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Weekend Warrior, February 26 - 28

Weekend Warrior, February 26 - 28

This Saturday, Lushlife (a.k.a. Raj Haldar) & CSLSX celebrate their collaborative project Ritualize at Johnny Brenda’s. Three years in the making, the album, which is now available via Western Vinyl, is wide-reaching, texturally rich collection of songs, littered with guests, whose appearance offer subtle wrinkles. However, Haldar is the steadfast navigator, whose sure-fired lyrical command through each line meshing within the beats – sensual, soulful, smooth, while still touching down on the street level with its roving immediacy. One easily gets caught up in its refined cinematic tones and the concurrent construction of thoughtfully layered lyricism, which flows like a natural spring. Joining in on the festivities is producer/composer and fellow Western Vinyl labelmate Botany, a.k.a. Spencer Stephenson, who will help set the tone with his psych-meets-jazz sound. Udbhav "Dev" Gupta of Mr Twin Sister bridges the gap. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ (Photo by Ebru Yildiz) - Michael Colavita

Other places to get down this weekend…
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Little Strike, SAT TJ Smith and the Wild North (Record Release), Belgrade, Waveradio
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Hartline, Taking October, Stories of Loving, Saver/Tommy Hogunz, Jesse Johns/Wassup Gina, Fame Lust, SAT Fight Amp, Humanshapes/Lapses, Ang13, Kim Jong Ill, SUN World Pieces, VNIX, Whiting, Lainey Quinn, C3rd & The Philly Prime Time Players/FFH
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Fake Boyfriend (EP Release), Shannen Moser, Lady Parts, SAT Abandos (Tape Release), Vivatape, SCC
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Foxtrot & The Get Down with The Binary Sea, Cold Roses, Modern Colour, SAT Kathapalooza: Creem Circus, Stepping Razors, Photon Band, Weird Hot, Suffacox (Mach 2), Zonic Shockum
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The People, Derpeck, SAT Rob Tait (Record Release), The Captain The Pilot The Driver, A Fistful of Sugar, John Gilbride, SUN Port Arthur, Hanging Hills
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) (1:30pm) Uphevil, Powerless Rise, Suicide Conspiracy, Harmonaris/(10pm) (Balcony) The Phix, Spotted Atrocious, Cole Redding
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) The Miners, Reckless Amateurs, The Defenders, SUN (Upstairs) Three Fourteen, Curtis Jr.
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Kevin Killen, SAT (5pm) Inhail/(8pm) Illadelp, Mvrdo & I.Q (of WLB)
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Nicky P, MH The Verb
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Angenue, Joshua Bright, Will Williams, SAT Prowler, The Fantastic Imagination, The Homophones, SUN Live Not On Evil
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Lil' Dave, Mike Nyce, DJ Dav
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Gina Sicilia, Gretchen Schultz
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Founders, Fight, F**k, Or Dance, Fool Me Once, SAT The TC Cole Riot, Chestnut Grove, SUN Visoon
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT DJ Chris Urban
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SUN Dirty South Joe
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Dispersions, Chugsley, Cardinal Arms, Children’s Books, SAT Stealing Fame, CarFax Abbey, Eighteenth Hour, Bohemian Mule
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Mason Porter, SUN Rad and Kell (CD Release), Seoul Delhi, Vinnie Paolizzi
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Marge, Free Cake For Every Creature, The Guests
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Little Big League, Lithuania, Pouty, SUN Mumblr, The City & I
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Scraaatch, DJ Haram, Precolumbian, What Nerve
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Spring Onion, ylayali, Diane Foglizzo
The Aquarium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Line Leader, Birthday Ponies, The Cultour
Goldy’s (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Space Chumpy
Published: February 26, 2016 |

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