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Speaking Parts

Weekend Warrior, December 23 - 25

The hypnotic, slithering, synth-laced electro-pop of Shari Vari, a.k.a. Void Vision, cerebrally slices. Tonight, that ruminating, adrenaline-activating, cold-wave creeps into Kung Fu Necktie. While the haunting suspense sends shivers up one’s spine, the warm ripple of rhythm radiates internal warmth. This evening’s bill, which also features the pulsating EDM beats of Dan Shields, a.k.a. Speaking Parts, as well as a DJ set from the heart-pounding hyper kinetic Deflector, serves as a benefit for the victims of art collective Oakland warehouse space Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people. Embrace the twisted grooves, while giving back. Kung Fu Necktie 1250 N. Front St., 10:30pm, $7, 21+ - Michael Colavita

If you really need to escape your family this holiday weekend…
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Los Campeones, The Mad Splatter, Old Scratch
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ's Mike Nyce & Rich Medina: Philly Loves James Brown
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Ben Vaughn Quintet
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI The Weekend Riot
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Aviance
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Livvie Forbes, Christopher Burkholder, Brooke Falls with Millenium
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Holiday Toy Drive: LYVE Harmon, Janay Keys, Dahi Divine, SIma Young, B-roc The Prophecy
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Once Was, The Wonder Bars, Pet Cheetah
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI The Discount Heroes, Kuf Knotz, Bevin Caulfield (EP Release), Cowmuddy
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Groove Merchants, Wolf Accent
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Electron, Catullus

Profligate Opening for Ciara Black at Berks Warehouse Nov. 12

Folks happening to walk a few blocks west of the Berks station this Saturday night may find themselves stumbling upon a cathartic congregation of experimental techno and acid house at Berks Warehouse. Profligate’s music spans from minimal to extreme, from the mellow aesthetics of lo-fi bedroom pop to an intensity of presence found at industrial raves. The solo project from Noah Anthony has most recently collaborated with Elaine Kahn to achieve a sound reminiscent to Australian electronic outfit Severed Heads. Profligate will be joined by fellow Philadelphian, Speaking Parts, who will be celebrating the release of a new album available on cassette via No-Tech. The NYC-based experimental label was co-founded by Ciara Black, who will be in town headlining this evening’s bill. She’ll also be supported by Boston’s Isabella, a.k.a. Isabella Koen. According to the show’s co-organizers, All Mutable and Embalming Lately, all profits from the event will be donated, so those in attendance will get to enjoy partying in the name of altruism and artistic integrity. Berks Warehouse, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 10pm, $10, All Ages - Josh Kelly


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