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New Music Video: "Intent" - Blowdryer

The trio of Blowdryer recently shared a eye-catching video for “Intent,” featured on their new self-titled release. Director Dawn Riddle (of Bad Canoes) creates a visual spectacle that taps into a sense of retro oddity. What is its "intent"? Hmm...fuck if we know! But we are definitely digging the dance moves, which are absolutely playful and endearing. We'll have a good time trying to replicate them next Thursday, June 7 at Kung Fu Necktie, where they'll be performing with Michael Beach and Storks. (Photo by Scott Troyan)

Weekend Warrior, May 25 - 27

Philly’s Blowdryer released a new full-length self-titled tape today, and this evening, they’ll be celebrating its arrival at Everybody Hits. Acknowledging present circumstances in direct lyricism, keenly cutting to the points, the band melodically maneuvers with exuberant ends, highlighting observations & issues on the individual (micro-level) that can be applied on the larger scale. The post-punk trio creates something that’s fun and catchy, while touching on the shortcomings of living in our own self-contained bubbles. Tonight, Sarah Everton (Telepathic, Bleeding Rainbow), Robyn Campbell (Permanent Body), and Dominique Montgomery will be supported by noise-punks Chronic Anxiety and the quartet of Soft Crime, which is made up of Jason Killinger (Spacin’), Jenna Robb (Louie Louie), Colin Pate (Total Discharge) and Emily Burtner (Marge). – Michael Colavita

Other haps this Memorial Day weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Blowdryer (Tape Release), Soft Crime, Chronic Anxiety

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI A Benefit for Suzie Rapp and Cody Ferdinand: The Cobbs, A.M. Mills, Fox Bay

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJSC, SAT The Fleeting Ends/Fame Lust, SUN Kohn, Matty Moonshine, Internal Rhyme, Shon Goner, Ikechukwu, Chedda Bandz, Bino Da Singer/Bryant Eugene Vazquez, Smellco, Sad Actor

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT The Divine Hand Ensemble present The Music of Frank Zappa, SUN Mary Lattimore

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT LCD Soundsystem vs Daft Punk Tribute Night

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Ellen Siberian-Tiger, Queue, SUN (Upstairs) Joshua Park (Record Release), Hinton, Bower, Jones

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Krooked Youth

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Lör, SAT Tiedye Ky

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Gene Wildest, American Letters, SAT Blood Sound, SUN Knightlife, Weller

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Beasters, Total F*cking Destruction, SAT Death By Bong, SUN Pete Hill

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Aktive, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Brendan Bring 'Em

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT David Cope

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT Nazeer Art'aud, Allan Moor, Mason

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Parlour Noir, SAT Mesén Around. SUN Frank Porter, Tanner Gerard King

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SUN DJ Lean Wit It  

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Philly’s Foxes/DJ Chris Urban

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Breathing, Countdown From Ten, SAT The Dispersions, Uncle Dan/Caleb Michael, Hayley Dare

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Crosstown Traffic, SAT Flannel

The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Break Free Fest: Soul Glo, Sour Spirit, SUN Rare Form, Black Urn, Complex

University City Arts League (4226 Spruce St.) FRI Basquiat Blues, Durian Brow, Kyle Press

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Knightlife, The Stone Eye, SAT Point Breeze Country Club, The Extraordinaires, Nick Millevoi & Brian Osborne Duo / Great Time, Punk Hands

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Rope Trick, Kohoutek

The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Swim Camp, Fred Beans, Little Stray

New Track: "Slippery" - Littler

Take a listen to” Slippery”, the latest offering from Littler’s forthcoming release Of Wandering, due out via Birdtapes on March 25. The song’s collage of images creates a sincere narrative thrown forward by  its’ gritty melodic tone. Catch Littler this Friday January 29 at Pi Lam with Blowdryer, Giant Peach, Outer Spaces, and Manatree. (Photo by Emily Burtner)


Mumblr Staying Active at Everybody Hits April 1

Alt rockers Mumblr were one of the most active local acts last year, willing to perform anywhere and everywhere around Philly. That spirit has continued into 2015 with the band gearing up to hit the road next week for an East Coast tour with Soda Bomb. However, they do have a rad show this evening at Everybody Hits where you'll find the group hosting The Deli NYC's 2013 Artist of the Year, Big Ups. They'll also be joined by fiery NYC transplants Mannequin Pussy and all-female punk-pop trio Blowdryer. No, this is not an April Fool's prank, and hump day just got a whole lot better! (BTW: Check out Mumblr's recent visit to Sleepless Sound Studio for their Red Room Series HERE.) Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $7 Donation, All Ages - Alexis V.

Weekend Warrior, March 20 - 22

The Spirit of the Beehive perform this evening at First Unitarian Church to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled LP via Ranch Records, which garnered The Deli Philly’s Record of the Month in December. The band finds that happy medium between comforting, spacey, shoegazing haze drawing you intimately close and the more instrumentally aggressive, grimy immediacy of grunge songs. That introspective vibe bodes well as one dives in headlong, and provides distinct bubble-breaking contrasts when the subtle scene defining tones are transferred over to tormenting torrential illustrations. Japanese Breakfast, the side project of Little Big League’s Michelle Zauner, delves into the experimental pop realm. Zauner’s crisp vocals searchingly swim as she digs into a series of diary-oriented narratives that take her to serious moments, but still makes pit stops in lighthearted places. Pop-punk trio Blowdryer incorporates sludgy drone amid a gritty straight-ahead energy. The experimental bedroom pop output of former Philly native now NYC resident, Eskimeaux, harnesses emotion in a clean, catchy, elegant manner, plucking at your heartstrings along the way. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $8, All Ages - Michael Colavita
Other places to wait out winter this weekend…
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Mischief Brew
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Minka, SAT Radiator Hospital, Paul & Beril
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)FRI Twin Symptoms, QQQ, Clovermite/The Late Saints/Sexy Black Female, Agent Zero, The Wonder Bars, SAT EMCK, SUN I Yahn I Arkestra, McRad, Cheerbleeders
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Black Horse Motel, Sweetbriar Rose, SAT Nathan Earl & Rachel Joy, Last Full Measure, Brian Medlin & The Elk Band, The Captain, The Pilot, The Driver, SUN Josh Miller, Band of Rivals
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Sarah Lindstedt, SUN Ecstatic Vision
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT The Beating, Risky Disco
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) Dirty Purple, RFA, Moonshine Social, Upstream Color, SUN (Balcony) Feel Rite Audio, Shy Shape, My Little Crusaders
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Bon Again
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT The Menzingers SUN The Menzingers
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Upstairs) Ryan Matthews, SAT (Downstairs) Hurricane Hoss
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI NAAM Brigade, Supreem Da Rezarekta', Lateefius Maximus III, SAT The Danger O’s, Jantones, SUN Darko the Super, Gwappy Boyz, Rhetoric Wallace, Ialive, O.H.M.
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Brad Hinton, Dirty Dollhouse, Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth, SAT Flightschool
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Callowhill, Royal Shoals, SAT The Blurry Nights, Risky Disco
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Twin 55, Whiskey Kitten Cabaret
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) SAT Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra w/Gamma Rae
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Brown Sugar, SAT Jonathan Monument, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI Vital Stats, The Magnetic North/Purple Abaddon, Rebel Revolution, SAT (1pm) The Phoenix Bridge/Slyphr, The Madeleine Haze, Fate 88/Bob Flood, Smoke, SUN The Orderlies, Skyline Beat
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Joie Kathos, James Hearne, Those People, Katie Barbato, The Discount Heroes SAT Somewhere South, The Funky T, Mike Declan
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.)
The Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grille (2372 Orthodox Street) SAT The Future Race, Swarms
Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad St.) SAT Meek Mill
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI American Dinosaur, Hopscotch Jefferson, The Heavy Weather, Wolf Accent, SAT Undergun, The Retinas, Old Scratch, Allie Carroll
Ardmore Music Hall FRI (7pm) Liz Longley/(10pm) Control For Smilers, SUN Alfred James Band
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St. St.) SUN Punk Symposium
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave,) FRI Mumblr, Jackie Paper, Seismic Thrust, SAT Ghost Gum, Cool Points, Thin Lips
The Nest (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI Ritual Abuse, Balloon Boy
Baker Bowl (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI Snoozer, Abi Reimold
Rybrew (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI Arizona Lights, Ok Otter
The Pharmacy (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Spent Flesh, FTS, Repellers, Shithawks
Babe Cave 3000 (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT The Pretty Greens
The Doghouse (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Twin Pines, In Writing, Glassgrade
Mile High House (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Brown Rainbow, Shrink (Last Show), The Kingfisher Band, Wring Out

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