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Norwegian Arms

Siegmund Lubin Birthday Celebration w/Keith Birthday, Birdie Busch/Carl Cheeseman & More at PhilaMOCA April 21

Siegmund Lubin was an immigrant optician, and in 1897, he began experimenting with a new photographic technology called Life Motion Pictures. With a crude camera that he built, Lubin outraged his neighbors by filming circus, vaudeville and burlesque acts in his backyard on North 15th Street. He went on to create one of the world’s largest and most successful film production, distribution and exhibition enterprises, making Philly a major hub for film production in the first decade of the twentieth century. Tonight’s Cinedelphia Film Festival special event celebrates Siegmund Lubin’s birthday with his biographer Joseph P. Eckhardt, who will be giving a presentation on the local film pioneer’s career with 16mm films projected by Secret Cinema, and live original scores from local musicians Norwegian Arms’ Keith Birthday (a.k.a. Brendan Mulvihill), Birdie Busch/Carl Cheeseman, Jesse Kudler (Philadelphia Sound Arms), and Monique Canniere (Divine Hand Ensemble). It will surely be a rare journey into Philadelphia’s past alongside artists helping to build the future of our local music community. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $10, All Ages (Keith Birthday Photo by Brandee Nichols; Birdie Busch/Carl Cheeseman Photo by George Miller III) - H.M. Kauffman


New Video: "The Iceman/Kiva Ikva" (Brighton Sound Sessions) - Norwegian Arms

Here's the third and final video from Norwegian Arms' Brighton Sound Sessions. It features a spacious new song from the psych-folk trio called "The Iceman," which also goes into "Kiva Ikva" off their LP Wolf Like a Stray Dog. Special thanks to Seven Knots Productions and Brighton Sound Studio for sharing. (Photo by Caitlin Magarity)


New Video: "Soviet Bicycle" (Brighton Sound Sessions) - Norwegian Arms

After headlining the sold out Houndstooth Entertainment launch party this past Friday at PhilaMOCA, Norwegian Arms are currently touring their way down to SXSW. Below is another video from their Brighton Sound Sessions of the trio performing "Soviet Bicycle." There is also an outtake of the band playing Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You" at the end of the footage, which was produced by Seven Knots Productions.


Weekend Warrior, March 8 - 10

It’s kind of gloomy out today, and I’m feeling a little down. However, I know that there will be some good vibes emanating from PhilaMOCA tonight. Philly music community pals Norwegian Arms, Scott Churchman, Laser Background and Circadian Rhythms are ready to bring plenty of weird into the former mausoleum turned multipurpose art space. They’ll also be celebrating the release of Churchman’s cassette Ignore the Noise (Single Girl Married Girl Records). PhilaMOCA, 531 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21 + (Photo by Brandee Nichols) - H.M. Kauffman

Other acts performing this weekend before heading down to SXSW or NOT…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN 2nd Annual Frankford Ave. Freeze Out w/Bruce Ice Cream And The Freeze Street Band, Debbie Kerri & The Kung Fu Girls
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT (Downstairs) Work Drugs, Night Panther, (Upstairs) Tinmouth, Ghosts in the Valley, Victor Traps, SUN Bad Side
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Quixote Project, Seamus Browning, Midwestern Exposure, SAT The Pretty Dittys, The World at Large, Jason Jeffries and The Tall Trees, Devil's Triangle, SUN The Hellstroms
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Liz & The Lost Boys, Snagwing, Cabin Dogs
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI We The People, Atomic Sky, SAT Sound Barrier Experience, Mont Brown, Charles P. Bailey, Blayer Pontdujour & The Rockers Galore
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Callowhill St.) SAT Blayer Pointdujour, St. James & The Apostles, Parachuting Apostles, Joe Jordan Experiment, Rellik, Sapremia
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Andrew Beerer & The Forum, The Heat Run, SAT Stone Baby, SUN Crobot
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Resilience, Seraph in Travail
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Silvertide, John & Brittany
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) No Good Sister, SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Early) Kidrockers w/Ape School, (Late) The Parsnip Revolt, Cliff Hillis, The Milwalkies, SUN (Upstairs) Alex Radus, (Downstairs) Kids Rock For Kids: Benefit Concert Series!
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Ley Jones, SAT Catch Wild
Rebel Rock Club (100 Spring Garden St.) FRI Travia, Ketosis, A Minor Error, Blackmass Mafia
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SUN Womynfest 2013
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT Thee Nosebleeds, Spinechain, SICU
Field House (1150 Filbert St.) FRI John Francis, George Urgo Band
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Brethren, Illinois, SAT The Beta Phase, Nomad Clientele, Connor Hansell and The Grits, The Donuts
Sprinkle Kingdom (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Family Vacation, North End
Dad’s House (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI The Eeries, Tight Spots
Glitoria (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Nona, Catnaps, Roman Holiday
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Nicknames Release Show w/Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Pockets

New Video: "Wolf Like a Stray Dog" (Brighton Sound Sessions) - Norwegian Arms

Norwegian Arms recently recorded a few songs for Brighton Sound Sessions. You can check out the first installment below of the trio performing the title track from their LP Wolf Like a Stray Dog. They'll be playing next in Philly this Friday, March 8 at PhilaMOCA.


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