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MilkBoy 3rd Anniversary w/The Lawsuits, Mo Lowda & The Humble, and Our Griffins at MilkBoy Philly Aug. 16

MilkBoy Philly celebrates its 3rd anniversary with a fully-stacked three day lineup of FREE SHOWS that already featured the likes of Black Landlord, The Ataris, and Cheerleader. But tonight’s show will be the icing on the cake with The Lawsuits. The band has already had a good summer that saw them playing XPoNential Music Fest and releasing a music video for “Dreaming #26,” off their latest album Cool Cool Cool. They are getting closer to releasing their next EP Tumbled on September 23 via American Diamond Recordings, and you can take a listen to its lead single, “Sweet Marcelle,” below. It will also be a good chance to catch Mo Lowda & The Humble before the beginning of their residency at Bourbon & Branch next month. The former Deli Philly Featured Artist(s) Poll winners have been gaining some headway, recently being featured on Huffington Post. Kicking things off will be the always earnest, emotive tunes of Our Griffins. MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., 9pm, Free, 21+ (Photo by Rachel Barrish) - Bill McThrill





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
 




New Video: "Last to Swim" (Strand of Oaks Cover) - Our Griffins

We already knew that Strand of Oaks' "Last to Swim" is a powerful tune, making it one of our favorites. Well, Our Griffins recently stopped by Nomad Recording Studio to lay down his take on the heart-wrenching track, with such a hushed intesity, for Root Down in the Shadow's #CoverClub. You can catch Our Griffins live this Friday, June 27 at Bourbon & Branch. Also, don't forget to grab your copy of Strand of Oaks' new LP HEAL tomorrow, and he'll be making an appearance at World Cafe Live this Friday as well for WXPN's Free at Noon.

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New Video: "Another Man Done Gone" (Johnny Cash Cover) - Our Griffins

To celebrate Johnny Cash's birthday today, Our Griffins, a.k.a. D.J. Brown, released a cover of "Another Man Done Gone" from Blood, Sweat & Tears. Brown also posted a video (below) to go along with his rendition. Our Griffins will be make the trek down to SXSW this year for the first time.

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Drown in the Honesty of Our Griffins at MilkBoy Philly Jan. 18

Our Griffins will be functioning under the guidance of the sweetly sad songwriting of DJ Brown. The group’s deep reverbs and gentle, echoing guitar riffs complement the intensely emotional and personal lyrics mostly about Brown’s family and feelings. His latest album, Michael Boyd (named after his deceased uncle), is a waterfall of honesty, and it realizes it’s full finger-snapping potential with a hint of pop in all the right places. Following Our Griffins are the LA emo-pop boys Bad Suns, who will be releasing a new album next week, and the evening will conclude with the indie earworm machines, Royal Bangs, who are halfway through their January tour. MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St, 8:30pm, $12, 21+ - Maggie Grabmeier

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