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Weekend Warrior, February 3 - 5

Weekend Warrior, February 3 - 5

Celebrating new music is the encompassing motif as this week draws to its end. The Menzingers surprised fans, booking an intimate, sold-out show this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. And neighboring Fishtown music venue/watering hole Johnny Brenda’s will also be playing host to a dual record release show. Dominic, a.k.a. Dominic Angelella (Lithuania, DRGN KING), uncorks Goodnight, Doggies., which is now available via Lame-O Records. The set of songs explore personal levels, retaining a lingering depth, while exhibiting the warmth of comforting, melodic instrumentation. Available via Mutual Crush, Girard Freeloader, the latest from Norwegian Arms, is textured electro-soul, finding a delicate balance between the steady, omnipresent flow of bright beats and the gentle plucks from Brendan Mulvihill’s signature mandolin work. With a new record, Jump Ship, scheduled for release via Lame-O on February 24, No Thank You, a.k.a. Kaytee Della Monica, will be opening the festivities.
Garage-psych rockers American Dinosaur will also be celebrating the release of their latest EP One for the Birds this Saturday at MilkBoy. They’ll be kicking the jams with Philly electro-rock outfit Man Like Machine and Harrisonburg, VA indie popsters The Dawn Drapes. - Michael Colavita
Other places to chill this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s
 (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Dominic (Record Release), Norwegian Arms (Record Release), No Thank You
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI What Nerve, SAT The End Of America, Former Belle, Dogs On Main Street
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Menzingers, Roger Harvey / DJ Deejay, SAT No Gods, Holy Smoke / Ghost Ghang, Torito, SUN The Tough Shits, Tom Lax (DJ Set)
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Destroying Angel, Mike Bruno
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Quadie Diesel, Ken Rosa
The Fillmore Philly (1100 Canal St.) FRI The Disco Biscuits, Swift Technique, SAT The Disco Biscuits, American Babies
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ Sylo
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Biz Mighty, Milton, Tana Black, Richie Navigator, Mad Squablz, Rich Quick, SAT Don Cephas
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Baby Blue Sound Collective, SAT 5th Annual Winter Doldrums Benefit Concert
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Seeing Snakes, SAT Amora / Santi Suede, Tioga
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT American Dinosaur (EP Release), The Dawn Drapes, Man Like Machine
MilkBoy South Street (401 South St.) SAT Chris Wood
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Elison Jackson, SAT Hold Down The Ocean, Worst Ones, SOLD, Tiny Vices
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Hired Guns Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Ivory, Fitonia, Taylor Kelly, SAT Sonny Knockout, Popular Creeps, Scene Points
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Ben Vaughn Quintet
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Knightlife, Endless Taile, A Ship Named Beagle, SAT Apple Juice Jones, Jam Traffic
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Broken Arrow, AM Radio
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Ursula
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Humanshapes, Bone Bats, Gladys the Gardener, SAT Secret Nudist Friends, Doggo, Along The Way. Cacciato
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Guests, Haz Lo Correcto, Cornelius The Third, Yung Nila
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Old Maybe

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