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Cool Points Staying True at Everybody Hits March 21

Cools Points have been staying true to their namesake, and gaining some for the past couple of years by playing badass basement shows and touring with the likes of Mumblr, Amanda X, and Bleeding Fractals. And the DIY outfit has also been gaining ears by playing fast-paced noise-punk anthems like Crucial Turds and Not Your Bro. Tonight's show at Everybody Hits will be business as usual for the hard-hitting four-piece. It will be headlined by shoegaze-y four-piece Ghost Gum, and will also feature the newest punk-pop project from Dangerous Ponies expats Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, and Mike Tashjian, Thins Lips. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 7PM, $5, All Ages - Bill McThrill 





Weekend Warrior, March 13 - 15

There are few (if any) shows in town that are going to be better this weekend than this Sunday’s bill at South Philly’s A House Named Virtue. Headlined by NYC transplants via Connecticut and New Jersey, Mannequin Pussy, the trio of Marissa Dabice (guitar/vocals), Thanasi Paul (guitar), and Kaleen Reading (drums), perform with such ferocity that you just can’t help but instantly become a fan. Well, that’s if you enjoy being obliterated by loud, aggressive punk; however, they also have the ability to create haunting, anthemic melodies that lie under their thick wall of noise. Ex-Dangerous Ponies’ Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, and Mike Tashjian are back together again with Thin Lips, a project that holds on to the combination’s ability to write infectious pop hooks, while giving Pulley room to unleash his inner hardcore kid. Cousin Brian, with their new lineup, will be performing their first show since Halloween. Also joining the house party are Boston’s Ben Katzman’s Degreaser and Miami’s The Jellyfish Brothers. A House Named Virtue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
Other places to enjoy the better weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Serpent Throne, JJL. Randall of Nazareth, SUN Bondage & Discipline
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)FRI Lover’s Secret Domain/Profligate, Decade, SAT Bozai/The Parameters, Missing Elements, SUN Vektor/Satellite Hearts
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Conversations (Record Release), Dogs On Acid, Joe Jack Talcum
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI The Underwater Sounds, SAT Friends With Wolves Fest: Rosu Lup, Square Peg Round Hole, The Chairman Dances, Sympathy & The Lion, Gretchen Lohse, Sierra Cooke, John Vetteese (DJ Set)
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI A Fistful of Sugar, The Late Saints, SAT Corporate Hearts, Mat Burke, Rob Clancy (of Cold Roses), The Stonewall Vessels, SUN Alec Stewart, Ross Bellenoit
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Whiskey Kitten Cabaret, Vilebred, Jantones, Sun (Balcony) EPOD, Mr. Bad Dreams
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI G. Love & Special Sauce, SAT G. Love & Special Sauce
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SUN The Menzingers
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply, SAT (Downstairs) Minas, SUN (Upstairs) (6pm) Giovana Robinson/(9pm) Widow Maker Social Club
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mimos, The Poet, Ebenezer, The Mellowells, SAT Hollander Crouse Duo, Red Means Run, The Late Greats
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Drone Ranger, Son Step, SAT Seismic Thrust
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Locals, Hello and Yes, SAT Mercury Radio Theater, Evan Cory Levine
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI North End, War on Orchids, SAT Upperfields, Delco Pacers, Pilkington
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SUN Skeleton Lipstick
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Man About A Horse, Valley Creek
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI C. Lynne Smith, Bosom Band/Wild By Law, SAT Transistor Rodeo/The Band of Rivals, Music Box Dynamo, Thee Glitter Bombs, SUN Mazzerati
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Curtis Jr., Cold Roses, Modern Colour, Visoon, SAT The Phonies, Brosef Gordon-Levitt, Poster Child
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Matt Gauss Band, Jason Ager, SAT Kenny Price & Friends
 
Ardmore Music Hall SUN A Tribute to Jerry Garcia: Steve Kimock & Friends
 
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Eric Petersen, Dark Watchers, Shitty Sumer, Westboro Baptist Choir
 
The Pharmacy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Severed, Incisor
 
Black Vulture Gallery (208 E. Girard Ave.) SAT Jenkem
 
Cha-Cha'razzi (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Problems, Material, Cannons, The Cloth
 
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Krispy Kareem, Three Man Cannon, Matt Holden, Second Marriage
 
Lava Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Soul Glo, Pinkwash, Space Chumpy
 
The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Marcus & Rome
 




Mannequin Pussy - Your Remedy for the Mondays at Hazard Hall Dec. 1

The beginning of the week can drag; however, Hazard Hall has a remedy this evening. Mannequin Pussy taps into multiple levels of sound. The trio can lay out there with an unveiled agitated punk release, or lay back somewhat sweetly, stacking up the grit in a controlled yet forceful grunge-injected melody that's half bubbly and half volatile. That ability to sit back and/or setup at opportune moments illustrates the band’s conscious powerful sense of dynamics. Thin Lips, an offshoot of Dangerous Ponies featuring Kyle Pulley bookended by Chrissy Tashijans, supply excellent riff-centric tunes as Tashijans finds a comfortable spot, distinctly delivering lyrics that you’ll naturally sing along to. Cool Points mesh the threshold of pop-punk and noise adding a menacing undercurrent that coldly cuts. Cincinnati, Ohio’s lo-fi, dream-punk three-piece equation Leggy round out this Monday special. Hazard Hall, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, All Ages (Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk) - Michael Colavita





The Weaks EP Release Party at Golden Tea House Feb. 7

Tonight, Golden Tea House welcomes Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, combining forces as The Weaks. Celebrating the release of their debut EP, The World Is a Terrible Place & I Hate Myself and I Want to Die, available via Lame-O Records on February 11, this duo, formerly of Dangerous Ponies, perform ironed-out power pop fusing it with punk influences. The results are catchy songs with clear guitar lines and an energetic nature, that new yet-familiar vibe, which places songs in frequent rotation. Thin Lips, a new venture that finds another pair of Dangerous Ponies Chrissy Tashijan and Kyle Pulley with Tigers Jaw/Three Man Cannon drummer Pat Brier, will also be there sharing in the joyous occasion. The trio is geared in a punk-oriented direction, coupling heavier riff-churning guitar and tumbling percussion with Tashijan’s commanding vocals. Rounding out the bill will be indie-rockers Kite Party, who find a balance between Russell Edling’s emotive vocals with steady yet bubbling under the surface instrumentation that breaks at opportune moments, and Tacoma, Washington hardcore foursome Cowardice. Golden Tea House, (Please email goldenteahouse42069@gmail.com for more info.), 7:30, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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New Tracks: "Gemini Moon" & "Non-Monogamy Nightmare" - Thin Lips

We've shared many great times with Dangerous Ponies over the years so obviously their rather sudden break-up and the cancellation of their what-was-meant-to-be final performance at The Barbary was definitely a downer. Well, the good news is that DP's Chrissy Tashjian and Kyle Pulley have a new project with Tigers Jaw drummer Pat Brier called Thin Lips. Here are their debut tracks, "Gemini Moon" and "Non-Monogamy Nightmare," and you'll notice a more punk-ish angst energy surging through these latest offerings, but of course, the hooks are there, pulling you in to get some of those Lips. Enjoy!

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