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Mood Music: Sallo - "The Creeping Locust (L)"

Rumor has it Portland may be getting hit with some snow coming up soon. Will it be enough to lead us into forced snowpacalype hibernation? Doubt it, but if you're into that sort of thing anyway, you likely know the importance of having premium tunes to soundtrack your isolation. Enter Sallo and in particular, their track "The Creeping Locust (L)."

Post-rock has made a glorious comeback in the city's scene and Sallo, a strictly keys and drums endeavor done by Shelly Strunk and Mark Brittenburg, vaunts magic through experimental, haunting classical instrumentation. Their music has been featured on theater stages and in films and their collaborations span from work with string ensembles to comedy troupes. Now, let them serve as a score to your hopefully snowy confinement.

Sallo will be playing this Friday at the High Water Mark with shred-masters Toim and enlivened warrior princess metal from headliners Ice Princess

Young Turks are Saying Goodnight, Not Goodbye.

 This evening marks the possibly temporary, possibly permanent exit for Portland's long standing, vegan loves Young Turks. After the last almost 7 years of supplying locals with unapologetic, true to the roots hardcore, the Turks will enter an official hibernation...for a time unknown.

News of the hiatus dropped on Halloween, where a post on the band's Facebook page revealed some quite unfortunate news for fans:

"This will be the last one for a while. By 'last one,' I don't mean forever. By 'for a while' I mean I don't know how long. It's been an incredible journey from our demo recording to now, and we're looking forward to closing this chapter of YT on a high note with all of our associated side projects and closest friends playing along side us. See you there."

It was an obvious bummer to read, but the Turks won't be leaving us without a lasting impression. Hardcore is taking over Alberta St.'s Post 134 this evening, where Unrestrained, Climate, Black Communion, Carrion Spring and the new project from Matt of Young Turks, Longclaw, will be playing some early sets in support of domestic violence agency the Raphael House of Portland.

This $10, all-ages show (bar with ID) sees doors opening at 5pm and music ending promptly at 9pm so hustle on down there and see Young Turks for the last time. 

End Up at Another Know End Show Saturday

The Know End in Sight Series has featured some pretty good shows so far, and Saturday's will definitely be one of the best ways to both end this shitty year on and see off the Know from its northeast Alberta home.

We never miss a chance to see to heavy hitters Danava, who still manage to hold such a special place in our hearts even without having released any new material in a long time. Party rockers Mean Jeans will hopefully play almost all of this year's Tight New Dimension which, of course, has had us in a whole other dimension of rowdy punkness since April.

With the coolness of Andy Place and the Coolheads and NYC's Dirty Fences touring through to round out the bill, there's no doubt shit won't get crazy. 

Tickets are only $12, so it'd be smart to get there early and snag one before the night sells out.

New Track: "The Bar Is Low" - Pissed Jeans

It's been a moment since we've gotten any new music from beloved noise-punks Pissed Jeans, since 2013's Honeys, in fact. Well, we are happy to learn that they just announced plans for the release of a new album, titled Why Love Now, to come out in the new year. The LP was co-produced by no-wave legend Lydia Lunch and Philly metalhead Arthur Rizk, and is scheduled for release on February 27, 2017 via Sub Pop. The band also shared the record's lead single "The Bar Is Low," which is about "how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead. It seems like every guy is getting outed, across every board of entertainment and politics and music." Unfortunately, it's bitterly appropriate for these trying times.


Weekend Warrior, November 11 - 13

The assemblage of Mike McGinnis, Jon DeHart, and Dan Smith, otherwise known as Fight Amp, announced a few months back that they are going on an indefinite hiatus. So tonight’s show at Kung Fu Necktie may represent the trio’s final Philly performance. One thing is certain; the band will be bringing their focused brand of heaviness - the type that oozes with deep, churning, rhythmic discontent. That purposeful, pulsating, noisy instrumentation quakes, teaming with an ominous vocal snarl that brews a strong batch of sludge-rock. The unfiltered, raucous rattling of post-hardcore quartet Legendary Divorce ushers in an air of intensity to open the proceedings. Fellow Reptilian Records brethren and Baltimore-based noise-rock trio Multicult bridge the gap. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 7pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Steve Perrong) - Michael Colavita

More places to release some frustration this weekend…
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Shy Boyz, Darko The Super, John Morrison, SUN Cold Fronts, Slingshot Dakota
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) Kevin Manning, SAT New Sound Brass Band, Jim Mitchell & The Repeat Offenders, SUN Mary Lattimore
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Spurs, Madalean Gauze
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Loafass, Lamplighters, Thee Minks, SAT Joe Kenney, Ryn Pascale, The Union, SUN Alexi, Bea Reed and Joey T
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Carroll (Record Release), Petunia
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Minas, SUN (Downstairs) June Divided
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Decap Attak, Clamfight, Brain Candle, SAT Stars Apart (Release Show), Metroplex, The Howling Fantods
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT PHNTMS
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Hound, Ape!
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI LullaNAs, SAT Michael Braunfeld
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Stealing Fame, Taking October, SAT Super Bonanza, Fitzwater, Broken Prayers
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Ed Christof & Friends
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SUN Questlove Supreme
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Alexis Cunningham, Tom’s Attic, Spicy Meatball, SAT Control For Smilers
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  FRI Box of Rain, Broken Arrow, SAT Swift Technique
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT The Great Swamps, Love Club, Snake Boy Gang, SUN Spill, Pine Barons, Past Life
Vox Populi (319 N. 11th St.) FRI 8Static Fest: Pocky Bros, Auxcide, Cheap Dinosaurs, SAT 8Static Fest: Solarbear
The Storefront (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Laser Background, Purples
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Free Cake for Every Creature (solo)
The Shred Shed (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Surgeon, Necroscythe
Berks Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Profligate, Speaking Parts , Sommelier (DJ set)
Magic Pictures (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Dead Marshes
Community Futures Lab (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Afrofuturist Affair 6th Annual Charity & Costume Ball: Moor Mother, DJ Shango, Irreversible Entanglements, Marcelline Mandeng
Hotel Philafornia (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Starwood, Minka, Birthday Ponies
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sirius JuJu, Accretionist, Embarker
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Secret Nudist Friends, Rentboy, Along The Way, Thought Patterns
The Tusk (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Anthrophobia, The Division
Century (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Bumfeeder

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN (12pm) Protest Festival 


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