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Weekend Warrior, September 29 - October 1

Synths interlaced with in-touch storytelling; Brandon Can’t Dance takes a cue from (Sandy) Alex G, demonstrating a keen intimacy with a somewhat laidback aesthetic. However, within that unreserved, let-loose, open-book approach, an unpredictability is preserved. What on the surface appears somewhat casual is twisting sonic textures in a playfully serious manner. Tonight, at The Inconvenience Store, he’ll be joined by Marge, whose ability to simmer in tranquil, fuzz-tinged melodies with scorching capabilities. The quintet of Past Life reels ya in via hard, searing guitars cooked into transparent, hook-laced narratives. This triad of locals is fortified by the bedroom folk of Molly Drag and the candy-coated songwriting of Abbie Kats, a.k.a. Chubby Bunny. – Michael Colavita

Other places to enjoy this fall weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Levee Drivers, The Lawsuits, SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz

The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Son Little, SAT Son Little, SUN M.A. Kingston

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Roger Harvey, Mark Lanky/Stab & Grab, SAT Common Ground, Bad Bye, Polar Bear Lars/Vacation James, Virgouts, Science Book/Diamond Girl, BPMF, Speaking Parts/Francisco Collazo, DJ Royale, SUN Slenko & McKeys, The Ryssells, Shrill

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Callowhill

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Blum Bros

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Agent Zero, SUN Tigers Jaw

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Wave Radio, SAT (Upstairs) Hello I Must Be Going, SUN (Upstairs) Pigpen Theatre Company/(Downstairs) Somethin’ Divine, Granz, Vanderlyle, Mirrorsigns, Groundwork, The Fifth Side, Sitting In Cars

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Space Kamp, Adlib, SUN Chalk and The Beige Americans, Gringo Motel, The Sideshow Prophets

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Revolution, I Love You, Alright Junior, MC Blackwolf, SAT Honey Tiger, Trash Boy

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Matt Santry

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Kiska, Joy Riding, SAT The Three 4 Tens, Brother JT, Mr. Unloved

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Rich Medina, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  SAT David Cope, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Topical Disease, Baffle The Cat, Camera Thief, SAT Scars Like These, Disoriental, Decontrol, The Prisoners

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Krispy Kareem, SAT Dell-P, Jonny Bell, SUN Cypher Clique, Internal Rhyme

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Uncle Dan, Jumping Juvies, Rasan in the Heyday, Slow Reader

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Midwestern Exposure, SAT Mo Lowda & The Humble

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Steal Your Peach, Cabin Dogs, SUN Square Peg Round Hole

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) SAT DJ Beatstreet

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Harmony Woods

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Data, Wilt

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, Mavis The Dog / ey Matt Kelly, Tubey Frank

Space 1026 (1026 Arch St.) FRI Big Nothing, Yankee Bluff

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Elaine Rasnake, Elissa Janelle Velveteen

Broken Down Palace (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Shannen Moser, Curtis Cooper, Dan Anderson, SUN Get Well

The Mothership (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Little Strike, Cranes Are Flying

The Inconvenience Store (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Brandon Can’t Dance, Marge, Past Life

Weekend Warrior May 12 - 14

 An immediate, determined sense of soulful urgency drips from Sheer Mag. Shrouded in sticky grooves united with decisively climbing guitar licks, the band seizes the opportunity, gathering the collective energy within the room and harnessing it into an exhibition, showcasing the duality, when vulnerability transforms into power. Fresh off the announcement of their forthcoming debut full-length Need to Feel Your Love, which will be available on July 16 via Static Shock Records, the former Deli Philly Artist(s) of Year bring their rippin' and roarin' chew ‘em up and spit ‘em out rock 'n' roll to First Unitarian Church this Saturday. The melodic, fuzz-speckled, bass-thumping garage-punk of Marge help to fortify this billing, which also includes Vancouver’s Weed.
Meanwhile, over at PhilaMOCA on the same evening, the bright, bubbling, psych-venturing pop of six-piece collective Circadian Rhythms gently stacks instrumental layers, melding refreshingly with its slightly off-kilter arrangements. The band will be celebrating its new record, A Peculiar Kind of Afternoon, supported by the sunny instrumentals of R.R. Perkins and the casually cloudy exploits of Mavis the Dog. - Michael Colavita
More places to enjoy this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI The Lawsuits, The Vernes, SAT DJ Emynd, Bo Bliz
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Fully Glazed, SAT The Dead Anthem Choir
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Secret Nudist Friends, Spelling Reform/Dev79, Sideswipe/DJ Deejay, SAT Seeing Snakes, The Missile Toads/Mighty Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms/The Engineer, Teknacolor Ninja, SUN Gibbous Moon, Disoriental, The Mojo Machine/Lawn Talk, Julia Rainer
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Circadian Rhythms (Album Release), R.R. Perkins, Mavis The Dog, John Morrison
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT DJ Kirsh
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI The Brood
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Nizzy Strawz, SAT Somethin' Divine, Mauled By A Bear, Class!c/Steal Your Peach
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Dayne Jordan
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Three Fourteen, Local Smokes, SAT (Upstairs) Philly Gumbo, Badd Kitti, SUN (Upstairs) Minas
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Tigers + Thieves/Mason, SAT The Founders/Split Divo, SUN Godchild, Ronn Tetra, Mahatma X
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Hambone Relay, Las Palabras, The Barrel Fires, SAT Big Nothing, Goddamnit
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Sea Offs, Seagulls, Shelf Life
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Jacopo & The Late Saints, SAT Old Arrows (Record Release), Life Uniform, Inspector Moon, Crossed Keys
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Bern the Bastard, Carefree Constant, Medusa's Disco, Adventure Lost, Dead:Stop, SAT Polar Bear Lars, Oh Pears
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Illit, SAT DJ Sweat Daddy
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Bamboo Tommy, Cracker Rogers Gang, SAT White Limo, Rock The Nation
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Gene Wildest, Kodiak Park, Ronald Reagan? The Actor?, SAT Aaron Parnell Brown, Imani Roach, Allison Polans
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Black Crowes Southern Harmony & Musical Companion: Taller, Nik Greeley, Pawnshop Roses, Dan Reed, Ali Wadsworth, SAT Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers, Ben Arnold
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beat Street
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.)  SAT Sheer Mag, Marge
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Yankee Bluff, YCIB, Cherry
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  FRI King Azaz, Sarah M, Sour Spirit
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Loose Tooth, Blue Smiley


New Track: "Give It Time" - Marge

As a steady combination of fuzz and percussion provide a forward thrust, melodic semi-muffled vocals emerge in a new track from Marge, called “Give It Time,” giving way to a surprisingly delicate, inviting hook. While the quartet’s forthcoming album Bruise Easy won’t be released until September 4, the song is one of a trio that’s currently available for streaming, wetting listener's appetite for the complete record. Marge will be back in town with Littler, Arm Candy, Horse Girls, and Bad Heaven on Sunday, June 26 at LAVA Space.


A First Time's the Charm Fundraiser at The Waiting Room featuring Swanning Waxahatchee & More May 19

Drawing Down The Moon the debut EP from the quartet of Swanning led by Cynthia Ann Schemmer (of Radiator Hospital) will be released will be released on May 27 via Salinas Records. This evening at the Waiting Room Schemmer is set to perform as a solo act.  “Sleep My Pretties”, the EP’s first single offers a balance of steady backend thump as her vocals are a blend of composed calm with an underlying agitated aggression. This evening she may provide furtherer insight into the framework of the new record/project.  Tonight’s show, which is a fundraiser for A First Time’s The Charm, includes the gritty garage-pop of Marge. The emotive-charged loner post-punk of Dog Tears (formerly known as Girl Dog) hit you with a sense of unguarded immediacy.  Topping things of Waxahatchee provides personal narratives that offer fly on the wall perspective revealing relatable imagery delivered with a relaxed yet resounding impact. The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.), 7pm, $7-$10, All Ages – Michael Colavita

Littler Record Release Show at Goldy's March 24

With their debut album Of Wandering officially being released tomorrow via Birdtapes (but you can stream it now over at The Fader), Littler will be performing a celebratory record release show this evening at Goldy's. The quartet trudges through the perplexing uncertainty of transitioning into adulthood, delving into the daily dilemmas with an open-book approach to narrative lyricism. The band finds a middle ground between steady-paced melodies and agitated release of aggression. Tonight, they’ll be joined by surging power-pop duo and tourmates Slow Animal, while garage-pop quartet Marge will also be in celebratory mode, marking their latest release. NYC grunge duo Giant Peach rounds this bill into form. Goldy's, 723 Chestnut St. - 3FL, $5-$7, 7pm , All Ages – Michael Colavita


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