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The Lawsuits

Weekend Warrior, November 10 - 12

We were surprised and saddened to hear that folk-pop outfit The Lawsuits are calling it quits this weekend due to “unforeseen circumstances”. We’ve had the opportunity to watch the band mature as musicians and songwriters, and are sure that Brian Dale Allen Strouse, Brendan Cunningham, Vanessa Winters, and Josh Friedman will continue to stay active and share their talents with the Philly music community in one way or another. They are a bunch of kind folks, and you can show them some love at their farewell performance this Saturday at Underground Arts. They’ll be surrounded by friendly faces and music pals Chris Kasper, Dirty Dollhouse, and Sun Parade. Join in the good vibes!

We also suggest for you to get out to Great How You’ve Been Fest this weekend, where you’ll find local up-and-comers like Julia Rainer, Gender Work, and Secret Nudist Friends. The three-day festival will be taking place at DIY spaces Tralfamadore, Slime Time Live, and The Woods. Good people will be opening up their homes to us so be respectful. – Alex G.

Other places to hide out from the chill this weekend…

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Chris Kasper, The Lawsuits (Farewell Show), Dirty Dollhouse

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Void Vision, Dentana/Dev79, Sideswipe, SAT The Rectors/Fame Lust/Night Sweats, SUN The Naked Sun, Dave Bakey, Ross Bellenoit/Devil Master, Moros

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Dark Blue

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Venteur, Drag County Speed Queens, Ryan Kilo, Haxon, Groundwork

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Philly Gumbo, SAT (Upstairs) Minas

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Pravda, E. Joseph and The Sparrows, SAT Elissa Janelle Velveteen

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Berdmajik

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Alekander Martray, Blair Ollendorf, Dylan Jane, Josh Pannepacker, SAT Matt McAndrew, SUN Norman Taylor, Jessica Graae

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Caracara, SAT The Mysteries, SUN Steve Layman, Cabana Wear

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Voltheque, The One2s, Buddie

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Rogue Methods, Hannah Beth Savage, SAT GLTY, SUN Gibbous Moon, Thunderbird, Brown Sugar, Stepping Razor, Los Bomberos De la Calle, The Charley Few

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Goddamnit

Century (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Welter, Mr. Lisp, Readership, A Ship Named Beagle

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SUN Bumps & Grinds

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Tiger Castle, Andrew Huston, SAT The Parameters, Palatine, Jasmine Seapoe

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Swift Technique, Kuf Knotz, Johnny Showcase, Dick Rubin, Chris Wood, SUN Philly Really Loves Petty: Alec Ounsworth, Flightschool, Illinois, Jim Boggia, Walt Lafty, The Big Jangle, Bird Watcher, Dan Reed (with Travel Lanes), Grady Hoss, Katie Frank, Kevin Monko, Matt Sevier, Nik Everett

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Crossed Keys (EP Release), Sneakers Award

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Soul Glo, Clique, Eight

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Taiwan Housing Project

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Tubey Frank, Space Pizza, The Bad Larrys/Common Icon, SUN Carroll, American Trappist/A Minor Error, Watchparty

All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Florry

Hole Foods (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Narra, Bat Boy, Bronco

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Great How’ve You Been Fest: Kelsey Cork & the Swigs, Honeytiger, Julia Rainer, Busy Bee, Doggo, yeenar, StateSchoolGirl

Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Great How’ve You Been Fest: Blushed, Tarintino, Mavis the Dog, Gender Work

The Woods (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Great How’ve You Been Fest: Little Sister, Very Bad Vibes, Secret Nudist Friends, Trash Boy

The Lawsuits Continue Their Endearing Journey at Boot & Saddle Sept. 23

Earnest, soulful emotion threads the quilted sonic fabric of The Lawsuits. Rolling into Boot & Saddle this evening, the band serves up their custom blend of Americana - parts folk-narrative, daydream inducing pop-rock, anchored by reinforcing vocal harmonies, sleekly slipping into grooves, and spiked by a blues echoing get down. With their latest album, Moon Son, available via Randm Records, the crew continues its endearing journey. Tonight, they’ll be joined by the momentous, folk-accented rock of New England’s Nemes and the earth-shaking folk-stomp of labelmate Jeremiah Tall. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

New Music Video: "Wasted" - The Lawsuits

Found on their latest album Moon Son, which is available via Randm Records, The Lawsuits's new 360-degree video for “Wasted” wraps one up in the visually warping, sparse imagery. That calming groove plays into the context of finding a better half. The Lawsuits will be performing at Boot & Saddle on Friday, September 23 with Nemes and Jeremiah Tall, and they will also have new guitarist/manager Chris Radwanski (Suburban Living, Night Panther) in tow.

New Music Video: "Hail Storm" - The Lawsuits

Bob Sweeney provides a candid look in The Lawsuits’ new music video for “Hail Storm,” featured on their latest album Moon Son, which is available via Randm Records. The footage documents the quintet as they embrace the simple rejuvenating joys of fresh cuts. They'll be performing next in Philly on Friday, September 23 at Boot & Saddle with Nemes & Jeremiah Tall.

New Music Video: "Romeo" - The Lawsuits

The Lawsuits give us a 360-degree view in their new music video for the track "Romeo". The beautiful footage was shot using seven GoPro cameras and a specialized mount. You can find the single on the group's latest LP Moon Son, which is available via Randm Records.


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