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Weekend Warrior, October 30 - November 1

Without a doubt, Halloween is our favorite holiday. And we know that you can’t wait to get into a little mischief this weekend. Where would we suggest for you to do that at? It’s tough to say with so many options. You can kick it old school tonight with legendary Philly punks The Dead Milkmen at The Troc and psych rockers Bardo Pond at JB’s, or go way back to the 8-bit sounds of your childhood with Cheap Dinosaurs and Chipocrite at MilkBoy Philly. There is a plethora of cover band bills to choose from so take your pick. Do you want to rock out with your genitals out (so PC, right?) with Ween (featuring members of On The Water, Post Sun Times & Sandcastle) at South Philly DIY (garage) space Cha-Cha’Razzi? Or is watching Vita and the Woolf’s Jen Pague throwing down with her best Sasha Fierce impersonation at MilkBoy Philly your bag? And of course, our old pal TJ Kong will be playing host to his 6th annual Halloween Murder Show at Underground Arts. There’s a lot to consume in costume this weekend; however, we conveniently list the local activities for you below. - The Deli Staff
More places for mischief this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Bardo Pond, Kohoutek, SAT An Evening with Sun Ra Arkestra
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Sonnder, Awaking Mercury, Last Full Measure
 Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Into the Void, SAT Line Leader/Fame Lust, Elijvh Vrms, Jesse Tyler
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI M AX NOI MACH, Haldol, SAT Cover Show: Laser Background, Lithuania
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI PhillyBloco, SAT TJ Kong Halloween Murder Show VI: TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Satellite Hearts, Pine Barons, Mercury Radio Theater (Ali Wadsworth + friends doing Aerosmith covers)
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SAT Tunji Ige, Dayo
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI The Dead Milkmen
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Osler Circle Benefit For Children’s Hospital, SUN (Upstairs) (12pm) PROJECT Trio & Jacob Winterstein/(Upstairs) (8pm) Casey Alvarez/(Downstairs) (12pm) Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Jawn, The Royal Noise, Aquatic Ape Theory, SAT Pink Slip Daddy, The Greg Phoenix Experience
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Truant Minds, Rosabelle Believes, Wild By Law, SAT Halloween Cover Show: Adam Rivera (They Might Be Giants), Conversations (Tom Petty & Sheryl Crow), Brian Fitzy (Hall & Oates), SUN Mahatma X, André Altrez, Zaya
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Cheap Dinosaurs, Chipocrite, Chronicles of Sound, SAT Halloween: Vita and The Woolf (as Beyonce), The Captain The Pilot The Driver (as The Traveling Wilburys), Pilkington (as Joan Jett), The Orange Drop (as Pink Floyd)
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Air is Human, Rexedog
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Royale, Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI American Schoolyard, SAT Brown Sugar
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) SAT DJ Sean Smoove
Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Illvibe Collective, SAT Lowbudget, Ed Christof,  Ben Aire, SUN Pot Luck Cabaret
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Song Dogs, SAT The Funky T, Groove Merchants, Rick & MC, Bohka
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Catullus (Rocky Horror Picture Show), SAT Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute, Swift Technique (PRINCE VS. MORRIS DAY")
W/N W/N Coffee Bar (931 Spring Garden St.) SUN Abi Reimold, Shakai Mondai
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Cheerbleeders, Molly Rhythm
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) FRI Dead, Old Scratch, Bohemian Mule
@714 (714 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Making Time: Pure Halloween
Cha-Cha'Razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ween Tribute (Featuring members of On The Water, Post Sun Times & Sandcastle), The Who (Impressionist), Cake (OhBree), Country Classics (Point Breeze Country Club)
Tie Factory (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Blood Sound
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Legs Like Tree Trunks, Vanillalord, Laser Background, Arthur Shea
Mantua Yacht Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Plainview (Weezer), Mike Pays Heat (Counting Crows), Darla

Weekend Warrior, December 19 - 21

Tonight at Underground Arts will be an artist statement of sorts for Chipocrite, who is celebrating the release of his debut LP Wordplay, a culmination of years of writing, reworking, and evolving songs into the sound imagined when he began making chiptune music. The result is an expansive experience and a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy. It is an aggressive and playful album at the intersection of Chipocrite’s progressive rock roots and 8-bit infatuation. The album is a long time coming, with certain songs dating back to his previous band MJ Project, so it is fitting that his old band members will be joining him on this evening’s bill. The new project, The Blurry Nights, makes tight, proggy gems with intricate guitar leads and tasty synthesizer licks. Also, recently announced was a MJ Project mini-reunion before Chipocrite’s set, something that he had hinted at and probably won’t happen again. Making the long journey from Amaris (that is a planet) to join them tonight is Chronicles of Sound, a cosmic rock band on a life threatening and altering mission to overthrow god-emperor Drekin and discover “The Sound.” Good friend, collaborator and past bandmate Daniel Davis, a.k.a. An0va, is opening the festivities, Philly’s Enerjawn will be handling visuals for the evening.  Come by and enjoy the celebration of new music and old friends! Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Adam G.
Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Roddenberries
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Weird Hot, El Malito & the 33rd Century, I think Like Midnight, SAT Cheerleader, Dream Safari, Louds
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Bird Watcher, Shark Tape, Wild Orphan, SAT Ladybird, SUN Cassavetes
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Penrose, Mat Burke, The Rivals, August Lutz, SAT Moonshine Social, Jesus’ Older Brother, SUN YS The DJ, Reef the Lost Cauze
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Girls Rock Philly: Winter Programs Showcase
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Paper Shakers: Christmas Variety Show, SAT Betty Iron Thumbs, The Glitterbombs, Sick Panda, Kevin
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT The Kalob Griffin Band, American Babies, Church Girls
TLA (334 South St.) FRI GoGo Morrow, Aaron Parnell Brown, Guordan Banks, Crown Bella
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT York Street Hustle, SUN Chest Grove
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Atley Moon & The Say Something Sound Machine,Adam Travis, SAT Square Peg Round Hole, Beverly Mud, SUN Zah Garner, Shon Goner, Suillecram, Lil Benji, Suirad Franklin, Drohn Banga
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Vilebred, Son Step, Halfro, Voss, The Funky T
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Philly Tapes Philly: Kate Faust, Minka, SAT Creem Circus, New Sound Brass Band
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Tweed, SAT Screaming Rattler
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN MAST w/members of The Fresh Orchestra, FLOTE, Nommo
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Redd Panda
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  FRI The Donuts, SAT Caroline Reese, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Knightlife, Beautiful Madness /The Spirit World, Northern Liberties, Wally, SAT Blakeslee (CD Release), Working Class Villains, Could’ve Been Kings/Death Maschine, Klockenhouzer, Nearest
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Rowboat Casino, East of the West, Zymotic Flow, The Riverside Odds, SAT Bosom Band
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI King Midas The Rapper, Aye-t Poseidonq Q, SUN (3pm) Beware, Outer Heaven. Nothing Left/(6pm) Knightlife
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Hoochie Coochie Men, The Heat Run, Jason Ager, Man Illuminated, Tom Mackell, SAT The Jawn, Confused Disciples, Rob Tait
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Stolen Rhodes, SUN Liz Longley
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Fight Amp, UltraMantis Black
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock Street, Suite 76) SUN Victory Boy (Album Release), Jantones
Eris Temple Arts (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN The Extraordinaires, Power Animal

Tuesday Tune-Out w/Chipocrite at PhilaMOCA Feb. 12

Tonight 8static continues their curation of this month’s Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA with Chipocrite. He’ll be performing a Big Lebowski-themed set (which he originally did at 2011's Lebowski Fest) featuring songs from the its soundtrack arranged for Game Boy as well as his own compositions. And of course, the Dude will be screened in its entirety so grab your bathrobe and white Russian mixers and head over to the Eraserhood art space! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


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