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Weekend Warrior, July 15 - 17

Weekend Warrior, July 15 - 17

The joyous jangle-pop of four-piece Literature is part of a stacked billing at PhilaMOCA this Saturday. The band’s tightly compacted tunes invite you to let loose, smoothly surfing through your ears in an exuberantly catchy bounce. Their brand of indie-pop cruises in a stable, on-the-move, percussive nature as chilled waves of drifting vocal harmony balance the rush of adrenaline-laced instrumentation tempering the fervor. The confessional, melodic power pop of Hurry nonchalantly opens up lyrically, while demonstrating force in fortuitous flashes. With the simplicity of detailed yet semi-whispered, revealing, personal narratives that burst in exuberant moments, Free Cake For Every Creature’s open-book songs bring one in close while carrying a poignant energy. Weaving bits of post-punk, noise, and shoegaze together, Baltimore quintet Wildhoney, who are part of a upcoming 4-way split EP, Continental Drift, which also features Mercury Girls, complete this R5 booking. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Michael Colavita
Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Mischief Brew, The Brood, Kahlil Ali, Teenage Bigfoot
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Sparrow Steeple, SAT Goodnight Lights, Bird Watcher, Tangiers
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Song Dogs, The Rivals, Bryant Eugene Vazquez, SUN The Missile Toads, Dark Thoughts
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Whips/The West Kensingtons, SAT The Absolute Sky, Lord Bulldog/DJ PHSH, Patrice McBride, SUN Louie Louie, The Point Breeze Country Club
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Cultureal, Jason Fraticelli Band, Jah People, SAT Tektonic, The Radicans
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Silence Kit, Sun Hat, SAT Nathan Allebach, Second Child, Sonnder, The Band of Rivals, SUN Kate Nyx, Avenue Eight
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Seraph in Travail, Ashes of Our Sins, I Vampyre, Scars Like These, Generation Empty, Signal To Noise
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Philly Gumbo, SAT (Upstairs) Soulidified
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI The Tisburys, Henry Alms, Father Figure, PeachFuzz, SAT (5pm) Andross, Hartline, Big City Noise/(8:30pm) Mock Suns, The Orange Drop, Tapes & Tubes, SUN Green Jeans
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)  FRI Thee, Idea Men, SAT Soraia
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Nyxy Nyx,  Wasnt Wisnt, Tinmouth, Minima Moralia, SAT Ugly Babies, Valley Exit, SUN Ron Gallo
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Backroom Dreamers, Airways, Modzilla, SUN Poor Devil Trash Boy, When Ships Collide
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT The Phonies
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI American Dinosaur, Delmont, Ray Bradley, SAT Misty Plum, E Joseph & The Sparrows, Danielle and Jennifer
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Rasputin’s Room, SAT Ed Christof,, SUN Maddonalesque
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SAT Splintered Sunlight, Three Fourteen
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Stippling, Stucco
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Honey Radar, Blowdryer
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT John Sharkey III
Titan House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT QQQ, Cumquat (Tape Release), Cemetery Flowers
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Trash Boy, Along the Way
Shred Shed (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Population Zero, Narcos,
Second Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Enamel, Carried Away

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