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Weekend Warrior, February 2 - 4

The clarity that often accompanies consuming, clean, cold air hangs in the isolated, fuzzy folk-pop of Matt Scheuermann, a.k.a. Lowercase Roses. His latest release, Surgical Pop, stitches together precise melodies within intimate lyrics. Delicate, revealing storylines are juxtaposed by the harsher instrumental friction of the outside world. Channeling the nostalgia of youth seen through the wisdom of experience, Cherry captures a universal memory, igniting a flashback fuse and (at times) simmering in a gentle sway. Performing solo this Saturday, Mimi Gallagher (Nona, Year Of Glad, Eight) will craft catchy, grungy, pop-punk. With their forthcoming album Reveries (due out February 23 via Egghunt Records), the brutal beauty of Delaware garage rock trio Grace Vonderkuhn rounds out this Everybody Hits lineup. (Photo by Scott Troyan) – Michael Colavita

Other places to be to beat this cold this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Cherry, Grace Vonderkuhn, Eight, Lowercase Roses

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb, Squawk Brothers, SAT Summer Fiction, The Improbables, MidnightSingers

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Night Windows, Spelling Reform (EP Release), Joy Riding, Pilkington, SAT RFA, Robo Trippers

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Whips/DJ Deejay, SAT Swift River Still, George Engel Brooks/A Black Celebration: DJ Baby Berlin and Jem

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Coward, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lil Zubin, Fantasy Camp, SUN (3pm) Death Of Lovers

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Aime, Besphrenz, Mason, Ai-Que, Dj Dah-Freak, SAT DJ Aktive, JaE The Artist, Tray Verse

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Joy Again

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Apex Predator

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT G. Love & Special Sauce, Kuf Knotz

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Fame Lust: My Chemical Slow Dance (Emo Prom)

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia, SAT (Upstairs) The GoAround

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Syberia, Duress, SAT Icon Ebony Fierce, Ronnie Vega, Dialer, DJ Delish

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Thee Idea Men, SAT Man About A Horse, The Hoppin' Boxcars

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Ellen Siberian Tiger, Rosu Lup

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Breathing, Will Brown and the Jamboree Band, Sexoffice, SAT Bayshore Drive, Scene Points

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Femme Collective, SAT Trap Rabbit

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) Fr DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Johnny Moskal, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Ty Asoudegan, SAT DAMN Benefit Show: Helle's Belle and the Tit Pistols, Kelvin Cochrane, Fenris, Barry Dwier, Bern the Bastard, Monica Lynne Chase

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Tubular

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Xpresidents, John Gilbride, Naps Past Noon, Fordune, OTG, SAT Socko, Mikey Potatos, This Kills Me

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Rausch (Album Release)

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Wrong Answer, Agitator

The Tusk (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Teenage Bigfoot, The Barren Marys (Split Release show), The Up Up Ups

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Elison  Jackson

Hubris House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Violet Waves, Fan Dancer, Slow Reader, Midnight In Rome

New Lowercase Rose Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Lowercase Roses, a.k.a. Matt Scheuermann, has released a new album. Surgical Pop injects ferocity into the bedroom-folk, lamplit shadows. Juxtaposing an assertive gritty aggression against a serenading twinkle, the album ebbs and flows, catching one off guard in a surprisingly positive manner. From moments of pared-down beauty to jarring jangle, the record, whose proceeds go to the Attic Youth Center, operates with care.

Weekend Warrior, May 20 - 22

Tonight at Everybody Hits is the long-awaited release show for Thin Lips’ debut LP Riff Hard, coming out via local tastemakers Lame-O Records. Thin Lips are a venerable supergroup of longstanding Philly stalwarts who have hit a sweet spot of triumphant pop rock and confessional, introspective lyrics without sentimentality. Chrissy Tashjian, formerly of Dangerous Ponies and The Bee Team, captains this ship with her commanding, casual, and versatile vocals. The hard riffs are largely courtesy of longtime bandmate Kyle Pulley (ex-Dangerous Ponies) and Chris Diehm, a punk-rock lifer who cut his teeth in Lancaster’s 1994! before coming to Philly and lending his talents to Thin Lips, as well as Year Of Glad. The band is filled out by Mikey Tashjian (The Superweaks, ex-Dangerous Ponies), who shows his ability to shift rhythms and help craft intriguing songs, while maintaining a not-too-serious rock 'n' roll sheen. Celebrating with the Lips will be Casey Magic, Lame-O labelmates Lowercase Roses, folky psych rockers Pine Barons, and Pure Pop, a “new pop-punk trio comprised of Lame-O, Superweaks, and Modern Baseball angel babies.” Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5-$10, All Ages - Adam G. 

Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Lushlife
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Son & Heir
 Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Snails, Wild Joy / Akasha, Astro 8000, SAT Shy Boyz, Dead, Redhat / DJ PHSH, SUN Hidden Lights, Stellarscope, E.Joseph and the Sparrows / Andross, Big City Noise
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Plow United (Record Release), Flag of Democracy
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Voss (Album Release), Eddie Madrid, Mason, Cain Kerner ,  Kim Jong Ill, SUN Twin Pines
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) SAT Beach Slang
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) Bob Broudy
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI (5pm) Down With Homework, Teenage Bigfoot, Science Club / (9pm) Ocelot, Liberty Tribe, Old Scratch, Virgouts, SAT Half-Ton of Humanity, The KMX Band, Crown of Earth, SUN Fire In The Radio
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Palmas, SUN The Hoppin' Boxcars
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI My Son Bison, SAT Revolution, I Love You, Voltheque, The One2s
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo  Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Sylvia Platypus, SUN Rusty Cad
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St)  FRI dataf1ow, Golden Spiral, MH The Verb, Sexy Black Female, Mutombo,SAT & SUN Italian Market Festival: Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket. The Late Saints, Alright Junior, Seoul Delhi, Those People, Sweet Eureka, Reverend TJ McGlinchey, Railroad Fever,You Do You, Giada J. , OOLALA, In The Presence Of Wolves, Looseleaf , John Francis , T.c. Cole Riot , Katie Barbato & Dirty Holiday , Hannah Taylor & Rekardo Lee Trio, Momma Hankton, Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman, Emily Mineo, Bosom Band, Vital Stats, Pravda. Rockers Galore, Ashton John, Visoon, Behind The Granstand, School of Rock Philadelphia, The Rothland, Magnificent Birds of Prey, Layers And Frames, Endless Taile, FTS, Moddzilla
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI The Phonies, SAT Outerheaven, Kill The Stigmatic
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Local Smokes, UJ18, SAT Tom’s Attic, P-Rents
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The End of America, Queen of Jeans, Pete Hill, SAT Ground Up, SUN Christine Havrilla, Andrea Nardello
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Electron, American Babies, SUN Darla, Swift Technique
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Azn Jake, Wassup Gina, SAT Ed Christof
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.)FRI (Side Chapel) Roger Harvey, Greg Barnett, Augusta Koch, Jeff Riddle and The Bella Vista Social Club, SUN Backslider, Congenital Death
LAVA (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) FRI The Guests, S-21, N.E.G, Guts / Lip Service, Narcos
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Deambook, Horsecops, Cellarfox
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.)  FRI Only, Friendship
The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Amanda X, Pouty
Goldy’s (732 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor) FRI Elijah Jennings-Guridy, Ronnie Vega
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) FRI Population Zero, Interloper
Big Cakes (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) FRI NAH, Moor Mother Goddess, Neolibz, nyxy nyx, What Nerve



Lowercase Roses Vinyl Release Show at Everybody Hits Aug. 21

Matt Scheuermann, formerly of The Sidekicks, started a solo project, recording under the moniker roses, which he recently altered to Lowercase Roses to avoid any confusion with the multiple projects already using the former name. Scheuermann shared a three-song EP towards the end of last year that found him journeying far from the sound of his previous band to an isolated place filled with warm, acoustic strums and his genteel, heartwarming vocals. This evening at Everybody Hits, his self-titled EP will be getting an official release on 7” vinyl via Lame-O/Stereophonodon Records. Joining in the celebration will be August Koch (of Cayetana), Thin Lips, and Cherry. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


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