCA for one jam-packed weekend. It will feature buzz-worthy out of town acts like Two Inch Astronaut, Big Ups, Palberta, and Nashoba, as well as plenty of hometown heroes. On Saturday Pinkwash will electrify with their soul-pounding power punk, and Disinterest will crush with their raw and visceral hardcore. Sunday will be headlined by Andy Molholt and the rest of Laser Background, who are preparing a big tour in support of their upcoming EP Kelly Wisdom. Meanwhile, The Spirit of the Beehive will showcase exactly why they’re rapidly becoming one of bands to watch in 2015. And Space Drugs will be quick to impress with their noisy garage rock. With 20 eclectic acts total on the lineup, this is definitely a festival to catch on both days. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 3pm, $10-$12 each day, All Ages - Bill McThrill
More places to hang this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT A Celebration of The Life of David Sommer: Dirt Worshipper, Metroplex, Carolynne McNeel
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Kicking Down Doors, Black Horse Motel, Christopher Davis-Shannon
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Captain Scurvy and the S.S. Pancake, SAT Grower, Ordinary Lives, SUN Reckless Dodgers, Cheerbleeders
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Blistering Ephemera Fest Day 1: Pinkwash, Loose Tooth Disinterest, Roya Weidman, SUN Blistering Ephemera Fest Day 2: Laser Background, Pill Friends, Space Drugs, Actual Pearls, Ventriloquist
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT The Royal Noise
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Tiani Victoria
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Transistor Rodeo, No Good Sister/(Downstairs) Jeff Thomas' All-Volunteer Army, Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five, Eloise Sharkey, SAT (Upstairs) The Philly Local Joni Mitchell Tribute: Brad Hinton, Chelsea Mitchell, Adrien Reju, Emily Ana Zeitlyn, Allison Polans, Chelsea Sue Allen, Wild Orphan, Bethany Brooks, Joshua Thomas, SUN (Upstairs) Lily Mae/(Downstairs) Glenn Bryan and Friends
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Willow Talk, qqq, Gorgeous Porch, SAT (6pm) Frontyards/(8pm) Darla (EP Release), Square Peg Round Hole, Josh Miller
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI B Greezy, Baby Carrotz, Jackie G
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Rausch, SAT Chalk & The Beige Americans, Emmett Drueding, Tiny Cities
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN The Roddenberries
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Beth Goldwater, Jason McGovern
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI John Byrne Band
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Cause of Affliction/Murdersmile, Fate 88, SAT Hot Jam Factory, The GoAround, Hopscotch Jefferson, Jack and Our Now/Bust & Bone, Dead Horse Drivers, Audiobox
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Hazie Blu, SAT Only on Weekends, Sonny Knockout, The Escape, SUN Wyndwood, Dead: Stop, T.C. Cole, Alec Stewart
Delaware River Waterfront SAT Dirty Dollhouse, Son Little
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Those People, Solus Rex, Fang Fang, The Mellowells, SAT Kyle Campbell (EP Release), Half Bomber
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Katie Frank & the Pheromones, Younger Me, Dylan Jane, SAT Ron Gallo, SUN James Hearne
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Aaron Freeman, Nik Greeley, SAT Cattulus, The Underwater Sounds, Swift Technique, You Do You, SUN Butchy Sochorow
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St) SAT Dead Violet, Nemesisters, SCC
Church of the Baby (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Gobble Ghoul
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Stinking Lizaveta, Cleric, Night Raids
Cha-Cha'Razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT I IM EYE MY, NAH, Kerosene
Milhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Birthright: Born Wrong, Cool Points, Christopher Walking
Black Lodge (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Fake Boyfriends
3rd & Girard (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Sonic Screemers, A Brood of Vipers, Bikini Spiders

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