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New Maitland LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The quartet of Maitland recently dropped its debut full-length album Glimpse. Josh and Alex Hines, Evan Moffitt, and Adam Shumski (of Vita and the Woolf) find a delicate wandering/adventurous path. Consistently in pensive flux, the songs capture a cathartic, adaptive power - one that is crisply earnest. Voyaging into a forest of thought, accentuated by enclosing strings of instrumentation, the music takes on dramatic urgency, hitting on a spectrum of emotion. The LP ventures into the bleak, but still allows beauty to shine through. You can catch them this Friday, June 9 at Johnny Brenda's, where they'll be joined by Former Belle and Dirty Dollhouse.

Weekend Warrior, June 27 - 29

Former Belle headlines a stacked deck of a lineup this evening at Bourbon & Branch, celebrating their newly released EP Old Ghost. The collection of B-sides wets the appetite for their upcoming full-length release while also providing a taste of fresh songs. These tracks have an endearing intimacy and a fearless sense of expression, revealing a haunting honesty that resonates song after song. DJ Brown-led Our Griffins is another fine example, combining songwriting with his calm yet powerful vocal timbre and a consistent pulsing instrumentation that has a way of creeping into your head and taking residence. Another pair of intriguing folk-oriented risers, who have both been Deli Philly Featured Artist Poll winners in Maitland and Jeremiah Tall, square up a bill which spills over with an abundance of local talent. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita
Other places to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend…
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) Sat Alright Junior (Record Release), Wonder & Fury, The Loud Company
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Missile Toads, SAT Belgrade, Bacio
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Tutlie, Ghost Gum/(Upstairs) Foul Weathered Friend, Everyone Except Me, (Late ) Community Service, FTS, SAT The Heels, The Droogettes/Gods of Space/Fishtown Beats, SUN Families, Trouble in Tokyo/Push Ups
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Mischief Brew
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Splintered Sunlight SUN Vektor
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Chill Moody, Arsin, DJ Niilo
TLA (334 South St.)  FRI Urban Celebrity Magazine Presents Philly Summer Fest 2014: Tiani Victoria SAT DJ Aye Boogie
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia, SUN Doc Gibbs & Friends
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Fourth Line, Skyline the City
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Weekender, SAT Uptown Tone, 30 And Over League, Asher (Riley Brothers), Sun Entropy, We Are Not, Lower the Standard
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Bey
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Saturn Diamond, SUN Ron Gallo & Friends
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Ma Jolie, SAT The Escape, Wayne Gallagher, Tom Williamson, Saver
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Willow Talk, Left of Logic
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Babin Brothers
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  Fri Low Rise, The Sandy Mentals, SUN Ross Bellenoit Quartet
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI The Good Excuses, Pravda, Jiggley Jones, Robert Petitti/Willpowerless, Release, SAT Doom Whore, Spinechain, Bunny Savage/Kamakaze, Systamatik Orload
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Jacopo De Nicola, SUN Sarah Alexandra, Laura Cheadle, Alec Stewart, Kevin Killen, Matt Spitko, Michael Southerton, Sonja Bontrager
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI SPiN, SUN KitsunE
Mill Creek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave) SAT Stinking Lizaveta, SGNLS, Pushin’ it 2 the Limit
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Vibe Deta, The Great Endangered, SAT Stealing Fame (Release Show), Audiospunk, Mesmeria
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Transistor Rodeo, The Wayside Shakeup SAT
Space 1026 (1026 Arch St.) FRI Rat Fist, Dark Blue
Little Berlin Annex  (2430 Coral St.) SUN Ian Fraser, Ethan Tripp
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Faking, Nemesisters, Bad Energy/Jack Wright, Flandrew Fleisenberg
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT No Slayer, SUN Nam Le, Twin Pines, Ultra Violet, Baa Ram Ewe
Toby’s (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Cold Foamers, Mumblr

Kwesi K Album Release Show at Boot and Saddle April 19th

From soulful and simple tales of American heritage, to roots rock filled with melodic fervor, Kwesi K has been drawing people in with his colorful storylines and carving his niche in folk music. His latest EP Lovely dropped this week and has already been receiving a plentiful amount of praise for its smooth lyrics and musicianship. So Kwesi, and his band which features the likes of seasoned musicians Ross Bellenoit and Jaron Olevsky, have much to celebrate during tomorrow’s release party at Boot & Saddle. The show will also feature the atmospheric folk music of Maitland, and Anthony D’Amato. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St, 8PM, $10 21+ – Bill McThrill 


Weekend Warrior, March 14 - 16

This Weekend Warrior pick - we’re keeping it locals only! Alt-folk five-piece The Hundred Acre Woods have been on the rise, coming up through Philly’s DIY community. They’ll be the headliner and anchor of this Saturday’s showcase at Kung Fu Necktie. The group will be supported by another folk-tinged Deli favorite that we predict good things happening to in the not so distant future, Maitland, electro-rock crew SHMNS, and current Featured Artist(s) Poll Nominee, Broken Beak. Take advantage of your good sense to not be at SXSW this weekend. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman  
This weather is crazy! More things to hit this weekend because it won’t be freezing…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Jeff Zeigler & Mary Lattimore
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT You Do You, Grandchild (Aleks Martray of Grandchildren), SUN Dead Greg, Three Man Cannon, MIDI Wizard
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Kite Party, Shortbread, Queen Jesus, These Elk Forever, Foot, SAT (Upstairs) The Hundred Acre Woods, SHMNS, Maitland, Broken Beak, (Downstairs) Vintage Kicks Record Release Show w/Black Dirty, The Sixties SUN (Upstairs) Ex Friends, Paths 2 Glory, (Downstairs) Thunder and The Glory, Suckered In
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Murphee Doyle, The Better Half, Half Past Seven, Transonic, Starskream
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI I Yahn I Arkestra, Iron, Dirty Soap Blues Band, SUN Quigley & Company
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Kingsnake, Post Sun Times, Screaming Rattler, SAT Commonwealth Choir, Pine Barons, Big Tusk
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Likers, The Stammer, Rob Lately, SAT Dan Malloy, Avataria
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Andrew Whitman, SAT The Skyline Industry, Lito and the Shepherds, Dupe Deville
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Defused, The Good Excuses, The Defused, Amber Ladd, Sucker, SAT Modern Colour, Riley Road, Working Class Villains
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI John Train, SAT Problem Solving
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Khalid Quesada, Betty Iron Thumbs, SAT Chris Rattie & The Brush Valley Ramblers, Above Connecticut
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Lovers League
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Shadow Merchant
JR’s (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Dave Joyce, Alternator Undead, Michael & the Mooncusse
The El Bar (1356 N. Front St.) SAT Delco Nightingale, Bikini Spiders, Coffin Fly , The Greg Phoenix Experience
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Memphis Hat, Chaos Thompson, The Great Endangered, The Yokos, Julia Weldon, SAT Missing Elements, Hopscotch Jeffereson, Buddy Roc
Glitoria (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Hound, Low Charge
Freedom 35 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Community Service, Ugly Zoo, SUN Left and Right, Pulling Punches, Robins
The Dog Morgue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Cousin Brian, Cold Foamers, The Retinas, Blue Smiley, Time Hitler and the Assholes From Space

Feel the Warmth of Maitland at the TLA Dec. 20

Listen to any of Maitland’s tracks; you suddenly feel transported back to the days of summer camp. You can almost smell the smoldering wood as the last flicker of light dims. They create introspective folk over a simplistic, acoustic-styled, instrumental background that can often get expansive blanketing its surroundings and evoking emotional sincerity that connects with its audience. Singer-songwriter Josh Hines will be backed by a full band for the first time tonight as they find themselves on a much larger stage than they are particularly used to at the TLA. Come join in their adventure! They’ll be supported by rifftastic alt rockers Dear Althea, country-pop solo artist Angela Everwood, and jam-band outfit Sauce. Theater of The Living Arts, 334 South St., 8pm, $8, All Ages - Shaylin O’Connell


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