This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

Go to the old Top 300 charts


Strand of Oaks


Photo Recap: Night Market & ART/GAGE w/Strand of Oaks, Norwegian Arms, Night Panther & Circadian Rhythms

- by Zach Blum

Strand of  Oaks


Norwegian Arms


Night Panther


Circadian Rhythms


Night Market & ART/GAGE Attendees











Night Market and ART/GAGE w/Strand of Oaks, Norwegian Arms, Night Panther & Circadian Rhythms at 9th & South Sts. Aug 15

South Street comes alive tonight with food, art, music, culture, and more as it pays host to both Night Market and ART/GAGE. The Food Trust will have its usual barrage of nearly 80 food trucks descending upon the iconic strip for what is guaranteed to be the largest edition of this culinary event yet. Meanwhile, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and a number of other art collectives and galleries will provide a plentiful showcase of local artists during ART/GAGE. But of course, both events converging upon the same area wouldn’t be complete without a carnival of circus performers and local musicians to provide some enlightening entertainment. The 9th Street stage starts off strong with the vibrant, throwback indie pop tunes of Circadian Rhythms, and is followed up by the soulful, sex pop vibrations of Drink Up Buttercup/White Birds alums Night Panther. Add in the impassioned weirdo-folk of Norwegian Arms and a headlining set from buzz-worthy folk maestro Strand of Oaks, and you have an evening of music that is not to be missed - seriously! Night Market and ART/GAGE, South St., 6pm, Free, All Ages - Bill McThrill 

Strand of Oaks Opening for Phosphorescent at JB’s March 25

Strand of Oaks, a.k.a. Tim Showalter, has been quite a road warrior ever since the release of his much-beloved 2010 album Pope Killdragon. He’s currently on tour promoting his latest album Dark Shores with Phosphorescent, who is also sharing material from his critically acclaimed new record Muchacho. Tonight they’ll be rolling into Johnny Brenda’s for a sold-out show that will surely have their fans eating up the new tunes. (BTW: Strand of Oaks also just released an EP with earlier versions of tracks from Dark Shores, which I actually enjoy more with its use of vintage synthesizers. It sounds like what I was originally expecting from the LP, based on his interviews before the album dropped. You can decide for yourself below.) Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $13 - $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Q.D. Tran 


Weekend Warrior, December 14 - 16

Strand of Oaks has had a helluva 2012, which saw him release another beautiful album in Dark Shores and found him reaching out to the masses on tours with the likes of Bowerbirds, Yellow Ostrich, and The Tallest Man on Earth. Showalter is all set to wrap up his successful year with his first headlining show at Johnny Brenda’s this Saturday, and it will likely be one of the last chances to see him play a hometown show before he heads for a tour of Sweden and Norway with Tallest Man on Earth in 2013. Little Big League will have plenty to celebrate when they open the show since they recently finished up work on their upcoming debut LP that should see the light of day at the beginning of next year. Buried Beds are another band who had a great year and will have some big things in store for the new year, so when they take the stage you might just get a preview of what is to come. It’s going to be a righteous locals only evening. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

Other things to keep you entertained this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Serpent Throne, Randall of Nazareth, SAT Strand of Oaks, Buried Beds, Little Big League
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Fux, The Missile Toads, Doghouse Swine, The Blessed Muthas, SAT Ape School, SUN Mob Terror, The Cloth
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Blacklisted, Gypsy
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Alo Brazil
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Goodnight Lights, Rob, Lately & the Haunts, Dirty Cartoon, SAT You Do You, The Bigness, Greg Sover Band, SUN High Council, Robot Hearts, The Gang Age
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Snails, The Mahlors, SAT True Gold, The Tweeds, The Lift Up
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Former Belle, SAT Mason Porter, The Levee Drivers, The Lawsuits
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Ran Tan Toon, SAT Jampa
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Spectrums
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN Monster Magnet, One Ton Shovel
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Man Overboard, I Am The Avalanche, Motionless in White
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Bryan Seymour, Kyle Morgan, The Donuts, Brittany Ann Tranbaugh, SAT Valkyrians, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN Ashley Leone, The John Salamone Band, Mixed People, iLL Doots
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Dave Watson, Craig Myers, Taz
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Peanutbutter Lovecicle, The Loose Lipz, Schoolly D, Token Prospects, SAT Reverend TJ McGlinchey, Paige Allbritton, The Wounded Healers, Amy Faden, Andrew Jude
Love City Roller Derby (820 Spring Garden St.) SAT Harsh Vibes, Psychic Teens, S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D.
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Three Man Cannon
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) SAT The Mighty Paradocs
Hong Kong Garden (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) SAT Cousin Brian, Slutever, Vengeance and the Feral Dogs

Philly Folk Fest w/Strand of Oaks at Old Pool Farm Aug. 18

Philly’s epic folk teller Strand of Oaks a.k.a. Tim Showalter with Pattern Is Movement drummer Chris Ward in tow has been roaming the American countryside and wowing crowds (I'm sure) on a highly-successful tour with Sweden’s The Tallest Man On Earth. Showalter will be spinning his captivating tales for both old and young today at Philly Folk Fest representin’ for a new breed of folksters on the rise who are ready to add to the genre’s rich heritage. It’s going to be chill, but damn sure beautiful! Old Pool Farm, Upper Salford Township, 12:30pm, Various Prices, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman  


- news for musician and music pros -