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Warm Human “Down”

Warm human is hunting dream-pop of Meredith Johnson, and yesterday she released the first single “Down” from her forthcoming LP Ghastly. The single is accompanied by a beautiful Carol Brandt directed video below.

The album is set to be released March 9th, and will follow-up her acclaimed 2018 EP, "Worm Human". For more information on Warm Human and this new new album, you can hear her on the excellent local podcast Sound + Process

Meredith has announced that she will be performing at SXSW this year, but has not announced an album release show at this time.

Weekend Warrior, February 8 - 10

Mellow melodies that wash over in a refreshing, weightless fashion, tapping into unassuming R&B grooves, Davey and the Chains sway one into soulful, surf submission. There’s a loose, carefree approach amid those smooth-talking, summer-evening vibes, exuding a tendency to allow those guitars to flare up and stretch out. The soothing harmonies mingle with subtle layerings of instrumentation, creating a peaceful potency – one that relaxes the daily tensions, while tying you into the intimate rhythms. Tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, they’ll be supported by the twisted, country/fuzz-inflected, psych-folk trio of Brain Clouds, with the rollicking, Americana- seasoned rock of Britt Thomas & The Breaker Boys setting the sounds into motion. – Michael Colavita 

More places where you can groove out this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Davey & The Chains, Brain Clouds, Britt Thomas & The Breaker Boys, SAT Secret Nudist Friends

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Bel Heir, Dominy, George Engel Brooks, SUN Hurry, Honey Radar

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Nic Hanson/Fame Lust, SAT The Fleeting Ends, Dear Friend/DJ Cousin Mike, SUN Destroying Angel

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Dr Ketchup, Hermit High Priestess, Taupe

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Grunge-A-Palooza (Unplugged): Superuknown: Chris Cornell Tribute, White Limo: Foo Fighters Tribute, Flannel: A Grungy 90’s Revival, Purple To The Core: STP Tribute, LoveKILLEDkurt: Nirvana Tribute, SAT Grunge-A-Palooza (Electric): Superunknown: Chris Cornell Tribute, White Limo: Foo Fighters Tribute, Purple To The Core: STP Tribute, Flannel: A Grungy 90’s Revival, LoveKILLEDkurt: Nirvana Tribute

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Insomnia: The Official Legacy On Broad Afterparty, SUN Candice Lee, Mega Mango, The Poms 

TLA (334 South St.) SAT DJ AMH

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Fame Lust: My Chemical Slow Dance

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI DJ Dame Luz

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The KMX Band, Social Ruins, SAT Violence In Ascension, Prevailer, Embodied By Ghosts, Dreams Of Demise, SUN Homestead Collective, My Familiar, Family Friend, Badnew, Rebecca Zimmerman 

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Dysrhythmia, Cleric

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Body Spray, Yarrow, Aggressive Trial Attorney, SAT TIOGA, Saint Wilde, Pool Radio

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Fold Theory

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Gabe Preston Quartet, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI DogParc, House Plant, Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe, The Sly Foxes

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Cherry Street Riders, SAT Readership, Jesse Gimbel, City Dressed 

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Dj Mighty Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms, Døllface, SAT AM0RA

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Royale, SAT Ian St. Laurent, SUN Murder's A Drag 

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Moons, The Stone Eye, DipEater, SAT Wormtooth, Felipe Pupo, Bern and the Bastards, Jesus Hating Liar

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Cluster Flies, Samryebread, A Day Without Love, Branden Bauer, SAT Pet Lizard, Nematode, Ikechukwu Okorji

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI MiZ, SUN Winter Doldrums Concert for Suicide Prevention: Mason Porter, Tin Bird Choir, Black Horse Motel, Andrea Nardello Band, Michele Lynn's Vilomahed Project, Ross Bellenoit & The Deceptions, Sonja Sofya, Vilebred, Andrew Lipke

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Goodnight Lights, Looser, The Bells, SUN The Insides

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) SAT Diaphane, Georgey V, Godcaster

Super Wimpy Punch HQ (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Nancy Strong, Buddie

The Conservatory (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Soft Idiot/Screamcloud (Record Release), High Noon

Walking Bicycles "Fat Cat"

Post-Punk band Walking Bicycles are back with their first album in five years, Chooch, which will be released on April 26th via Highwheel Records. Below you can stream the album’s first single “Fat Cat”.

This is the work of Jocelyn Summers (vocals), Julius Moriarty (guitar), Jason Leather (bass), and Deric Criss (drums).


Lume Releases Two B-Sides

Lume recently released two b-sides, “Black Sun” and “Harris”, from their 2018 sophomore album, Wrung Out.

The trio have also released a new “clear haze” variant of the vinyl edition of Wrung Out.


Dark Tea celebrates debut folk-pop LP at Union Pool 03.22

Songwriters working in Americana have to find a tough balance between influence and innovation, and Dark Tea’s Gary Canino does just that on his self titled debut LP. It’s almost impossible not to conjure Paul Simon and Elliott Smith (or the Lemonhead cover of "Mrs. Robinson") when listening to the album’s first single “Rolling Back The Dial”, but Canino is blessed with an ear for the unconventional, which allows him to forge melodies that are never banal in their deceptive simplicity. This is songwriting at its finest, and a fitting introduction to a truly versatile artist. Dark Tea will be celebrating the release of their forthcoming album at Union Pool on March 22nd - listen to “Rolling Back The Dial” below. - Sunny Betz


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