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Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital, Downtown Club, The Goodbye Party & More at Everybody Hits March 12

Tonight’s lineup at Everybody Hits is chock-full of intriguing talent. Post-punk trio Downtown Club entices with a blend of mystery and danger, while also providing a catalyst to movement. April Harkanson delivers hypnotic, enchanting vocals over a ruminating layer of ominous sounds as guitar licks cut through the fog and a persistent percussive, keys, and bass combination continues to push forward through the night. A trio of Salinas Records artists completes this bill, including the omnipresent, heartfelt, jangly energy of Radiator Hospital, venting a cascade of emotion through bubbly, bouncing pop-punk that instantly seeps under your skin while also capable of hitting home with shade-drawn introspection. Similarly, Michael Cantor's (The Ambulars) The Goodbye Party, which also includes Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital), Joey Doubek (Pinkwash), Chrissy Tashjian (Thin Lips, ex-Dangerous Ponies), and Kyle Gilbride (Swearin'), places an adamant emphasis on ambience, orchestrating songs that have a dual edge - internally searching amid the personal cave, whilst occasionally catching a glimpse of bright up-tempo light and harnessing it. Baltimore trio Outer Spaces dispenses their lyrical narrative-driven pop-rock to complete this night. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave, 9pm, $8, All Ages - Michael Colavita

"Something About What Happens" (Lucinda Williams Cover) - Sam Cook-Parrott & Allison Crutchfield

Hearts feel like they're a breakin' in Sam Cook-Parrott and Allison Crutchfield's cover of Lucinda Williams' "Something About What Happens," which they shared with FvckTheMedia. The two found undeniable chemistry on Crutchfield's EP Lean In To It, and they continue down an ever-evolving creative path together. So press "play," grab someone you love, and don't ever let go.

Weekend Warrior, November 28 - 30

For fans of Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which aired in the mid-1990s, this evening’s performance at Johnny Brenda’s might be a dream come true. The TV show’s house band, Polaris, will be gracing the Fishtown venue’s stage this evening. And for an added bonus, one of our favorite songwriters Sam Cook-Parrott, a.k.a. Radiator Hospital, will be the lone opener for this blessed event. For the lucky few, who were smart enough to get your tix ahead of time for this sold-out show, get ready to go back in time, and lose your shit tonight! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $17, 21+ (Photo by Dylan Johnson) - Alexis V.
Other places to party with your friends and fam this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT West Philadelphia Orchestra
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI 20th Anniversary Tribute with Pleezer and Broasis
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI ILL Fated Natives, Briana Cash, Ganou, KENNY/The Pink Angels/Dark Blue, SAT A Trunk Full of Dead Bodies (Reunion show), SAT Ruby Ruff, Sick Panda, Kevin, SUN Half-Ton of Humanity, Signs of Magnus, Fatal Verdict/ The Pretty Greens, Mike Writes the Epperson Airplane
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT MT Billions, Bike Crash
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI LE Yikes Surf Club
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  FRI True Will, Knightlife, Really Fast Automobiles, Fastride, No Reserve, SAT Wisdom in Chains, SUN Bakery Boys, Theodore Grams
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Conspirator, Cocktail Party Phenomenon
The Liacouras Center (1776 N. Broad St.) SAT Chiddy Bang
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Boris Garcia, The Karmic Repair Company, SAT (Upstairs) Barleyjuice (Downstairs) Beru Revue
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Judah Priest, Supreem Da Rezarekta', Lanice London, Drusef, SAT (7pm) Harry Walther Band, Levi Schlosser (9pm) ILL Fated Natives (CD Release Show), Quitehype, SUN Soundwavves
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI ILL Doots, Thee Idea Men, OhBree, SAT Nicky P & Friends, Dawnchasers, The JP Bailey Trio
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Wonder & Fury, Take Today, SAT Holland Crouse Duo, Lör
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Flamour (Brian Flanagan & Michelle Armour), Dominic Tursi, SAT (7:30pm) Francis Dunnery (10:30pm) Casey Alvarez
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  FRI Brown Sugar, SAT Sylvia Platypus (CD Release Party)
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI E. Ness, SAT Embers of Igneous, Sunblaze Lane, The Minutians/ Big Stall, Willpowerless, SUN Mike Liberatore, Nicki Sbaffoni, The Jericho Horns
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Blackhawks, SAT The Royal Noise, Flux Capacitor, The Funky T, SUN Seoul Delhi, The Butter Guns
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI No Outlet, McRad, Germany Hill, Kaye Says, SAT Devil’s Triangle, Love Panther, Cardigan Terrace
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) Fri Taggart, The Silence Kit, SAT Something Like A Monument
Ardmore Music Hall FRI The Box Social with Flightschool SAT US Rails, John Byrne Band, Brian LaPann Trio
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Dark Thoughts
West Philadelphia Retirement Center (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Ten Ton Hammer, Limits, Hells
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Forever Lesbians, Seismic Thrust, Time Hitler & The Assholes From Space, When Ships Collide, Krispy Kareem
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Blue Smiley, Blankbook

Weekend Warrior, November 7 - 9

As R5 shows begin to wind down at the First Unitarian Church, we find this weekend packed with sold-out ones. The Menzingers will get things nice and sweaty in the basement this Saturday with help from locals The Weaks, which features ex-Dangerous Ponies Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo. And on Sunday in the Side Chapel, things will get really intimate with a doubleheader from Waxahatchee, a.k.a. Katie Crutchfield, with support from good pal and former housemate Sam Cook-Parrott, a.k.a. Radiator Hospital, and sis Allison Crutchfield. Hopefully you already have your tix locked down. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7:30pm (SAT)/5:30pm & 8:30pm (SUN), All Ages - Alexis V.
More places to warm-up indoors this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Little Big League (Record Release), Tutlie, The Spirit of the Beehive, SUN Dogs On Acid
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) Psychic Teens, Flag of Democracy, Hound (Record Release), Spectrum Disorder, SAT Kwesi K, Cookie Rabinowitz, Elegant Animals
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Amanda X
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mischief Brew, Pushin’ It 2 The Limit/ Abi Reimold, Mike Bruno & The Backsliders, SAT Repellers/ Shane Speal Snake Oil Band
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) MINAS/(Downstairs) Jade Alston
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Cold Fronts
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Atley Moon & The Say Something Sound Machine, Halfro, Ryan Villanueva, SAT Loose Tooth/Ro-bear. ApOc, Pixel8er, Cheap Dinosaurs, SUN Cashberry
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Keith Gibbons, SAT Minka
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) SAT Locals, The Yetis
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Parameters (Concrete Swamp EP Release), Missing Elements, Thirty-Six Thirty
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Apt One SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Dave Steel Blues Band SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Vets For Vets Benefit: Jason Reed, Valentina & The Vanishing Points, Alternator Undead, Murdersmile, The Ozzman Cometh/ Tree Fiddy, Momma Hankton, SAT Tony Desimone, Marc Lancaster, Adam Web, Jordan White, SUN Sucker, Chasen Project, Whitefoxx
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Sweet Eureka, Community Service, Dead Horse Drivers, SAT Sonnder, The GoAround, And Now the Weather, Tom Mackell
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Lanice London
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI The Funky T, Hopscotch Jefferson, Neptune Bloom, Rob Tait Band, SAT Keystoned, White Limo, Curtis Jr., David Hoagie & His Heroes, Rebecca Calabrese
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Foxtrot & The Get Down, Up The Chain, Upperfields, SAT Mason Porter, Katie Frank & The Pheromones, The Wallace Brothers Band
Ardmore Music Hall SAT Ladybird SUN New Sound Brass Band
Hazzard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Spacin’, Igneous Eyes
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Thin Lips, Glassgrade, Buster
Mt. Thrashmore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sic Bacchus, Leaky Soups, Collect Yourself, Turing Cops, Bone Bats

New Track: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (The Shirelles Cover) - Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, will be releasing a cover of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," which you can stream HERE. It was written by Gerry Goffin and Carol King, and recorded by The Shirelles. The song will appear on a 7" split with Sorority Noise that will be available on September 30 as part of a new series being launched by Soft Speak Records. The preceeds from the album will be donated to a charity chosen by the bands. Cook-Parrott is currently on tour with his band, and he'll also be doing a solo tour that will find him on the road with Swearin's Allison Crutchfield.


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