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Get Some Horizontal Action at The Dive April 29

Fast times and cheap thrills, tonight at the Dive - get some Horizontal Action compliments of local garage punk Jonny Snot! In addition to Schmidt’s on the cheap and hang time with friends, tonight’s installment of Horizontal Action sets to serve up garage rock obscurities alongside fuzzed out faves and essentials by the Mummies, Hubble Bubble, and Philly punks the Dead Milkmen. No cover, no excuse. Be there or you know, you’re a square. The Dive, 947 E. Passyunk Ave., 9pm, FREE, 21+ - The Deli Staff
 
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Yellow Humphrey Record Release Party at JB’s April 29

With sweeping snare and banjo, Yellow Humphrey’s songs are charmers with warm vocals and even warmer melodies. At last releasing their debut LP Featherweights, Yellow Humphrey’s current creative efforts morphed into a collective of 15 or so like-minded locals. Led by the songwriting and soothing, mellifluous vocals of Gretchen Lohse, the band features a core of seasoned Philly music community vets in Stephen Quaranta (Paper Masques, ex-Zelda Pinwheel), Rick Flom (National Eye), Alec Meltzer (Papertrees, Summer Fiction), bassist Dave Barbaree (Paper Masques, Papertrees) and multi-instrumentalist Naeemah Maddox while compiling on the recordings the musical talents and instrumentation of Dave Hartley (Nightlands, The War on Drugs), Jonas Osterele (ex-the Teeth, Flashy Python), and many more. From delicate viola to bending licks of banjo, the understated instrumental arrangements makes songs like “Ursa Ultra” and the album’s title track feel earnest, while “Shakey Ride” render’s Yellow Humphrey’s Gretchen Lohse into indie starlet Zooey Deschanel’s vocal doppelganger, yet with more finesse and strength. These tunes are nostalgic, like Whitman or a front porch, and filled to the brim with a folky romance. Get swept away by Yellow Humphrey tonight at Johnny Brenda’s and helping to celebrate this special occasion is Featherweight’s producer Nick Krill (Spinto Band) with Mike Quinn (And the Moneynotes, The Sw!ms) performing as Young Nick Krill and Magic Mike. Eliza Hardy-Jones (Buried Beds, The Mural and the Mint) will also be adding her always charming vocals. It’s a packed house of local talent so it should certainly be a nice place to settle down for the evening. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Dianca Potts
 

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Congrats to Chiddy for Breaking the Guinness World Freestyle Record!

Congrats to Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege for breaking the Guinness World Record for longest freestyle! He dethroned Indianapolis MC M-Eighty whose former record was nine hours, fifteen minutes and fifteen seconds in 2009. Chiddy ended the record-breaking freestyle marathon at nine hours, eighteen minutes and twenty-two seconds. To celebrate this amazing accomplishment, Chiddy Bang will release their new mixtape Peanut Butter and Swelly. Way to rep Philly! Much love! - The Deli Staff
 
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Free Download: The Key Studio Sessions Volume One - Various Artists

WXPN’s The Key just dropped The Key Studio Sessions Compilation Volume One today. It features a single track from 17 diverse local acts like Creepoid, Purling Hiss, Grimace Federation, Moon Women, Slutever, Cheers Elphant, Prowler, Attia Taylor, and many more. You can download the in-studio compilation HERE. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff
 
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Watch Chiddy Bang Attempt to Break the World Record for Freestylin’ Right Now LIVE!

This is crazy! Chiddy Bang (a.k.a. Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin) are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for freestylin’. The current record is nine hours and sixteen minutes. You can watch them attempt it LIVE from Las Vegas HERE. LOL…we’re interested to see what happens when he needs to take a leak. Go! Chiddy! Go! - The Deli Staff
 
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