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Madalean Gauze

Weekend Warrior, January 5 - 7

Hauntingly exhilarating, FUNeral, the freshly released EP from Madalean Gauze, sits between layers of secluded strangeness and playful enjoyment. Twisting traditional storytelling with a fantasy-laced vibe, the album may catch you off guard in a pleasant, surprising fashion; taking on cinematic undertones, the plot quickly turns. Tonight’s EP release show at Boot & Saddle will benefit Valley Youth House, a Lehigh Valley organization that ensures vulnerable, abused, and homeless youths in the community access to shelter and counseling, and features support from a trio of locals. Recently added to the Topshelf Records family, the harmony-fueled, girl-pop, throwback sounds of Queen of Jeans plan to release their debut album this year, and they’ll be working double-duty this evening, supporting Balance and Composure’s sold-out show at First Unitarian Church as well. Cut from similar musical cloths, the garage-pop quartet of Louie Louie dips into easy-grooving, semi-psych waters that retain a classic catchiness. Unleashing their personal-brand of barraging noise-pop, Empath will get the night started. – Michael Colavita

Other places to stay warm this weekend…

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Madalean Gauze (EP Release), Queen of Jeans, Louie Louie, Empath, SAT Flat Mary Road, Baker Man, Tough Guy Soda

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Nightfall, Trash Knife, The Charley Few, SAT Frog Holler, Hezekiah Jones, Dem Hills

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI All This Huxley/DJ Deejay, SAT Brother Martin, Port Arthur/A Black Celebration: DJ Baby Berlin, DJ Jem/DJ Mighty Mike Saga, DJ Elijvh Vrms, SUN The City and I, So Totally, Lowercase Roses

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., F. Woods & The Fellow Humans,  Bunny Savage & The Plibmen

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Dance Party Quizzo: The Beating, Crouse

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Alex Catrambone & Friends

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Candy Volcano

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Conjunto, SAT Light of Day(Upstairs) John Byrne/(Downstairs) Ben Arnold, SUN (Upstairs) Diane Monroe &  Tony Miceli Duo

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Panophonic, Sonny Knockout, E.Joseph & The Sparrows, Magnificent Birds of Prey, SAT Outer Heaven, Backslider

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Last Generation On Film, Vacation James, SAT Hayley Dare, Seb Isaac Band, SUN Dan Malloy, Nicklas Hughes, Michael J. Vitale, Slenko & McKeys

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT The Jesse Lundy Band: Mach 4

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Sexoffice, Rover Rover, SAT Kiska

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Darla

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

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Mercury Retrograde, Pet Lizard, Visoon

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SUN Honeygasm

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Chad Jenkins Band, Primatives, Kevin Segal & The Old Souls, SAT Alright Junior, The Good Mess, Phantasm, The Sea Tease

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Stiltwater, Big Mind, Dry Reef, SAT An All-star Tribute to Paul Simon’s Graceland: Ryan Tennis

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Balance and Composure, Queen of Jeans

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Jacopo & The Late Saints, Truant Minds, Tiger Castle, SAT So Totally/Cerulean Blue, Gracie & The So Beautifuls

LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Mista Quik, Prototype:AT, Tapes & Tubes, Alpha Alpha

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Trash Boy, Overwinter, Georgey V

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Fleabite, Susie Derkins

JJ’s Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Past Life, Kinda Alright, SAT Sleepy Freak, Dinosaur Diner

Weekend Warrior, July 21 - 23

Madalean Gauze recently unveiled her new album Cool and Fun. Tonight, Johnny Brenda’s hosts a performance marking the occasion. On the six-song EP, Gauze embarks on a personal journey, exhibiting a centered, commanding presence, maintaining the course, even while the skies dramatically shift in appearance, foreshadowing twisting winds and unforgiving precipitation. While those surroundings could be thrown into a vortex at any moment, a playful but unwavering confidence continues to step forward. The beguiling sonic potions of Haunted Homes and the catchy but seriously shaded Americana of American Trappist (performing an acoustic set) will help set the tone for the evening. - Michael Colavita

More places to bake this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Madalean Gauze (Album Release) Haunted Homes, American Trappist

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Magic Deal, Amanda X, SAT Commonwealth Choir, Selfhelpme

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Goat Wizard, The Age of Truth, Anthrophobia/Adam East/Philly Soul Sydicate, SAT Archive/Fully Glazed/Fame Lust/Night Sweats, SUN Them Jones, Vinnie Paolizzi/Son & Heir, Full Bush, Science Club

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Narcos, Dark Web, SUN Pube

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Ben Arnold, Travel Lanes, Cookie Rabinowitz, SAT Taiwan Housing Project

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Andrea Valle , Schilly, Sleepy Dah, Charley Coin, Ronnie Riggles, Anyee Wright, SAT FV, Snakeboy

TLA (334 South St.) FRI The Whiskeyhickon Boys

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Promise of Redemption

Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.)

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Flannel, SUN Volteque, Keely Sibilia, Dana K Fiero

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Science Club, The Retinas, The Dispersions, SAT The Stone Eye, SUN Slenko & McKeys, Wild Dust, The Russells, Automatic Colors

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Lady HD

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Disgruntled Sherpa Project, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Space Pizza, Wyldflowers, Worst Ones, Blushed, SAT Seeing Snakes, Molly Rhythm, The Ray Gradys, Lamplighters, The Mad Splatter, Riverside Odds, Mid Rats, Teenage Bigfoot, Victory Boy

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Moral Support, SAT Left to Vanish, Collider, Gloves Off

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Fractals, SAT Dr. Beardface & The Spacemen, Elwood James Band

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Fallible Being, SAT No One You Know

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Nik Greeley & The Operators

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SUN Burnt Sienna

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Radiator Hospital (Solo), Joe Jack Talcum, SAT No Thank You, Harmony Woods

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Iona Lake, Truant Minds, Vanderlyle/Egocentric Plastic Men, Pretty Words, Mike Muli, SUN Who Loves You, Tombo Crush, Lester/Career Crooks, Manikineter, The Hell Hole Store

Bond Villain (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Driftwood Soldier

All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Twelve Gardens, Hello Shark

Little Italy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Coping Skills, Vivian K


New Madalean Gauze EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Madalean Gauze recently released a new six-song EP Cool and Fun. An impending danger looms as the musical engine continues to rev and the swirl of peripheral vocals hauntingly shakes the foundation. Finding the sweet spot betwixt bright moments of mountaintop clarity and grittier, in-the-woods, unbending ferocity, the album is assertively aggressive and focused. Head out to Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, July 21 for a record release celebration that will also feature Haunted Homes and American Trappist! (Photo by Bob Sweeney)

New Music Video: "The Fire" - Madalean Gauze

Madalean Gauze will welcome her latest EP Cool and Fun with a release show at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, July 21 that will also includes American Trappist and Haunted Homes. Its first single, “The Fire,” finds tumultuous guitar and the compound, rhythmic stomp, creating an eerie, impending sense of danger. Her haunting vocals with creepy keystrokes add to the ominous outlook. Shot at PhilaMOCA, the video by Philly's own Bob Sweeney injects found elements amid dancing footage and nostalgic filters to lock in on that mysterious feeling of the strange.

Church Girls Fill the Musical Void at JB's Feb. 19

Mariel Beaumont started Church Girls as a side project to “fill the musical void in her life.” The once rebellious teen spent her formative years attending basement shows, drinking forties, and enjoying the best times of her life. So it’s not surprising that the ache and love for music have seeped into her bones, like many of us, who hear its calling to get involved. Church Girls received critical acclaim from the gate for its debut single “Young Planes,” and recently released its latest album Thousand Lives, which will be on display tonight. Now, solidified as four-piece, the band is set to headline Johnny Brenda’s. Also along for support are Queen of Jeans, who have been pleasing ears and making a name for themselves with vibrant, swoon-worthy pop, and Madalean Gauze, who is another feminine force and rising star in the Philly music community. The ladies will be ruling the stage this evening. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill


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