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Dr. Dog Headline Electric Factory May 13

The local favorites Dr. Dog who apparently whole-heartedly believe that they were born forty years too late will be making a jump forward when they headline the Electric Factory tonight. Their home stands have become larger and larger spectacles with each subsequent release. Recently back in December, they did two sold out shows at the TLA along with a secret show at JB’s. Dr. Dog has been making every gig seem intimate and enthralling regardless of their venue, so I have no doubt  that they will fill every corner of that monstrous hunk of a tin can venue. They have been bringing out Scott McMicken’s Golden Retriever at shows which will make even the crustiest punk’s heart beat somewhat regularly. Dr. Dog’s newest album Shame Shame is their debut for ANTI- after leaving local label Park the Van. This hometown gig will certainly be chalked full of crowd favorites, onstage banter and an impressive run through their recent new album. Oh yeah, and that really young country-skuzz fenom Dear Tick is also playing the show, so if you are into really over groomed hair and under groomed staches than maybe you will want to watch whatever he does. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St. (btw Callowhill & Spring Garden Sts.), 9pm, All Ages - Adam G.

 

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Busses Album Release Party at The Khyber May13

It’s impossible to walk through Northern Liberties or the neighboring streets of Fishtown without crossing paths with walls bearing Busses’ name. Slightly trippy and fascinating, this three piece’s sound mirrors Nick Apice’s eloquently composed posters, lending an audible component to sentiments easily felt while face to face with each print. Mixing fuzzed-out psych with jazzy riffs and vocalist Dave Brett’s 90s vibe, Busses’ tracks sound a lot like Deep Elm’s original roster, but with less lethargy. “Foundation Myth,” with a buzzing intro growls along with the crash of drums and tambourine. Brett’s voice wavers between melodic and reckless abandon in a fashion comfortably close to early Modest Mouse. Beside the quiet start of “Stationary” and "The Socialist" the depth of
Busses’ sound is subtle yet enveloping, Enticing listeners to sway and become transformed beneath the swell of beats and chords. Set to celebrate their latest release, catch Busses with Arc in Round’s Jeff Zeigler and Oh! Pears’ Corey Duncan. Khyber. 56 S. Second St., 9pm, $8, 21+ - Dianca Potts

 

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SuperLiteBike CD Release Tonight @ Parish

 

Rising from the ashes of A Pocketful of Deng (a band who never had to fight for the rights to their name with anyone else) SuperLiteBike are tonight (5/13) celebrating the release of their new album Away We Go at the Parish in the company of The Carrots & Fatback Circus. 

 

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The Spooks and Party Photographers at The Ox May 13

Sure, The Ox may come across as one of the shadiest places to play in Philly. You have to ascend a dark, creepy stairwell and then navigate a couple quiet, empty corridors before you realize "Oh! There's a show here." But once you're in the right spot, you're bound to have a great time! Especially when you're about to see up-and-coming acts like The Spooks, whose brand of retro garage sound like all the best Nuggets compilations combined and then sprinkled with a bit of surf rock, and Party Photographers so be prepared for waves of  intoxicating distortion and reverb a la Jesus and Mary Chain or Black Tambourine. The Ox, 2nd and Oxford, 8pm, $5, All Ages - Joe Poteracki

 

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Deli Fest Thursday: Beach Fossils, Midnight Masses, Mon Khmer

The Deli's Best of NYC Fest finally begins! And it does so with a spectacularly moody bill at Brooklyn Bowl that will sure attract hordes of NYC hipsters... Beach Fossils (#10 in our 2009 year end Best of NYC list for emerging artists) is one of the most loved and blogged lo-fi NYC bands right now - they will headline the bill. Before them, Midnight Masses will lull us with their beautiful songs about redemption, sin and death, and Mon Khmer - one of our favorite emerging local bands - will hypnotize crowds with their groovy, sophisticated atnospheres that build slowly but surely.

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