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Weekend Warrior, March 25 - 27

Weekend Warrior, March 25 - 27

As promised, renowned Philly guitarist and composer Chris Forsyth is getting his Solar Motel Band together this Saturday night for a full-band performance of material from their new album The Rarity Of Experience, which came out early this month via No Quarter Records. The album is a rich continuation of the band’s now signature instrumental art-rock style that taps into the sound of New York’s 70’s CBGB scene, where proto-punk influences met 60’s psychedelia. The songs reach for the panoramic immensity of the “Marquee Moon”-style - epic in composition, concept, and scope. Though they are all instrumentals, the songs aren’t just extended jams; each song’s structure seems carefully calculated and punctuated with dynamic transitions and variations on themes that become increasingly familiar. Warming up the stage for Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band is 75 Dollar Bill, a band with a similar knack for the eternal composition. In contrast to Forsyth’s decidedly cosmic scope, 75 Dollar Bill’s style keeps it terrestrial and patently minimalist. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8:30pm, $10-$12, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock

More places to jam out at this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Teen Men
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Grandchildren, Northern Liberties, Sleek Machine
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Prowler/Skydive Dubai, Tristan Kavanagh/Purling Hiss (EP Release), Spacin’ Chillinger, Kiel Everett. SAT Groovy Movies/Catching Wasps, Dead Robins/Elijvh Vrms, Jesse Tyler, SUN Crazy Bull, Traitor/Fell Into Yesterday, Line Leader, Slim Pickins
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The ill Fated Natives, SAT Flightschool, Up The Chain, Boy Lawyer
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Oschino
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI ((Downstairs) Kuf Knotz, SAT (Upstairs) Andrea Nardello, Matt Duke
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang, The Fallen Troubadours, SAT RFA
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)  FRI Our Fair City, SAT Square Peg Round Hole (Album Release), Moon Bounce, Son Step
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Queen of Jeans, The Morelings/Reward
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Guns Garcia & Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Mike Nyce, DJ Lil’ Dave
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI The South African All Stars & David Newman, SAT Kyle Swartzwelder, Julia Levitina
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Sparklefight, Slyphr, T.C. Cole Riot
SAT Foreign Hands/Slaughter Rico, Ill Squad, Biz Mighty, LTC
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT G. Love & Special Sauce
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Steve Oakley Band, SAT Burned Out Still Glowing, Cupid's Victim
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Canyon Ride, Giada J, Ray Bradley, SAT Jason Magin & Craig James
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Blendmode
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Koji (Record Release), Jacob Clarke, Steve Layman
4345 Baltimore Ave. SAT Sour Spirit, Janelle, JamForceF!ve, Guts
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Alright Junior, Kelsey Cook
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Missing Earth, Addie Pray, The Goodbye Party
Double H Ranch (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Doubles, Minka, Hello Shark, R.R. Perkins
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Soul Glo, Humanshapes, Vertex Pro

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