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Weekend Warrior, May 1 - 3

Weekend Warrior, May 1 - 3

Reinvigorated, The Tough Shits setup shop this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. The band doesn’t follow a tight to the vest script. Rather, they play a loose easily embraceable brand of garage-punk - the kind that rolls out like a wave and draws you in with its party atmosphere, while combining steady, slapping percussion and those bass-backed jangly guitar riffs that spiral out and run free at just the right moment. Throw in lyrics that resonate in a youthfully immediate manner, and you have a recipe for an energizing yet chilled-out show - the type that draws sweat, incites crowd participation without having to ask for it - a perfectly imperfect rousing scenario.  Slated to join them on the bill are DC garage surf-pop four-piece Shark Week, whose full-length debut Beach Fuzz, will available May 19 via PaperCup Music. San Diego’s Crocodiles, whose latest record Boys is due out May 12, headline cutting through polished, melodic rock with a garage core. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita
Other places to enjoy the spring weather this weekend…
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Black Dirty, Maitland, Family Vacation, SAT Action Man/Smoke, Wade in the Water, SUN Dewey Decibel, OHM X Please, Yikes the Zero
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) John Mallinen (Album Release), OOLALA, Jake Lewis & The Clergy
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT What Nerve, SUN Kiska, Ordinary Lives
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Spacin’ Chillinger, Sinking Body, Igneous Eyes
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Hamilton Leithauser, SAT The Secret Cinema Presents Selected Short Subjects
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Needle Points
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Nik Greeley, Amy Fadden, Lou, Matt Gauss Band, Cold Roses, SAT Jessica Graae, Badd Kitti, Prima Donna, Sylvia Platypus, SUN The Whips
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.)  FRI Philadelphia Slick (Album Release), Chalk & The Beige Americans, Dj Trak Metropolis, SAT DJ Juanderful, DJ Gregzinho
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Peek-A-Boo Revue presents The Six Degrees of Tease, SAT No Reserve, Red Letter Life, Seeking Valor, Justin DePaola,
 Spoken Life, Atley Moon & The Say Something Sound Machine, Maddie Hogan
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Philly Bloco, SUN The Weekend Riot
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Upstairs) Aiden James
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI I Yahn I Arkestra, Moses Livingston & The Raggamuffins, SAT Our Fair City (CD Release), Coral Teeth, Father Figure, Northern Lakes, SUN (5pm) Overfield, The Cultour, Laela/(9pm) Dirty Soap Blues Band
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Beating
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Silence Kit, Glitter, SAT The Downtown Club
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI PHLGood, Wetbrain, Frozensmoke, SAT Aaron David & The Wise Owls, The Binary Sea, Petite Sketches
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Jesse Gimbel, The Valkyrians, Wade in the Water
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Hired Guns Blues Band
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Chuck Thomas, Dorkosaurus, Medusa’s Disco, Beautiful Madness, Slo
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Katie Barbato & Dirty Holiday, Daniel Collins, American Schoolyard, Paul Edelman & The Jangling Sparrow
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN An Honest Year/Born Leader
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Ridge Summit, Lightning Jones, The Parameters
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Worldtown Sound System, Solomonic Sound, SAT Crosstown Traffic
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave,) SAT Mercury Girls, Cousin Brian
Little Berlin (2430 Coral St.) FRI Moor Mother Goddess, SAT ArtCon: Timbers, Little Strike
Mantua Yacht Club Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Mantua Fest: OhBree, Nark, No Stranger, Plainview, Twiin
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Starwood, Janelle, Music For Movement, SUN Flag of Democracy, +HIRS+, Soul Glo
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Mantua Fest: Hurry, Loose Tooth, Pocket, Cool Points, The Danger O’s
Squirrel Hole Eclectic (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Mantua Fest: Steady Hands, Brendan Lukens, Broken Beak, VVeed VVolf, Shannen Moser
Michael Jordan House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Mantua Fest: Grower, Disinterest, Soul Glo, Blankbook
Drexel Park (3940 Chestnut St.) SAT Kalob Griffin Band, Damn Right, Ill Doots, Mr. Sampson, Darla Poster Child, Minor Setbacks
Second Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT No Stayer, Traitor, The Company Corvette
Cabbage Patch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Hallowed Bells, Accretionist, Nearest
Nacho House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Joe Jack Talcum, Cynthia Schemmer
A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Idiot Forever/What Nerve (Split Cassette Release), The Guests
Published: May 01, 2015 |

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