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Nothing Opening for Swirlies at JB’s July 21

Moody shoegazers Nothing, known for sweeping soundscapes, are set to share the stage tonight with the legendary Swirlies, replacing Arc In Round, who had to drop off the bill at the last minute. Brooding and empathetic, tracks like “If Only” and “The Dives (Lazarus in Ashes)” with its nearly instrumental arcs that bleed into stirring vocals, Nothing’s precise instrumentation comprised of percussive hums, fuzzed-out riffs, and haunting vocals keep listeners’ attention in anticipation of their soon to be released LP Guilty of Everything. Crafting songs inspired by dead poets, childhood friends, and the complexities of the human condition, the band’s live set, much like their discography, can be expected to be emotively and audibly shaking and equally memorable - undoubtedly, a well-fitted prelude to an evening with the Swirlies. Get swept away! Johnny Brenda’s. 1201 N. Frankford Ave., $12, 8pm, 21+ - Dianca Potts


Rediscovered Video: "Downward Years To Come" (RIPNDIP Re-Edit Contest) - Nothing

Check out this rad video of skateboarder Blake Carpenter effortlessly pulling off some sick tricks to Nothing's "Downward Years To Come"! It was created for clothing line RIPNDIP's "Re-Edit Contest." Nothing will be performing tonight at The Barbary opening San Francisco black metal post-rockers Deafheaven and LA's Marriages. (BTW: Snatch up your tickets quick because this show is nearly sold out.) Enjoy!


Nothing Bringing Along a Grey Storm Cloud of Reflection at KFN May 30

A grey storm cloud of reflection casts its sights on KFN tonight when Nothing enters the building. Surrounding you with a heavy-hitting sonic wall of haze, the band pushes a fog-inducing pensive state coupled with a fury-driven instrumentation that smacks you back toward reality. Nothing will be joined by the synth-driven, deep-space dream that is Arc In Round. The show will also include Austin dream-pop outfit Ringo Deathstarr and eclectic, noisy Brooklyn experimentalists Grooms. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita 


New Music Video: "The Dives (Lazarus in Ashes)" - Nothing

Local shoegaze-y outfit Nothing premiered a new upbeat (just kidding) music video earlier today via Brooklyn Vegan for the song "The Dives (Lazarus in Ashes)" from last year's EP Downward Years to Come (A389). It was produced by BITBY. The band is currently on tour with Whirr heading to SXSW.


Weekend Warrior, November 23 - 25

Ortlieb’s Lounge will be welcoming in some darker vibes than they’re used to when Nothing and Night Sins both celebrate their latest releases tonight at the jazz-friendly venue. Led by Domenic Palermo, Nothing infuses some of the aggression that its members were influenced by while growing up immersed in the local hardcore scene yet their mellowed-out shoegaze soundscapes have a breath of maturity and contemplativeness that can only be discovered amidst a lifetime of hard living, which you’ll find on their latest EP Downward Years to Come (A389 Records). Night Sins, who are made up of musicians from Nothing, Mother of Mercy and Salvation, have recently crept into the earphones of the Philly music community with their take on the goth/industrial sounds of yore from the band’s first full-length album, New Grave (Avant! Records). It will certainly be a Black Friday in Ortlieb’s this evening. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Alexis V.
Other things to get bring you out of your food coma this weekend…
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) SUN Leana Song
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT The Gobblepocalypse w/Mercury Radiator Theater, Farquar Muckenfuss, Six Acre Lake
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Void Vision, Max Noi Mach, SAT The Hellstroms, Honah Lee, The Slotcars, SUN Seven Second Suicide, Chorea, Parius
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Darry Miller, SAT Milton & The Devil's Party, Effusion 35
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Successful Failures,The Silence Kit, SAT Funk Church, Bohemian Sunrise, Heroes In Error, SUN Hurricane Sandy Benefit: Purples, Justin Stens & the Get Real Gang, City Rain, Kate Faust
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI GoGirls Musicfest w/May, JaE, Prima Donna
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT (Early) Francis Dunnery, (Late) Jeffrey Gaines, Ashley Leone
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (The Balcony) Clashing Plaid, Ammunition, SUN (The Balcony) Sithis, On The Shoulders of Kings, Parius, Electric Puke, Phatboy
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Conspirator
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers, Bricklin
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Railroad Fever, SAT Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Swift Technique, Bridging the Music Local Showcase w/Mongrel Mix, Milton McCauley II, Squalor Folk, The Movers, The Last Brain Cells, The Chelsea Kills, Ripping X-Ray, Hidden Lights
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Three Legged Fox, SUN Black River Kings
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Black Dirty, Ditto Demi, John Salamone Band, Mackenzie Iames, SAT Sunshine Superman, Wired to Fly, Of The Sea, SUN Herostreet
Rebel Rock Bar (100 Spring Garden St.) FRI Glen Landing
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Mo Lowda & The Humble, The Sky Captains of Industry, The Muffin Man Is A Band, Sweetbriar Rose, SAT Aaron and The Spell
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Devil's Triangle, Xerohour, Smarty Pants, SAT Easy Three & The Funky T, Looseleaf Trio, Abstract Verses, Katie Frank
Broad Street Ministry (315 S. Broad St.) FRI Code Orange Kids, Full of Hell, Congenital Death
Nacho House (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more info.) SUN Hound, Ghost Light, Radiator Hospital
Michael Jordan (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more info.) SUN Trucks & Tales, Steady Hands

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