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New Inauguration Day Protest Compilation to Benefit the ACLU

"This compilation is an expression of love, anger, hope and protest on inauguration day. Let it serve as a reminder that the fight for justice is not over, that the celebration of diversity is essential to progress, that we must work together for what is fair and good. Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Don’t stop now."

Featuring a plethora of Philly's favorite indie musicians like Radiator Hospital, Abi Reimold, Jon Loudon (Restorations), Marisa Dabice (Mannequin Pussy), Pat Conaboy (The Spirit of the Beehive), August Koch (Cayetana), and so many more covering iconic artists (Neil Young, John Lennon, David Bowie, New Order, etc.), the thirty-eight song compilation, Don't Stop Now: a collection of covers, will hopefully bring you some type of solace as well as inspiration today, as we prepare for the ginormous battle that lies ahead of us. But have no fear - we'll all be here for each other. FUCK COMRADE TRUMP! All proceeds from this compilation will benefit the ACLU.





New Self-released Restorations Single Available for Streaming & Purchase

Restorations have a manner of creating multifaceted songs that dig their heels in a personal manner and then branch outward. The group has self-released a new single “See/Sea,” produced by Jonathan Low. The songs continue in that literary, resounding lyrical tradition, booming into Americana-flavored rockin' anthems. Restorations plan to continue on releasing in this manner for the near future so make sure to pay it forward. Catch them live at The Foundry on Thursday, August 18 for the Red Bull Sound Select showcase with Thrills and Mumblr!





Weekend Warrior, April 8 - 10

Restorations will be making a stop home this evening at Johnny Brenda’s. The group’s music has the openness and grand scale suitable for the arena, but maintains its approachable indie roots. Songs open up into uplifting, heroic musical climaxes that are begging to be emphasized by elaborate light shows or columns of sparks, but still share similarities with basement bands like Cap’n Jazz through their use of arpeggiated melodies and expressively dissonant chords. Jon Loudon’s coarse though sonorous smoker voice sounds somewhere between Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, while incorporating the vocal inflections of (forgive me) Bono. Joining Restoration will be tourmates Creepoid, who bring a more dismal approach to the stage with darker textures and a detached, despondent expression. They take the bleakness and grayness from bummergaze bands like Slowdive and pair them with the ferocity and guttural growl of grunge in a similar way to contemporary bands True Widow or Cloakroom. The Dirty Nil will kick off the night with peak energy levels and their nitrous-fueled garage-punk. Imagine Nation Of Ulysses with more yelling and more fuzz. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Bryce Woodcock
 
Other places to rock this weekend…
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Beth Israel, Blowdryer, SAT Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Starkweather, Hex Inverter/The Rowdies, Fastride/Trieves, SAT The Mellowells, Someone In A Tree, The Soft Spots, SUN The Mad Splatter Lovegutter/Wild Jim Banfill and His Rolling Rocks, Likers
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Cultureal, Jeff Thomas' All-Volunteer Army, The Paper Shakers
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI My Son Bison, Hello Shark, Dear Friend, SUN Mr. Smith & the Administration, American Dinosaur, The Parameters, Paper Comets
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Wax Future
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Ensemble39, Kinan Abou-afach, SAT (Upstairs) Not My Dogg, SUN (Downstairs) Jonathan Williams
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Surgeon, Coastal Plain, SAT DJ Carl Crossfade, Troi Lauren, Rhythm HB, Traverse, The Jerzadelphians
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The GTVs, SAT The Binary Sea
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI CaveWomen, SAT Gene Wildest, The Late Greats, Ridge Summit, Glitter
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Lil' Dave, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Royale, Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Seoul Delhi, You Do You, SAT Giada J, Sunshine Superman, The Late Saints
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Outer Heaven, Die Choking, Wolves Attack, SUN Civil Youth, Final Showcase, The Librarians, Home Again/Narcos, Track Jumpas, Jay Spoken
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Spank Rock (DJ Set), Grave Goods
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Dylan McGuire Band, Minerva, Sangra Luna, SAT Kinda Alright, SUN Andrew Jude
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Afterimage: A Tribute to Rush, SUN Old Soul Revival
 
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St., #3) FRI Mumblr, Straw Hats, Tangiers, Walking Distance
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) SUN Cadaveric Spasm
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Three Man Cannon, Augusta Koch
 
Wolf Cycles (4311 Lancaster Ave.) Nightfall, Dronez, Alement
 
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI ialive, Darko The Super, Cornelius The Third
 
LAVA (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Flyherder, Straight 4 Pay, Alexoteric, Bitchcraft, (DJs ) Yung Nila, Baby A, Counterfeit
 
The Aquarium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Cosette Gobat, Minor Setbacks
 
Pilam (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Human BBQ XXXVIII: Grubby Little Hands, Blue Smiley, Haldol, Moor Mother Goddess, King Azaz, Bone Bats, Cold Foamers, +HIRS+, Brandon Can’t Dance, Japanese Breakfast
 




Daytrotter Session - Restorations

Daytrotter recently posted their session with Philly indie rockers Restorations. The recorded in-studio performance consisted of songs mostly from their latest release LP3 ("All My Home," "Misprint," and "Separate Songs") and "The Plan" from LP2. You can take a listen to a couple of the tracks from the session for free, and the whole performance is available for streaming and download with membership HERE.

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Weekend Warrior, October 23 - 25

On back-to-back evenings, Union Transfer plays host to a stacked billing. The melodic anthem-inducing pop punk of The Menzingers is emotively pertinent, instilling a rousing energy that tees up lyrically for those all-in crowd-pleasing moments. The ever-evolving sound of mewithoutYou marinated in lyrical contemplation and an instrumental diversity that runs the gambit from softly subdued to a blistering assertive volcano of post-hardcore. The weaving figure-eight indie rock of Restorations murmurs and explodes, consistently adjusting the dial in a calculated, controlled manner while a burning intensity reaches the universal surface. Maryland post-hardcore outfit Pianos Become The Teeth complete a twin night billing that brings out emotions in the best way possible. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., $20-$24, 7pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita
 
 
Other places to enjoy the fall weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Reef The Lost Cauze, Ohm X Please, SAT Aaries, SUN Laser Background
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI God Root, SAT Bardus, Black Urn/Brackish / Trieves, Jesse Tyler, Salvo, SUN Krieg, Hellrad, Hivelords, Moros
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Cultureal, SUN Lil Dicky
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Courtlyn Carr, Paul Keen, Slim Majority, SAT Nude Beach Halloween: DJ Sets by Kenny Vasoli, Wesley Bunch
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT 2015 Philly Zombie Prom: The Young Werewolves, Live Not On Evil, DJ Robert Drake, DJ Mighty Mike Saga
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Flightschool, The Burgeoning
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Tigers Jaw, SAT Evan Riley
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) Trevor Gordon Hall
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Karen Gross & The Lovenotes, Adam Brodsky, SAT Fonte Cruise,Aime, Max Swan, Ill Fated Natives, Svvje, Buddy Leezle , SUN Roger Harvey, Jeff Riddle and The Bella Vista Social Club
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Like Crazy
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Morning River Band, Mark Lanky, SAT Langor, SUN Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Christopher Powell
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Afrodjiak., DJ Lean Wit It, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Yikes The Zero, DJ Skipmode
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Sparkle Pony, SAT Midwestern Exposure, The Chip Breakers, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Sue Bailey
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI The Magic Message, SAT DJSC
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI Vast Prophecy, SAT I Vampyre, Ketosis, Pool Of Thorns, Suburban Murder, Purple Abaddon, 13:1
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Custom Power Ride, Sweet Eureka, Zymotic Flow, Endless Taile
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Amgem (Album Release), Passion Crimes, Justin Phillippi Band, David Phospor Walrus, SAT Pocket Dial Live!
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Control For Smilers, Pure Jerry, SUN Alex & The Kaleidoscope
 
Wolf Cycles (4311 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Boroughs, Soul Glo, The Cloth
 
The Collective Philadelphia (3245 Amber St.) FRI Research & Development
 
The Pharmacy 1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Steve-O (The Holy Mess), SUN Hurry, Blowdryer, The Silence Kit
 
Tralfamadore(Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Wildflower, Secret Nudist Friends
 
LAVA Space  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Boroughs, Constraint
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bone Bats, Prickly, Maxray or Will, JamForceF!ve
 
Goldilocks Gallery (723 Chestnut St.) FRI Hello Shark, Rocky Bo
 
The Aquarium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) Van Wolf, Slapdash, Old Scratch, The Cultour
 
The Green Ray (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Neolibz, Idiot Forever
 
Church of the Holy Baby (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Decoy, James Blondage, Damp
 
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Seismic Thrust, Jackie Paper
 
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