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Reading Rainbow Joining Dum Dum Girls on Tour!

Dum Dum Girls recently tweeted that Reading Rainbow will be joining the last leg of their tour. DDG had cancelled a highly-anticipated show in November at Johnny Brenda’s with Reading Rainbow and Party Photographers due to the passing of frontwoman Dee Dee’s mother. However, according to R5's website, it will be Party Photographers opening the rescheduled show on Saturday, March 5 at JB’s with touring mates Minks. You can purchase tickets for the event here. - The Deli Staff

The Fallen Troubadours Open for Frog Holler at JB’s Dec. 11

With songs like “Enemies”, “When We Were Young”, and “To the Ground”, the best way you can describe the sound blasts hammered out by The Fallen Troubadours is rollicking. The Hamburg-based six-piece’s version of roots music takes the noble parts of troubled folk, the beefy parts of vintage Americana, and a sultry dash of ‘50s good-girl soul to produce catchy, barefaced rock ‘n’ roll that’s ready for a good toe-tapping, bottle-smashing good time or a swell lunch date at a misty diner. They’re currently working diligently on their debut album for Candy Colored Dragon (even taking a general break from performing to do so), which, while originally set for a fall release, is now slated to drop later this month. In the meantime, strap on your boots and waltz over to Johnny Brenda’s where The Fallen Troubadours will stomp open the stage tonight with fellow Pennsylvanians and folk-rock enthusiasts Frog Holler. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10 - Annamarya Scaccia

Weekend Warrior, December 10 - 12

What’s at the top of our list this weekend? R5’s Punk Rock Flea Market is this Saturday! We know. That’s not a show. But fuck it - a chance to win a lifetime pass to all future R5 shows deserves to be at the top of any list! Yes, we secretly want no one to show up to increase one of our chances, but you should really go and support an organization that has been positively supporting the local indie music scene for years. And we want to keep it that way! Plus there will be 250 tables of cool shit to purchase, look at and play with. And if you are still buzzing from your shopper’s high, swing on by The Blockley and get really HIGH for our real Weekend Warrior pick with The Armchairs, Illinois, Da Comrade!, Arrah and the Ferns, and The Deli. We know that college finals are wrapping up, but before you head back to living a boring life at home again with your parents (sorry, recent twenty-something graduates for reminding you), it’s time to toast the evening away with plenty of good friends and good tunes. This is The Deli’s second last sponsored event of the year. (BTW: We also hope to you this Thursday at Kung Fu Necktie for the debut of The Deli’s Pipeline Series with The Notekillers, Electric Tickle Machine and Creepoid.) The count down is on! The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St., 8pm, $6 adv/$8 door, 21+


More local flavors…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Strand of Oaks, SAT Frog Holler and The Fallen Troubadours
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Tulanes and Mean Streets, SAT Blood Rhythm
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Dirty Diamond's 4th Annual Vagina Jam w/ Handsome Petes, SAT Atomic Square and Defog, SUN New Kings and Local Dub
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Igor's Egg and Flux Capicitor, SUN Dangerous Ponies
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hamburger Hunt, SAT The Midnight Beat
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Jukebox Zeros and Full Blown Cherry, SAT The Mighty Paradocs and Joe Jordan Experiment, SUN The Sound of the Kaleidoscope and Blackhawks
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Chrononaut, Dirt Worshipper, Wizard Eye
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Where's The Band After Party w/ Pulling Punches
The Ox (you should know by now or ask a friend) SUN Agent Moosehead and Tongue Sculptors
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Kuf Knotz and Lizanne Knott
Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) FRI Uke Ellington and Kevin James Holland
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Dangerbird CD Realease Party w/Mikingmihrab
Younglove (5011 Baltimore Ave.) SAT Party Photographers and Sea Soft
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Jukebox the Ghost

Positivity on CNN for Philly Rappers Freeway & Young Chris Taking a Stand on School Violence!

It’s always nice to see positivity flow through the Philly community. Well, yesterday we finally received some national attention other than cheese steaks, duck boats and Michael Vick. CNN ran a nice piece on Philly rappers Freeway and Young Chris taking a stand against violence in the schools. Check it out here. Thanks CNN! (Photo by Dominic Savinni/Salvatore Fullmore) - The Deli Staff

Jukebox the Ghost Popping By at First Unitarian Church Dec. 10

If you thought that their debut album, Let Live and Let Ghosts, was just a slice of heaven, then you’ll be happy to know that Jukebox the Ghost have more sugary confections for you with their latest Everything Under the Sun. Of course, it didn’t hurt that they had help in the kitchen from producer Peter Katis who has worked with the likes of The National and Jonsi. But the piano pop masterminds also spent countless hours in studios, basements, and hotel rooms crafting the 11-song album as well as keeping up with their hefty 150+ shows per year touring schedule. At the Church tonight will be their last show in Philly for the year, but rest assured. They already have plans for more shows in 2011 which includes a sold out one in NYC with fellow D.C. natives and newly reunited The Dismemberment Plan as well as Guster and Barenaked Ladies (we know guys - sometimes ya gotta do whatcha gotta do). First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7:30pm, $10 adv/$12 door, All Ages - Bill McThrill


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