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Thin Lips

Thin Lips Opening for Des Ark at Everybody Hits Dec. 11

Vulnerable while exhibiting commanding strength, Chrissy Tashijan’s emotively powerful vocal style demands one’s attention. Reinforced by the ever-percolating rhythm section and opportunistic, memorable guitar riffs, Thin Lips sound is potently short-fused. One steady charge after another bursting with narratives that touch on frustration and heartache with a fierce edge. Shannen Moser’s delicate, honest approach gets things started, inviting you into a transfixing intimate space. With captivating lyricism and instrumentation that can be minimal and at others moments a force to be reckoned with, former Philly native Des Ark (a.k.a. Aimée Argote) headlines in support of her new record Everything Dies. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8:30pm, $10, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Three Man Cannon Record Release Show at PhilaMOCA Nov. 12

Three Man Cannon celebrates their freshly released record Will I Know You Then, via local indie label Lame-O Records, with a show this evening at PhilaMOCA. This record has a crispness with melody and lyrics that lasso you in; the four-piece continues to refine its sound. The songs exhibit an explosive capability while remaining reeled in until those moments arrive, letting the weight of the words breathe into your system, punctuated by a jagged edge of guitar riding a the tender sway. Tonight, labelmates Thin Lips offer support, wielding a meshing of intense, emotive vocals, smacking backend and heavy power riffs. Mimi Gallagher (Year Of Glad, ex-Nona) will be hitting the stage solo, while Augusta Koch (Cayetana) and Candice Martello (Hemming) will be performing a set together. It’s just another night at PhilaMOCA that you won’t want to miss. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $8, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Clique Opening for Old Gray at PhilaMOCA June 25

The four-piece of Clique link together in emotive, melodic tones that have a subdued solemn vibe. Fleshing out those internal questions and doubts into songs that lyrically pull from those “what if” parts of the mind, while hitting home in a subtle yet resounding fashion, it's the type of music that lingers in the pit of the stomach. With vocal harmonies and a persistent interlocked musicality, the band moves forward, acknowledging the pitfalls and working through them. Tonight, R5 Productions presents a showcase at PhilaMOCA that throws all those feelings out in the open as fellow locals Thin Lips, who approach those disagreeable heart hitters head-on, transforming sadness into pop-punk combativeness. The emotionally raw, melodic force of New Hampshire’s Old Gray headlines, while Wisconsin’s Milo, a.k.a. Rory Ferreira, provides free-flowing hip-hop in compact experimental packages. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $12, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Left & Right Crank the Gas at A House Named Virtue June 21

Left & Right have a sound that etches into one’s system. With songs that provide unaltered snapshots, developed at varying tempos, the band can ride a slow-burner that gradually gathers musical steam in a subdued yet emotionally poignant place or crank the gas to full blast and accelerate the process, cooking up pummeling backend. As we await the release of their forthcoming album, Dogs on Acid is set to perform as is the roaring, riff-tastic pop-punk trio Thin Lips, whose EP Divorce Year is in constant rotation. Austin psych-pop quintet The Sour Notes fills out this evening's lineup. A House Named Virtue, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita

Left and Right - Five Year Plan from Robin Comisar on Vimeo.

Night Market w/Needle Points, Thin Lips, The Bul Bey & More in the Eraserhood June 18

The Foodtrust's Night Market comes to the Eraserhood this evening, and our friends at PhilaMOCA will be helping to provide the entertainment while you stuff your faces and wait in ridiculous lines. The Moz's Director, Eric Bresler, has put together a diverse lineup that consists of the psych-garage boogie of Needles Points, the riff-heavy pop-punk of Thin Lips, hustlin' Philly emcee The Bul Bey, Puerto Rican Bomba/Plena outfit Los Bomberos De la Calle, and synth-driven alt rockers Wild By Law. You'll also find Mitch Esparza (The Love Club) roaming the streets as a one-man mariachi band, 12-year-old Mayor of the Eraserhood, Lil Sean, providing a few laughs, and other short performances by the PhilaMOCA family of freaks. Protip: Come to the Night Market before it officially starts to scope it out and get your food. Even Better Protip: If you can only get there in the middle of the event, head on over to Jose's (469 N. 10th St.), and grab yourself a delicious burrito because those long lines aren't worth it. Eraserhood, 12th & 13th Sts. between Spring Garden & Callowhill Sts., 6pm-10pm, Free, All Ages - Q.D. Tran


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